Furness hospital baby deaths: Midwifery council criticised

Furness hospital baby deaths: Midwifery council criticised

Image copyright PA Image caption Joshua Titcombe died from sepsis nine days after being born at Furness General Hospital The midwifery regulator took too long to act on concerns about midwives at a hospital resulting in “avoidable deaths”, a report...
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Nurse: ‘I’ve been hit, head-butted and taken hostage’

Nurse: ‘I’ve been hit, head-butted and taken hostage’

Image caption Shelley still works as a nurse, despite repeated attacks Shelley Pearce could tell immediately that the patient she had been asked to care for didn’t like her. The woman had been admitted to hospital as part of a...
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Severe allergic reactions in surgery ’caused by antibiotics’

Severe allergic reactions in surgery ’caused by antibiotics’

Image copyright Getty Images Antibiotics are the main cause of life-threatening allergic reactions during surgery, a new report suggests. The Royal College of Anaesthetists says more patients are claiming to be allergic to penicillin, leading to other riskier ...
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‘Three-quarters of public worried about nurse staffing’

‘Three-quarters of public worried about nurse staffing’

Image copyright Getty Images Three in four people do not think there are enough nurses to care safely for patients in the NHS, a survey suggests. The poll of 1,600 UK adults – carried out by YouGov for the Royal...
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‘Man with the golden arm’ donated blood weekly for 60 years, saved 2.4 million babies

‘Man with the golden arm’ donated blood weekly for 60 years, saved 2.4 million babies

Australian native James Harrison, who has donated blood every week for 60 years, saving over 2.4 million babies in the process, is hanging up his “golden arm” for good. The 81-year-old has become known as the “man with the golden...
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Foreign patient charge ‘tears apart families’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Up-front charges for migrants to use the NHS are unfair on nurses and are tearing families apart, union leaders are warning. The Royal College of Nursing wants the £200 overseas surcharge scrapped for nurses coming...
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Donald Trump unveils drug plan after more than a year of vowing to lower prices

Donald Trump unveils drug plan after more than a year of vowing to lower prices

WASHINGTON — After more than a year of bold promises, President Donald Trump is unveiling his plans for reducing drug prices. But they don’t include a key campaign pledge to use the buying power of the government’s Medicare program to...
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Cancer delays ‘leave patients at risk’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The aim is for patients to get all the checks they need under one roof The lives of cancer patients are being put at risk, experts say, as the NHS struggles to see people...
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5 Montreal stories guaranteed to make you smile this week: May 4

In honour of Greater Montreal Day on May 10, here are five stories guaranteed to make you smile this week: Cancer cure “I definitely want to keep doing this research throughout my university education and even in the future.” He...
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