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Brexit: Concerns over medicines, EU workers and the poor

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Could certain medicines be in short supply after Brexit? The recruitment of health workers and supply of medicines are key concerns for Wales after Brexit, a report says. Public Health Wales (PHW) highlighted how the health of the poorest, those with lower educational qualifications, and those working in agriculture and […]

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Women’s frozen eggs ‘should be stored for longer’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Women who freeze their eggs should be allowed to keep them for longer than 10 years, fertility experts are telling the government. Legislation says frozen eggs must be destroyed after this time, unless a medical condition has left the woman prematurely infertile. Experts told the Victoria Derbyshire programme that the […]

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Carter Cookson: Baby who needed new heart dies

Image caption Carter Cookson died in hospital on Saturday evening A three-week-old baby who was in desperate need of a heart transplant has died, his parents have said. Carter Cookson, who was born prematurely on Boxing Day with heart problems, had suffered three cardiac arrests and was on a life-support machine. His parents Sarah and […]

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Two dead after pigeon dropping infection at hospital

Image caption NHSGGC said an investigation is under way and a control measures have been put in place Two patients have died after contracting a fungal infection caused by pigeon droppings at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said an elderly patient died but from an unrelated cause. Another infected patient […]

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Mental Health: Tougher checks before Superdrug Botox

Image copyright Getty Images High street retailer Superdrug is to introduce tougher mental health checks before performing cosmetic procedures, following criticism by the NHS. Prof Stephen Powis, the medical director of NHS England, said the injections risked fuelling mental health disorders – and the health service was left to pick up the pieces. Superdrug started […]

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Carter Cookson ‘has hours to find new heart’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCarter Cookson: Parents say ‘we haven’t failed him’ A three-week-old baby in desperate need of an organ transplant may only have hours left to find a new heart, his parents have said. Carter Cookson has suffered three cardiac arrests and is on a life-support machine. Doctors at […]