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Driver charged over Edinburgh hospital bus crash

The 21-year-old driver of a double-decker bus that crashed at an Edinburgh hospital, injuring eight people, has been charged with dangerous driving. The roof of the bus was ripped off by an overhead walkway at the Western General Hospital on Sunday afternoon. Six of the injured, men and women aged …

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Puppy training to save life of allergy boy Mason Hale

Image copyright Michael Traill A schoolboy who has suffered thousands of allergic reactions has been handed a lifeline – a cute new puppy. Golden retriever Storm will be trained to raise the alarm when six-year-old Mason Hale has an adverse reaction. In the last 18 months, doctors have saved the …

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Southern Health NHS Trust admits guilt over Connor Sparrowhawk's death

Image copyright JusticeforLB Image caption Connor Sparrowhawk had epilepsy and died at a Southern Health facility An NHS trust has admitted guilt over the death of a teenaged patient who drowned in the bath while in its care. Southern Health Trust pleaded guilty at Banbury Magistrates’ Court to breaching health …

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Isle of Man abortion bill: Nearly 3,000 responses submitted in consultation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Abortion was legalised in Britain with the 1967 Abortion Act Nearly 3,000 responses have been submitted in a public consultation into proposed changes to Manx abortion laws. The draft Abortion Reform Bill 2017 would allow terminations to be carried out in the first 14 …

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Dame Tessa Jowell has brain cancer, family says

Image copyright PA Image caption Dame Jowell was a key figure in London’s bid for the 2012 Olympics Former Olympics Minister Dame Tessa Jowell has been diagnosed with brain cancer, her family have revealed. Her daughter-in-law Ella Woodward posted on social media that the Labour peer was diagnosed in May. …

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'Kinder treatments in pipeline' for child brain cancer

Image copyright Supplied Researchers have found there are seven types of the most common malignant child brain cancer – paving the way for more precise, “kinder” treatments. Medulloblastoma affects about 70 to 80 children a year in the UK and requires intensive treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. That can …

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Have you got the wrong impression about schizophrenia?

Image copyright Getty Images Schizophrenia does not mean you have a split personality or automatically become violent, a mental health charity has warned. Rethink Mental Illness said a survey of 1,500 people showed that the condition is widely misunderstood. Schizophrenia commonly causes hallucinations, such as hearing voices, or delusions and …

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Roger Bainton: Surgeon struck off for harming patients

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPatient’s anger after treatment by struck-off surgeon A facial surgeon has been struck off the medical register to “protect the public” after harming his patients. Roger Bainton carried out dozens of unnecessary operations and “experimental procedures” while working at Royal Stoke University …

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Rare pregnancy condition placenta accreta awareness call

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCeri Bostock wrote a will and letters to her loved ones before the birth A woman who suffered a life-threatening pregnancy complication has called for more awareness of the condition. Ceri Bostock, who lives near Penygroes, Gwynedd had placenta accreta during her …

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Type 2 diabetes plan targets those at high risk

Image copyright Getty Images People with the very highest risk of developing type 2 diabetes are being prioritised for places on NHS lifestyle change programmes. Updated guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said this would cover 1.7m people in England. The programmes help people to …

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