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NHS 111 ‘missed chances to save baby’

NHS 111 ‘missed chances to save baby’

Image copyright William Mead’s family Image caption The pathologist said the cause of death was septicaemia The NHS out-of-hours phone-line missed an opportunity to save the life of a baby…

Mental health ‘serious incidents’ rise

Mental health ‘serious incidents’ rise

Image copyright SPL More than 8,000 serious incidents were reported by mental health trusts in England last year – an increase of more than a third over a three-year period.…

Recovery position ‘a must for children’

Recovery position ‘a must for children’

Image copyright SPL Image caption If a child blacks out, they should be rolled on to their side and into the recovery position Doctors are reminding the public that unconscious…

Zika virus ‘to spread across Americas’

Zika virus ‘to spread across Americas’

Image copyright Felipe Dana The Zika virus is likely to spread across nearly all of the Americas, the World Health Organization has warned. The infection, which causes symptoms including mild…

Osborne pledges cash to beat malaria

Osborne pledges cash to beat malaria

Image copyright AFP/GETTY Image caption Bill Gates runs the foundation with his wife, Melinda Chancellor George Osborne and philanthropist Bill Gates have announced £3bn in funding over the next five…

UK is ‘vulnerable’ to next epidemic

UK is ‘vulnerable’ to next epidemic

Image copyright SPL The UK is vulnerable to epidemics such as Ebola because of a gaping hole in the country’s ability to manufacture vaccines, a group of MPs has warned.…

Toxic paint levels at playgrounds

Toxic paint levels at playgrounds

Image copyright Thinkstock Paint on playground equipment has been found to contain high amounts of the toxin lead – up to 40 times recommended levels, research suggests. The study –…

Three Britons ‘contract Zika virus’

Three Britons ‘contract Zika virus’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The virus is transmitted through mosquito bites Three Britons have contracted Zika virus – which may cause severe birth defects – after travelling to…

Government ‘too slow’ on diabetes

Government ‘too slow’ on diabetes

Image copyright PA MPs have criticised the Department of Health and the NHS in England for being “too slow” to act in preventing and treating diabetes. A report by the…

Scotland could add folic acid to flour

Scotland could add folic acid to flour

Image copyright Thinkstock Scotland is considering whether to add folic acid to flour as concern mounts that there could be an increase in birth defects while the Westminster government delays…