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article 28 August 2015 UK
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Meningitis vaccine 'will cause fever'

Babies who are about to be given the new meningitis vaccine are likely to suffer a fever that can last several days, Public Health England is warning parents.

post 21 August 2015
Read more from Tom Clarke on his blog Dementia in decline, latest research suggests

It's the best news in dementia research for years. So why is no one celebrating?

article 17 August 2015 UK
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Diabetes could 'bankrupt' the NHS

Soaring cases of diabetes threaten to "bankrupt the NHS", charity Diabetes UK warns.

article 27 July 2015 UK
Manchester Royal Infirmary has closed its A and E department as it investigates two cases of suspected Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus Syndrome
Mers virus: two suspected cases discovered in Manchester

Manchester Royal Infirmary temporarily closes its A&E department as it investigates two cases of suspected Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus Syndrome (Mers).

article 23 July 2015 UK
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Eloise Parry's final text: 'I think I'm going to die'

An inquest hears how 21-year-old Eloise Parry, who died after taking "toxic" diet pills, sent a heart-breaking text message to her college lecturer saying "I think I am going to die.. I'm so scared".

post 20 July 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog The 'revolving door of care': unsafe hospital discharges

The homeless, older people, those with mental health conditions. These are the patients whose voices we rarely hear. Even when it goes wrong and the NHS lets them down.

post 16 July 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Ambulance crisis: why taxis are filling the cracks in the system

An investigation by Channel 4 News has revealed that hard-pressed ambulance trusts are increasingly relying on taxis to take patients to hospital even in an emergency.

article 21 June 2015 UK
Baby getting meningitis vaccine
Meningitis B vaccine to be offered to 'all babies'

All babies in England and Wales are to be offered vaccines against meningitis B from September, the government announces.

post 18 June 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog New duty of candour legislation creates 'two-tier health system'

New rules obliging the NHS to report when something has gone wrong, are not to be applied to private clinics and GPs, warns a patients' charity.