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Tick-borne encephalitis found in UK for first time

29/10/2019 PA Media 0

Infected ticks are discovered in Norfolk and on Hampshire-Dorset borderA disease that can harm the brain, and which is spread to humans through tick bites, has been identified in the UK for the first time.Public Health England (PHE) confirmed the prese…

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Head of NHS voices ‘serious concerns’ about homeopathy

28/10/2019 PA Media 0

Simon Stevens says practice is ‘fundamentally flawed’, in letter to standards authorityThe chief executive of the NHS has expressed his “serious concerns” about homeopathy, claiming the practice is “fundamentally flawed”.Simon Stevens and the NHS natio…

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NHS body criticised over Experian patient checks scheme

30/09/2019 PA Media 0

NHS Improvement did not check rules before promoting pilot scheme to hospital trustsA NHS body urged hospitals to work with the credit reference agency Experian to check whether patients could receive free treatment, in an effort to tackle health touri…

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Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas reveals HIV diagnosis

14/09/2019 PA Media 0

Ex-British Lions captain believed to be first UK sportsman to go public about living with virusWelsh rugby star Gareth Thomas has revealed that he is HIV positive.Mr Thomas, who came out as gay in 2009, is thought to be the first UK sportsman to go pub…

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No-deal Brexit threatens flu vaccine supply, doctors warn

29/08/2019 PA Media 0

Leaving EU without deal on 31 October ‘likely’ to disrupt delivery just as UK faces virulent strainA no-deal Brexit would “likely” interrupt flu vaccine supplies, at the same time the UK is facing “a particularly virulent” strain of the illness, doctor…

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Marina Wheeler tells of cervical cancer diagnosis

11/08/2019 PA Media 0

Boris Johnson’s estranged wife says she is free of cancer and urges women to take tests Marina Wheeler, the estranged wife of Boris Johnson, has spoken of her cervical cancer diagnosis and urged women to make time for tests.Wheeler, a QC who married Jo…