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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

New research places Britain among the top five countries worldwide for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - a condition caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy.

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ongoing: Chris Pointon is carrying on his wifes work all over the world.

Doctor Kate’s care campaign is going global

Her campaigning changed the face of healthcare in the UK – and now the husband of Wakefield doctor Kate Granger is preparing to take her message across the globe.

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Hospitals on second highest alert level as winter crisis continues

Hospitals on second highest alert level as winter crisis continues

Urgent measures are being taken to tackle overcrowding in hospitals after safety warnings were issued.

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Hospitals fail to meet waiting times in A&E

Hospitals fail to meet waiting times in A&E

Hundreds of patients have been stuck for hours on trolleys waiting for hospital beds after NHS staff battled ‘unprecedented’ demand on A&E services.

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University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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NHS “wasting” millions prescribing gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing gluten-free products

The NHS spending millions of pounds prescribing gluten-free food products to coeliac sufferers is “a scandal”, according to family doctors.

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Simple blood test can predict if you’ll die young

A blood test could soon tell who is at risk of age-related diseases, dementia and death and even how long they might live, a new study found.

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Hospitals around Yorkshire are spending millions a year on consultancy fees.

Why can’t Yorkshire’s NHS get over its addiction to consultancy?

With pressure on health services nationwide becoming ever more acute, the issue of NHS trusts spending millions on management consultancy firms to help them cut costs and restructure has been hugely contentious in recent years.

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File picture of Pinderfields Hospital. Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, which runs the site, has come under fire for its use of consultancy firms.

Yorkshire NHS trust which paid £15m to ‘big four’ consultants hands out another seven-figure contract

A Yorkshire hospital trust which came under fire for handing £15m to a ‘big four’ accountancy firm for cost-cutting advice over four years has paid a further seven-figure sum to a rival company in its latest attempt to save money.

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‘Patient waited 20 hours for a bed’ as hospitals hit by winter crisis

A patient waited almost 20 hours in A&E for a bed to be found as hospital staff worked flat-out to keep up with a surge in winter emergencies.

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Living near a motorway could increase your risk of dementia

Living near a motorway could increase your risk of dementia

Millions of people who live near a motorway are at greater risk of dementia, warns new research.

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Managers covering shifts on wards as NHS hospitals face winter crisis

Managers covering shifts on wards as NHS hospitals face winter crisis

Extra beds are being opened and managers drafted in to look after patients as NHS hospitals face staffing problems and a surge in winter emergencies.

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Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won’t stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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NHS hospital parking costs soar 5%

NHS hospital parking costs soar 5%

NHS hospital visitors and staff paid out at least £18m in parking fees across the region last year.

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Are you a ‘harmful’ drinker?

Are you a ‘harmful’ drinker?

Women who polish off three and a half bottles of wine a week should be screened for early signs of liver disease, health officials have said.

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Would you know what to do if your child started choking?

VIDEO: Would you know what to do if your child started choking?

Parents have been warned of the potential danger of young children choking on grapes.

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Nuts, crisps and pizza: Animal experts issue festive food warning to pet owners

Nuts, crisps and pizza: Animal experts issue festive food warning to pet owners

Hopefully all animal owners know by now the dangers of feeding ’human’ chocolate to their pets.

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Busier-than-ever NHS ‘buckling under controls on spending’

Busier-than-ever NHS ‘buckling under controls on spending’

The NHS in England is “buckling” under a “mismatch” between soaring demand for care and levels of funding, a think tank has warned.

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Safe drinking plea as hospitals prepare for Mad Friday

Safe drinking plea as hospitals prepare for Mad Friday

Christmas drinkers are being urged to stay safe and avoid ending up in hospital as short-staffed A&E departments struggle to cope.

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Four in five children not active enough

Four in five children not active enough

New NHS figures released today show that only one in five children are getting enough exercise.

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