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Worcester University student in meningitis warning after collapse

[ad_1] Image copyright Griffin family Image caption Matthew Griffin woke up four days after being admitted to hospital A student rushed to hospital after being found collapsed by his father has warned about the dangers of bacterial meningitis. Mathew Griffin, of Stourport-on-Severn, had assumed he had flu or food poisoning after feeling "shivery" and vomiting but became seriously ill. He woke up in hospital four days later and had missed
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Abusive ‘don’t block driveways’ note left on ambulance in Southend

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook/Your Southend Image caption The East of England Ambulance the abusive message was left on ambulance parked in Southend Paramedics attending an emergency callout had an abusive note left on their ambulance telling them "you can't block people's driveways".The East of England Ambulance Service said the note was placed on a vehicle in Southend on Thursday night.The message said the crew should have "asked" before parking and
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General election 2019: Is the NHS the best health service possible?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Political parties are generally in agreement about one thing - that the NHS needs more money. But is money all it takes?To answer this, it's helpful to look at whether the NHS is getting the best out of its existing budget - and how that compares with other countries.Value for moneyThere's no single way of measuring the efficiency of a health service, though various bodies
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Teen Instagrammers open up on mental health chat

[ad_1] Two teenagers have set up an online initiative hoping to persuade more young people to talk openly about mental health. Harry Johnson, 19, from Stoke-on-Trent, and Samuel Starmer, 17, from Congleton, run The Compassion Initiative via social media platforms.Harry, who presents the videos, said setting up the programme had helped to save his life.Filmed by Ben MooreEdited by Catherine Mackie [ad_2] Source link
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Getting NHS back on track ‘could take many years’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images NHS waiting times have lengthened so much that it could take many years to get them back on target in England, experts say.There are three flagship NHS waiting time targets covering cancer, A&E and routine operations.It is more than three years since any of them were hit in England.And despite the pledges of extra money for the NHS by the three main political parties, it
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Flu vaccine delay for schoolchildren across Scotland

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Health boards across Scotland are having to reschedule flu vaccine sessions Thousands of children across Scotland are facing delays in receiving their flu vaccination at primary school. Scottish health boards confirmed flu programmes have been disrupted with a number of sessions being rescheduled.Priority is being given to at-risk and younger children, with P4-7 pupils facing the most disruption. A UK-wide shortage of
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Ebola vaccine approved as second jab trialled

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption A man is given the Ebola vaccine in DR Congo A second Ebola vaccine is to be offered to around 50,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as part of a major clinical trial.The Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine will be used alongside a vaccine made by Merck, which has already been given to around 250,000 people.Merck's jab has now been approved by
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Children ‘become less active during primary years’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Children's physical activity levels drop significantly during their primary school years, research finds.The Bristol University study found that between the ages of six and 11, children became 17 minutes less active a week with every year. Researchers monitored the physical activity of 2,132 children from 57 schools across the South West of England between 2012 and 2018.Children taking part in the study wore an accelerometer
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Some people ‘genetically wired’ to avoid some vegetables

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Hate eating certain vegetables? It could be down to your genes, say US scientists who have done some new research. Inheriting two copies of the unpleasant taste gene provides a "ruin-your-day level of bitterness" to foods like broccoli and sprouts, they say. It could explain why some people find it difficult to include enough vegetables in their diet, they suggest. The gene may also make
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Vaping nearly killed me, says British teenager

[ad_1] Image copyright Ewan Fisher A teenage boy nearly died after vaping caused a catastrophic reaction in his lungs, doctors in Nottingham say.Ewan Fisher was connected to an artificial lung to keep him alive after his own lungs failed and he could not breathe.Ewan told BBC News e-cigarettes had "basically ruined me" and urged other young people not to vape.His doctors say vaping is "not safe", although health bodies in