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‘The NHS treatment that caused my cancer’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘I was infected with hepatitis C’ A High Court judge is starting work this week as chairman of a public inquiry into the biggest treatment scandal in NHS history. Tens of thousands want answers after being infected with hepatitis C and HIV from contaminated blood products. “It’s […]

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Body cameras deter attacks and abuse at Welsh hospitals

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShocking footage of attacks and aggression at Welsh hospitals Body cameras are being used to record attacks and abuse towards hospital staff at five of Wales’ health boards in a bid to deter violent behaviour. Aneurin Bevan is the latest to give security staff the cameras after […]

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‘Hiding at the back of the gym crying’

Image copyright Macmillan Cancer Support Men are less than half as likely as women to ask for help when they are diagnosed with cancer, according to the charity Macmillan. Craig Toley was 29 when he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer but didn’t talk about it until after he’d fallen into a deep depression. “I remember […]

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Five things you might be surprised affect weight

Image caption Jackie (left) and Gillian (right) are twins but have very different BMIs People might think battling obesity is down to sheer willpower, but medical research says otherwise. Here are five potentially surprising factors that can affect your weight, as unearthed by The Truth About Obesity . 1. Gut microbes Gillian and Jackie are […]

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Health bosses criticise visa rules for doctors

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Shortage of doctors has led to treatment delays’ Immigration rules are hampering the ability of the NHS to recruit doctors, health leaders are warning. The number of skilled non-EU workers granted UK visas is capped – with the Home Office arguing the restriction is in “the national […]

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Blood scandal victims need more cash, says Haemophilia Wales

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTainted blood ‘black cloud’ over Penarth man’s life Welsh victims of the infected blood scandal should get the same support payments as those in Scotland, the charity Haemophilia Wales has said. Chairwoman Lynne Kelly wants Welsh ministers to raise the annual payments for 60 people who contracted […]

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Fake cancer causes belief ‘rife’, research suggests

Image copyright Getty Images Drinking from plastic bottles and using microwave ovens are some of the fake causes of cancer people believe, research suggests. In a survey of 1,330 people in England, published in the European Journal of Cancer, most people correctly said smoking was a cause. But increasing numbers are getting the risk factors […]

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Dumfries Infirmary apology issued over cancer diagnosis delay

Image copyright NHS Dumfries and GallowayImage caption The investigation concluded the delay in diagnosis was “unacceptable” A health board has apologised for the delay in diagnosing and treating a man with renal cancer. The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman upheld the complaints about the case at Dumfries Infirmary. It found the delay in diagnosing and treating […]