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Five patients made 8,303 emergency calls in a year

Image caption The five most frequent emergency callers were admitted to hospital 169 times in 12 months Ambulances and emergency response vehicles were deployed more than 1,500 times to five patients in 12 months, the BBC has learned. A total of 8,303 emergency calls were made by the five most frequent UK callers. An NHS […]

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Charli Howard: Is this really a 'plus-size' model?

Image copyright OVALS PONTON Charli Howard isn’t short of an opinion or six. “Models are models for a reason,” the 26-year-old tells BBC News. “Not everyone photographs in the same way.” It’s a refreshingly blunt assessment of the workings of the fashion world, and perhaps an unusual one for a member of the inclusion-championing body […]

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Tom Rebair wins ambassador award after overcoming anorexia

A 22-year-old man has received the Prince’s Trust young ambassador award in recognition of turning his life around. Tom Rebair, from Newcastle, developed anorexia through over-exercising when he was a teenager. He now wants to help other young people with eating disorders by helping those around them spot the signs and talk about it. Tom […]

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Leeds hospital ward killings revealed in report

Image copyright Stanley Walker via Geograph Image caption Harry Bosomworth was being treated for cancer at St James’s University Hospital, Leeds Two men died after being attacked on a hospital ward by a fellow patient with paranoid schizophrenia whose drugs had been stopped, it has emerged. Roger Lamb, 79, and Ken Godward, 76, were beaten […]

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Alzheimer's researchers win brain prize

Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption Alzheimer’s disease brain (left) compared to normal (right) Four dementia scientists have shared this year’s 1m Euro brain prize for pivotal work that has changed our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. Profs John Hardy, Bart De Strooper, Michael Goedert, based in the UK, and Prof Christian Haass, from Germany, […]

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Xanax: The anxiety drug putting lives at risk

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe ‘alarming rise’ of counterfeit drug Xanax Counterfeit Xanax pills laced with a powerful painkiller have become a party drug among some young people. Now Public Health England is warning users they are “dicing with death”. “I was at a party when a friend shared it with […]

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Britain needs to go on a diet, says top health official

Image copyright MICHAEL DONNE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY The portion sizes of some of Britain’s most popular foods are to be cut, with health officials telling the public it is time “to get on a diet”. Public Health England is targeting pizzas, ready meals, processed meat and takeaways, in a new obesity drive. The government agency has […]

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Trampoline parks: Regulation calls after injuries increase

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIn 2017, ambulances were called out to 1,181 incidents at trampoline parks across England Children are suffering worse injuries at public trampoline parks than when using trampolines in private gardens, a hospital audit has found. In 2017, ambulances were called out to 1,181 incidents at trampoline parks […]