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Medic suspended over Tipton mother's sepsis death

Image copyright Family photo Image caption Natalie Billingham’s family said they want to know why her condition wasn’t diagnosed sooner. A medic has been suspended after a mother-of-six died from a rare form of sepsis. Natalie Billingham, 33, from Tipton died 72 hours after going to A&E at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley with flu-like […]

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London Marathon: How to run in the heat

Image copyright Getty Images This year’s London Marathon is likely to be the hottest yet, so how do you run a marathon in the heat? On Sunday some 40,000 people are expected to take part in the race in temperatures that are forecast to reach 25C (77F), which would smash the previous record of 22.2C […]

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'World's worst' super-gonorrhoea man cured

Image copyright Getty Images A man in the UK who caught the world’s “worst-ever” case of super-gonorrhoea has been cured. Sexual health doctors say he was “very lucky” and the case was a “major wake-up call for everybody”. He picked up the superbug having sex with a woman in South East Asia, despite having a […]

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Bedford Hospital nurse struck off for 'squeezing' patient's breasts

Image caption Gbadebo Olasunkanmi Alabi started working at Bedford Hospital in 2004 A nurse who “squeezed” a patient’s breasts has been struck off for “completely unacceptable” behaviour. Gbadebo Olasunkanmi Alabi, who worked in A&E at Bedford Hospital, was found to have made “sexually-motivated” advances in October 2012. A Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) fitness to […]

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'I lost legs and part of my face after a dog scratch'

Dr Jaco Nel lost both his legs, all the fingers on one hand and suffered a facial disfigurement after he was scratched while playing with his dog. He told the Victoria Derbyshire programme he contracted sepsis caused by bacteria in cocker spaniel Harvey’s saliva. Despite disinfecting the small scratch, Dr Nel was in a coma […]

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Ex-MP Tessa Jowell first to donate data to medical database

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTessa Jowell opens up about living with brain cancer Baroness Tessa Jowell has become the first person to donate her medical information to a new global database. The ex-culture secretary, who has an aggressive brain tumour, said she hoped that the Universal Cancer Databank would help develop […]