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Man with severe lung condition to run London Marathon with oxygen tank

Diven Halai will be the first man ever to tackle the race with the 8kg piece of equipment this Sunday

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Woman who ‘couldn’t run to front door’ doing London Marathon in father’s honour

The payroll administrator is part of the British Heart Foundation team for the 2022 TCS London Marathon on Sunday.
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Tips to boost immunity ahead of Covid and flu ‘twindemic’

Health experts are particularly concerned about the H3N2 flu strain

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TV doctor helps launch ‘giant lung roadshow’ targeting cancer hotspots

Cathy Brokenshire, whose husband, former Cabinet Minister James Brokenshire, died of the disease last year aged 53, also backs the campaign.
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Many families still experiencing barriers to care home visits, campaigners warn

A coalition of organisations has written to local health and care leaders calling on them to end harmful isolation practices in care settings.
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NHS staff ‘leaving for better paid jobs in retail’

While the cost-of-living crisis is affecting lower-paid staff the most, the pressures are being felt across the board, NHS Providers said.
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Parents urged to ensure children are up to date with vaccinations

Figures show vaccine coverage fell in 13 out of the 14 routine vaccination programmes for children up to five years old in England in 2021-22.
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London hospital patients with Covid rise 15% in week

All regions are seeing an increase in patients with coronavirus

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Woman is reunited with her heart-lung transplant surgeon 35 years on

Katie Mitchell had been diagnosed at age 11, in 1983, with Eisenmenger Syndrome, where there is irregular blood flow in the heart and lungs.
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Second doses of vaccine to be offered to those most at risk from monkeypox

Modelling suggests vaccinating 25% of the groups most at risk could significantly reduce the risk of transmission.
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Covid-19 infections rise in London for first time since early July

The percentage of Londoners testing positive is said to have risen for the first time since July 8

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Children who had Covid may be at higher risk of developing diabetes

Researchers highlight that it is not clear why type 1 diabetes appears to be more common after coronavirus infection

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When can I book a Covid booster vaccine and who is eligible?

The next Covid boosters are being rolled out, for the vulnerable and those aged over 65

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What is aquagenic urticaria? Teen diagnosed with rare water allergy

Women are more likely to experience symptoms, which typically start around puberty

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One in six over-80s in England have had Covid autumn booster jab

Around one in 20 of all over-50s have now had the vaccine.
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£500 million social care discharge fund ‘not enough on its own’

Charities, social care providers and councils welcomed the cash injection but said it will not ‘touch the sides’ of what the struggling sector needs.
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Hospital rated ‘inadequate’ two years after vulnerable patient’s death

The Priory Hospital Woodbourne has had its overall rating downgraded from “good” to “inadequate” after Matthew Caseby died in September 2020
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Thérèse Coffey unveils new NHS plan including 7,000 more hospital beds

But Labour’s Wes Streeting blasts Coffey’s ‘ABCD’ proposals as ‘Sesame Street’

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‘Truly remarkable’ drug slows down motor neurone disease - study

Researchers say improvements reported with tofersen was ‘moment of hope’ for disease

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What is motor neurone disease? New drug slows progression

Astrophysicist Professor Stephen Hawking had the condition for many decades

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70 health organisations urge PM not to abandon anti-obesity measures

The open letter to Liz Truss expresses ‘profound concern’ about rumoured reversals to anti-obesity policies.
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Ditch checking BMI in favour of looking at tummy fat, researchers say

Scientists have suggested the ratio of waist to height is a better indicator of mortality than BMI.
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New GP access plans will have ‘minimal impact’ on patients, doctors warn

The Royal College of GPs has accused the Health Secretary of not consulting on her new plans.
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World Alzheimer’s Day: what are the first symptoms?

Alzheimer’s and dementia are terms that are often used interchangeably, but they have different meanings

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: when is it and what is the theme?

Wear it pink this October to take part in raising awareness for this disease

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Bad dreams in middle age ‘linked to higher risk of dementia’

A previous study of people with Parkinson’s disease also noted a link between frequent distressing dreams and cognitive decline

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Sleep quality more important than duration to stay healthy, research suggests

Researchers found that people who do not get quality sleep or enough sleep are nearly three times as likely to fall ill with respiratory viruses.
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UK’s first institute dedicated to early cancer research opens in Cambridge

The Early Cancer Institute (ECI) will house as many as 120 researchers who will focus on cancers that are hard to treat
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Scientist hopes Marathon efforts bring heart failure cure step closer

A revolutionary heart-healing patch could help restore the lifespan and quality of life for people living with heart failure, researchers said.
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Laughing gas could lead to spinal injury, warn doctors

Nitrous oxide has becoming increasingly popular as a recreational drug.
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NHS consultants urged to charge at least £250 per hour for overnight shifts

One NHS chief said the plan is ‘misjudged’ but others reported their staff were not asking for extra pay.
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What is sciatica? Mike Tyson opens up about the condition

Mike Tyson’s condition can sometimes leave him unable to walk and talk

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Health workers ‘honoured’ to play a role in Queen’s funeral

Nurse May Parsons, who delivered the first ever Covid-19 jab, will be part of the procession.
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259 people queuing for Queen needed medical support on Saturday

Nineteen people in the ceremonial areas needed to be taken to hospital – though not all of these were in the queue

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Cancelling hospital appointments for Queen’s funeral ‘abhorrent’, say patients

NHS hospitals in England have been urged to contact all patients with appointments on Monday.
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UK Covid-19 inquiry delayed by two weeks to respect national mourning period

The first hearing has been postponed from September 20 until October 4.
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WHO raises concerns over health workforce challenges across Europe

WHO Europe said there was a ‘ticking time bomb’ due to workforce issues across the region.