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Royston Jackson: Double murderer stockpiled drugs and overdosed

Royston Jackson: Double murderer stockpiled drugs and overdosed

A double murderer overdosed on pain medication he had hidden in jail days before he died from terminal cancer, a report has found. Royston Jackson, 52, died on 10 March while serving a whole-life term at HMP Whitemoor in Cambridgeshire for two...

Sunday, 08:47 in Regional
 
NHS board special measures call over child's hospital death

NHS board special measures call over child's hospital death

Scotland's biggest health board should be put in "special measures" over its handling of hospital infection issues, according to an MSP. Anas Sarwar made the call after a mother accused NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) of covering up...

Sunday, 08:47 in Regional
 
Sinn Féin: Michelle O'Neill sees off John O'Dowd's bid for vice-presidency

Sinn Féin: Michelle O'Neill sees off John O'Dowd's bid for vice-presidency

Sinn Féin's John O'Dowd has failed in his bid to unseat Michelle O'Neill from her position as the party's vice-president. In August, the long-standing Stormont assembly member said he would challenge Mrs O'Neill for the role of deputy to leader Mary...

Sunday, 08:47 in Regional
 
General election 2019: Labour vows to end dental check-up charges

General election 2019: Labour vows to end dental check-up charges

Everyone will be entitled to a "free teeth MOT" in England under a Labour government, the party says. Labour is proposing to scrap band one dentistry charges, which cover a check up, a scale and polish, and any X-rays that may be needed. It...

Sunday, 08:46 in Health
 
Switch to vaping 'helps smokers' hearts'

Switch to vaping 'helps smokers' hearts'

Smokers can improve the health of their hearts within weeks of switching to e-cigarettes, the largest trial of its kind shows. The month-long study of 114 smokers suggests vaping has the potential to reduce heart attack and stroke risk. The team, at...

Sunday, 08:46 in Health
 
Severe allergic reactions rise in children in England over past five years

Severe allergic reactions rise in children in England over past five years

The number of children being admitted to hospital in England with a severe allergic reaction has risen every year for the past five years. NHS figures show 1,746 children were treated for anaphylactic shock in 2018-19, up from 1,015 in 2013-14. The...

Sunday, 08:46 in Health
 
Abusive note left on ambulance in Southend

Abusive note left on ambulance 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...

Sunday, 08:46 in Health
 
Worcester University student in meningitis warning after collapse

Worcester University student in meningitis warning after collapse

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...

Sunday, 08:46 in Health
 
Hospital waiting times at worst-ever level

Hospital waiting times at worst-ever level

Hospital performance in England is at its worst level on record, data shows. Key targets for cancer, hospital care and A&E have been missed for over three years - with delays for hospital care and in A&E hitting their highest levels since both...

Sunday, 08:46 in Health
 
Complementary cancer therapies 'do more harm than good'

Complementary cancer therapies 'do more harm than good'

Cancer patients should tell their doctors if they are taking herbal products because some of the ingredients could stop their treatment working, a cancer conference has heard. Garlic, ginger and ginkgo pills, for example, can delay the healing of skin...

Sunday, 08:46 in Health
 
Flu vaccine delay for schoolchildren across Scotland

Flu vaccine delay for schoolchildren across Scotland

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...

Sunday, 08:46 in Health
 
Northern Ireland's nurses set for December strike

Northern Ireland's nurses set for December strike

Nurses in Northern Ireland will go on strike over staffing numbers and pay disputes on 18 December, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has said. The union said its members were planning 12 hours of strike action - the first in the RCN's 103-year...

Sunday, 08:46 in Health
 
Ebola vaccine approved as second jab trialled

Ebola vaccine approved as second jab trialled

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...

Sunday, 08:46 in Health
 
General election 2019: Is the NHS the best health service possible?

General election 2019: Is the NHS the best health service possible?

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...

Sunday, 08:46 in Health
 
Czech anti-government protesters mark anniversary of revolution

Czech anti-government protesters mark anniversary of revolution

At least 200,000 people have protested against the Czech government in the capital, Prague. Demonstrators are calling for Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign over allegations of fraud. It is alleged Mr Babis used European Union subsidies for his...

Sunday, 08:46 in World News
 


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