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Mental health: Firms ask PM to deliver on pledge

[ad_1] Image copyright iStock Some of Britain's biggest employers are pressing the government to honour a promise to give mental health the same status as physical health at work. Royal Mail and WH Smith are among the companies asking the PM to follow through on her manifesto pledge to update health and safety legislation.That would mean employers would have to provide appropriate training for staff to deal with mental ill-health.
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The actress who almost died from undetected heart condition

[ad_1] Actress Rebecca Shorrocks nearly lost her life to cardiomyopathy - a heart condition she never knew she had. According to the charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young, 12 young people lose their lives every week as a result of undiagnosed heart conditions.Now Ms Shorrocks wants to push for mandatory screening on the NHS for everyone over the age of 14.Video Journalist: Gem O'Reilly [ad_2] Source link
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Cardiff boy, 7, finally walks after losing both legs aged 3

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRomeo was diagnosed with purpura fulminans after complaining of leg pain Romeo Hadley was three years old when he lost both his legs. Now seven, after 18 months of hard work, he can walk on prosthetic limbs. Romeo had complained of leg pains before he was diagnosed with purpura fulminans, a thrombotic condition that causes necrosis and blood coagulation."He had to
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‘I didn’t worry about getting HIV’

[ad_1] Image copyright Max Max is HIV positive, Alex is HIV negative. They began dating two years ago, just after Max learned about his status. They took part in a landmark health study that proved someone with HIV but on effective treatment could not transmit the virus through sex. They couple have shared their story with BBC Radio 5 live in the hope it will inspire more people to get
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Allied Healthcare to transfer care contracts

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A major UK home care provider, offering support to 13,000 older and disabled people, is seeking to transfer or sell all its contracts to other providers.Allied Healthcare was warned this month by the care regulator about its financial sustainability.Since then, some local authorities have already taken steps to find new providers.The company says it is working closely with councils to ensure there is no disruption
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Insomnia: ‘No link’ between sleepless nights and early death

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images There's some good news for people with insomnia - your lack of sleep is probably not going to kill you.A new report published by the journal Sleep Medicine Reviews says there is no link between insomnia and early death.This may or may not come as some comfort to anyone who's lying awake at 4am in the morning panicking about nothing whatsoever.Scientists reviewed 17 studies, which
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YouTube stunts lead to rise in Swansea hospital burns victims

[ad_1] Image copyright Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB Image caption Plastic surgeon Jeremy Yarrow said patients were being left with lifelong scars A YouTube stunt craze has led to a rise in teenage burns victims being treated at a specialist unit, medics say.Staff at Morriston Hospital, Swansea say teenagers filming themselves doing dangerous stunts in the hope of becoming social media stars are ending up with serious burns.Most are dealt with
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Flu vaccine delays for over-65s ‘resolved by weekend’

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library GPs and patients frustrated by a shortage of the new flu vaccine for over-65s are being told the final delivery batch will arrive by Saturday.NHS England said there would be enough vaccines for everyone to be protected ahead of winter.But doctors' leaders said more guidance should have been given to GPs and patients to avoid disruption over the phased delivery of supplies.Older adults are
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NHS bosses look to overhaul cancer screening

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Cancer screening programmes are to be reviewed following high-profile mistakes that have put thousands of patients in England at risk.NHS England has asked former government cancer tsar Sir Mike Richards to look at what changes are needed.Three national schemes cover breast, cervical and bowel cancers.On Wednesday, it emerged letters about the cervical cancer tests that should have gone to 40,000 women between January and