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What is monkeypox? – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Symptoms of monkeypox include a rash which starts on the face and spreads to the body As the third case of monkeypox is reported in the UK, we take a look at this rare, little-known disease. What is monkeypox? Monkeypox is caused by the monkeypox virus, a member of the same family of viruses as smallpox, although it is much less severe and
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‘I was diagnosed with autism at 32’, says Cardiff mum

[ad_1] Image copyright Kat Williams Image caption Autism specialists assessing her son, Matty (right), saw signs Ms Williams was also on the spectrum A Cardiff mother who discovered she is on the autism spectrum at the age of 32 may never have been diagnosed had her son not been assessed, she says.Kat Williams, 33, was told by specialists assessing her eldest son Matty, 10, for dyspraxia that they suspected she
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NHS dental patients ‘face 90-mile trip’, union claims

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Some patients face a 90-mile round trip to see an NHS dentist, according to the British Dental Association (BDA) Wales.It said the number of people treated by NHS dentists was capped so people in places like Aberystwyth had to travel further to get appointments.Builth Wells, Powys, recently lost its NHS practice. Jeremy Pugh, a local councillor, said "people are getting to the stage of desperation." The
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Shropshire baby deaths review expanded to cover decades

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJack Burn died hours after being born at Princess Royal Hospital in Telford An NHS trust at the centre of concerns over its maternity services has been asked to hand over hundreds of records to regulators, BBC News has learned. The Shrewsbury and Telford trust will have to provide details over almost two decades of all stillbirths, maternal and neonatal deaths
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Soups and shakes low-calorie diets ‘recommended for obese’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Diet replacement programmes made up of low-calorie soups, shakes and regular counselling should be a recommended NHS treatment for obesity, a BMJ study says.People on the diets lost three times more weight than those given standard dietary advice by their GP, University of Oxford researchers found.And their risk of developing heart disease and type-2 diabetes reduced.But experts said it would work only if eating habits
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Contaminated blood scandal: We are sorry, says government

[ad_1] Image copyright SPL The government has apologised for the infected blood scandal at the public inquiry into how thousands of people became infected with HIV and hepatitis.The government's legal team said it was clear "things happened that should not have happened".The inquiry, which started on Monday, is looking at how NHS patients were given infected blood products during the 1970s and 1980s.It has been called the worst-ever NHS treatment
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Monkeypox: Heathcare worker is third UK case of disease

[ad_1] Image copyright Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Image caption The third person diagnosed with monkeypox was involved in the care of a patient in Blackpool A healthcare worker has become the third person in England to be diagnosed with monkeypox.Public Health England (PHE) said the infected person was involved in the care of a patient at Blackpool Victoria Hospital who was treated there prior to their diagnosis.The person
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Cancer mum denied disability cash

[ad_1] Image copyright Tom McWilliams Image caption Roisin and her father, Tom McWilliams A single mother with stage four cancer has been denied disability benefit.Roisin McWilliams, from west Belfast, was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma on Christmas Day last year.Due to her illness, Miss McWilliams had to leave her £1,300-a-month job as a chef because "she couldn't breathe" after fracturing her rib from coughing.In April, the 28-year-old applied for personal independence