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July 19, 2018 9:04 AM REVEALED: 1,200 avoidable deaths in Swindon since 2014

Data from the Department of Health and Social Care shows between 2014 and 2016, more than 1,207 people’s deaths were deemed avoidable. Statisticians believe they could have been treated by doctors or their deaths could have been prevented by public health measures, such as anti-smoking campaigns. Of the 1,207 avoidable deaths in 2014-2016, 729 were men and 478 were women 3

July 5, 2018 1:32 AM Day of celebration for ‘brilliant’ staff

LANDMARK buildings across the country – including the Eden Project, Everton Football Club, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye – will be lit in the NHS’s trademark blue to celebrate its 70th birthday today. Exactly 70 years ago, on July 5, 1948, the people of Britain woke up to a new National Heath Service offering free care at the point of delivery 17

July 2, 2018 9:55 AM NHS needs even MORE than the £25bn boost pledged by the PM, public spending watchdog warns

The NHS needs even more than the £25billion boost pledged by Theresa May, the public spending watchdog warned today. National Audit Office chief Sir Amyas Morse said the huge cash injection would only keep services at current levels and ministers should think 'bigger'. He also insisted pressures on the social care system were 'unsustainable' and having 7

July 1, 2018 9:15 PM Baby boom! Texas hospital works around the clock delivering 48 newborns in 41 hours who are then lined up in their cribs wearing bandanas

A Texas hospital has just experienced a baby boom with a whopping 48 newborns being delivered in just 41 hours. The nursery at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth was as full as it has ever been when the influx of babies came into the world between June 26 and June 28. Extra staff were called in as labor teams worked around the clock 8

June 30, 2018 5:35 PM ACTU slams penalty rate cuts

ACTU Secretary Sally McManus says the Turnbull government's second round of penalty rate cuts hits workers hard while tax handouts are delivered to big business. The penalty rate cuts that take effect from Sunday will particularly affect pharmacy staff, who will take a cut of more than $3200 a year. Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for workers 12

June 29, 2018 8:36 AM UK first quarter economic growth revised higher from 0.1% to 0.2%

The slightly better growth figure for the UK economy is likely to raise the prospect of an interest rate hike later this year. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been revised up from 0.1% in an earlier estimate to 0.2%, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). During the first quarter of 2018, unusually cold weather hit Britain and the ONS also blamed 10

June 26, 2018 5:25 AM US approves UK-grown marijuana-based epilepsy drug

The drug uses cannabidiol which unlike THC does not produce a high and will be used to treat rare forms of childhood epilepsy. Nasdaq-listed GW Pharmaceuticals, which grows its own marijuana plants in glass houses in Britain, hopes the drug will be approved in the UK next year. The company's chief executive Justin Gover told Ian King Live last week: "This 12

June 24, 2018 11:10 PM ‘We’re run ragged’ NHS trade union says doctors need MORE than £20bn

THE NHS is being “run ragged” and in constant crisis after years of being “scandalously starved” of resources, a doctors’ leader will warn today. Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chairman of the British Medical Association, will welcome Theresa May’s recent announcement of more money. The GP will warn that bed occupancy rates of up to 100 per cent risk safety with patients 10

June 24, 2018 12:08 PM Drinks giants battle it out to unveil new non-alcoholic and low-alcohol tipples to match modern habits of millennials and weight-watchers

Millennials are fuelling a rise in low or no-alcohol beverages this summer as drinks giants try to match modern habits. Drinking rates among adults in the UK are already at their lowest point since 2005, and the change is particularly prevalent among millennials, with more than a quarter of 16-to-24-year-olds going without alcohol. Diageo launched a ready-mixed 14

June 24, 2018 12:28 AM Govt gives $33m to rare cancer research

The Turnbull government is providing $33 million for research into rare cancers and rare diseases, giving hope to thousands of patients. Health Minister Greg Hunt says it's a tragedy that rare cancers are estimated to have caused nearly 40 per cent of total cancer deaths in 2017. "Although we have seen increased survival rates for some cancers such as breast 9