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TV anchor Andrea McLean: 'Give menopausal women M badges'

[ad_1] TV presenter Andrea McLean has said menopausal women should be offered “M” badges to wear on public transport, similar to badges for pregnant women. Ms McLean, 48, who reached early menopause in her 30s, told the Daily Mail that fellow passengers should cut those suffering symptoms “some slack”. ITV’s Loose Women anchor said menopause […]

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Worcestershire Royal Hospital's ambulance wait 'catastrophe'

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Maps Image caption The hospital faces “catastrophe” over ambulance delays, it has been warned A hospital’s patients face “significant risk of harm on a daily basis”, ambulance service bosses have warned. In private letters to the trust running Worcestershire Royal Hospital, they say it is down to delays getting people off […]

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Pharmacists funded to work in care homes in England

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pharmacists can check that medicines being taken by residents are the right ones for them NHS England is planning to fund the recruitment of 240 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to work in care homes to try to cut down on unnecessary medicines taken by the residents. Care home […]

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NHS accused of fuelling rise in opioid addiction

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Opioid painkillers include tramadol, codeine and morphine Doctors warn the NHS is fuelling an addiction crisis because of an increase in the prescribing of powerful painkillers. Nearly 24 million opioids, such as morphine, were prescribed in 2017 – equivalent to 2,700 packs an hour. A drugs counsellor and […]

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Platypus milk: How it could combat superbugs

[ad_1] Image copyright Laura Romin & Larry Dalton Platypus milk could help combat one of humanity’s looming problems, antibiotic resistance, scientists say. The weird creatures have a duck’s beak, venomous feet and are one of only two mammals able to lay eggs. Australian scientists discovered in 2010 that the semi-aquatic animal’s milk contains a potent […]