Fitness

Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel

Matthew Edwards | December 12, 2017

The UN’s drugs agency warns smuggling of the opioid tramadol, used by Boko Haram, must be stopped. Source: Health

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Physical assaults on ambulance staff at five-year high

Matthew Edwards | December 12, 2017

There have been 21 attacks on ambulance staff in the Western Trust area in 2017. Source: Health

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Trial set for woman accused of mistreating patients

Matthew Edwards | December 12, 2017

Tracey Balantine is accused of mistreating three patients with mental health problems in County Antrim. Source: Health

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'Pimp My Zimmer' reduces falls

Matthew Edwards | December 8, 2017

Care home residents in Wales have been decorating their Zimmer frames to make them more identifiable. Source: Health

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NI town 'has UK's fastest runners'

Matthew Edwards | December 8, 2017

Fitness app Strava analysed 24.7m runs and 31m bike rides logged across the UK this year. Source: Health

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Anorexic student Averil Hart 'failed by every NHS body'

Matthew Edwards | December 8, 2017

University student Averil Hart’s family say she starved herself to death in 10 weeks. Source: Health

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£72,500 social care cap to be scrapped, MPs told

Matthew Edwards | December 7, 2017

Labour accuses the government of “a waste of taxpayers’ money” over plans to consult on a cap. Source: Health

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Ian Paterson: Independent inquiry into breast surgeon

Matthew Edwards | December 7, 2017

Disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson carried out hundreds of botched operations on his patients. Source: Health

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Long A&E waits: 3m a year wait over four hours

Matthew Edwards | December 7, 2017

Nurses and doctors fear patients are being put at risk after numbers waiting over four hours doubles. Source: Health

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Check the key targets in your area

Matthew Edwards | December 6, 2017

Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E. Source: Health

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