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The blood scandal inquiry

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This week has seen the first week of the inquiry looking into how thousands of people were infected with Hepatitis C and HIV from contaminated blood they were given in the 1970s and 1980s. About 5,000 people with haemophilia, a genetic condition that...

Sepsis - what are the causes, symptoms and treatments?

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If you ask the general population, many won’t know or have even heard of it, yet according to the UK Sepsis Trust, it’s one of the most common causes of death in the UK, responsible for killing up to 44,000 people a year. It’s...

Troubled student kills herself after NHS label her as 'attention seeker'

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20 year old Hannah was studying French at the University of Southampton when she began suffering mental illness for the first time. In October last year, she spent 9 days repeatedly asking for treatment at Antelope House mental health unit but her...

Tragedy for parents as new born dies just hours after birth

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What should have been the happiest day of John and Tracey Gamble’s life quickly became their worst after Tracey went into labour. They attended Colchester Hospital in April last year where they hoped to deliver their healthy baby boy. However...