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Worries over care home fees and funding
Worries over care home fees and funding
Competition authorities say that some care homes could be breaking the law over residents charges.
 Immunization matter of national security: serious consequences of vaccine refusals already occurred, - acting Health Minister Suprun Childhood immunization against most common infectious diseases is a matter of national security. Due to poor vaccination coverage in Ukraine, cases of tetanus, measles and even deaths from tuberculosis are being registered.Ukraines acting Health Minister Ulana Suprun said at a briefing on the occasion of the European Immunization Week, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform. "Vaccination, without exaggeration, is a national security issue in Ukraine. This is the most successful and cost-effective strategy to prevent 28 serious infectious diseases. The more developed the country is, the more vaccines are stipulated by its healthcare for children and adults," Suprun said. Read more: Suprun on healthcare reform: "Public insurance is the best system for a developing country" Today, the Ukrainian immunization schedule includes 10 vaccines, while the EU, North and South America immunize against at least 13 infectious diseases. According to WHO recommendations, 95 percent of the child population should be vaccinated. Due to vaccine refusals by parents, poor awareness of the consequences of such refusals, and the anti-vaccination campaign in the media, Ukraine is now the worlds least immunized country. Suprun says that negative effects of this are being already experienced in Ukraine. Read more: "Our reform is revolution of dignity in healthcare system," - Suprun According to Suprun, thanks to UNICEFs procurement of vaccines, Ukraine currently has enough vaccines, including in the regions. The acting minister advised parents who are denied a vaccine to address the regional state administration or, if no response is received, the Ministry of Health.
    2017-06-14 18:43:04


Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel
Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel
The UNs drugs agency warns smuggling of the opioid tramadol, used by Boko Haram, must be stopped.
    2017-12-12 17:10:47


Physical assaults on ambulance staff at five-year high
Physical assaults on ambulance staff at five-year high
There have been 21 attacks on ambulance staff in the Western Trust area in 2017.
    2017-12-12 16:11:05


Diabetes nightmare: A hypoglycemic attack on air
Diabetes nightmare: A hypoglycemic attack on air
When Alex Ritsons blood sugar dropped, he was glad his team at the BBC World Service knew what to do.
    2017-12-12 16:11:02


Trial set for woman accused of mistreating patients
Trial set for woman accused of mistreating patients
Tracey Balantine is accused of mistreating three patients with mental health problems in County Antrim.
    2017-12-12 15:10:42


Thats where the babies are suffering
Thats where the babies are suffering
Are pro-life supporters standing outside abortion centres harassing women?
    2017-12-12 13:40:58


Peppa Pigs GP visits copied by fans, says doctor
Peppa Pigs GP visits copied by fans, says doctor
There are concerns the Pig familys inappropriate doctor calls encourage people to behave similarly.
    2017-12-12 13:10:47


Baby Max spends first year in Southampton hospital
Baby Max spends first year in Southampton hospital
Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation.
    2017-12-12 12:11:29


Will change to organ donor rules mean more transplants?
Will change to organ donor rules mean more transplants?
The government in England is proposing a radical change by moving to a system of presumed consent.
    2017-12-12 02:10:22


Report recommends social care packages are means-tested
Report recommends social care packages are means-tested
It also says the social care workforce is exploited and should be paid the living wage.
    2017-12-11 22:41:02


Mesh risks not passed on to doctors
Mesh risks not passed on to doctors
A major medical company failed to tell doctors the full extent of some of the risks posed by mesh implants.
    2017-12-11 22:40:55


Londoners given GP access over weekends and evenings
Londoners given GP access over weekends and evenings
An extra 75,000 appointments are available across the capital each month.
    2017-12-11 22:40:52


Organ donation: Views sought on new approach
Organ donation: Views sought on new approach
The draft policy has been designed to get families talking about donations and consent.
    2017-12-11 10:10:33


Global recall of Lactalis baby milk over salmonella fears
Global recall of Lactalis baby milk over salmonella fears
Britain and China are among the countries affected by the recall of baby milk formula products.
    2017-12-11 10:10:27


Lord Kerslake resigns as Kings College Hospital Trust chair
Lord Kerslake resigns as Kings College Hospital Trust chair
The House of Lord peer says the government is unrealistic about the challenges facing the NHS.
    2017-12-11 02:11:55


Teachers call for ban on energy drinks in schools
Teachers call for ban on energy drinks in schools
A teaching union compares energy drinks to “legal highs” and says pupils are consuming them in “excessive quantities.”
    2017-12-10 10:10:08


Mum campaigns for disabled toilets with selfies on the loo
Mum campaigns for disabled toilets with selfies on the loo
A mum is taking photos of herself on the loo to campaign for disabled toilet facilities.
    2017-12-08 19:41:01


NI town has UKs fastest runners
NI town has UKs fastest runners
Fitness app Strava analysed 24.7m runs and 31m bike rides logged across the UK this year.
    2017-12-08 16:11:38


Mental health: Jeremy Hunt says the NHS needs to be better at dealing with crisis patients
Mental health: Jeremy Hunt says the NHS needs to be better at dealing with crisis patients
The health secretary says the NHS needs to be better at dealing with mental health crisis cases.
    2017-12-08 14:10:40


£1 saved my life and found me love
£1 saved my life and found me love
Two young stroke survivors meet by chance and fall in love.
    2017-12-08 12:11:37


Dying mother starts petition to lower age of breast screening
Dying mother starts petition to lower age of breast screening
A mother dying from breast cancer has set up a campaign to expand a screening programme.
    2017-12-08 11:41:03


Top five celeb diets to avoid in 2018, according to dieticians
Top five celeb diets to avoid in 2018, according to dieticians
The British Dietetic Association says: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
    2017-12-08 11:40:38


Anorexic student Averil Hart let down by NHS
Anorexic student Averil Hart let down by NHS
University student Averil Harts family said she starved herself to death in 10 weeks.
    2017-12-08 03:10:36


Teen with anorexia failed by every NHS body before death
Teen with anorexia failed by every NHS body before death
An ombudsman calls for urgent action after Averil Hart died months after starting at university.
    2017-12-08 02:16:38


Call for lung health screening in top football clubs
Call for lung health screening in top football clubs
Three in 10 elite footballers may be affected by exercise-induced asthma, a study has found.
    2017-12-08 02:16:35


£72,500 social care cap to be scrapped, MPs told
£72,500 social care cap to be scrapped, MPs told
Labour accuses the government of a waste of taxpayers money over plans to consult on a cap.
    2017-12-07 16:40:58

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