Covid: Nurses’ boss wants life assurance scheme extended for NHS staff
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Covid: Nurses’ boss wants life assurance scheme extended for NHS staff

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-60943913             By BBC Health News             The government has been called “disrespectful” for ending a scheme in England that provided financial support to families of deceased health and social care workers in the pandemic.          …

Christmas: Beware ‘lethal’ button batteries in toys
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Christmas: Beware ‘lethal’ button batteries in toys

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50810943 By BBC Health news Sophie Skill, from Sheffield, spent days on life support after she swallowed a coin-sized button battery. Battery acid burned through her gullet (oesophagus) and into her lung, causing agonising pain and putting her life in danger. Doctors say her case is not unique – about…

Ketamine may reduce heavy drinkers’ craving
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Ketamine may reduce heavy drinkers’ craving

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50548103 By BBC Health news A one-off dose of ketamine may help heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, an experimental trial by University College London suggests. When the sedative was used to disrupt people’s memories of why they wanted to drink, they drank less and their urge to drink lowered…

Fake Xanax: Anxiety drug deaths an ‘escalating crisis’
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Fake Xanax: Anxiety drug deaths an ‘escalating crisis’

This article was taken from:¬†https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47072413 By The coroner for Northern Ireland has called the rising number of deaths linked to fake versions of the anti-anxiety drug, Xanax, “an escalating crisis”. Joe McCrisken says he is signing off an alprazolam-related death nearly once a week. He says “most of the deaths” are caused by counterfeit versions…

Global health research money reaches ‘record high’
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Global health research money reaches ‘record high’

This article was taken from:¬†https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46951262 By¬†Jane Dreaper¬†Health correspondent, at BBC News Funding to tackle 33 significant diseases has reached its highest level since figures were taken, says a survey which has tracked this for 11 years. The¬†G-Finder report¬†found that money invested in research and development reached $3.5bn (¬£2.8bn) in 2017. The total is a 7%…