End-of-life care not ‘culturally competent’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHospice support for BAME families A study has been launched to try to boost the number of black and Asian people using end-of-life care services. Figures suggest black and Asian patients are 20% less likely to seek palliative help than their white counterparts. There is concern they […]

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Deadly Ebola outbreak ‘not global threat’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s Anne Soy reports from the Uganda-DR Congo border The World Health Organization has decided not to declare a global emergency over the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The WHO said Ebola was “very much an emergency” in the region, but it did […]

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Contaminated blood: What caused the NHS scandal?

Image copyright PA The infection of up to 30,000 people with contaminated blood has been called the biggest treatment disaster in NHS history. Thousands have died. A public inquiry is now under way – but what is already known about the scandal? Who was affected? People with haemophilia and other bleeding disorders were given blood […]

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Barnsley mum: Neonatal herpes nearly took my baby

Image copyright Ashleigh White Image caption Ashleigh White, from Barnsley, and her son, Noah. Ashleigh White’s son Noah became seriously ill with neonatal herpes after being infected with HSV-1, the highly contagious “herpes simplex virus” that causes cold sores in adults. It is sometimes known as the “kiss of death” because of the way it […]

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