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NHS told to ditch ‘outdated’ pagers

[ad_1] The NHS has been told to stop using pagers for communications by 2021, in order to save money.The health service still uses about 130,000 pagers, which is about 10% of the total left in use globally.They cost the NHS about £6.6m a year, because only one service provider supports them.Health Secretary Matt Hancock called them "outdated" and said he wanted to rid the NHS of "archaic technology like pagers
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Flu vaccine ‘working better for children’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The flu vaccine is so far proving more effective in children than in adults in the UK, mid-season figures suggest.The nasal spray flu vaccine is 87% effective in children aged two to 17 against the main circulating flu strain, influenza A(H1N1)pmd09, Public Health England data indicates.Meanwhile, the flu vaccine is 39% effective against the same strain in adults aged 18 to 64.No data is yet
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Princess Royal Maternity Hospital: Dead babies had ‘extremely rare’ infection

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The babies has been born extremely prematurely at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital Two newborn babies who died in a Glasgow maternity hospital had been infected with a rare bacterium that has never been seen before in Scotland. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde announced on 31 January that the two premature babies had died at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital.The health board has now
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Dakota Johnson says hormonal changes are ‘ruining my life’

[ad_1] She may be one of Hollywood’s hottest names and star of steamy movie trilogy 50 Shades of Grey, but actress Dakota Johnson still suffers from the effects of monthly hormonal changes that come with her period just like the rest of us – she’s only human after all.Not only does the 29-year-old struggle with debilitating hormonal changes every month, but she’s getting real about it too. The star opened
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PTSD affects ‘one in 13 by age of 18’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images One in 13 young people in England and Wales experiences post-traumatic stress disorder by the age of 18, the first research of its kind suggests. A study of more than 2,000 18-year-olds found nearly a third had experienced trauma in childhood.And a quarter of these then developed PTSD, which can cause insomnia, flashbacks and feelings of isolation.Researchers say, with many young people not receiving the
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East of England Ambulance Service ‘destroyed health’ says sacked worker

[ad_1] Image caption Gordon Flemming worked as a motor vehicle technician with the ambulance service An ambulance worker who suffered mental health problems at work has accused his employers of "destroying" his life and health, after a tribunal.Mechanic Gordon Flemming, from Norwich, won a case of unfair dismissal against the East of England Ambulance Service.The tribunal panel said it was "appalled" at some of the behaviour towards Mr Flemming, who
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The best sex toy for you based on your star sign

[ad_1] Choosing the right vibrator is hard.Are you after a rabbit, a wand, a love egg or a bullet (and that’s just for starters)?There are so many options out there. But recently Lovehoney conducted a survey of 3,500 people, analysing the sexual behaviours of each of the 12 star signs to decide your perfect vibrator match:Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)Pisces (February 19 - March 20) Who: Gentle and emotional
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A step-by-step guide to creating a meditation in your home you’ll actually use

[ad_1] Welcome to Hit Refresh. Over the next five weeks, we'll be bringing you articles created by experts that will help you live your best life in 2019. Today, mindfulness expert Luke McLeod takes us through a step-by-step guide to creating a meditation in your home you'll actually use.When I first started meditating, I thought that for me to be doing it ‘correctly’ I had to climb a mountain, find
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What I learnt from my best friend’s divorce

[ad_1] It was only two years ago that I was honoured with the role of bridesmaid at my best friend’s wedding. It was a beautiful January day, stinking hot and highly emotional. We, the bridesmaids, cried so many happy tears. From the moment she appeared in her white gown, to the moment her groom spotted her - his eyes lighting up. My makeup was in a puddle on the floor