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‘Terror’ of patient’s op wake-up

15 April 2014 Last updated at 16:43 Alexandra Bythell said she could not tell medical staff she was awake A patient who awoke from an anaesthetic minutes before major surgery has spoken of the “terrifying” experience. Alexandra Bythell found herself … Continue reading

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Crohn’s patient loses fertility case

15 April 2014 Last updated at 19:41 Lizzie Rose’s lawyers argued it was unlawful to refuse her NHS treatment to freeze her eggs A woman with Crohn’s disease has lost a legal challenge against a decision to refuse NHS funding … Continue reading

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Warning over bowel cancer screening

16 April 2014 Last updated at 04:24 Bowel cancer screening uptake needs to improve, campaigners say, after figures showed just over half of those eligible in England come forward for the test. Beating Bowel Cancer urged more people to come … Continue reading

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China’s 7.4% growth beats forecast

16 April 2014 Last updated at 03:36 Chinese leaders are pushing for reforms to boost growth at home China’s economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than what many were expecting. But it is a … Continue reading

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Parents find out primary places

16 April 2014 Last updated at 04:00 By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent Families will be told whether they have their preferred primary school place Parents will find out whether they have got their preferred primary school place, as … Continue reading

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‘Shocking’ rise in use of food banks

16 April 2014 Last updated at 03:29 By Brian Milligan Personal finance reporter, BBC News Benefit sanctions are one reason for increased use of food banks, it is claimed A food bank charity says it has handed out 913,000 food … Continue reading

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MPs criticise UK over Afghan attack

15 April 2014 Last updated at 23:58 British commanders must “bear a degree of responsibility” for the failure to prevent a Taliban raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, a group of MPs has said. The … Continue reading

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Voices of gratitude, defiance at Boston bombing memorial

BOSTON (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden, other leaders and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing shared messages of thanks and defiance on Tuesday at a tribute to the three people killed and 264 wounded in the attack exactly one … Continue reading

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Fed should beef up low-rate vows, two officials say

FARGO, North Dakota/BANGOR, Maine (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve ought not to raise interest rates until the economy is much closer to full strength, two of the Fed’s most dovish policymakers said on Tuesday. “If you commit to keeping … Continue reading

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China economic growth slows to 18-month low in first quarter

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months in the first quarter of 2014, official data showed on Wednesday, with signs of waning momentum already prompting limited government action to steady the world’s second-largest economy. … Continue reading

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