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Over 250,000 free condoms handed out to new students by Umbrella, the sexual health...

Over 250,000 free condoms were handed out to new college and university students at Freshers’ events across the city by Umbrella, the sexual health service for Birmingham and Solihull. The quarter of...

Thousands of Clear & Simple Digital Pregnancy Tests are recalled after kits found to...

 More than 58,000 Clear & Simple Digital Pregnancy Tests are being recalled in the UK alone, after kits were found to give false positive results. Those with a number of DM10220170710E and...

Public Health England warning after outbreaks of measles are confirmed across England.

Public Health England is advising the public to ensure they have had 2 doses of MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed across England. Between 1st January 2018 and 13th August...

The lead for Aesthetic at Virgin Care Private Dr Vikram Swaminathan talks about aesthetic...

Dr Vikram Swaminathan is the lead for Aesthetic at Virgin Care Private, and has years of experience in helping people feel good and look great through non surgical aesthetic procedures, skin health...

Agreement finally reached to complete the construction of the Midland Metropolitan Hospital.

Patients across Sandwell and western Birmingham will benefit from a brand-new, state-of-the-art hospital after the Government and local Trust reached an agreement to finish construction work. Under the agreement, the Government will...

‘Enormous’ NHS pressure blamed for huge surge in cancelled operations at University Hospitals Birmingham...

There has been a surge in the number of operations being cancelled at the last minute at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. The trust cancelled 743 non-urgent operations, such as...

It’s OKAY not to be OKAY!

Thousands of people have taken to Facebook and Twitter for the #ITSOKAYTOTALK selfie campaign. The campaign was led by Luke Ambler, a 26-year-old Halifax rugby player who was distraught when in April of 2016,...

Birmingham and Solihull doctors sign off tens of thousands of sick notes in a...

Doctors from Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group signed 338 fit notes, on average, every day in the last financial year, according to NHS figures. Across the Birmingham and Solihull CCG, GPs...

Doctors urged to offer more gardening courses and fewer pills following ‘mass prescribing’ of...

Soon some patients diagnosed with depression will be sent to gardening and arts clubs rather than automatically being prescribed with pills, the new health secretary has promised. This announcement has been...

More than 10,000 people could be carrying sexually transmitted ‘superbug’ in Birmingham

More than 10,000 people in Birmingham could be carrying a new sexually transmitted ‘superbug’ which can leave women infertile. Mycoplasma genitalium, known as MG, affects between 1% and 2% of the population,...

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