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'I've been an NHS patient for 70 years'

'I've been an NHS patient for 70 years'

Health
Jean Jones was only a toddler when the NHS came kicking and screaming into life on 5 July 1948.But she immediately became one of its first patients as she had what turned to be a rare cancer called histiocytosis.It had caused permanent damage to her kidneys, lungs and pituitary gland and meant she was constantly in and out of her local hospital, The Christie in Greater Manchester, in the early years of the health service's life.She has remained under the care of the hospital ever since - and even now has regular check-ups and still has to take hormone drugs.She says she owes the health service her life - and her treatment even inspired her to dedicate her career to the NHS, because she went on to become a nurse."Before the NHS came along you had to pay fo...
Anti-virus software pioneer says he has been poisoned

Anti-virus software pioneer says he has been poisoned

Technology
Anti-virus software pioneer and former US presidential hopeful John McAfee has said he was unconscious for two days after "enemies" tried to kill him. The man who founded McAfee technology in the late 1980s claimed the rivals had "spiked something" that he consumed and he has now made a threat that they "better be gone".He spoke of the alleged death plot on Twitter along with two photos of him connected up to tubes and lying on a hospital bed.McAfee wrote: "I apologise for my three day absence but I was unconscious for two days at the Vidant Medical Center in North Carolina and just woke up."My enemies (managed) to spike something that i ingested. However, I am more difficult to kill than anyone can possibly imagine. I am back." I apologize for m...
I'd have been proud of players even if we'd drawn – Southgate

I'd have been proud of players even if we'd drawn – Southgate

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device 2018 Fifa World Cup on the BBCHost: Russia Dates: 14 June - 15 JulyLive: Coverage across BBC TV, BBC Radio and BBC Sport website with further coverage on Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app.England boss Gareth Southgate says he would have been proud of his players' performance even if they had drawn their World Cup opener against Tunisia.Harry Kane scored twice, including a dramatic injury-time winner, after Ferjani Sassi's penalty had cancelled out the England captain's opener."We created so many clear-cut chances, especially in the fi...
Breast screen error 'could have been spotted earlier'

Breast screen error 'could have been spotted earlier'

Health
Tens of thousands more women in England may have missed out on breast screening invitations dating back further than previously thought, according to a leading cancer expert.Earlier this month, the health secretary said a 2009 computer failure may have shortened up to 270 lives.But Prof Peter Sasieni said the problems go back to 2005, and could have been spotted earlier. Public Health England said his analysis was "flawed".And it said an independent review would look at all aspects of the breast screening service.PHE discovered in January that some women aged 68-71 had not received their final invitation for breast screening.Jeremy Hunt told the Commons that 450,000 women were affected between 2009 and the start of 2018.Prof Sasi...