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NHS's centralised nature is ripe for reforming, think tank says

5 hours 17 min ago
The Policy Exchange think tank wants local NHS to have more power and questions rise in national managers.

Probe after man wrongly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease

6 hours 12 min ago
Alex Preston says he wants answers after being told he had the illness for seven years.

Covid mask rule partially eased for EU air travel

9 hours 55 min ago
Masks are no longer required on many EU flights, but countries including Germany, Italy and Spain keep the rule.

University of Leeds study to examine impact of endurance sport on heart health

11 hours 4 min ago
The University of Leeds project will see heart monitors fitted under the skin of more than 100 men.

Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India

14 hours 23 min ago
Experts say India is now recording more intense, frequent heatwaves which are also longer in duration.

North Korea: More than a million Covid cases feared

15 hours 30 min ago
The military has been ordered to intervene as a wave of Covid cases sweeps the unvaccinated country.

NHS prescription charges in England to be frozen

Sun, 05/15/2022 - 12:12
Not raising the fees for the first time in 12 years puts money back in people's pockets, ministers say.

Vitamin D: Could UV-mushrooms help fix the nation’s issue?

Sun, 05/15/2022 - 02:46
With one in 10 deficient in vitamin D, the government is exploring new ways to boost the UK’s intake.

Bristol mum writes heart surgery book to help son

Sun, 05/15/2022 - 00:03
Aimee says the book will help her son understand why he "should be proud" of his heart surgery scar.

Dame Deborah James says Prince William's visit will be a 'special memory'

Sat, 05/14/2022 - 14:08
The cancer campaigner says the prince went "above and beyond" in visiting her to confer her damehood.

Junk food: Obesity strategy falling apart, Jamie Oliver says

Sat, 05/14/2022 - 13:55
Boris Johnson is accused of "playing politics with children's health" after delaying new restrictions.

Junk food: Ministers to delay ban on multi-buy deals

Sat, 05/14/2022 - 02:26
But health groups criticise the move to pause the ban on unhealthy food offers and some advertising.

Are we failing young people with cancer?

Sat, 05/14/2022 - 00:52
Deborah James' experience has raised questions about how good the UK is at spotting and treating the disease.

Deborah James made a dame by William at her home

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 22:34
The BBC podcaster also revealed her bowel cancer charity fund has now raised more than £5m.

Two women arrested over Cheadle nursery baby death

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 14:57
The women, aged 35 and 34, are held after an eight-month-old girl died following a "medical episode".

UK Covid infections lowest since mid-December

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 13:15
Just over two people in every hundred are infected with the virus in the UK, according to the ONS.

William and Kate send message to tackle loneliness

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 11:00
A royal radio broadcast urges people to get in touch with those who might be feeling isolated.

Deborah James, host of Big C podcast, honoured with damehood

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 08:06
The podcast host, who is receiving end-of-life care for cancer, said she was "blown away" by the honour.

Cost of living crisis: 'Our lives are at risk because of energy costs'

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 06:24
A terminally ill mum is worried about energy costs for people like her on life support machines.

Social care: Half a million adults waiting for help in England

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 05:01
Social work bosses say a worsening shortage of care workers means they cannot meet demands for care.