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Wearable tech could help stroke patients with recovery

22 hours 11 min ago
US scientists are developing wearable sensors to speed up the recovery of stroke patients.

Grieving dad urges people to talk about mental health

23 hours 50 min ago
Andrew MacLeod's daughter Kayley took her life, aged 21, after battling mental health problems.

New mother says she 'found bandages in my body'

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 22:45
A new mother says she pulled blood-soaked bandages from her body, seven weeks after giving birth.

Wearable tech aids stroke patients

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 21:10
US scientists develop sensors to allow doctors to follow their patients' progress away from the clinic.

World Hacks: Putting your leftover pills back to work

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:17
An app in Greece is helping people donate their leftover drugs to those who can't afford to buy them.

Stephen Fry recovering from prostate cancer surgery

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:00
The presenter had surgery for prostate cancer and says "it all seemed to go pretty well".

Rescue dog gets 'new lease of life' with 3D printed leg

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:19
Duke the Irish retriever is learning to walk on four paws after a 3D printed leg was made for him.

MPs debate changes to organ donations law

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:19
Up to 500 people a year could get a "second chance" at life with new donor consent laws, MPs are told.

What you need to know about fruit tea

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:09
Sipping acidic fruit teas between meals can wear away teeth, a study shows – and it's not the only thing.

Drug errors cause appalling harm and deaths, says Hunt

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:28
Mistakes made by GPs, pharmacists, hospitals and care homes could be a factor in more than 22,000 deaths a year.

Sipping acidic fruit teas can wear away teeth, says study

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:14
Even unsweetened drinks are acidic and should not be drunk between meals, researchers say.

Mini-tumours' created to battle cancer

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:22
The lab-grown versions made from a patient's cancer can predict whether drugs will actually work.

Are sick migrants avoiding NHS doctors over deportation fears?

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:12
Should doctors continue to hand over names and addresses to immigration officers, asks the NHS in England.

On anti-depressants

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:31
People with a history of depression tell the BBC about their experiences of taking anti-depressants

Warning over fake piercing magnet craze

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:58
One 12-year-old boy had to have part of his bowel removed after swallowing the magnetic balls.

Consultants criticise 'catastrophic' rise in 12-hour A&E waits

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:13
Hospital consultants warn over patient safety as the longest waits to be seen in emergency units rise.

'Anti-depressants help me function'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:21
Scientists say more people could benefit from taking pills to reduce the symptoms of acute depression.

India doctors remove world's 'largest brain tumour'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:43
The patient had been living for three years with the 1.8kg tumour, which was larger than his head.

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:11
Scientists hail "good news for patients" as analysis finds 21 drugs reduce symptoms of depression.

Asthma inhalers recalled in device alert

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:43
Specific batches of Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler do not deliver the full dose.