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Monkeypox given new name by global health experts

6 hours 35 min ago
The change to mpox was prompted by concerns over negative connotations from the name of the virus.

Stigma around HIV continues to cause harm, says charity

12 hours 36 min ago
The Public Health Agency says there are 1,325 people living with HIV in Northern Ireland.

'Kidney disease is not just a death sentence, you can live a full life'

12 hours 50 min ago
Podcaster Dee Moore, who has chronic kidney disease, is using her knowledge to help others.

Thousands more cancer cases linked to deprivation

12 hours 52 min ago
A study finds cancer death rates are 74% higher in Scotland's most deprived communities.

NHS Wales: Betsi Cadwaladr patients ask boss if it's safe

12 hours 57 min ago
North Wales' health board has been hit by a series of failures and criticisms in its short history.

The Essex police traffic officer whose photography has helped manage PTSD

17 hours 27 min ago
"I saw things no-one should see," says a traffic police officer who now takes solace behind a lens.

Palliative care: 'My dad should not have been expected to die in office hours'

Sun, 11/27/2022 - 22:39
Most of the UK lacks consistent round-the-clock care for the terminally ill, research suggests.

Scientists say eight glasses of water a day may be too much

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 16:59
Aberdeen scientists have found the recommended intake of two litres of water a day may be excessive.

How much do you know about nurses' pay? Try our quiz.

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 08:45
The BBC's Laura Foster tests your knowledge with five questions on nurses' pay.

Planned Caesarean births have doubled in 20 years in Scotland

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 06:12
There were more than 8,000 elective Caesareans in Scotland last year - the highest total on record.

Intensive care delirium: 'I hallucinated that I'd been kidnapped'

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 06:09
Jan Ehtash endured strange and unsettling visions as she battled Covid in a south London hospital.

UK to send 24 ambulances to Ukraine, says foreign secretary during visit

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 05:13
Foreign Secretary James Cleverly is in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv for talks with President Zelensky.

Universal flu vaccine could counter future pandemic

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 01:59
Animal trials, using the same mRNA technology as successful Covid vaccines, have gone well, scientists say.

Nurses to strike for two days before Christmas

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 00:00
Royal College of Nursing members are set to stage their biggest-ever NHS walkout on 15 and 20 December.

Ashford bacteria outbreak: Primary school pupil dies with infection

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 20:56
A second child is taken to hospital and pupils and staff are being prescribed antibiotics.

Ulster Hospital: Bed pressures 'worse than during Covid'

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 16:34
A senior hospital manager says it is difficult to secure community care for vulnerable discharged patients.

Logan Mwangi murder: Injuries seen as accident by doctor

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 15:16
Logan went to hospital with a broken arm and bruises but was not referred to child protection.

Muckamore Inquiry: Woman recalls brother's neglect at hospital

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 14:48
A witness says her brother suffered from "awful" personal hygiene and lost weight in the hospital.

Patients dying as ambulances face crippling delays in England

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 11:38
Warning by NHS bosses as nearly three in 10 crews caught in queues outside A&E in England last week.

Cost of living: Patients refuse sick notes over lost pay worry - GPs

Thu, 11/24/2022 - 11:04
GPs say there is clear evidence of the negative impact of the cost of living on patients' health.