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Boris Johnson orders action to stop measles spread

2 hours 11 min ago
A fall in uptake of the MMR vaccine means the UK has lost its measles-free status.

The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons

10 hours 52 min ago
Eduard Pernkopf created an "atlas" of anatomy by dissecting the bodies of Nazi political prisoners.

Papworth marks first 'successful' UK heart transplant

11 hours 37 min ago
Keith Castle was the first UK heart recipient to live for more than five years afterwards.

Organ donation: 'My hero, he gave me his liver'

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:45
Tom Wilson died after an accident during a hockey match, but his organs and tissues have saved more than 50 people.

Candida auris: The new superbug on the block

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 01:49
The fungus was only discovered 10 years ago, but is now a problem in hospitals across the world.

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre 'may lose proton beam therapy'

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 16:47
Aging proton beam technology at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre may not be replaced, health bosses warn.

Women take legal action over breast implant cancer link

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:02
Twenty UK women are taking legal action over a rare type of breast implant-related cancer.

'Hundreds' seek private clinics for medical cannabis

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 00:53
Private cannabis clinics have now opened in the UK, charging up to £800 per month for prescriptions.

Patients who cannot eat food 'fear for lives'

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 00:52
Problems making "liquid nutrition" have led to a national emergency, the NHS says.

Ipswich Hospital blackout caused by faulty battery

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 21:26
Ipswich Hospital was affected during the UK-wide power outage last Friday.

Nuneaton man loses 14 stone after refusing surgery

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 16:38
Jason Anderson had high blood pressure and was offered a gastric band but refused.

Drug deaths soar to highest level on record

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 15:30
A government adviser blames cuts to treatment programmes as the death toll hit 2,917 in 2018.

Lyme disease: Older white women 'at highest risk'

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 01:22
White older women in south-west England appear most likely to contract the disease, a study suggests.

Dental surgeons urge England's schools to go sugar-free

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 01:21
They say tackling tooth decay - which affects a quarter of five-year-olds - is a priority.

Hair removal can be a struggle for some trans women but this electrologist can help

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 00:18
Trans women often struggle with hair removal, so Siobhan set up her own clinic in Manchester providing electrolysis - the only form of permanent hair removal.

The lengths Americans go to for cheap medicine

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 00:14
With drug prices soaring in the US, people are travelling to Canada to buy life-saving medication.

Stop cuts to adult social care, petition urges

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 18:14
More than 1.4 million over-65s in England lack vital support, campaigners say.

Drugs firm to pay NHS £8m after competition probe

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:53
Aspen will make the payment after a competition probe into a life-saving treatment for thousands of patients.

Simon Armitage pens poem on cancer pill

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 08:01
The Poet Laureate has his work micro-engraved on to a tablet to honour a new research centre.

Social-media use 'disrupting teen sleep and exercise'

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 01:05
Checking sites multiple times a day means less time is spent on healthy activities, a UK study suggests.

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