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Teenage volunteers make dementia residents 'feel alive'

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 09:49
Young people are giving up their time to provide comfort for care home residents living with dementia.

Oxford neurosurgeon helps thousands overcome tremors

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 07:29
Professor Tipu Aziz and his team have inserted electrodes into 2,000 patients' brains.

Gosport hospital deaths: Independent panel findings due

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 00:08
A panel has analysed hundreds of patient death certificates at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

NHS at 70: How Moorfields Eye Hospital changed the world

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 00:01
The London hospital has transformed eye care and saved the sight of millions since the start of the NHS.

The nurses tackling mental illness in police custody

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:45
About third of those arrested in England have mental health issues. The BBC met the nurses who help them.

Cannabis: What are the risks of recreational use?

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 18:11
The government has dismissed calls to legalise cannabis for recreational use. What are the drug's risks?

The health impact of separating migrant children from parents

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:38
Experts say there is no downplaying the trauma that taking a child away from a parent causes.

Young people 'see cannabis as safer than alcohol'

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:58
As Lord Hague calls for a change in the law on cannabis, young people claim it is often seen as a "softer" stimulant.

Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by government

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:35
Charlotte Caldwell, whose son Billy has severe epilepsy, welcomed the decision after campaigning for change.

Hague's call to legalise cannabis rejected by government

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:30
But the home secretary is set to make a statement on the legality of cannabis-based medicines.

Legalising cannabis: What you need to know

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:51
The debate on legalising cannabis has been reignited by the case of a 12-year-old boy with epilepsy.

NHS 70: How have hospitals changed for children?

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:02
It's 70 years since the start of the NHS. How have hospitals changed for child patients since 1948?

Cannabis debate: I appealed to the prime minister

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:32
Hannah Deacon, whose son suffers from epilepsy, says she was given a pledge by Theresa May

Couple's anger after 'stillborn' son died in their arms

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:22
Ellie and Chris James's newborn son died in their arms - minutes after being told he was dead.

Conjoined twins' joy at watching news report of birth

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:12
Anna and Barbara Rozycki made headlines around the world following their birth in 1970.

Wales 'behind' in technology to detect prostate cancer

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:05
The mpMRI scan is currently available in just three out of seven Welsh health boards.

Emotional eating 'learned by children not inherited'

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:57
Genes are significant in most eating behaviours but not emotional under- or overeating, say experts.

Cannabis oil row: Billy Caldwell discharged from hospital

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:45
The 12-year-old is treated in hospital for his severe epilepsy with the oil, which is illegal in the UK.

Theresa May is asked where NHS cash will come from

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:24
Theresa May is asked how the government will fund a £20bn cash increase for the NHS.

How does gaming affect your brain?

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:02
Hamish loves playing the game Fortnite. Does his brain show signs of addiction?