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NHS 'dangerously' short of 100,000 staff

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:25
Figures show one in 12 posts in England is unfilled - enough to staff 10 large hospitals.

Boozy brain

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:25
What do we know about the risks of dementia from drinking alcohol?

Review ordered into epilepsy drug, vaginal mesh and Primodos

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:14
The PM wants concerns over a pregnancy test, vaginal mesh implants and an epilepsy drug to be looked at.

Red wine compound 'could help tooth decay and gum disease fight'

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:09
Polyphenols found in red wine helped fend off harmful bacteria in the mouth, a study finds.

Tool 'names and shames' hidden drug trials

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:21
Institutions that fail to report the results of drug trials will be named on a new website.

Partially paralysed man blinks to communicate

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:52
Simon Field might not be able to move but he can still communicate, by blinking.

Dishing the dirt

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 00:38
Lots of us use wipes to keep our kitchen surfaces clean. But is it worth it?

FaceTime chat 'saves woman's life'

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 00:18
Woman notices her sister is suffering from a stroke while they spoke on a FaceTime call.

Alfie Evans' father: 'My son's been sentenced to the death penalty'

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:00
The parents of a boy with a mystery illness lose a fight in the High Court for doctors to continue life support.

Cancer drugs could help Nikki's blood vessel disorder

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:38
Scientists uncover faulty genes behind a rare blood vessel disorder and say cancer drugs could treat it.

Alfie Evans: Sick toddler’s life support ‘can end’

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:13
Doctors can stop providing life support to Alfie Evans against his parents' wishes, a court rules.

Woman pleads guilty after Tunstall ambulance abuse note

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:53
Kirsty Sharman admits a public order offence after leaving a foul-mouthed note on an ambulance.

Further fall in hospital mortality rates

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:23
New figures show there were 7,800 fewer deaths than expected among people being admitted to hospitals.

WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:18
There was a 400% increase in cases in 2017 compared with the previous year.

Lorde isn't here for unsolicited acne advice

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:01
The singer posted an Instagram story about the unhelpful things people say to acne sufferers like her.

NI mental health charities urge action over 'crisis'

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:03
Charities say the situation is exacerbated by Northern Ireland's ongoing "political dysfunction".

Drink price law could lead addicts to drugs, says charity

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 06:26
A proposed minimum price for alcohol could lead vulnerable homeless people to drugs, a charity suggests.

Mitsutoki Shigeta: 'Baby factory' dad wins paternity rights

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 06:12
The Japanese man can now pursue custody of 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers.

Ovarian cancer: Persistent tummy bloating can be sign, charity warns

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 01:30
Only a third of women would see a doctor despite it being a major symptom, a survey suggests.

How Malawi reduced infant mortality

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 00:31
Every year 2.6m babies around the world don't survive beyond a month but Malawi's number is dropping.