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Lizzie's Fund to find cancer cure raises thousands

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 06:33
Lizzie Bramall died in 2018 just nine months after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

Hundreds of NHS nurses worse off despite pay rise

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 06:22
A pay rise has put 787 NI nurses in a higher pension bracket

Air pollution: Cars should be banned near schools says public health chief

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 05:58
The comments come as Public Health England publishes new recommendations on improving air quality.

Home births: Community midwives trial 'delivery bags'

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 00:51
One mother says she considered a home birth for her son, but was "scared" by the idea.

Can acupuncture help menopause symptoms?

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 23:46
A new study suggests acupuncture may be useful in reducing hot flushes and night sweats.

The Londonderry barber shop offering men head space

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 08:46
Bareknuckle Barbershop in Londonderry is offering men the chance to open up about their mental health.

Margaret Thatcher: PM sent alternative medicines by Cartland

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 01:50
Romance novelist Barbara Cartland sent her alternative medicine, newly released files reveal.

Nutrient supplement 'boosts growth of breastfed premature babies'

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 01:39
Eight weeks of extra proteins and minerals led to better growth in breastfed babies, a study found.

'Benefit changes adding to mental health problems'

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:38
Universal credit, job worries and homelessness are increasing demand on mental health services, say NHS bosses.

Nut allergy woman returns to Essex home after five years

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 01:01
Amy May Shead suffered a severe allergic reaction after being served a nut on a holiday to Budapest.

High blood pressure drugs to be offered to thousands more

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 00:44
Guidelines propose offering drugs to reduce heart attacks and strokes in England and Wales.

Breaking India's menstruation taboos with a comic book

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 00:06
Aditi Gupta created a comic book to help girls in India better understand their periods.

Measles: Greater Manchester reports recent spike in confirmed cases

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 17:58
Doctors urge people to vaccinate themselves and their children against measles after a rise in cases.

Cochlear implants to benefit more people with hearing loss

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:25
More people in England and Wales with severe hearing loss will be eligible for the devices.

The patch unplugging premature babies

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 06:55
A team at Northwestern University developed a wireless patch that monitors the vitals of premature babies.

Satisfaction with NHS 'hits 11-year low'

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 03:04
The public is concerned about lack of staffing and waiting times, according to a long-running survey.

HRT: Women told not to be alarmed by Alzheimer's study

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 02:58
The risk is very low and drugs to treat menopause symptoms are safe and effective, doctors say.

Ebola in the DR Congo warzone

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:01
Violent attacks are making treating the worst Ebola outbreak in the history of DR Congo even harder.

'Dads who lose a child are overlooked'

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:00
Lee started an online group for “overlooked” grieving dads after his son was stillborn.

Esketamine: US regulator approves nasal spray to treat depression

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 18:00
Esketamine nasal spray can reportedly work within 24 hours, but critics say more tests are needed.