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'I was told I'd die if I had a baby'

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 04:16
Babies are being born at the world's first clinic to help woman who have a baby after being heart attack survivors.

NHS outpatients service 'stuck in the 18th Century'

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 02:58
Doctors says the system of running outpatient appointments is outdated and frustrates their patients.

Conjoined twins: Australian surgeons try to separate Bhutanese girls

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 00:50
The 15-month-old girls from Bhutan may share more than one organ, Australian surgeons say.

'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 00:04
Nearly half of countries are producing too few babies to maintain their populations, say researchers.

Newcastle robot surgery inquest: 'Risk of further deaths'

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 17:18
Stephen Pettitt died as a "direct consequence" of robotic heart surgery, a coroner concludes.

Diabetes prescriptions now cost NHS £1bn, figures show

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 14:23
Experts say the costs reflect a huge rise in the number of people with type 2 diabetes.

Dying baby's parents denied time with son by York council failings

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 09:31
The couple were not allowed to see their son unsupervised after social workers launched an investigation.

Type-1 diabetics 'missing out on life-changing glucose monitors'

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 01:01
A quarter of local NHS groups in England are not recommending the devices, data suggests.

Smoking, diabetes increase heart attack risk more in women

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 01:00
High blood pressure, smoking and diabetes increase heart attack risk more in women, a study has found.

Megan Lee: Takeaway bosses jailed over nut allergy death

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 14:15
Megan Lee, 15, suffered irreversible brain damage from a takeaway containing peanut protein.

What is it like to prevent a suicide?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 13:55
Gillian Assor was walking her dog when she heard crying and what followed would change multiple lives.

Should there be a tax on red meat?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:40
It could save lives, experts say, but some people find being told what to eat too much to swallow.

NHS waste firm to sue health trusts over terminated contracts

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:39
North Lanarkshire-based HES is seeking "upwards of £15m" in damages over terminated contracts.

Architects: 'Beautiful' that Tom is still in our music after death

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 02:59
Brighton band Architects say their guitarist Tom, who died in 2016, is still part of their music.

Supermarket bakeries 'unclear on allergies'

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 01:36
Information on potentially lethal ingredients is not always easy to obtain, undercover reporters find.

Epilepsy: 'I'm not daydreaming Miss, I'm having a seizure'

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 01:22
Teachers are urged to spot the signs that a child might have epilepsy.

'I call my OCD Olivia'

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 00:38
Catherine Benfield was diagnosed with OCD as a young mum. Creating a character who personifies her condition helped her recovery.

GPs to prescribe medical cannabis in Jersey

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 19:47
Politicians voted for the island's government to change the law by 28 February 2019.

Motor neurone disease: Joe Hammond's birthday legacy for sons

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 17:11
Joe Hammond has motor neurone disease and is leaving a birthday legacy for his sons after he dies.

WWE's Alexa Bliss: Bodybuilding helped me face anorexia

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 16:48
Alexa Bliss says she was 'saved' from an eating disorder by bodybuilding.