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Bedford Hospital nurse struck off for 'squeezing' patient's breasts

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:41
Gbadebo Olasunkanmi Alabi said "Everything on your body is perfect" to the patient.

'I lost legs and part of my face after a dog scratch'

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:21
Dr Jaco Nel lost both his legs and all of the fingers on one hand after contracting sepsis.

Ex-MP Tessa Jowell first to donate data to medical database

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 02:17
Former Culture Secretary Baroness Tessa Jowell hopes better cancer treatments can be developed.

Muscular dystrophy doesn't stop Adam living life to the full

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:45
Adam has a rare muscle-wasting disorder, but he isn't letting that stop him enjoying life.

Bajau people 'evolved bigger spleens' for free-diving

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:49
In an example of human natural selection, Asia's Bajau people have evolved bigger spleens for diving.

Skin implant could help warn of cancer, scientists say

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:40
It works by detecting elevated levels of calcium in the blood linked to some cancers.

Corrie actor: 'Amazing response’ to OCD storyline

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:38
Actor Colson Smith hopes the show has done its bit to help raise awareness.

Hospitals recruit managers faster than doctors and nurses

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:09
Three quarters of NHS hospital trusts are employing more managers than they did five years ago.

Being a patient 'a full-time job'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:00
Rising numbers of people have multiple health conditions, leading to endless appointments and check-ups.

Hans Asperger 'collaborated with Nazis' in WWII

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:59
A medical journal suggests the renowned autism paediatrician was a Nazi collaborator.

Mental health patients want immediate diagnosis, says report

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:26
Research suggests patients would prefer to be told their diagnosis face-to-face.

Thalassaemia gene therapy trial shows 'encouraging' results

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:23
The treatment meant some patients stopped needing blood transfusions altogether.

Disability-led ensemble to play BBC Proms

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:19
The Resound ensemble will be the first disability-led group to play the BBC's music festival.

'My teacher saved me from suicide'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:10
Now 26, Hati Sparey-South is herself training as a teacher, determined to help today's pupils.

Marathon runner describes how the sport saved her life

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:06
Lynsey Kelly is running the London Marathon to raise money for mental health after suffering PTSD.

'Theme park therapy' helps son to come alive, says mum

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:06
Robbie has the mental age of a two-year-old and is normally quiet and withdrawn.

Keeping livers 'alive' boosts transplant success, trial finds

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:59
The alternative to ice involves pumping livers with blood, nutrients and medicines while in a machine.

Childhood dementia: Boy fronts Tube station poster campaign

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:17
George has a rare form of childhood dementia called Batten Disease.

Alfie Evans: Father begs Pope Francis to 'save our son'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:49
Tom Evans is asking the Pope to intervene in the legal battle about ending his son's life support.

Alfie Dingley's family apply for licence for medical cannabis

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:52
Alfie Dingley's family want him to use cannabis oil, which is illegal in the UK, to treat his epilepsy.