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Matt Hancock: GPs should prescribe concerts and mixtapes

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 13:33
Government's 'social prescribing' plans include concert trips and arts classes for patients.

Abortion pills prosecution could have 'chilling effect'

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 13:04
High Court hears legal challenge by woman accused of buying her daughter abortion pills.

Stroke survivor: 'Walking up stairs will be a dream come true'

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:33
Emmy Macnicol is determined to make as best a recovery as she can from a rare type of stroke.

Major home care provider 'at risk'

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:20
Allied Healthcare delivers services to over 9,000 older people in many parts of England.

Children's screen time has little effect on sleep, says study

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:12
An Oxford University study suggests worries about screen time causing a lack of sleep are overblown.

Sands United: The football team for fathers who've lost a baby

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 10:03
Every Sands United player has experienced the loss of a baby, either as a father or a family member.

Scotland to get AI health research centre

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 06:15
The Glasgow centre will look at how artificial intelligence could improve patient diagnosis and treatment.

Inside the hospital treating acid attack scars

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 02:08
The BBC has had unique access inside Europe's largest burns unit, to see how one survivor is recovering.

'Too many children' have tonsils removed unnecessarily

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 00:36
Seven in eight children's tonsillectomies are unnecessary, costing the NHS £36.9m a year, experts believe.

‘Morning people’ have lower breast cancer risk

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 00:33
Body clocks affect sleep, mood and general health - now researchers say they may also indicate cancer risks.

Patients facing NHS tests 'bottleneck'

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 00:33
Tens of thousands of patients are waiting weeks or even months for vital scans and investigations.

Eileen Ash: 'The secret to living to 107 is liking people'

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 00:14
The secret to a long life is "liking people and breathing," Eileen Ash says.

Firework burn girl, 4, makes safety plea to friends

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 21:37
Rosie-May was badly burned by a rogue firework and now she is telling her friends to take extra care.

World Cup ambulance damage: Four people charged

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 13:23
Three men and a woman are charged with criminal damage after England's World Cup quarter-final win.

Paris ambulances' 'snail' protest brings city roads to a stop

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 13:22
Hundreds of ambulances switch on their lights and sirens in a go-slow protest on Monday morning.

NHS prevention plan aims to boost life expectancy

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 07:55
Look after yourself better, says the health secretary, as he launches a plan to help people live longer.

Does sex addiction really exist?

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:05
It's a year since movie mogul Harvey Weinstein checked himself into a sex addiction clinic - but does sex addiction really exist?

Children with learning disabilities 'failed by society'

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:04
Their life expectancy is shorter and low incomes, social isolation and bullying are to blame, a report says.

Firework packaging should show graphic injuries, doctors say

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:03
Plastic surgeons are responding to a doubling in the number of firework injuries since 2010.

Glowing chemical 'could aid brain cancer surgery'

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 00:00
A chemical that makes brain tumours glow could help surgeons safely remove brain cancer, a study suggests.