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Ketamine has 'fast-acting benefits' for depression

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 04:16
A study treating depressed patients with the drug via a nasal spray saw "significant improvements".

Breastfeeding: Abergavenny mums share nursing images online

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 01:34
The images are intended to start conversations about the difficulties nursing mothers can face.

Painkillers in pregnancy may affect babies' future fertility

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 01:23
Edinburgh University found the drugs may also affect the fertility of future generations, by leaving marks on DNA.

A solution to one of America’s biggest problems

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 00:31
Who will care for the soaring number of elderly Americans? One place has found a creative answer.

Genes behind deadly heart condition found, scientists say

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 02:45
Genes are found that cause a heart disease that kills 50% of victims within five years.

Good bacteria: Why I put my poo in the post

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 00:53
How analysing faeces could unlock the secrets of good health.

'I lost seven stone to save my liver'

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 18:08
Frances Carroll needed sticks to walk any distance when she was a size 22. Now she's a fitness instructor.

Woman hopeful for better life after leg amputation

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 05:20
Jess Laughton has faced a long battle to have her left leg removed - something she wanted because of her chronic pain.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice wins five Bafta Games Awards

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 02:45
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice won the most at the Bafta Games Awards, but lost out on the top prize.

Going through the menopause at 11 years old

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 00:26
Amanda was 11 years old when she started experiencing symptoms of early menopause.

Just one alcoholic drink a day could shorten your life, study says

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 00:00
Having between five and 10 alcoholic drinks a week can take up to six months off your life, a study says.

Why some cancers are 'born to be bad'

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:00
Breakthrough explains why some cancers are far more deadly than others.

Student suicide rates overtake non-students

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:51
Researchers warn of suicide rates among students rising above the rest of their age group.

A&E waits hit new record worst level

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:12
Latest performance figures show difficult winter for NHS has continued into March.

Late risers at increased risk of early death, study finds

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:01
Night owls are 10% more likely to have premature deaths than early risers, a study says.

Chinese baby born four years after parents' death

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 03:00
A surrogate mother gave birth as the biological parents had frozen embryos before they died in a car crash.

Anti-abortion campaigner: 'We will continue to hold vigils'

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 21:21
One campaigner says a 100m "buffer zone" at a London abortion clinic will not be a deterrent.

Exercise benefits to the brain 'may be passed on'

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:31
A study in mice found that physical and mental exercise in adults improved offspring's learning ability.

YouTube star prompts conversation about social anxieties

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:46
Social anxiety is like 'falling down the rabbit hole of endless what ifs' says one suffer in a candid online debate.

NHS heart bypass surgery waiting times double in Wales

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:19
Heart surgery patients in Wales see the average waiting time rise from 43 days to 79.