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'I live in constant fear of my next migraine attack'

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 09:01
Two thirds of migraines sufferers live in fear of an attack occurring, a new survey reveals.

Demand for heatwave advice from NHS doubled this summer

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 00:15
Searching for advice on signs of heat exhaustion and preventing heatstroke was most popular.

Many serious surgeries cancelled on the day, study finds

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 00:14
One in seven operations were cancelled on the day of surgery in a seven-day period in 2017, a study finds.

Staff trained to make rail line ‘dementia friendly’

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 00:12
Staff on Northern Rail have been trained to recognise when people with dementia are travelling

You, me and the Big C: 'Like listening to friends'

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 19:14
Fans of the You, Me and the Big C podcast pay tribute to Rachael Bland, who died on Wednesday.

Probiotics labelled 'quite useless'

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 17:34
A study suggests "good bacteria" have little or no effect inside the body.

'Urgent action' at Shrewsbury and Telford hospital trust

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 17:02
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust already faced allegations over avoidable deaths and injuries.

Don't send vapers to use smoking shelters, MPs suggest

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:24
E-cigarette users should not have to "come face to face with the thing they are trying to give up", MPs hear.

'Bed-blocking' patient Adriano Guedes dies in hospital

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 14:45
Adriano Guedes hit the headlines for refusing to leave a Norfolk hospital for more than two years.

'Gross failure' in Kayden Urmston-Bancroft death

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 14:03
Kayden Urmston-Bancroft died of natural causes "contributed to by neglect", a coroner concludes.

Pilot areas announced for NHS app to book appointments

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:14
Patients will be able to book appointments, order prescriptions and see medical files on the app.

You, Me and the Big C podcast hosts vow to continue

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 11:03
Presenters of the You, Me and the Big C podcasts, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon, vow to carry on.

Disabled mother Miriam: My five-year-old son is my arms

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 00:23
Kenyan Miriam Wariwa was born without arms, so her five-year-old son Samuel helps her with her daily tasks.

Ethnic minority consultants 'paid less' than white colleagues

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 00:07
They are paid thousands of pounds less a year in basic pay than their white peers, a study suggests.

NHS chief calls for Premier League clubs to tackle gambling addiction

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 19:58
Simon Stevens described gambling addiction as one of the "new threats" facing the health service.

Breastfeeding mum forced to stand on rush hour train

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 16:22
Commuters failed to offer Kate Hitchens a seat as she struggled to feed her six-month-old son.

Families 'can't afford to follow healthy diet guidance'

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:22
Up to 3.7 million UK children live in homes that struggle to afford food outlined in healthy eating advice, a study suggests.

Calorie count on menus plan will hit small restaurants - Treasury

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 13:45
The Treasury fears the health department's proposals could harm restaurants and push prices up.

NHS 'female parts' gynaecology definition slammed

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 13:05
An NHS report referred to gynaecology as dealing with "female parts of the body used to make babies".

The #YouMeBigC team discuss their podcast and friendship

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:02
The #YouMeBigC team talk about the importance of their podcast and friendship.