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Woman's missing jaw regrown by 9cm after cancer

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 08:12
Val Blunden's jaw has been reconstructed by "stretching" her own tissue and bone around a frame.

Brain injuries increase dementia risk, study finds

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 01:42
An analysis found people who had brain injuries were 24% more likely to be diagnosed with dementia.

Private hospitals warned over surgeons

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 01:39
Inspectors warn private hospitals that the lessons of rogue surgeon Ian Paterson must be learned.

Child amputees get new sport prosthetics fund

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 00:43
A mother's campaign has led to government funding that gives hope to child amputees.

The town with a plan to end loneliness

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 18:12
How one community works together to stop people feeling isolated

Why do people enjoy taking part in chilli-eating contests?

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 16:08
Chilli-eating competitions are proving popular in the UK, despite potential risks.

Man ends up in A&E after eating world's hottest chilli

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 03:05
He is the first man to experience 'thunderclap' headaches after eating the Carolina Reaper.

More than half your body is not human

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 01:36
Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count, while the rest are microscopic colonists.

MasterChef finalist Nawamin aims to rid world of tuberculosis

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 00:55
Cooking competition finalist Nawamin Pinpathomrat spends his days as an Oxford researcher.

Record number of organ donors in 2017

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 00:51
Last year also saw the highest year-on-year increase in donors in the UK for 28 years.

Derby blogger: What to say when someone loses a baby

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 00:50
Nicola Gaskin gave birth to Winter Wolfe - who died a day later after a series of complications.

100 years of chemical weapons

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:35
From chlorine to novichok, Hamish de Bretton-Gordon takes us through the history of chemical weapons.

Prostate cancer: Four in 10 cases diagnosed late, charity says

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 00:01
A report by the charity Orchid found 37% of prostate cancer cases are diagnosed in the late stages.

Ipswich Hospital reviews policy after Ed Sheeran visit

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 00:28
Singer Ed Sheeran was treated at Ipswich Hospital after he broke his elbow and wrist.

Reclassify cancers to improve treatment, researchers say

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 23:30
Cancers should be classed by similarities in tumour types, not by where they are formed, a study says.

NI delays led to patient's spinal surgery in Turkey

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 17:43
In Northern Ireland, 14,000 people are waiting more than a year to receive treatment, compared to 1,800 in England.

Long NHS waits: My child flew to Turkey for op

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 17:03
Fourteen-year-old girl had to go abroad for spinal surgery because of delays in Northern Ireland.

Soft drink sugar tax starts, but will it work?

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 09:18
Half of manufacturers cut sugar content with ministers calling it a good start in fight against obesity.

Cardiff teen goes to Germany for scoliosis surgery on spine

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 01:17
Erin Morgan-Ring is the third Welsh child to go abroad for the operation which is not available on the NHS.

Patients 'still at risk' at Royal Cornwall Hospital

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 00:24
Inspectors have given the trust until 13 April to make "significant improvements".