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Amy Allan death: Significant failings in care by Great Ormond Street Hospital

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:37
But he was not able to make a "firm conclusion" about the death of Ayrshire teenager Amy Allan.

Extreme pubic grooming 'may not cause sexually transmitted infections'

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 07:42
The US research contradicts previous findings and recommends other steps to reduce the risk of STIs.

Left-handed DNA found - and it changes brain structure

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 02:11
Scientists start to chip away at the mystery of why one in 10 people is left-handed.

My 'anxiety' was actually a rare heart condition

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 01:39
Arlene Leitch says her heart palpitations were put down as anxiety until she had a cardiac arrest.

Plant-based diets 'linked to higher stroke risk'

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 00:43
Vegan and vegetarian diets are also linked to lower heart disease risk, a long-term study suggests.

Tilehurst dad with MS walks daughter down the aisle

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 00:10
Steve Barnes had to re-learn to walk for the big day, as part of a trial using the robotic suit.

Mental health: Girl's 'help me' note before death inspires mum

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 00:02
A "help me" plea left by a teenager who killed herself inspires her mum to help children's mental health.

Gene therapy for rare eye disease set to be offered on NHS

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 01:59
Patients with a rare inherited eye disorder are set to be offered a new gene therapy on the NHS.

Stem cell match found for boy with rare illness

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 17:49
Finley Hill, who has a rare immune system disorder, is due to undergo treatment in November.

Suicide rate rises for first time since 2013

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 11:40
The suicide rate in the UK has risen for the first time in five years, official figures show.

Cancer 'biggest middle-age killer in rich nations'

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 11:12
Cancer claims more lives than cardiovascular disease in wealthy countries but the reverse is true for poorer nations.

Muckamore patient moves home after 18-month hospital stay

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 08:03
The 43-year-old woman was only meant to stay in Muckamore Abbey Hospital for a month.

Life-saving organ transplant opportunities being missed

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 02:58
Families are being urged to discuss donation to boost transplant numbers.

Teenager 'blind' from living off crisps and chips

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 01:58
Years of fussy eating left the Bristol 17-year-old's vision irreparably damaged by malnutrition.

How tracking menstrual cycles helps women in sport

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 00:19
Understanding women's bodies better is helping to improve their sporting performance.

Fake-meat and fries: The rise of vegan fast food

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 00:12
What's behind the trend, and can vegan food be 'junk food'?

Girl, 5, died after sepsis guidelines ignored

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 19:31
Ava Macfarlane was showing "red flags" which were missed by hospital doctors, an inquest hears.

Ayrshire teenager died after back surgery complications

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 19:08
An inquest hears the 14-year-old was "off the radar" of specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Barbara Windsor goes to Downing Street to deliver dementia petition

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 17:39
The former Eastenders star visited Downing Street on behalf of the Alzheimer's Society.

More pharmacies in England to offer free heart checks

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 09:39
Some chemists in England will start providing the rapid detection service from next month.