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Australian paramedics grant dying man's ice cream wish

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 03:59
The gesture was enjoyed "so much" by the Australian man on his final trip to hospital, relatives say.

The three-year-old who is learning to use a cane

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 01:09
Nell is registered blind, and is being helped by a charity to use a cane before she goes to nursery.

Will going vegan make you healthier?

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 00:30
The vegan diet has become popular in the UK - but does it have an impact on wellbeing?

Half of over 60s 'ignore bowel cancer screening in England'

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 00:11
People are missing out on a test that could reduce their risk of dying from the disease, a cancer charity says.

Deal for NHS to offer exciting new child cancer therapy

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 00:09
The cutting-edge treatment is expensive but could potentially cure children with advanced leukaemia.

WHO warning over global lack of exercise

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 00:04
More than a quarter of people worldwide - 1.4 billion - do too little physical exercise, the WHO says.

Doctors told to ditch Latin and use 'plain English'

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 20:39
Doctors are being told to adopt a new policy of writing letters that are easier for patients to understand.

Hair transplants: Fighting against my receding hairline

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 18:44
Paul is one of thousands of British men to travel to Turkey this year to have a hair transplant.

Suicide rate among UK men at lowest since 1981

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 11:22
Although the male rate is falling, men still account for three-quarters of suicides in the UK.

Claire Wineland: Cystic fibrosis activist dies at 21

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:32
Claire Wineland made a name for herself writing and speaking about her life with the disease.

The hospice remembering children in birdsong

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 03:17
Ty Hafan children's hospice is creating a sound installation to remember patients in an inspiring way.

How your heart age is key to heart attack or stroke risk

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 01:57
Public Health England says about 80% of heart attacks and strokes in people under 75 could be prevented.

Doctors told to ditch Latin and use 'plain English'

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 01:54
Doctors must learn a new skill - writing letters that are easier for patients to understand, guidelines say.

#Alopeciaisfashion - making hair loss 'fashionable'

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 00:14
A campaign called #Alopeciaisfashion aims to make hair loss more accepted and visible in the fashion world.

Is 'Brazilian butt lift' surgery a risk worth taking?

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 00:12
How dangerous is the "Brazilian butt lift" and why are people having this form of cosmetic surgery?

Cochlear implant: Deaf one-year-old hears sound for the first time

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 17:45
The parents of Max Brett, who had a cochlear implant fitted, wanted to share the "incredible moment".

Payout for man who lost penis to superbug at Southend hospital

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 17:06
Andrew Lane, 63, lost most of his penis to the flesh-eating bug following a routine operation.

BBC presenter Rachael Bland says she has only 'days' to live

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 16:59
BBC Radio 5 Live's Rachael Bland was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2016.

Belfast woman forced to go to Dublin for urgent eye surgery

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 16:50
Jennifer Shirlow paid to be treated privately in Dublin after two NHS operations were cancelled.

Doctors' mental health problems 'last taboo'

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 06:00
The suicide rate among doctors in England is rising, with concerns about whether they can get help.