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The top surgeon who harmed patients for years

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 04:00
A health board did not have the systems in place to pick up on his mistakes, a BBC investigation finds.

'Without a heart donor I might not make it'

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 01:29
Gareth Evans has needed a new heart for nine years - showing how more donors are needed, the NHS says.

Gender reassignment joy at the age of 81

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 00:47
Ruth Rose is the oldest person in the UK to have a medical sex change.

Record demand for sexual health services amid spending cuts

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 15:15
Clinics in England say they are struggling to meet a huge increase in visits.

Artificial intelligence used to predict cancer growth

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 11:14
A new technique picks out patterns in DNA mutation within cancers to forecast future genetic changes.

All NHS hospital car parking charges scrapped in Wales

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 01:50
A decade after the Welsh government announced the policy, parking is now free at all Welsh NHS hospitals.

The pain of living with fibromyalgia

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 01:26
What it's like to live with fibromyalgia.

Shropshire baby and mother maternity deaths review widened

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 13:48
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust says it reviewed 40 cases and has contacted 12 families.

Numbers of elderly in 24-hour care set to double by 2035

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 00:52
The social care system is "at breaking point", a local government official warns.

New asthma treatment set for wider NHS distribution

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 00:43
The new 'melting muscle' treatment has proved to be safe and effective, health experts say.

High suicide risk for 'men in construction'

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 21:27
The suicide rate among low-skilled male labourers is three times higher than the national average for men, according to figures by the ONS.

Gene-editing hope for muscular dystrophy

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 19:26
The technique was used to restore a protein that people with the condition are unable to make.

Carers not 'glorified bottom wipers'

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 17:29
Beth Sturgis posted a letter on social media with a message to those who "undervalue" her work.

Dentists say fines deterring poor patients

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 15:09
Dentists say a fear of unfair fines is causing a sharp fall in low-income families receiving treatment.

Idiopathic hypersomnia: When 40 winks turns into 48 hours of sleep

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 00:24
Lucy Taylor lives with idiopathic hypersomnia, a rare condition that makes her excessively sleepy.

Government proposes energy drinks ban for children

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 00:16
High levels of sugar and caffeine have been linked to obesity and other health issues.

Quarter of 14-year-old girls in UK 'self-harm'

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 01:41
Stereotypes around gender and worries about looks contribute to children's unhappiness, a report says.

Teenagers who smoke and drink suffer ill effects by age of 17

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 01:33
Signs of stiffening arteries show up by that age and can lead to heart problems in later life.

Contraception app advert banned by UK regulator

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 00:47
Complaint about advert offering to replace traditional contraception with natural methods is upheld.

'I was misled by the Natural Cycles app'

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 00:47
Rebecca Woodhead, 26, fell pregnant while using the Natural Cycles app, which has been criticised by the advertising watchdog.