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Worcestershire Royal Hospital patients alerted over staff member with TB

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 09:11
The trust has written to 349 patients and 129 staff but says the risk of developing TB is low.

Police 'dealing with more mental health incidents'

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 06:29
The number of cases dealt with by police has risen by more than a quarter in four years, figures suggest.

Call for HPV vaccine to be offered to older boys

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 01:04
The Teenage Cancer Trust says boys and young men who want to have the HPV jab should not have to pay.

Hundreds face 'unbearable pain' at end of life

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 00:48
Every week 11 terminally-ill people in Scotland suffer in pain as they die, campaigners say.

Sheffield professor urges dentists to ditch single-use plastic

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 00:29
"I've never seen this many different plastics in one place," chemistry professor Tony Ryan says.

Humour, hobbies and friendships: Your tips for staying positive

Sat, 08/31/2019 - 00:58
Interested in living longer? Here's advice from optimists to make sure your glass is always half full.

Samaritans criticised over Paddy Power Betfair partnership

Sat, 08/31/2019 - 00:43
The charity says a tie-up with Paddy Power Betfair will help it look after vulnerable customers.

Doctors tackle CMV deafness virus in children

Sat, 08/31/2019 - 00:42
Eight-year-old Naomi struggles with balance after her mum passed on CMV during pregnancy.

Hampshire paralysed tree surgeon returns to climbing

Sat, 08/31/2019 - 00:07
Callum Kilby was paralysed when a giant oak rolled over him, but a year later he's back climbing trees.

HRT: Breast cancer risk won't put me off using menopause treatment

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 09:43
New research suggests an increased risk of breast cancer but Louise Rivers refuses to give up on the drug.

Carpenter's hand reattached by surgeons after saw accident

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 00:32
Anthony Lelliott's hand was left hanging by skin and bone as he cut floorboards with a circular saw.

The brain nutrient vegans need to know about

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 00:31
People on vegan or plant-based diets must ensure they are getting enough choline, say experts.

Menopausal hormone therapy risks 'bigger and last longer' than thought

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 00:27
The increased risk of breast cancer lasts more than a decade after treatment stops, a study suggests.

How do blind people enjoy the Mona Lisa?

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 21:49
Museums don't allow people to touch the Mona Lisa or any Van Gogh paintings. With tactile art now you can.

No single gene associated with being gay

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 19:15
A large analysis concludes genetic make-up is a factor, but does not determine sexual behaviour.

US hospital 'forced' Catholic nurse to assist with abortion

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 18:43
The Trump administration says the Catholic nurse objected on religious grounds but was ignored.

No deal Brexit: Flu vaccine delays 'very likely'

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 18:12
Doctors groups tell Newsnight they fear delays will add to pressures on the NHS this winter.

Care services 'at risk' as funding doubts grow

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 16:57
Local government leaders fear £2.4bn of cash injections may finish, threatening services.

Measles: Four European nations lose eradication status

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 09:02
The World Health Organization blames misinformation for the global resurgence of the disease.

Pinterest to direct vaccine searches to health sites

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 04:32
The firm will direct vaccine-related searches to public health organisations to combat misinformation.