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Thai vet helps woman give birth by Bangkok road

Sun, 05/26/2019 - 23:59
A veterinarian in Thailand stepped in to help a woman give birth on the side of the road in Bangkok.

Menopause: what are the symptoms and why does it happen?

Sun, 05/26/2019 - 15:13
Changes in hormones can have big effects on the body and how we behave.

Yvonne Murray: 'I'm an Olympic medal winner living with depression'

Sun, 05/26/2019 - 11:54
Athlete Yvonne Murray has spoken for the first time about how depression and anxiety nearly ended her life.

NHS bans sale of energy drinks to under-16s in Scottish hospitals

Sun, 05/26/2019 - 01:11
Shops in Scotland's hospitals will not be allowed to sell high-energy drinks to anyone under 16.

Mumps - is it the forgotten disease?

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 02:12
Hippocrates described the classic signs centuries ago, so what else do we know about the ancient illness?

Whorlton Hall: Ten arrested over abuse allegations

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:36
Ten workers are held over the alleged mistreatment of hospital patients following a BBC investigation.

'Cancer screening should be as easy as booking a flight'

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 13:21
Text reminders and after-work appointments are recommended in a report on improving cancer screening.

Sinikiwe Kademaunga: 'Don't associate disability with poverty'

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:38
Blogger Sinikiwe Kademaunga was born with a condition that stopped the growth of her limbs.

Migraines: Calls for 'life changing' drug Aimovig on NHS in England

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 07:24
The 'life-changing' injection has been approved for use in Scotland, but not yet in England.

Alex Danson: England captain and Olympic champion on head injury recovery

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 06:29
When Olympic champion Alex Danson hit her head on a wall while laughing, the "most challenging part" of her life began.

Surgeons warn of serious hand injuries from dog leads and collars

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 01:19
A Cornwall dog owner had the skin torn off her middle finger by a lead wound tightly round her hand.

Mumps and measles cases in England prompt vaccine call

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 01:16
There were 795 cases of mumps in the first three months of 2019, versus 1,031 in the whole of 2018.

Whorlton Hall: Hospital abuse missed despite at least 100 official visits

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 17:10
Inspectors, council staff and NHS officials went in twice week on average in the year before Panorama expose.

Care minister Caroline Dinenage 'deeply sorry' over hospital abuse

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:57
Caroline Dinenage MP calls treatment of vulnerable patients in NHS-funded hospital "appalling".

Colluding drug firms 'cost the NHS millions of pounds'

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 09:09
The competition regulator says that four drugs firms forced the price of an anti-nausea tablet up by 700%.

The failings in learning disability services in six charts

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 02:03
The government has missed a target of fewer inpatient beds for people with learning disabilities in England.

Two female loos for every male one, experts recommend

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 01:21
With more urinals than cubicles, men - unlike women - rarely queue, a report says.

Deborah James: Five symptoms of bowel cancer

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 00:14
The co-host of You, Me and the Big C podcast on her stage 4 bowel cancer.

Hospital 'abused' vulnerable adults in Durham

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 17:02
Undercover BBC filming shows staff swearing, mocking and taunting patients with learning disabilities.

Aspirin 'safe' for brain-bleed strokes

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 11:12
Patients can take aspirin without raising their risk of another stroke, a study suggests.