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Cannula sleeves: 'Simple solution for dementia patients'

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:40
Thousands of cannula sleeves have been made by a knitting group since it was set up by a Chester singer.

NHS can beat sepsis, says quadruple amputee

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 01:06
Sepsis survivor Tom Ray wants better awareness and faster diagnosis of the potentially deadly disease.

We Are Middlesbrough: Pregnant teenagers tell their story

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:52
Robyn used to drink and smoke marijuana, but says her impending little girl changed her life.

I never met my daughter's dad - she was his dying wish

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:08
Liat Malka was 35 and single when she decided she wanted a child. The sperm donor she found had died five years previously.

'Acne does not define me'

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:38
Abigail has faced abuse from strangers because of her cystic acne but is now fighting back using social media.

MRI scan death of Torbay teenager investigated

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:35
Alice Sloman's heart had grown to twice the normal size due to growth hormone treatment.

Decriminalise prostitution, say nurses

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 07:54
Nurses are worried sex workers are risking their health and safety because of the laws around prostitution.

'Broken' care system for most vulnerable

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:19
Patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down, a report says.

Don't be complacent over laughing gas risks, say nurses

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:13
Nurses are warning drug use can cause breathing and heart problems - and sometimes death.

The hospital helping families with baby loss

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 00:44
As a hospital plans to build a safe haven for those experiencing baby loss, mums tell their stories.

Mum whose baby died speaks of pain of hearing others cry

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 00:39
Lynette Parkes lost her baby at seven months and spoke of the added pain of hearing other newborns cry nearby.

Heart scan 'could pick up signs of sudden death risk'

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:20
Researchers used detailed images of the heart to look for signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Hoddesdon dental patients offered HIV tests

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 18:29
Hundreds of dental scaling patients are offered blood tests over fears about unsterilised equipment.

Stress from poverty 'over-medicalised'

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 17:37
Community support groups are a powerful way of tackling mental distress - but they are being lost, a report says.

Artificial intelligence diagnoses lung cancer

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 17:26
AI appears better than specialist doctors at diagnosing the disease from lung scans, say researchers.

Harri Stickler: Transplant joy for baby with rare cancer

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:08
Harri Stickler is "doing great" after a donor was found following an appeal.

Liposuction rise linked to gym wear trend

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:09
More women are seeking surgery, possibly to get a body that looks good in trendy gym clothing, says surgeon.

Migraine: What happens in the brain when you have one?

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 07:17
It's estimated that one in seven people are affected by migraines.

Autistic dad shares his struggles with being a parent

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 06:44
Jude Morrow has Asperger's syndrome and found becoming a dad for the first time very difficult.

Contaminated blood inquiry: 'Infection has ruined my life'

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 06:29
A Belfast woman speaks ahead of the contaminated blood inquiry hearing evidence in Belfast.