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Pica: Pregnancy cravings that make women eat rocks

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 00:24
Brenda suffers from pica, an eating disorder which leads to cravings of non-food items.

Miscarriages: Calls for better care for women in Wales

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 00:29
Women who have experienced multiple losses say there is not enough support in Wales.

Essex Strep A: District nurses 'most likely cause' of outbreak

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 00:04
The bacterium has infected at least 33 people in Essex, claiming 15 lives.

Baby Niamh Williams' wait for Cardiff hospital bed 'horrific'

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 15:33
Niamh Williams has been waiting for a specialised assessment since her birth on 1 October.

Fat found in overweight people's lungs

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 03:18
The findings could explain why being overweight or obese increases asthma risk, researchers say.

Suspected mumps among south Wales university students

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 01:38
Public Health Wales says it is investigating at least 28 possible cases of the virus.

Genetic tests: Experts urge caution over home testing

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 01:48
People should not make health decisions based on genetic tests they do at home, experts warn.

Microphone could be used to diagnose 'noisy' arthritic knees

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 01:42
The technology is the same as that used by engineers to listen for faults in bridges.

Milton Keynes Council: Man 'struggled to feed himself after care cut'

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 00:10
The local authority has apologised for the "mistake" which led to a man's care being reduced.

Cardiac arrest in fitness class caught on camera

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 19:46
Mark Kingsland was sparring in a fitness class when he went into cardiac arrest.

Tafida Raqeeb: Brain-damaged girl arrives in Italy

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 12:54
Hospital bosses in the UK had tried to block attempts to move Tafida Raqeeb to the hospital in Genoa.

Mental health sick leave rises for emergency workers

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 09:07
More police, firefighters and ambulance workers are having to take time off for mental ill health.

Liquid food safety alert leaves woman with no food for 10 days

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 09:05
Jenny Evans is fed intravenously, but says a lack of deliveries left her without essential nutrition.

Royal Papworth Hospital rated 'outstanding' in all categories

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 08:12
Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge is the first in the UK to achieve the rating in all five areas.

Cancer survivor's joy at breast milk donations

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 06:52
Mum Emma Rees was unable to breastfeed after having a double mastectomy.

How dad saved son from 'scalding cuppa' scars

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 02:19
Each year hundreds of young UK children end up in hospital with severe but avoidable coffee and tea scalds, like Archie.

NHS screening 'needs to fit with busy lives'

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 02:18
Mobile clinics and evening and weekend opening could help increase uptake of NHS screening programmes.

The world's first artificial womb for humans

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 00:54
Doctors in the Netherlands say they are within 10 years of creating a 'second' womb for premature babies.

Woman with severe head condition seeks Spain operation

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 00:21
Rachel Pighills needs £135,000 surgery as her neck can no longer support the weight of her head.

Deadly parasite 'jumped' from gorilla to humans

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 20:13
Discovery of mutation 50,000 years ago could help in the fight against malaria.