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Use honey first for a cough, new guidelines say

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 01:16
Antibiotics should rarely be given for coughs - in most cases they do little to help, officials say.

Patient waited 62 hours for ambulance

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 00:50
Four ambulance trusts report taking at least 24 hours to reach some people who called for help.

BRCA gene: Double mastectomy for mum and daughter

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 00:28
Mary and Colette Moore are both getting ready to go to hospital to have the surgery.

NHS invite for newsreader's dead wife

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 20:54
Sky's Colin Brazier says letter received weeks after his wife died from breast cancer "needs noting".

Radiologist shortage 'affecting cancer care' in the UK

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 18:00
These specialist doctors can't keep up with the increasing workload of reading and interpreting scans.

Say 'menopause' three times a day, academics urged

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 14:21
University staff are being encouraged to say the word "menopause" three times a day to remove the stigma.

I sang opera while surgeons removed my brain tumour

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:38
Comedian Sarah-May Philo sang and told jokes while a surgeon removed her life-threatening brain tumour

Drug cocktail can 'shrink cancer tumours'

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 10:38
It stops cancer growth and can shrink some hard-to-treat ovarian and lung tumours, researchers say.

Children 'getting sight problems because of eye test delays'

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 00:34
A quarter of school-age children have not had a test, putting them at risk of sight problems, a survey finds.

'Why I drink 100 units of alcohol a week'

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 17:26
Heavy drinkers share their boozing habits - including spending £500 a month on wine.

The alternative therapist who steams women's vaginas

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 16:28
Claire Stone is an alternative therapist and steams women's vaginas, in the hope the treatments will help with periods and fertility.

Gut bug enzyme turns blood into type-O

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 15:29
Scientists hope their discovery could ease shortages of "universal" donor blood.

Adrian Chiles 'horrified' at drinking 100 alcohol units a week

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 13:28
The TV and radio broadcaster revealed he sometimes drank more than 100 units a week.

MSPs call for ban on mesh implant use

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 10:29
Hundreds of women have had the procedure since the Scottish government called for its use to be suspended four years ago.

Steam treatment for big prostates approved on NHS

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 10:09
NHS hospitals can start offering it to men with benign prostate enlargement, says regulator.

Autism: 12-year-old boy misses five years of school

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 06:13
Callum has tried mainstream and special schools without success, his mother says.

Women 'being denied Caesarean choice'

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 05:07
Only 26% of maternity units follow guidelines that allow women to choose to have a Caesarean.

'I had a haemorrhage after being denied a Caesarean'

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 05:07
Only 26% of UK maternity units are following guidelines that allow women to choose to have a Caesarean.

Workers in open-plan offices 'more active'

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 01:08
They were also less stressed compared to people working in cubicles or private offices, a US study found.

Asthma sufferers warned before returning to school

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 01:06
Asthma hospital admissions have shot up in recent Septembers after a lapse in children's inhaler use.