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Teenagers urged to take part in meningitis B vaccine trial

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:08
Researchers hope the study of 24,000 will cut infections in the young and the wider community.

NHS: PM to look at 'multi-year' funding plan for health service

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 18:51
The PM says she wants to move away from annual cash "top-ups" to allow health service to plan for future.

Fish tank fumes land 10 in hospital

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 18:03
The "potentially toxic" fumes were released by coral being cleared from a domestic aquarium.

Magician Dynamo opens up about Crohn's struggle

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 16:58
Images posted to social media by the magician have prompted others to share their stories of Crohn's disease.

Seizures of psychoactive drugs double in Scotland

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 14:10
More than two million tablets, including Valium, were found by Police Scotland last year.

Ian Paterson: Disgraced surgeon's patients at 'heart' of inquiry

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:00
More than 150 patients have contributed to the inquiry into Ian Paterson's botched operations.

Pubs in danger: Six charts on how the British drink

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 01:56
Across Great Britain, adults are drinking less often. So how are tastes changing and why are they cutting back?

Hospitals 'failing' on genetic bowel cancer test

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 01:46
A charity says that more than 80% are failing to test for the genetic condition Lynch syndrome.

Buying Viagra: What you should know

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 01:38
Men can now buy impotence pills without a prescription at some UK pharmacies. What are the risks?

The teen 'downloading music into his head'

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 01:08
Michael Fuller is autistic and could play Mozart by ear aged 11. Now he's a classical composer.

Southern Health fined £2m over deaths of two patients

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 13:34
Southern Health admitted failings over the deaths of Teresa Colvin and Connor Sparrowhawk.

Hospital backlog: The boy who waited 47 weeks for spine surgery

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 02:27
Keilan's operation was scheduled when NHS winter pressures were at their highest, and beds were scarce.

Newport's pro-breastfeeding scheme 'should be Wales-wide'

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 06:41
Midwives want a scheme in one city aimed at making mothers feel comfortable expanded nationwide.

NHS: Over 3,000 more midwifery training places offered

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 02:08
Midwife representatives welcome the move but say more training places "is only half of the problem".

The man who has to crawl through his front door

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 00:43
Since Richard’s leg was amputated, his two-storey house has become very difficult to get around.

We learn nothing about nutrition, claim medical students

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 00:09
A leading GP estimated that up to 80% of his patients had conditions linked to lifestyle and diet.

Meningitis survivor beats odds to ski

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 01:39
Charlotte Nott, aged 10, lost all four limbs to meningitis when she was just two years old.

A day in the life of India's 'tuberculosis warrior'

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 00:36
On world tuberculosis day, Dr Zarir Udwadia talks about his fight against the deadly disease.

Tuberculosis rates in England fall by third in six years

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 00:20
But England still has one of the highest rates of the disease in Western Europe.

'Wobbly head' woman fundraising for lifesaving surgery

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:59
Nadine Turnbull struggles with a rare condition where her head is not properly secured to her body.