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Why to be wary of eating 'pink' lamb

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 13:19
The Food Standards Agency says hundreds of people have become ill after eating the undercooked meat.

'Treatment may extend advanced breast cancer survival'

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 08:57
Combining a drug with hormone therapy may extend the lives of some women with advanced breast cancer.

Infected blood victims' support payments 'must increase'

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 00:55
Victims of the NHS scandal have written to the health secretary asking for an immediate increase in support.

Charity call for Scots 'right to rehab'

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 00:18
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland say about one in five patients do not get the support they need.

Meet the artist whose brain makes him paint all night

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 00:15
Wayne Sheppard had never painted until he had a seizure two years ago. Now he can't stop.

Philip Morris accused of hypocrisy over anti-smoking ad

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 00:04
Philip Morris says its campaign is "an important next step" in its aim to stop selling cigarettes.

Family's autistic daughter was 'deemed too dangerous'

Sun, 10/21/2018 - 00:34
Families say they are struggling to cope as their autistic children "fall through gaps" in care.

When women got pills for hysteria and advice to keep vaginas clean

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 04:13
A Royal College of Nursing exhibition charts the strange, sometimes disturbing history of women's healthcare.

Silent disco for Hertfordshire dementia care home residents

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 00:53
People living with dementia put on their dancing shoes and boogie to Ol' Blue Eyes.

Flu vaccine delays for NI over-65s

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 15:25
Manufacturing constraints mean some jabs won't be available until late November, says chief medical officer.

End of life care: How to talk to someone who is dying

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 15:12
People with terminal illnesses share their experiences of talking about death.

Depressed? The places not to live if you need help

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:22
NHS talking therapy service is failing patients in one in seven areas of England, BBC analysis shows.

Why is this African village letting mosquitoes in?

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 07:29
The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa.

Doctors 'need to start early conversation with patients about dying'

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 02:39
They shouldn't shy away when patients want to talk about the end of their lives, a report says.

Children with problems or problem children?

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 02:00
How do we know if children are misbehaving or mentally ill?

What is BSE (aka mad cow disease)?

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 17:55
An explanation of the disease - after a case of BSE is confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire.

Girl, 8, walks into school on new prosthetic leg

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 16:11
Friends of Amelia Eldred were ready with a group hug as she walked into school on her new leg.

EpiPen shortage: Chemists told to quiz parents on children's need

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:28
The guidance from NHS England relates to devices for children who weigh less than 25kg (four stone).

Wakefield's Pinderfields Hospital smokers shamed via loudspeaker

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:26
Hospital users are encouraged to activate the announcements when they see someone smoking on site.

Cardiff support worker helps man, 67, get his life back

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:49
A project will see the NHS and Cardiff council working closely to keep people living independently.