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RAF Lakenheath: USAF nurses work in NHS hospitals

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 00:16
NHS bosses say it means patients are being seen "more quickly" and US medics gain wider experience.

Mouldy jam: Should you eat what's beneath?

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 18:04
Theresa May is said to eat jam after scraping mould off the surface. Is that safe?

Cannabis use in teens linked to depression

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 16:11
Experts link use of the drug in teenage years to cases of depression later in life.

Glasses in school scheme to aid pupils' reading

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:19
A trial to get glasses to children who need them to improve their maths and reading skills has begun.

Send patients email not letters, GPs told

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:13
Health Secretary Matt Hancock wants to see email used to communicate test results and prescriptions.

Having HPV 'isn't rude or shameful'

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 00:50
Most women have some form of the infection in their lifetime and so shouldn't be embarrassed, experts say.

Spina bifida: Keeping fit when you are in a wheelchair

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 00:10
Amelia Taylor-Ash trains at the gym with personal trainer Joe and isn't looking back.

How will Brits in Spain cope with no-deal Brexit?

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 00:10
British pensioners in Europe worry about healthcare costs in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

'Dr Evil': Wolverhampton modification artist admits GBH

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 18:29
Brendan McCarthy ran a body modification emporium in Wolverhampton before his arrest.

Cervical cancer victim: 'I'm going to die'

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 17:59
Julie O'Connor, 49, died on 4 February, after her condition was missed several times.

Fear wrong metal plates used to fix fractures

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 14:14
Hospitals are told to review X-rays to check if patients have received the correct treatment for broken arms and legs.

Birmingham family's 'nightmare' over £200k medical bill

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 14:10
Mother-of-three Maxine Howell has been in an induced coma for a fortnight after falling ill in Mexico.

Essex baby's spine 'repaired' in the womb

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:50
Bethan Simpson's daughter Eloise had a "foetal repair" carried out at 24 weeks after a spina bifida diagnosis.

Holyrood committee begins Scottish hospital safety inquiry

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 08:32
The deaths of two patients from an infection linked to pigeon droppings prompted the Scotland-wide probe.

Hyponatraemia deaths: Nursing decision under review

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 06:34
The NMC previously said failings in the care of a Londonderry schoolgirl who died of hyponatraemia had been addressed.

Helping teenagers beat the blues

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 02:02
The cognitive behaviour therapy course giving teens the tools to deal with depression and anxiety.

Lyme disease can be diagnosed by 'bull's eye' rash alone

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:31
The rash is diagnostic and means the patient needs urgent antibiotics, new guidelines tell doctors.

Young people told - become a care worker

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:29
The government wants young people to work in the care sector as care workers and therapists.

Catherine Wreford: The dancer with an 'invisible disease'

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:05
Catherine Wreford, 39, has a malignant brain tumour - but that isn't stopping her from performing.

Smoking in pregnancy: Stigma 'causes women to do it in private'

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 00:38
Expectant mothers are smoking in private because of judgement from doing so in public, a study claims.