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Too many children in mental health hospitals, says report

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:15
A lack of support in schools and the community in England is contributing to the problem, says a report.

Type 1 diabetes: Baby given insulin powder in trial

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 01:03
Chloe Phippard says taking part in the trial will give her daughter Ava a chance of "a normal life".

Staff shortages 'abusing good will of nurses'

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 00:49
The Royal College of Nursing wants tougher safe staffing rules as 40,000 posts are vacant.

Chiari malformation: ‘I went from travel-obsessed to bedridden'

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 00:23
Hailey wanted to travel the world as a doctor, until a mystery condition left her shaking uncontrollably.

Sheesiders: The 'ultimate girl group' for Middlesbrough

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 00:17
Two friends set up a "girl group" to save other women from "toxic friendships" and loneliness in Middlesbrough.

Light and the circadian rhythm: The key to a good night's sleep?

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 00:40
Getting enough sleep is fundamental to our wellbeing, but one key factor is often overlooked.

Markus Birdman talks about his stroke in his comedy routine

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 00:38
Comedian Markus Birdman had a stroke at 40, and talks about the experience in his stand-up routine to raise awareness.

Nicki Chapman praised for sharing tumour diagnosis

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 14:01
Nicki Chapman will not host the Chelsea Flower Show following surgery to remove a brain tumour.

Shock therapy warning over bogus psychiatrist Zholia Alemi

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:52
Scotland's chief medic says Zholia Alemi may have prescribed ECT and wrongly detained mental health patients.

What does the menopause do to the body?

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:37
The brain, heart, bones and skin can all be affected by the hormonal changes brought on by the menopause.

Mental health: The radio station helping its listeners

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:11
The mental health DJ who says he has helped his listeners out of "very dark places".

Medical cannabis: Breaking the law to help our child

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:55
The parents of a young girl with epilepsy have to travel from the UK to the Netherlands for medical cannabis.

Surgeons operate on baby inside womb

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:31
Surgeons at King's College Hospital have corrected spina bifida in an unborn baby.

Simon Thomas sets up blood cancer fund in memory of wife Gemma

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:29
Former Sky Sports and Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas says he "can't sit around and do nothing".

Spina bifida: Keyhole surgery repairs baby spine in womb

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:58
Doctors say the surgery could be the difference between some children learning to walk or not.

Bowel cancer rates rising 'among young adults'

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:30
If the trend continues, age screening guidelines may need to be reconsidered, researchers say.

Measles: Experts call for compulsory vaccination

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:19
Misleading campaigns claiming jabs are dangerous have left countries vulnerable, researchers say.

Cow's milk allergy: 'Going to a coffee shop could kill my child'

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:18
Five-year-old Evie Kinsella's cow's milk allergy is so severe she reacts to milk particles in the air.

NHS 'should not prescribe acne drug'

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:07
Patients unable to have sex are calling for the NHS to stop prescribing acne drug Roaccutane.

Ultra-processed foods 'make you eat more'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:16
The first trial of ultra-processed foods suggests they lead people to eat more and put on weight.