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Social care: MPs seek cross-party group to 'sustain' NHS

19 hours 15 min ago
Ninety MPs write to the PM, saying patients are being "failed" by strained NHS social care services.

Are grandparents spoiling kids?

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:08
A study says grandparents tend to give high-sugar snacks as treats - so we tracked some down.

Dog owners have lower mortality, study finds

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:02
Researchers found a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, especially hunting breeds.

Autism concern over home schooling rise in Wales

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:25
Many autistic children are struggling to cope in schools and are being removed, a charity warns.

Boots 'breaking' morning-after pill promise, say Labour MPs

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:27
MPs urge the pharmacy to complete its roll-out of cheaper contraception across all of its stores.

First gene-editing in human body attempt

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:40
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.

Dying mother's bid to raise funds to keep her children out of care

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:02
Sam Kyme has motor neurone disease and wants her two sons to live with her sister in Australia.

'Breakthrough' breast cancer drugs get NHS approval

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 07:47
Two new treatments can slow cancer down and delay the need for chemotherapy, research shows.

Children join people with dementia in interactive light game

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 06:23
The game sees images projected on to a table that residents and children can interact with.

Depression link between fathers and teenage children, says study

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:46
Men who don't seek help for depression could have an impact on their children, a study suggests.

Tia has epidermolysis bullosa - known as 'butterfly skin'

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:23
Four-year-old Tia is hoping for pioneering treatment for her fragile skin condition.

Mental health trusts restrain patients 'every 10 minutes'

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:19
More patients and staff are being injured during incidents of restraint, according to new figures.

Young people out of love with their own bodies, says report

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:32
Body dissatisfaction can start in children as young as six, warns the Youth Select Committee.

My gift

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:10
Why would anyone donate their eggs to help a stranger have a child? A donor gives her reasons.

Hormone pregnancy test 'no link to harm'

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:34
The use of a controversial hormonal pregnancy test between the 1950s and 1970s did not damage unborn children, an independent inquiry has found.

Commuters urged to help stop suicides through small talk

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:14
The "Small Talk Saves Lives" campaign aims to prevent suicides on the UK's rail network.

Supreme Court backs minimum alcohol pricing

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:07
Scotland is set to be the first country in the world to establish a minimum price per unit of alcohol.

Simon Dobbin: BBC's DIY SOS to transform home of football attack victim

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:32
Simon Dobbin was left with severe brain damage in an attack after a football match.

Main motivation for steroid use 'to enhance image'

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:02
More than 680 people who use image and performance-enhancing drugs took part in the survey.

Giving birth on due date 'less risky' for older mums

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:34
Stillbirth risk is higher if older pregnant women are left to go over their due date, a study suggests.