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Fatal Legionnaires' outbreak at Ludlow hotel

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:40
One person with Legionnaires' died and another fell ill and tests traced the source of the bacteria to the hotel.

Instagram removes photo showing Stoke boy without an eye

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:15
Charlie Beswick, whose son Harry only has one eye, says it feels like discrimination.

Ian Paterson: Victims of disgraced surgeon get £37m

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:12
Disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson carried out hundreds of botched operations on his patients.

Belfast scientists design flexible organic battery

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:04
Queen's University scientists design a flexible long-life battery that could be used in pacemakers.

Nick Clegg reveals son's cancer diagnosis

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:56
Nick Clegg and his wife, Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, speak about eldest son's treatment for blood cancer.

Winter flu

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:40
With Britons being warned over the worst outbreak of flu in Australia and New Zealand, should we all get a jab?

Sepsis diagnosis 'turned my hair white'

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:20
County Down woman Sarah McAleer said trauma from the diagnosis turned her hair white overnight.

More pregnant women to get Group B Strep treatment

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 00:35
Using antibiotics to protect against infection will save more babies' lives, say experts.

'I had a stillbirth when I was homeless and almost died'

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 23:34
Odette was sleeping rough in a park when she found out she was pregnant.

Children warned over lethal men-of-war

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 16:24
The RNLI closed Perranporth beach to swimmers because of large numbers of jellyfish-like creatures.

NHS told to brace itself for bad flu season

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 16:17
Health bosses say bad winter in Australia and New Zealand should act as a warning for the UK.

Security warning over hospital syringe pumps

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:55
Attackers could gain control over the pumps if they exploited the flaws, warns a security researcher

NHS checks 'should be done at shops and stadiums'

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:38
Health officials say the novel approach could save lives by spotting the early signs of disease.

Whipps Cross Hospital 'improving' two years after special measures

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 01:08
Whipps Cross Hospital shows signs of improvement two years after being placed in special measures.

'Weak evidence' light alcohol use in pregnancy harms

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 00:27
Mothers-to-be are still advised to avoid all alcohol "just in case", because it may not be completely safe.

Folkestone GP practices apply to close lists amid safety fears

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 20:34
The practices say that amid a GP shortage taking on any more patients would put people at risk.

Living with pain

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 09:04
Alison Morton was 25 when she was diagnosed with an illness that leaves her with constant pain and profound fatigue.

Prescription drug pregabalin linked to death rise

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 06:29
A BBC investigation has seen first-hand of the devastating impact of the prescription drug pregabalin which has 'flooded' the black market.

Psychiatric care is postcode lottery, say medical experts

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 00:09
The huge variation means good quality care cannot be delivered, says the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Sepsis: Some NHS hospitals missing treatment target

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 00:06
The health secretary says the NHS in England must improve sepsis treatment and screening.