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Indulgent grandparents 'bad for children's health'

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:10
Regular "treating" and over-feeding is a common issue, according to a review of parents' opinions.

What's the new craze of forest bathing?

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:49
One army veteran suffering from PTSD says Forest Bathing is helping him sleep.

Heart donor appeal for six-week-old Charlie Douthwaite

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:22
The family of a six-week-old baby born with "half a heart" make an urgent appeal for donors.


Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:18
A tale of abuse against ambulance workers prompts tales of gratitude and "heart-warming" encounters.

Should healthcare be rationed for patients who smoke or are obese?

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 15:15
Is it right for patients to be prevented from having certain types of treatment, unless they quit smoking or lose weight?

New lymphoma treatment developed at Cardiff University

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:09
Researchers find a method to kill cancerous cells without destroying healthy cells.

FDA approves 'trackable' pill

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:10
The schizophrenia tablets have an embedded sensor that tells doctors whether the patient has taken them.

Girl, 12, draws pictures of her life with heart condition

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 06:55
Emily Sullivan had open heart surgery three times before the age of seven.

Drivers 'should have compulsory eye tests'

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 01:05
One in three optometrists say they know of patients who drive with vision below the legal standard.

Emotional toll of diabetes 'needs more recognition'

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 01:00
Living with diabetes can lead to significant emotional problems, a survey finds.

Liver test to aid paracetamol overdose treatment

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 00:52
Researchers say the test will help doctors identify which patients arriving in hospital need more intensive treatment.

Mother's fury at 'lack of support' for daughter

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 00:13
The mother of a teenager who took her own life said her daughter was let down by the system.

Madagascar's 'worst plague outbreak' in 50 years

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 00:07
The island is one of the global hotspots most prone to the deadly disease.

Acid attack

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:41
One of acid attacker Arthur Collins's victims recalls agony and pandemonium on her birthday night out.

Major trauma care gap means patients die 'unnecessarily'

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 06:05
Plans to open a major trauma centre in Cardiff are put to public consultation.

'Urgent need' for football header research

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 01:00
Stirling University scientists call for more studies looking into dementia links following an Alan Shearer documentary.

Confined inside

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 01:00
"Postnatal confinement" is said to be widespread among the UK's Chinese community.

Sex unlikely to cause cardiac arrest, study finds

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:54
Sudden cardiac arrest is linked to sexual activity far more often in men than women, a study finds.

New Scottish GP recruitment plans to cut workload

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 00:46
The Scottish government hopes the proposed contract will also make it easier to run practices.

'I'm dealing with life-threatening situations - but I'm not a clinician, I'm a mum'

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 00:17
Children with life-limiting illnesses are being denied out of hours care, according to a new report.