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Hackers breach top plastic surgery clinic

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:54
The clinic, based in London, is known to have had high-profile clients, including TV star Katie Price.

'Serious failings' over Prince Philip Hospital death

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 01:26
A 79-year-old man died shortly after being declared fit for discharge at Prince Philip Hospital.

Dentist fines: Mistakes over addresses hitting thousands

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 00:17
Spelling and postcode mistakes have triggered thousands of wrongly issued fines, a watchdog says.

Breastfeeding emoji

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 23:21
The new picture of a mother with her baby was proposed by a nurse at University College London Hospital.

Cardiff dentist Mark Roberts struck off over 'basic hygiene'

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:31
The General Dental Council found more than 20 examples of failings.

Health tourism

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:57
The BMA's Dr Mark Porter says between £200m and £500m may be recouped. Is he right?

Minimum alcohol price law unveiled in Wales

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:15
It is claimed one life a week could be saved in Wales if cheap alcohol sales are banned.

3D tech used in bowel cancer surgery

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:06
The surgeon is able to communicate with colleagues in the US and India during the operation.

Health tourism charges come into force in England

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 23:56
Providers of NHS treatment are now required to charge patients who aren't eligible for free care.

Patients need rest, not antibiotics, say health officials

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 23:55
Health officials say many illnesses get better on their own and patients don't need prescriptions.

IVF struggle

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 23:03
The BBC's Sophie Sulehria shares her personal experience of struggling to have a baby through IVF.

Taxpayer-funded drugs 'too expensive for patients’

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 23:26
Campaigners say UK taxpayers "effectively pay twice" for medicines, increasing NHS budget pressures.

'How horses helped me deal with anorexia'

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 23:01
Jamie Pye, from Norfolk, says his work with horses helped him deal with the condition.

'Mug's game': Inside the mind of a gambling addict

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 17:16
Paul Grover lost hundreds of thousands of pounds; now he's at a rehab centre for gambling addicts.

Tougher measures for 999 staff attacks backed

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:06
We need to stand by those who stand by us, says an MP whose bill is a step closer to becoming law.

Call for more Irlen Syndrome specialists in schools

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 05:27
Children who are unaware they have Irlen Syndrome are "being turned off education", it is claimed.

Ulster Hospital discrimination case over food allergies

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 05:27
Girls with "life-threatening" food allergies were exposed to food in an allergy clinic waiting room.

Henna crowns: 'Hair' for cancer patient

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 00:42
For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, losing their hair can be an extremely difficult consequence.

Pollution linked to one in six deaths

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 23:51
Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths each year worldwide, according to a report in The Lancet.

Prosthetic arms made in Salford help Ugandan machete attack victim

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:56
Machete attack victim Ninsiima is given prosthetic arms made by Salford University students.