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'Unnecessary pain'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:31
A Chilean woman campaigning for a change to Chile's total ban on abortions tells her story.

Bowel cancer test: 'No health minister' means NI people must wait

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 05:21
A new screening test for bowel cancer in NI is on hold because there is no Stormont health minister.

Maternity 'must improve' at baby-deaths hospital trust

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 00:45
Progress is made at the Shrewsbury and Telford trust but maternity services must improve, the CQC says.

Meningitis jab uptake 'worryingly low'

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 23:06
School-leavers are being urged to be immunised against the highly aggressive strain.

Time spent frail in old age 'doubles'

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 23:00
More care homes are needed as an ageing population puts pressure on services, researchers suggest.

Apology over Indian blood donation 'embarrassment'

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:01
A "communication breakdown" meant 100 members of the Indian community were not allowed to give blood.

Japanese fungus spreading in UK hospitals

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:42
More than 200 patients have been infected, but none has died, Public Health England confirms.

Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:14
A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.

Reunion after baby umbilical cord drama in Derbyshire

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:03
Baby Ella was struggling to breathe after getting her neck caught on the umbilical cord during her birth.

Why Scottish babies might start sleeping in cardboard boxes

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 05:12
It is hoped that the cardboard boxes will help reduce cot deaths in Scotland.

'Fat but fit' still risk heart disease

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 23:32
Even if medical tests don't show up any problems, being overweight is bad for the heart, experts say.

NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins back online

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:11
Marcus Hutchins was arrested earlier this month on a trip to cyber-security conferences in Las Vegas.

Yemen cholera epidemic: Cases exceed 500,000 in four months

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 16:13
The overall caseload has declined since early July, but 5,000 people a day are still being infected.

Anger and hatred can make us feel happy, says study

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:42
People have higher life satisfaction if they feel emotions they desire - even if they are unpleasant.

Breast cancer helpline founder paid herself £31k

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 00:06
Wendy Watson MBE has resigned as a trustee of National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline.

Scottish ministers urged to lead fight against 'period poverty'

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 23:26
A Labour MSP says access to sanitary products should be a basic right for anyone who needs them.

Vulnerable children not in crisis are 'left in limbo'

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 23:03
Action for Children estimates 140,000 children referred to social services do not get the help they need.

Medevac E.coli woman Caroline Hope dies in hospital

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 17:08
Teacher Caroline Hope became infected while receiving cancer treatment in Turkey.

Sarah Reed death: Mentally ill 'should not be assessed in prison'

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 00:58
The mother of a woman who killed herself in prison speaks out against the prison system.

'Raise your voices'

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 23:05
A blog on birth trauma is prompting women to share their own difficult experiences.