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CES 2018: Willow and Freemie breast pumps offer mums freedom

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 03:25
The battery-powered devices are designed to be worn more discreetly than traditional pumps.

Car share: driving away depression

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 01:17
Like Minds: The little yellow car that's tackling depression.

Gig Buddies helps people with learning difficulties to go out

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 01:17
A charity pairs people with learning difficulties, who feel daunted by going to gigs, with volunteers.

Painting over loneliness - how art can beat the blues

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:20
A Singapore artist has taken to painting murals across the city to help alleviate her loneliness.

Why do the majority of NHS staff not get the flu vaccine?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:02
Less than half of healthcare workers in Scotland are taking up the offer of a flu jab. Why?

Pupils' school bags searched for unhealthy food

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:37
The Charles Dickens School says any unhealthy food and drinks found will not be returned to pupils.

MP calls for ban on high-caffeine energy drinks

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:46
Maria Caulfield raised the issue after the suicide of a constituent, whose family said energy drinks contributed to his anxiety.

Patients' concerns over chronic pain treatment removal

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:16
More than 80 people in Hull and East Yorkshire face losing their NHS treatment for chronic pain.

Pharma giant Pfizer pulls out of research into Alzheimer's

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:00
Alzheimer's charities call the news a "heavy blow" to those living with dementia.

Sister shares graveside photo to encourage smear tests

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:29
A cancer victim's sister has shared a graveside picture to highlight the importance of smear tests.

What's the air quality like near you?

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:08
Enter your postcode to see what the air quality is like where you are living in Britain.

Churchill Hospital chemotherapy treatment 'unsustainable'

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:02
A memo to staff says patients face treatment delays because of staff shortages.

Bath hospital's giggle doctor making children smile

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 08:42
Dr Ding Dong entertains children in Bath's Royal United Hospital.

South Wales Police want mental health lessons for young people

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 06:14
It comes as one force sees a significant rise in young people being detained under the Mental Health Act.

Most people who try one cigarette become daily smokers, study says

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 03:04
The study's authors say the research shows the "remarkable hold" cigarettes can establish after one experience.

Double amputee teen racing driver makes comeback

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 02:08
Having his legs amputated below the knee hasn't stopped Billy Monger getting back in the driving seat.

Hearing hints

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 01:41
The signs you have a problem - and what you can do about it.

They wouldn’t let sister die

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 01:40
A car crash left Polly Kitzinger with devastating brain injuries. Her family was unable to persuade doctors to let her die.

Is Worthing man the UK's fittest 76-year-old?

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 00:56
Ted Pollard once competed against Arnold Schwarzenegger in Mr Universe.

Basildon, Southend and Broomfield hospitals discuss merger plans

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:21
Basildon, Southend and Broomfield hospitals could combine to become one of the largest NHS trusts.