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New camera can see through human body

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 00:27
The device has been designed to help doctors track medical tools during internal examinations.

Sepsis decision 'putting lives at risk'

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 00:25
A call for a national campaign to raise awareness of sepsis is rejected by the Scottish government.

Unknown killer

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 00:20
Craig Stobo's pregnant wife Fiona died from sepsis and he almost lost his own life due to the condition.

'I'm 27 and preparing for early-onset Alzheimer's'

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 23:35
Jayde's father had early-onset dementia, and genetic testing suggests she will develop it too.

Tenth of men aged 50 'have heart age 10 years older'

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 23:26
Public Health England predicts 7,400 people will die from heart disease or stroke this month alone.

How are smartphones affecting teenagers?

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 23:16
A generation who have spent their entire adolescence with smartphones are feeling the effects.

The worst is yet to come for the NHS - hospital chiefs

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 23:13
Hospital chiefs in England warn this winter could be most difficult in recent history.

One in three 'sick notes' for mental health, says NHS

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 14:23
One in three "sick notes" issued by GPs are for mental health problems, a new NHS report shows.

Boots staff 'harassed' by morning-after pill campaigners

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:27
Pharmacy claims charity BPAS encouraged "personal abuse" in a dispute over morning-after pill costs.

The 72-year-old ballerina

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 01:55
How Peta Boreham is defying stereotypes through dance.

What happens in the brain to make us 'catch' yawns

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 00:37
Scientists have identified a part of the brain that is triggered when someone else yawns.

Race against time

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 00:13
A team of UK experts is in Sierra Leone trying to prevent disease adding to the death toll from mudslides.

Selfie app 'spots early signs of pancreatic cancer'

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:46
The software is designed to act as a low-cost early warning system for pancreatic tumours.

New research reveals why is yawning so contagious

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 18:25
New research sheds light on why yawns are so contagious.

NHS launches £100m drive to recruit foreign GPs

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 15:59
Contracts offered to recruitment agencies to help NHS boost workforce by 5,000 GPs.

Flu vaccine very effective in children, but not elderly

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 15:29
Last year's winter flu jab worked well for children and adults - but not for the over-65s, data shows.

Kent Heckenlively, US 'anti-vaxxer', denied Australian visa

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 01:58
Kent Heckenlively has been refused a visa over his "dangerous" ideas, a government minister says.

Acid attacks: NHS offers public advice on how to respond

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 01:57
The NHS is advising the public on how to respond to help a victim, after a rise in cases.

Autumn blues

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 01:28
If you’re lamenting the return to work or school routine and shorter autumn days, you’re not alone.

Scottish anti-smoking strategy shows 'positive impact'

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 23:04
A report says anti-smoking measures are working, but highlights links between smoking and deprivation.