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Serious ambulance incidents include rape allegation and 'lost keys' death

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 23:03
The number of serious incidents rose in seven of England's 10 ambulance areas.

Historic 'living drug' gets go-ahead

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 18:47
US authorities approve a treatment which re-designs a patient's own immune system to attack cancer.

Cyber-flaw affects 745,000 pacemakers

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 18:19
The manufacturer says that patients should discuss a code fix when they next see their doctors.

Trial raises Parkinson's therapy hope

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 17:05
Work restoring nerve cell function in monkeys could lead to human trials by the end of the next year.

Long surgery waits up 400% in Wales

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 13:02
A steep rise in patients waiting more than a year for surgery in Wales is called "very worrying".

Daisy, six, defies doctors by completing a triathlon

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 05:29
Daisy Mason has cerebral palsy and doctors said she would never walk or swim.

'I help women who are terrified of childbirth'

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 04:32
BBC 5 live meets the women suffering from tokophobia and one woman who's helping them.

Morning-after pill: 'You feel like you're being judged'

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 04:28
Niamh thinks the pharmacist consultation women must have to get the morning-after pill puts women off asking for emergency contraception.

New meningitis test 'could save lives'

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 02:05
Existing tests are too slow in an emergency, say scientists, who are asking doctors to try out their alternative.

NHS 'leaking millions' in PFI contracts

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 02:03
Companies that built and run NHS hospitals have made £831m in the past six years, a report says.

Police calls for mental health issues up by a third

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 16:53
Calls to the Metropolitan Police about mental health total 115,000, or about 315 a day.

Care home resident 'given sight test' while asleep

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:10
An optometrist put "highly vulnerable patients at risk of harm", a disciplinary panel decides.

Virtual reality game takes on dementia

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 05:13
Researchers hope the technology could lead to a way of diagnosing dementia at its earliest stage.

Greatest challenge

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 05:00
Former Scotland rugby international Doddie Weir says his focus is on helping find a cure for the disease.

Asperger's syndrome

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 02:20
When an old colleague returns to work. Maura's Asperger's syndrome means she doesn't hold back her thoughts about her friend's new hair style.

Some women need a hysterectomy after sterilisation device Essure

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 01:44
One woman says the pain "felt like I was dying" after her Essure sterilisation implant was fitted.

Anti-inflammatory drug 'cuts heart attack risk'

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 10:43
Canakinumab could herald a "new frontier" in treatment, but questions remain about its side-effects.

'A pedometer saved my life': How I became fit in my 60s

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 23:04
After decades of eating and drinking too much, Graham Ward was diagnosed with type II diabetes.

Family members shave heads to raise money for cancer

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 23:57
Parents, partners and loved ones of people with cancer have their heads shaved to show their support. It was part of Macmillan Cancer Support's Brave the Shave campaign.

Asperger artist: Patrick Samuel says art saved his life

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 23:15
Patrick Samuel has Asperger's syndrome. He uses art to deal with depression and self-injurious behaviour.