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Fighting ovarian cancer as a student

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:01
A student who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her first year of university has created videos and animations to help other young people through illness.

'I love my scars'

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 00:19
Women bare their scars and the stories behind them for a photography series.

Boots pharmacists raise staffing concerns

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 00:01
Some Boots pharmacy staff say they are under too much pressure and fear mistakes will be made.

Heart attack care dangerously unequal for women, study finds

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 00:01
Fewer women heart attack victims would die if they were given the same treatments as men, says a study.

CES 2018: Black Box VR wants to make gamers fit

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 21:40
A start-up at the CES tech show believes virtual reality could revolutionise how we use gyms.

Teenagers turn to wrestling to help with mental health

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 13:53
Gym staff say wrestling has helped teenagers with a range of conditions to better manage their symptoms.

Drinking and darts: Does alcohol improve performance?

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 01:10
Some former darts champions drank heavily but did it improve their performance on the oche?

'Game changer' cancer treatment centre coming to UK

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 10:52
The first high-energy proton beam therapy centre run by the NHS is soon to open in Manchester.

The world's most obese man's attempt to lose weight

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 01:45
Juan Pedro Franco was declared the heaviest man alive in 2017, but he has lost weight since.

Proton beam cancer treatment to start in Manchester in 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:43
The first NHS-run unit of its kind in Manchester will improve treatment for cancer patients.

Heart attack care dangerously unequal for women, study finds

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:15
Fewer women heart attack victims would die if they were given the same treatments as men, says a study.

Long A&E waits triple in Northern Ireland

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 16:13
Some 928 patients waited longer than the waiting target over Christmas, compared to 348 in 2016.

Thai penis whitening trend raises eyebrows

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:01
A hospital said dozens of men had tried the service, though the health ministry says it's "unnecessary".

Breast size dissatisfaction 'affects self-examination'

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:09
Women unhappy with their breast size are less likely to carry out regular self-examinations, a study suggests.

NHS ambulance A&E delays: Stroke patient's hospital wait filmed

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 21:15
Two relatives tell us about their experiences both inside and outside A&E departments this winter.

Waitrose bans sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to under-16s

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 17:38
Customers buying drinks with more than 150mg of caffeine per litre will be asked to prove their age.

Sharp rise in flu hospital admissions in England

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 17:17
The increases are expected at this time of year but experts said they were "significant".

Health secretary apologises for cancelled operations

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 16:14
But Vaughan Gething says the Welsh NHS is well-prepared to cope with winter pressures on services.

Ambulance A&E delays hit one in eight

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:21
Doctors warn queues are a risk to patient safety with the worst waits lasting up to five hours.

Offer transgender patients egg freezing, experts say

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:25
More women and girls should be offered fertility preservation treatment for medical reasons, experts say.