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'Therapist reignited sex abuse trauma'

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 01:49
The ineffective regulation of those practising talking therapies 'leaves patients at risk of harm'.

Rotten teeth 'more likely' in deprived areas

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 01:37
Dental health varies widely according to area and wealth, a report on the nation's teeth finds.

EU nurses 'turning their backs on UK'

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 01:33
Regulator highlights fall in numbers registered to work with Brexit blamed by unions for 'alarming' trend.

Early blood test could indicate risk of miscarriage

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:55
US doctors say they have found molecules in the blood that can detect serious birth complications.

Hunt challenges social media giants on cyber-bullying

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 08:12
The health secretary says social media companies must help halt the rising rates of youth self-harm.

Pleas for organ donors to talk to families about choice

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 06:53
Organ donors are urged to speak to their families so their wishes are carried out.

'Despicable' fraud costs NHS in England £1bn a year

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 06:00
Crimes are being committed by patients, staff and contractors, a new anti-fraud body says as it promises a crackdown.

'Told I had no sperm'

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 01:23
Men often feel excluded because female partners are often the focus of attention in clinics, a charity says.

Just a few nights of bad sleep upsets your brain

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 01:18
Even a few nights of poor sleep can lead to "repetitive negative thinking", experts say.

Beware potential signs of pancreatic cancer

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:37
One in three adults might dismiss potential symptoms of this all-too-often deadly disease, say experts.

Health chiefs facing legal fight over cheaper eye drug

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:03
Prescribing Avastin will save the NHS "millions of pounds", health bosses say.

Which has cleaner air: Eastbourne or London?

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 21:40
The UK cities with atmospheres considered harmful to health by the WHO are revealed in a new report.

Judge rules mentally ill patient must have breast surgery

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:44
The woman in her 60s believes she has a "cyst" and thinks medics treating her are "impostors".

Scottish cancer death rates 61% higher among poor

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:41
NHS report reveals the survival gap of those diagnosed with cancer in Scotland's poorest areas.

Superbug-related deaths hit at least 15-year Wales low

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:31
The number of deaths related to MRSA, C. diff and Staphylococcus aureus continue to fall.

Alzheimer's nutrient drink falters in clinical trial

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 01:45
Study finds no evidence a nutritional 'anti-Alzheimer's' drink being sold online in the UK can slow the disease.

The £97m bill for 'midwife shortage'

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 01:23
Maternity services are relying on expensive overtime and agency staff to fill rotas in the UK, union leaders say.

Solar suitcase

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:17
The development of solar-powered suitcases is helping babies in Nepal and in other countries without reliable power in rural areas.

'How my horror make-up looks helped my depression'

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:12
Make-up artist Beth's horror looks helped her cope with depression and battle unrealistic beauty standards.

Paralysed woman's life-sustaining treatment 'can end', judge rules

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:52
A judge rules care can be stopped after relatives were divided over the 72-year-old's condition.