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'Twice as many die' in Africa after surgery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:13
Surgery is a "silent killer" because of a lack of medical staff for aftercare, researchers say.

Theresa May sorry for NHS difficulties

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 13:18
The Prime Minster says she knows hospital problems are "disappointing" and "frustrating" for people.

Irn Bru panic as fans stockpile before recipe change

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 11:54
Angry fans have started a petition as AG Barr prepares to halve the sugar content ahead of the "sugar tax".

I turned it around

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:58
Dropping out of university felt like the end of the world, but Ben managed to start again and make a life for himself.

Common virus used to help fight incurable brain cancer

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 00:41
UK patients are being treated with the novel therapy that ramps up the body’s own defence systems.

'I was in a really negative terrible place'

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 23:54
Anxiety, depression, eating disorders, OCD and bipolar disorder are among problems reported by a study.

What a woman with a bionic hand can feel

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 18:33
Scientists have unveiled the first bionic hand with a sense of touch that can be worn outside the laboratory.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt sorry as A&Es struggle to cope

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 18:08
Health secretary apologises as 17 hospital trusts declare major incidents and non-urgent ops cancelled.

Grandma Nia Ceidiog, 63, is first-time bodybuilder

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 13:42
Nia Ceidiog took up the sport "just to see how far a 63 year-old body could go".

Hospital apologises after baby's skull cut in Caesarean

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:22
The baby died three hours after suffering a scalpel cut to the head during a Caesarean.

'Crohn's disease' patient had Heinz sachet in gut

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:08
Doctors treating a patient with acute abdominal pain find pieces of sachet in her intestine.

Andrew Cotton: Surfer who broke back on 60-foot wave vows to return to the water

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:47
Devon surfer Andrew Cotton vows to return to the water despite breaking his back trying to ride 'the perfect wave' .

Fizz equals fat?

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:41
We know fizzy drinks are full of calories, but is it the sugar or the bubbles that swell our waists?

Abortion clinics to be given star ratings by Care Quality Commission

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:24
All healthcare organisations in England offering regulated care will have to publicly display results.

How to make your lunchboxes healthier

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 23:11
Parents are being urged to provide healthier snacks to children but which snacks are the most calorific?

Flu cases prompt visit restriction at Wrexham hospital

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:34
Restrictions imposed at one hospital to reduce the risk of spreading flu as others report more cases.

NHS patients facing delays for operations

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 19:08
The move comes as some hospitals and ambulance trusts say they are facing intense winter pressures.

AI early diagnosis could save heart and cancer patients

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 19:05
The systems will save billions of pounds by enabling the diseases to be picked up much earlier.

Going dry

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 14:50
If you are considering going dry for January, here are the benefits experts say it can bring.

Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 13:57
The World Health Organisation will include gaming addiction in its disease bible for first time.