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Ashbrooke Care Home closed over 'serious risk to life'

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:28
Ashbrooke Care Home is closed after an urgent inspection found failings that posed "serious risk to life".

Inquiry call against health board over killer Kris Wade

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:58
Health officials did not follow procedures over sex assault complaints against a worker who later killed his neighbour.

'Healthy people get lung cancer too'

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:03
Vicky Veness shared a photo of herself looking healthy that was taken just hours before she was diagnosed.

Hate crimes: Online abuse 'as serious as face-to-face'

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:46
Tweeting abuse can be as "equally devastating" as shouting it, prosecutors are told.

'Safer' Down's syndrome test to be introduced in Wales

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:45
The new test - which has a reduced risk of miscarriage - will be offered from next year.

'I felt awful'

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 07:45
A bacterial infection spread through the former England rugby player's body after he was bitten.

Glasgow School of Art project personalises prosthetic limbs

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 06:34
A group of artisans are working with amputees in an effort to make artificial limbs more personal.

Dad gets tattoo of brain shunt after daughter's surgery

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:14
Briar Hickenbottom-Marriott says she doesn't feel lonely any more after her dad's show of support.

Masks for smear test patients in Thailand

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:08
A health clinic in Thailand is handing out masks to encourage more women to attend their cervical smear tests.

NHS call for equality over private hospitals' tax break

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:06
NHS Trusts demand the same 80% rebate granted to those private hospitals that register as charities.

Stephen Hawking: 'I wouldn't be here without the NHS'

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 00:29
The scientist backed the NHS in a speech that was critical of government policy and Jeremy Hunt.

Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 09:42
Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS.

Struggling after giving birth? You're not alone

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 04:23
These mums had traumatic births, and they want more to see more honesty about the toll it can take.

How to get up mountains in a wheelchair

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 00:43
Michelle, who has multiple sclerosis, is going on a trek in the Lake District for the first time in more than 10 years.

Mum leaves random notes in York for new mothers

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 14:45
The letters offer mums a chance to take a second for themselves.

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:06
Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.

Newcastle health boss Sir Leonard Fenwick sacked

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:52
Longest serving NHS chief executive Sir Leonard Fenwick called it "an orchestrated witch hunt".

Mental health services patchy, says PM

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:44
Theresa May says the UK's mental health services are "patchy" and has told Newsbeat she's going to review them.

Peanut allergy treatment 'lasts up to four years'

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:17
Four years after children in a study took the oral treatment, 70% had no allergic reaction to peanuts.

'Unnecessary pain'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:31
A Chilean woman campaigning for a change to Chile's total ban on abortions tells her story.