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NHS told to ditch 'outdated' pagers

1 hour 51 min ago
The health secretary wants to scrap the “archaic technology” which costs the NHS about £6.6m a year.

Flu vaccine 'working better for children'

13 hours 44 min ago
It is 87% effective in two to 17-year-olds against the main flu strain, mid-season data suggests.

Princess Royal Maternity Hospital: Dead babies had 'extremely rare' infection

14 hours 29 min ago
Two babies who died in a Glasgow maternity hospital had been infected with a bacterium never seen before in Scotland.

Psychiatric care saved me - Richard Coles

15 hours 55 min ago
Pop star-turned-vicar the Reverend Richard Coles had clinical depression at the age of 17.

PTSD affects 'one in 13 by age of 18'

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 8:05pm
Researchers say, with many young people not receiving support, the study should be a "wake-up call".

Ambulance service 'destroyed my health'

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 7:12pm
An ambulance worker who won an unfair dismissal case recorded a boss talking about "pummelling" him.

Isle of Wight cerebral palsy author writes autobiography with his nose

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 7:10pm
Author Josh Barry spent nine years writing book while also completing two degrees.

Sepsis campaigner takes son's ashes to Buckingham Palace

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:05am
Melissa Mead takes the ashes of her son William in a teddy bear to Buckingham Palace to collect an MBE.

Encephalitis: 'I told my boyfriend I thought I was a monkey'

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 6:36am
Lucy Evans had encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain that caused her frightening delusions.

The toxic legacy of the Vietnam War

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 7:58pm
How millions suffered from exposure to toxic chemicals sprayed by US forces during the Vietnam war

Nephew, 5, inspires hairdresser's Spargoland 'sensory' salon

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 3:08am
A hairdresser says his five-year-old nephew, who has cerebral palsy, inspired his specialist salon.

Asthma: Young people in the UK 'more likely to die'

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 7:00pm
The UK lags behind other wealthy nations across a number of health indicators, a report finds.

Shark DNA could help cure cancer and age-related illnesses in humans

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 6:25am
A new study maps the DNA of sharks and experts believe their genes could help cure human diseases.

Sepsis: New rapid test 'could save thousands of lives'

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 11:22pm
Researchers have developed a test that can detect the condition in minutes - instead of up to 72 hours.

Meet the women helping fill Russia's rural healthcare gap

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 7:30pm
After the closure of thousands of clinics in rural Russia, one region has taken matters into its own hands.

What is it like to suffer a stroke at 25?

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 8:01pm
Emily Cane's dance career was cut short and now she has communication difficulties.

Anorexia recovery: 'I know the darkest of the darkest'

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 7:23pm
Lara Rebecca, 18, says she knows the "darkest of the darkest" after recovering from her eating disorder.

Brexit: Will Brits living in the EU still get healthcare?

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 7:16pm
A reader asks about state healthcare for UK nationals in EU countries.

Parents of sick babies need more leave, charity says

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 7:19pm
Parents of sick babies need more paternity and maternity leave, a neonatal charity says.

Medicinal cannabis: Why has it taken so long to get to patients?

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 8:24pm
Medicinal cannabis was legalised in November 2018.

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