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Lister Hospital IT issue: 'No harm' has come to patients

5 hours 28 min ago
A trust had found almost 15,000 patients may have been affected by a failure to pass on medical updates.

Luton house transformed to help parents of sick children

6 hours 41 min ago
The former 1930s council house will support 420 families a year and has five bedrooms.

What can be done about Scotland's drugs crisis?

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 8:41pm
Experts back five ways of trying to halt Scotland's rising toll of drug-related deaths.

'We need to know more on surgery for war-zone children'

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 8:39pm
A new medical guide aims to improve the chances of saving children's lives, and limbs, in war zones.

Menstrual cups 'as reliable as tampons'

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 8:04pm
Scientific review shows they are as leakproof as other sanitary products, say researchers.

Trieste’s mental health revolution: 'It’s the best place to get sick'

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 7:33pm
Ideas from a mental health 'revolution' in Trieste in the 1970s are helping patients recover today.

Tafida Raqeeb: Parents bid to get daughter treated in Italy

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 9:43am
Doctors treating Tafida Raqeeb in the UK have said it is in her best interests to be allowed to die.

Conjoined twins: How doctors separated twins joined at the head

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 8:04am
Exclusive access to Great Ormond Street as surgeons worked to separate two girls who shared a skull.

Scotland's drug deaths set to top 1,000

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 7:44pm
New figures are expected to show a record number of people died as a result of drugs last year.

Essex doctor struck off for writing fake prescriptions

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 1:30pm
Dr Mohammad Khan was caught when prescribing menopause medication to a pregnant woman.

Anorexia: Origins are complex mix of mind and body

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:00am
Research shows it is not just a disease of the mind, but also of the body's metabolism.

Knife crime: Doctors see increase in 'punishment stabbings'

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 2:34am
Boys as young as 15 are involved in carrying blades having been groomed to sell drugs, police say.

Ebola in DR Congo: Case confirmed in Goma

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 9:08pm
It is the first time Ebola has been diagnosed in Goma, a city of more than a million people.

5G health risks: What's the evidence?

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 7:33pm
Exposure from mobile networks including 5G fall well below limits set by international regulators.

Using archaeology as therapy for veterans

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 7:11pm
Servicemen and women trying to overcome the effects of war are digging at the Battle of Waterloo site.

Dementia: Lifestyle changes that could lower your risk

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 11:03am
Research suggests up to a third of cases may be preventable with lifestyle changes.

Ministers may advise on how much sleep people need

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 12:27am
The advice is expected to form part of a series of proposals aimed at improving public health.

Emerade adrenaline pens: Warning over faulty allergy injectors

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 8:25am
Some Emerade pens have blocked needles so patients are advised to carry a spare one at all times.

'I'm glad I have alopecia'

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 5:08am
Young Reporter Kacey shares her journey of living with alopecia since the age of six.

East of England 999 software risks missing sepsis

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 11:47pm
The East of England Ambulance Service says it is working to improve diagnoses by call handlers.

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