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Fat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer

3 hours 45 min ago
A type of cell the body uses to destroy cancer gets clogged by fat and stops working, findings suggest.

Welsh city and town centre smoking ban proposed by Mark Drakeford

7 hours 37 min ago
A contender to be the next Welsh Labour first minister says he wants to extend the smoking ban.

Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco

8 hours 8 min ago
Officials say the victim became infected after being bitten by a cat in Morocco.

Drug firms fear 'wasting' money for a Brexit no-deal outcome

17 hours 1 min ago
Experts say millions of pounds is being spent in case of a no-deal instead of creating new medicines.

Cancer treatment patients get beauty workshops

17 hours 18 min ago
Beauticians are giving cancer patients free workshops to help with the side effects of treatment.

Stillbirth: 'How I chose an outfit for my baby'

18 hours 13 min ago
How do you go about dressing your baby for their final resting place when conventional clothes don't fit?

Dementia risk: Five-minute scan 'can predict cognitive decline'

18 hours 35 min ago
Scientists hope the test may offer a new way to spot those at risk of dementia, before symptoms show.

Premature baby parents 'need extra maternity leave'

19 hours 35 min ago
The mum of a premature baby explains why maternity leave is inadequate for parents like her.

Teenager Chloe Bellerby's 200 mile walk for mental health

19 hours 39 min ago
Why one teenager walked from Leeds to London to raise awareness of mental health.

Michelle Keegan vlogs about her cervical cancer screening

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 16:31
The Our Girl star admits putting off cervical cancer screening but tells women it was not painful.

Lynette Mchendry 'asked to sign cancer death warrant'

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 14:54
Lynette Mchendry is one of 100,000 NI claimants being reassessed for disability or illness benefits.

'I was in excruciating pain from excess iron'

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 01:35
Too much iron in the blood, or haemochromatosis, is a little-known, debilitating condition, often undiagnosed.

Spinal injury garden legacy of boy killed by bear

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 13:03
The mother of a boy killed by a polar bear, has created a garden inspired by his idea.

'I was told I'd die if I had a baby'

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 04:16
Babies are being born at the world's first clinic to help woman who have a baby after being heart attack survivors.

NHS outpatients service 'stuck in the 18th Century'

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 02:58
Doctors says the system of running outpatient appointments is outdated and frustrates their patients.

Conjoined twins: Australian surgeons try to separate Bhutanese girls

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 00:50
The 15-month-old girls from Bhutan may share more than one organ, Australian surgeons say.

'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 00:04
Nearly half of countries are producing too few babies to maintain their populations, say researchers.

Newcastle robot surgery inquest: 'Risk of further deaths'

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 17:18
Stephen Pettitt died as a "direct consequence" of robotic heart surgery, a coroner concludes.

Diabetes prescriptions now cost NHS £1bn, figures show

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 14:23
Experts say the costs reflect a huge rise in the number of people with type 2 diabetes.

Dying baby's parents denied time with son by York council failings

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 09:31
The couple were not allowed to see their son unsupervised after social workers launched an investigation.