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Obesity not caused by lack of willpower - psychologists

8 hours 27 min ago
A report by psychologists says seeing obesity as a moral failing only makes things worse.

'Half as many Britons' vape as smoke

8 hours 29 min ago
The number of vapers reaches 3.6 million in the UK, as the health consequences come under international scrutiny.

'Revolutionary' new class of cancer drugs approved

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 16:40
The drugs can attack a range of cancers, rather than those in just one part of the body.

Medical cannabis product approved for epilepsy

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 14:07
Epidyolex is an oral solution of cannabidiol that comes from the cannabis plant.

Mediator: French weight-loss drug trial over ‘up to 2,000’ deaths begins

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 13:01
Experts believe the drug could have killed between 500 and 2,000 people before it was banned.

We are Stoke-on-Trent: The young carers looking after mum

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 12:37
Three sisters are young carers for their mum who has MS and epilepsy.

Warning on alcohol risk at university initiations

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 00:01
Students starting university are told of the potentially fatal dangers of excessive drinking.

Labour pledges free personal care for over-65s in England

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 22:33
Help with dressing, washing and meals will be paid for by the state in England, costing £6bn a year.

Celery Juice: The big problem with a viral Instagram 'cure'

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 00:17
A health influencer claims it helps to cure chronic illnesses. Doctors are far from convinced.

Orkambi: Cystic fibrosis drug buyers' club travels to Argentina

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 00:11
Parents of children with the condition flew 7,300 miles to buy a "life-saving" drug unavailable on the NHS in England.

Labour pledges to stop NHS prescription charges

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 22:33
Labour is to announce a pledge to abolish prescription charges in England at its party conference next week.

Labour conference: Menopausal women 'should get flexible work hours'

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 11:35
Shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler will unveil the policy at Labour's conference in Brighton.

'Cancer treatment broke my heart, but I've survived'

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 00:50
Kreena developed heart failure after being treated for cancer - but has made a remarkable recovery.

Ellingham Hospital: Assault probe at mental health unit

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 19:19
Two of the incidents relate to attacks on staff and a third involves two patients, police say.

Tax cuts sugar in drinks, but we still eat more

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 13:05
Soft drinks have 29% less sugar on average since a levy was imposed, but we're eating more sugary food.

Antidepressant works 'by reducing anxiety symptoms first'

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 01:33
A study of patients taking the common antidepressant sertraline throws new light on how it works.

Children being denied new cancer drugs

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 01:31
Doctors say the rules are "too cautious" for giving innovative medicines to children.

MPs demand action over wrongly-issued NHS fines

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 01:20
"Vulnerable" people are being fined over claims for free treatment at dentists and doctors, say MPs.

Hospitals relying on 'emergency' loans to cover costs

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 01:20
NHS trusts are paying back millions of pounds to the government each year in interest.

Boy with skin-peeling condition sent 18,000 cards

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 00:42
Rhys has epidermolysis bullosa, a painful, life-limiting condition that has left him unable to walk.