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Ellie Long inquest: Norfolk trust must take action after death

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:45
A coroner calls for changes at a health trust following the death of 15-year-old Ellie Long.

MPs call for tax on social media companies

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 07:35
Their report says the money should be used to fund research into the health impact of social media.

Northern Health Trust staff told to clean own offices

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 07:32
A union says the idea is "absurd" as office staff are asked to vacuum and dust their work areas.

'I was diagnosed with cancer at seven months pregnant'

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 03:06
It felt like Sarah Hanan's life had "come to a screeching halt", but it was only the start of her journey.

McDonald's: Tom Watson urges chain to drop Monopoly campaign

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 09:25
The campaign is a "danger to public health" as it encourages people to eat more, says MP Tom Watson.

Polish Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica returns to the sport after a serious accident

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:16
Polish Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica is returning to the sport after a serious accident in 2011 partially severed his arm.

Children's noses 'hold clues' to serious lung infections

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:05
A study finds the bacteria and viruses in the nose could give clues to improve the diagnosis.

Bradford schoolchildren act as mental health mentors

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 01:02
Children in Bradford are learning how to support each other with mental health.

How long are you going to live?

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 00:10
See how people react when you tell them how long they're going to live.

The human cost of insulin in America

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 18:52
Diabetics in the US are rationing insulin - and dying. How did we get to this point and what's the fix?

Mushrooms may 'reduce the risk of mild brain decline'

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:46
Eating the fungi more than twice a week cut people's risk of memory and language problems, a study found.

Cancer waiting times breached for 1,000 days in England

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 09:57
Failure to treat cancer patients quickly is putting lives at risk, experts say.

Cholesterol-lowering pill 'new option for statin users'

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 08:38
A new type of drug could help some people with high cholesterol.

'I thought my twins just had a cold'

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 03:10
When Stephanie Elderton's twin boys caught a cold, she never imagined that one of them would end up in intensive care.

Cancer's 'internal wiring' predicts relapse risk

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 02:13
Breast cancer is 11 separate diseases each with a different risk of relapse, says study.

Oscar Saxelby-Lee: Mum 'overwhelmed' by stem cell donor campaign

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 00:35
Thousands of people have registered to find a stem cell match for a five-year-old with leukaemia.

Truro woman not told of cancer for three months

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 00:25
Beverley Smith only learned she had cancer 11 days before she died, because results were not shared.

Gene-editing babies: Call to pause humanity-altering research

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 18:00
Leading scientists call for a temporary ban on research to "re-engineer the human species".

'How my life turned around with new treatment'

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 16:55
A pioneering hospital has abandoned the practice of restraining mental health patients, with dramatic results.

Heart test trial aimed at reducing strokes begins in East Anglia

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 01:08
Scientists hope the study will help reduce premature deaths among people with irregular heartbeats.