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Toddlers to help dementia patients in Conwy restore memories

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 01:38
Toddlers spend time with dementia patients in Colwyn Bay to test the potential for restoring memory.

London Ambulance Service taken out of special measures

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 01:21
A watchdog says "innovative changes" helped boost London Ambulance Service's performance.

Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 00:46
Artificial sweeteners offer a sweet taste without the calories, but are they healthy?

Are we using too much Calpol?

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 00:22
Thousands of litres are sold in the UK every year but do we use it at the right times?

£13.4m claw back over NHS Wales waiting time failures

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:41
Three health boards fail to qualify for a share of £50m extra cash for improving waiting times.

Blitz on sweet treats sees slow start

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:32
The sugar hit in puddings, biscuits and chocolate remains high despite a crackdown.

Lini Puthussery: India's 'hero' nurse who died battling Nipah virus

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:58
Lini Puthussery is among 10 people who died in the viral outbreak in India's southern Kerala state.

Hundreds of ambulance staff work days lost due to abuse

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:31
There have been 2,278 reported incidents of abuse on ambulance staff since 2012/2013, figures show.

Dementia-friendly lunches served at Norwich restaurant

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:20
A restaurant aims to give diners with dementia and their carers the "best possible time".

Doctors explain Michael Jackson's impossible dance move

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 04:52
Spine experts reveal the improbable dynamics of the "Smooth Criminal" lean.

An egg a day to keep the doctor away?

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 01:28
A study in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of a stroke

Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 01:20
A genetic study reveals the secrets of how malaria evolved to be deadly killer of humans.

Drug addicts in Scotland 'waiting up to six months' for treatment

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 00:01
Experts say more people with drug and alcohol problems should be fast-tracked for treatment.

Germ clue to childhood cancer

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 18:00
Researcher believes early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia.

BBC presenter Rachael Bland reveals 'incurable' cancer

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:00
Cancer blogger Rachael Bland says she is now a 'lab rat', as her hopes rest on clinical trials.

Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:21
At least 11 die and 800 fall ill after eating the deadly fungi in the west of the country.

Patients lose hip replacement court case

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:51
Judge finds disputed metal-on-metal hip replacement 'not defective' in group action at High Court.

Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 08:16
Nipah is "top of the list" of 10 priority diseases the WHO has identified for the next major outbreak.

Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations to begin in DR Congo

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 07:45
Some 4,000 vaccines will be used to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 25 people.

‘My hip replacement left me in constant pain'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 04:56
More than 300 people have taken the manufacturers of allegedly faulty hip replacements to the High Court.