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NHS surgery waits run into years in Northern Ireland

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:10
Waiting times are increasing as the health services struggles to cope, figures obtained by the BBC reveal.

Drug therapy 'restores breathing' after spinal injury

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:08
The researchers hope the results in rats could ultimately help paralysed patients come off ventilators.

AI used to detect breast cancer risk

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 14:42
Machine learning is being used to spot whether breast lesions are cancerous or not.

NHS Tracker

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:48
The NHS is under unprecedented pressure, with rising numbers of patients needing hospital care. Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.

'I felt so low, I couldn't see a way out'

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:31
A record number of children seek help from Childline over suicidal thoughts and feelings.

Mental health care for new mothers in Wales 'unacceptable'

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:45
There is no mother and baby unit in Wales to help those suffering with mental health illnesses.

Concern over norovirus increase by Betsi Cadwaladr health board

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:44
Wales' largest health board urges people to be alert to sickness bug.

Male disease too

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:06
Breast cancer in men is rare but it's still an issue for the 10 men diagnosed with it every year in NI.

Man diagnosed with breast cancer

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 06:32
Ian Cranston underwent a mastectomy and warns that men can get breast cancer too.

Restaurant chain 'cut sugary drink sales' with price rise

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:54
A fall in sales of high-sugar drinks in Jamie's Italian restaurant chain was linked to the levy and menu changes.

Hip implant patients sue manufacturer

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:15
More than 300 individuals want compensation for injuries they claim were caused by DePuy metal-on-metal hips.

Why I secretly filmed my disability assessment

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 03:42
Some ill and disabled people are so worried about the process, they are using mobile phones to secretly record those interviews, critics say.

Hospitals in England to ban 'super-size' chocolate bars

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 02:04
Sweets and chocolate should be under a 250 calorie-limit, NHS England says.

Mesh surgeon investigated by NHS trust in Bristol

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 01:13
Tony Dixon works at Southmead Hospital and at the Spire private hospital in Bristol.

Share of European Union staff leaving NHS rises following Brexit

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 01:01
Experts say job security and a fall in the value of the pound are behind the trend.

Scottish cardiac arrest resuscitation rates rise

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:27
A report finds new "models of care" have led to more Scots being successfully resuscitated following an arrest.

NHS patients to be asked about sexuality

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 02:18
NHS England says the question will deter discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

Disabled children hate crime reports increasing

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 01:10
Families with disabled children describe being abused online and in the street.

How VR is helping to train a new generation of surgeons

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 01:05
Virtual reality technology that lets trainee surgeons feel "flesh and bone" is developed.

Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 01:01
The one-week-old baby girls had to go on a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike.