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Worcestershire Royal Hospital's ambulance wait 'catastrophe'

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:27
Ambulance service bosses have warned Worcestershire Royal that patients face "significant risk of harm".

'I wish I had the confidence to go out without make-up'

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:01
Twenty-nine-year-old Tracy has acne, and worries about what people think of her at work.

'You have to present the perfect face online'

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:55
Lex has rosacea and says it's hard to be honest about her skin online.

Pharmacists funded to work in care homes in England

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 01:31
The plan aims to review the number of medicines taken by residents, which can be 10 or more.

A better way to care for dementia patients

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:15
Infrared technology and artificial intelligence offer a better way to take care of dementia patients. It can scan their vital signs 24 hours a day.

How I saw Stephen Hawking's death as a disabled person

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:05
Why one disabled BBC journalist has found the reporting of Stephen Hawking's death troubling.

NHS accused of fuelling rise in opioid addiction

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 17:15
GPs prescribed nearly 24 million potentially addictive painkillers, equivalent to 2,700 an hour.

Bad blood: The rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 15:59
How a woman came up with an idea that could have revolutionised blood testing - if it had worked.

Disabled girl's Hoddesdon home adapted by volunteers

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 14:29
A toddler who was born with a hole in her heart has had her home revamped by builders.

Platypus milk: How it could combat superbugs

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:20
The weird semi-aquatic creature's milk could lead to the creation of a new type of antibiotic.

MPs warn of 'poisonous air' emergency costing £20bn a year

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 09:02
Petrol and diesel cars must be phased out earlier than the 2040 target, Commons committees say.

'I take 'smart drugs' despite risks'

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 06:16
Leora is a student who takes a 'smart drug' to help her cope with the pressures of university.

'I was suicidal and the NHS didn’t know what to do'

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 03:07
At the age of 17 Sherry Denness tried to kill herself nine times in 10 days, and only then got the help she needed.

Hawking: Did he change views on disability?

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 14:57
"I think he's done more than anyone else," says a former student.

PMQs: Corbyn asks May about Hawking on health funding

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 14:42
Jeremy Corbyn quotes the late Prof Hawkins when he asks about finances and staff numbers in the NHS.

Thousands more women with heavy periods to be offered test

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 14:07
A hysteroscopy examines the inside of the womb and improves diagnosis, health officials say.

Obituary: Stephen Hawking

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 09:19
Despite a crippling illness, Stephen Hawking became one of the most respected scientists of his age.

Professor Stephen Hawking's greatest wish

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 05:48
The physicist, who has died aged 76, had motor neurone disease.

Skiing helps me take on the outside world

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 01:47
George and his mum Gina explain how skiing helps him cope with his autism.

First steps taken for vaccine pills

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 01:14
Researchers hope it could pave the way for needle-free inoculations for lots of different diseases.