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Patients face autism referral and assessment 'lottery'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:38
Children and adults in England can face a wait of more than two years for an autism assessment, data reveals.

Thai cave rescue boys relive 'moment of miracle'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:03
The 12 boys rescued from a flooded cave this month describe their ordeal to the world's media.

HPV jab should be given to boys, committee says

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:41
Adolescent boys as well as girls should get the vaccine, an advisory committee says.

'Starting menopause at 29 left me grieving with no help'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:05
Helen Owen said women going through a similar experience should seek specialist help.

Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams 'proudly' seeking mental health help

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 07:34
The Destiny's Child singer has previously spoken about being depressed and "suicidal".

Schools alone cannot fix childhood obesity, says Ofsted boss

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 01:14
Factors beyond the school gate make it impossible for schools to affect pupils' weight, says report

Too many babies overfed, experts fear

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 00:41
Government advisers publish new guidance - the first in more than 20 years - on healthy feeding for babies.

Sensible, family-loving teens behind pregnancy rate drop

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 00:41
This may explain the sharp fall in teen pregnancies, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service says.

Fish oil for a healthy heart 'nonsense'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 00:41
The evidence around omega-3 supplements is flimsy at best, say experts.

What Britons ate down the ages

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 00:34
Ancient Britons were eating dairy, peas, cabbage and oats, according to gunk trapped in their teeth.

Menopause: Lack of specialist care 'limits treatments'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 00:31
A woman who went through the menopause at 29 says she "missed out" on treatment options.

Scientist debunks health hoaxes with viral parody video

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:16
Jonathan Jarry's video about a fake cancer-curing moss has been viewed over nine million times.

Is heading a football bad for your health?

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 17:33
Study of retired players hopes to provide a definitive answer on the risks of repeatedly heading the ball.

Holly Greenhow: Girl with cerebral palsy gets £15m NHS payout

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 15:30
Holly Greenhow's mum says "no amount of money or apology will bring back what we should have had".

Kent and Medway NHS hernia policy 'may be rationing' surgery

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 01:18
Some hernia patients have to show they have a serious complication to get surgery, doctors say.

Parents warned over 'toxic' slime

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 00:33
Consumer group Which? is concerned the popular children's products are not being properly vetted.

Editing human embryos 'morally permissible'

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 00:33
An independent inquiry gives go-ahead to genetically altering human embryos, but advises caution.

Adenomyosis: Pain '10 times worse than childbirth'

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 00:01
Three women describe living with the intense pain and heavy periods caused by adenomyosis.

Bowel cancer screening could shed light on other conditions

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 00:00
Researchers find bowel cancer screening can indicate whether people are at risk of other problems.

Hot summer leading to 'toxic' algae

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 00:00
Blooms have flourished during the warm spell but they pose a health risk to humans and animals.