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Women missing from breast implant register

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 01:13
NHS Digital says all cases should be logged by clinics to help them keep tabs on any safety issues.


Wed, 03/14/2018 - 00:03
How Mexican entrepreneur Ixchel Anaya launched a reusable nappies business that exports around the globe.

Philip Hammond hints at 'headroom' for more NHS spending

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 21:05
The chancellor gives the clearest indication yet he is prepared to find more cash for the health service.

So terrified of eating I stopped growing at 11

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 13:35
Allergies made a young dancer afraid of food and she was the size of a six-year-old at the age of 11.

NHS homeopathy ending in London

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 01:57
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine will stop NHS homeopathy in April.

Chinese takeaway can bust your salt allowance

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 01:56
Some takeaway dishes have half an adult's recommended daily allowance in just one dish, an analysis finds.

Meet Wales' first profoundly deaf midwife

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 01:26
At 14 Sian Preddy was told she was profoundly deaf but she has not let it get in the way of her job.

Alcohol price law 'important tool' in tackling drinking

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 01:01
Wales' health secretary urges assembly members to back the bill ahead of a Senedd debate.

The country where more than 70% of people are obese

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 00:20
Qatar is taking drastic action to help people lose weight and fight diabetes.

Australia fights drug addiction with plane flying lessons

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 00:19
A moment of fear in the air is part of a rehab programme in Australia.

Sugar tax: The Norwegians travelling to Sweden for sweets

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 22:59
Here's why some Norwegians are making a day trip to Sweden to get their sugar fix.

A boy’s creative response to his mother’s illness

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 20:47
When Noah's mother was diagnosed with cancer, he came up with an idea to express his grief. Now his idea is being made into a book.

Mesh surgeon removed ovaries without prior consent

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 18:03
Tony Dixon is currently under investigation by North Bristol NHS Trust and the General Medical Council.

Girls' guide to what a 'normal' vulva looks like

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:27
The online reference tool, designed by health experts, aims to stem the cosmetic surgery "designer vagina" trend.

Why is spitting so bad?

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:14
Why are people so upset at the video of football pundit Jamie Carragher spitting?

Crossing the border for a sugar fix

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:51
Norway has led the way in introducing a sugar tax - but not everybody in the country is a fan.

Why two sisters are both having double mastectomies

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 08:01
A faulty gene means two sisters are at a higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Concerns over Coventry brain surgeon's operations

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 04:36
Two patients operated on by consultant neurosurgeon Hussien El-Maghraby went on to die.

Muscle loss in old age linked to fewer nerve signals

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 01:25
Research finds that nerves controlling the legs decrease by around 30% by the age of 75.

Genes have a role in empathy, study says

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 01:24
Scientists say empathy is not just something we learn - it is also affected by our genes.