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Margaret Thatcher: PM sent alternative medicines by Cartland

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 01:50
Romance novelist Barbara Cartland sent her alternative medicine, newly released files reveal.

Nutrient supplement 'boosts growth of breastfed premature babies'

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 01:39
Eight weeks of extra proteins and minerals led to better growth in breastfed babies, a study found.

'Benefit changes adding to mental health problems'

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:38
Universal credit, job worries and homelessness are increasing demand on mental health services, say NHS bosses.

Nut allergy woman returns to Essex home after five years

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 01:01
Amy May Shead suffered a severe allergic reaction after being served a nut on a holiday to Budapest.

High blood pressure drugs to be offered to thousands more

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 00:44
Guidelines propose offering drugs to reduce heart attacks and strokes in England and Wales.

Breaking India's menstruation taboos with a comic book

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 00:06
Aditi Gupta created a comic book to help girls in India better understand their periods.

Measles: Greater Manchester reports recent spike in confirmed cases

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 17:58
Doctors urge people to vaccinate themselves and their children against measles after a rise in cases.

Cochlear implants to benefit more people with hearing loss

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:25
More people in England and Wales with severe hearing loss will be eligible for the devices.

The patch unplugging premature babies

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 06:55
A team at Northwestern University developed a wireless patch that monitors the vitals of premature babies.

Satisfaction with NHS 'hits 11-year low'

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 03:04
The public is concerned about lack of staffing and waiting times, according to a long-running survey.

HRT: Women told not to be alarmed by Alzheimer's study

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 02:58
The risk is very low and drugs to treat menopause symptoms are safe and effective, doctors say.

Ebola in the DR Congo warzone

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:01
Violent attacks are making treating the worst Ebola outbreak in the history of DR Congo even harder.

'Dads who lose a child are overlooked'

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:00
Lee started an online group for “overlooked” grieving dads after his son was stillborn.

Esketamine: US regulator approves nasal spray to treat depression

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 18:00
Esketamine nasal spray can reportedly work within 24 hours, but critics say more tests are needed.

'Not enough ambulances to cover rural areas'

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 17:02
Specialist paramedics are trying to free up ambulance crews as they struggle to cover huge areas in Lincolnshire.

Transgender teen care 'needs urgent regulation'

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 12:43
Young transgender people are being let down by the "terrible" quality of evidence underpinning their treatment, a leading researcher warns.

Type-2 diabetes: 'Weight loss arrests disease for years'

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 11:46
Type-2 diabetes can sometimes be reversed by a low-calorie diet and losing weight, a study confirms.

Aston University develops E.coli-killing glass

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 11:00
Researchers said the method is similar to medieval stained glass-making.

Early menopause: I'm going through it at 15 and won't have kids

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 05:28
Two years ago, Annabelle's periods stopped. This is how she copes with early menopause.

Face blindness: 'I can't recognise my loved-ones'

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 00:23
Boo James has a condition called face blindness - now scientists are trying to find out more about it.