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Vaginal mesh ban 'a retrograde step', surgeons say

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 18:05
Many women benefit from the use of vaginal mesh and they should have a choice, surgeons say.

Mum campaigns for disabled toilets with selfies on the loo

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:13
A mum is taking photos of herself on the loo to campaign for disabled toilet facilities.

'Pimp My Zimmer' reduces falls

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:00
Care home residents in Wales have been decorating their Zimmer frames to make them more identifiable.

NI town 'has UK's fastest runners'

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:39
Fitness app Strava analysed 24.7m runs and 31m bike rides logged across the UK this year.

Mental health: Jeremy Hunt says the NHS needs to 'be better' at dealing with crisis patients

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:58
The health secretary says the NHS needs to be better at dealing with mental health crisis cases.

Top five celeb diets to avoid in 2018, according to dieticians

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:13
The British Dietetic Association says: "If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is".

Dying mother starts petition to lower age of breast screening

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 08:59
A mother dying from breast cancer has set up a campaign to expand a screening programme.

'£1 saved my life and found me love'

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 01:40
Two young stroke survivors meet by chance and fall in love.

Anorexic student Averil Hart 'let down' by NHS

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:36
University student Averil Hart's family said she starved herself to death in 10 weeks.

Call for lung health screening in top football clubs

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:04
Three in 10 elite footballers may be affected by exercise-induced asthma, a study has found.

Anorexic student Averil Hart 'failed by every NHS body'

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:01
University student Averil Hart's family say she starved herself to death in 10 weeks.

£72,500 social care cap to be scrapped, MPs told

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:16
Labour accuses the government of "a waste of taxpayers' money" over plans to consult on a cap.

Ian Paterson: Independent inquiry into breast surgeon

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:28
Disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson carried out hundreds of botched operations on his patients.

A mother's loneliness

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 06:49
When Lauren Thomas, 19, became a mother, she found the experience incredibly lonely.

'Stark' increase in overweight youngsters

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 01:13
The highest rise in carrying excess weight occurs between the ages of seven and 11, new data suggests.

Long A&E waits: 3m a year wait over four hours

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 01:11
Nurses and doctors fear patients are being put at risk after numbers waiting over four hours rise by 120%.

'Like hot knives' inside

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 19:28
Jaimee Rae McCormack says her symptoms prompted diagnoses from hypochondria to food poisoning.

Babies' brains damaged by pollution, Unicef says

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:01
Toxic air is putting the brain development of millions of infants under one at risk, Unicef says.

Postnatal PTSD often misdiagnosed, warns expert

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:48
Few cases of postnatal PTSD are referred and treated in Wales, an expert says.

Warning over eating raw dough due to E. coli risk in flour

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:09
US food chiefs have updated guidelines after investigating an E. coli outbreak that was caused by flour.