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How fast is the ambulance service where you live?

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 00:20
People in rural areas wait over 50% longer for a 999 response to life-threatening injuries.

What do the people of the world die from?

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 00:14
It will happen to all of us, but how and when we die speaks volumes about who we are and where we live.

Cancer crowdfunding 'couldn't save my daughter'

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 00:03
Gemma Nuttall's family raised thousands, supported by actress Kate Winslet. But there was no happy ending.

Spinal muscular atrophy: Families plead for drug to slow disease

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 00:03
Parents with children with a muscle wasting disease are calling for Spinraza to be offered on the NHS.

Ethan Lindenberger: Teen with anti-vax mum speaks to Congress

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 22:55
Ethan Lindenberger hit the headlines after defying his mum and getting himself vaccinated.

Brexit 'likely to cause cancer test delays'

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 21:52
Radiologists warn doctors to prepare for possible drug delays as a result of a no-deal Brexit.

Gamers suggest ways to combat addiction

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 17:38
Gamers give accounts of their addictions as MPs investigate the issue of online addiction.

Raw-meat dog food 'risk to owners'

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 13:40
It can harbour nasty bugs that pose an infection risk, warn vets.

Smear test top tips: How to make cervical screening more comfortable

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 13:09
The smear test, or cervical screening, can make some women nervous. Here's how to make it stress free.

UK patient 'free' of HIV after stem cell treatment

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:24
The patient has shown no sign of the virus for nearly 19 months since having the treatment.

Brain clue to 'broken heart' syndrome

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 02:33
Your heart can be damaged after a sad event and it may be your brain's doing, experts believe.

20,000 more care workers needed in Wales by 2030

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 00:53
A campaign tackles recruitment demands in social care in Wales with the elderly population set to soar.

Is it time for 'smear test' to be rebranded?

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 00:09
A new government ad campaign avoids the term in favour of "cervical screening". Will it help boost rates?

Children give out fake parking tickets to polluting parents

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 00:00
Pupils in Greater Manchester give tickets to anyone on yellow lines, or with their engines on, to tackle air pollution.

Shropshire baby deaths: Panel pulled over family concerns

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 15:25
A scrutiny panel is pulled from the Shrewsbury and Telford inquiry after families raise concerns.

Burns survivor Catrin Pugh is face of Avon beauty campaign

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 11:22
Catrin Pugh was given a one in 1,000 chance of survival after the crash in France when she was 19.

Amazon withdraws painted children's drinking tumblers

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 09:14
The glasses feature Disney characters but contain a toxic metal associated with known health risks.

Period poverty: Socks 'being used as sanitary towels'

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 08:04
Methods to tackle so-called period poverty are "insufficient", the National Union of Students says.

Unlicensed STI drugs sold online

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 00:02
The BBC finds a rogue salesman peddling antibiotics at the wrong dose.

Unlicensed STI drugs sold illegally

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 00:02
Illegal antibiotics are being sold to people too embarrassed to visit a sexual health clinic.