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Dementia care advice for transgender patients drawn up

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 00:16
Guidance includes dealing with patients confused between their gender preference and their birth gender.

Endometriosis: 'Don't give up on getting help'

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 01:40
One woman has finally found good care after years of struggling with the condition

What I'd say to my younger self

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 00:24
Four people from the University of Birmingham's 1000 Elders group on what they might do differently.

Tumour patient's donor plea over snow-hit blood stocks

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 10:26
Beth Cobbold, 21, from Ipswich, said she would not be alive without blood donations.

Women regret casual sex less if they take the initiative

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 01:32
A study finds women have fewer regrets about casual sex if they initiated it and the sex was good.

3D nipple tattoos - helping women after mastectomies

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 01:00
Lucy, from Bradford, uses a technique not currently in the UK to produce realistic 3D looking nipples for breast cancer survivors.

Rare identical triplets go home in Kansas City, Missouri

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 22:50
Mother Nicole decided against a Caesarean section, and all the boys are doing well.

Northampton General Hospital: Man, 85, 'died due to overcrowding'

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 16:58
"A patient died due entirely to the dangerous overcrowding of the department," a leaked email says.

Sir John Sulston human genome pioneer dies

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 15:49
The death has been announced of Sir John Sulston, a key figure in the race to decode the human genome.

Number of child and adolescent psychiatrists falling

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 13:38
The Royal College of Psychiatrists wants the government to allow more recruitment from overseas.

Talks on three-year pay deal for NHS staff 'positive'

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 05:58
Unions want a deal well above the 1% public sector pay cap imposed by ministers in recent years.

Poor rural Victorians 'had best diet'

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 02:24
The healthiest regions were often the most isolated and diets were more varied, research suggests.

'I had a hysterectomy after periods made me suicidal'

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 01:32
For years, Lucie was treated for mental health problems - in fact she had a severe form of premenstrual syndrome.

Optician who claims to treat autism struck off

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 15:54
Ian Jordan claims to be able to treat the vision of people with autism using coloured filters.

Aberdeen scientists identify 'club foot' gene

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 13:41
Research at the University of Aberdeen could eventually help children avoid unnecessary treatment.

Patients 'left in pain' by surgery delays

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:27
Surgeons say those waiting for hip and knee treatment are worst affected by decisions to put off operations.

Russian spy: What are nerve agents and what do they do?

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:01
A nerve agent was used to poison a Russian former spy and his daughter. What are they and what do they do?

Isaiah Haastrup parents announce death of 'brave baby boy'

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 09:19
The baby's parents, who fought a court battle over his treatment, say their son "fought bravely".

Health 'to start failing at 47' in parts of Blackpool and Middlesbrough

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 14:35
The gap in healthy life expectancy between the best and worst areas is more than 30 years, figures show.

Guess how many calories are in your lunch

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:55
Newsbeat went to find out if people could guess how many calories are in typical lunchtime meals.