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'My girl's meningitis was diagnosed as ear infection'

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:37
A charity warns the NHS must be more vigilant over deadly meningitis and sepsis cases.

Crowdfunded cancer treatments - do they work?

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 08:50
Experts are concerned vulnerable patients are being exploited.

Vapers rise 'to more than three million' in Britain

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 01:00
Some still believe e-cigarettes are as harmful as smoking, a public health charity says.

High School Musical inspires UK student's US college dream

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 00:23
For six years Tilly Griffiths dreamt of studying in the US and now thanks to NHS funding she is going.

Calls for abortion clinic buffer zones rejected

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 11:24
The home secretary says protest-free areas around clinics "would not be a proportionate response".

Cancer waiting times 'at worst level ever' in England

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:51
The key 62-day target for treatment to start has not been hit since December 2015 in England.

Second patient may have drunk toilet cleaner

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 09:57
The inquest into the death of Joan Blaber, 85, who died after drinking Flash hears she may not be the first.

Rachel Day died of sepsis 10 days after diagnosis

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 08:02
Rachel Day was 29 when she contracted sepsis which ravaged her body killing her 10 days later.

Can cold water swimming treat depression?

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 01:19
One young woman stopped all her medication after taking up swimming in cold water every week.

Experts attack health watchdog ties to drink industry

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 00:46
Public Health England's decision to work with Drinkaware damages its credibility, experts say.

Busting the myths around sex virus HPV

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 00:44
It doesn't necessarily mean your partner cheated, and you can get it from safe sex.

Sex, body image, disability: Can you be hot and disabled?

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 00:18
Social media star and wheelchair user Annie Segarra started #hotpersoninawheelchair after being constantly discriminated for being disabled.

'Miracle' recovery for boy after meat skewer goes through head

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 23:09
The Missouri boy fell from a tree house and landed face first on a foot-long meat skewer.

E. coli 'caused Egypt hotel couple's deaths'

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 19:50
Egyptian authorities say E. coli caused the deaths of a British couple, a claim dismissed by their daughter as "rubbish".

Why women struggle to get coils and implants

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:33
Woman are having to wait longer and travel further to get coils and implants, doctors warn.

Cancers 'rising around the world'

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 14:29
One in five men and one in six women will get cancer in their lifetime, a global report suggests.

Women 'struggling to access contraception'

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 13:04
Doctors warn that contraceptive access is at a "crossroads", with services being cut across England.

Labour's Tom Watson 'reversed' type-2 diabetes through diet and exercise

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:24
Labour's deputy leader says he lost seven stone by cutting out sugar, fatty foods and beer.

Egg freezing in your 40s 'not sensible'

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 00:44
Regulator says providers should make it clear that the chances of success dwindle once a woman reaches 35.

Enhanced flu jab to save 'hundreds of lives'

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 00:43
It's designed to help elderly immune systems develop a stronger defence against flu.