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Dementia exercise programmes 'don't slow brain decline'

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 01:13
Gym exercise programmes for people with mild to moderate dementia "don't work", researchers say.

Dementia patients 'abandoned' by system

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 01:09
Thousands of people with the condition are ending up in hospital unnecessarily because of inadequate support, a charity says.

Patients 'could have been harmed' after Capita outsourcing

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 01:04
Support services run by Capita have been "well below" acceptable standards, a watchdog says.

Diabetes blood test 'could mean end to daily insulin jabs'

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 00:23
Doctors in Edinburgh say a simple blood test has identified previously unrecognised variations in Type 1 diabetes.

Sleep tips: Six ways to boost the chances of a good night's rest

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:50
How to maximise the chances of a good night's sleep.

Heavy-period drug can treat brain haemorrhage

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:08
Tranexamic acid can stem dangerous bleeding in the brain, trials show.

Josh Cullip: Coping with dementia at 11 years old

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:42
Josh has a rare genetic condition and is losing his memory but feels "positive" about his future.

Smart SoPhy socks send data to your physiotherapist

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 08:55
The socks have three sensors reading weight distribution, movement and orientation of the foot.

Male nurse: 'I was told to become a bricky'

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 01:38
Nine in 10 nurses are women - but the Royal College of Nursing wants that to change.

Body clock linked to mood disorders

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 01:34
Researchers say it is a warning to urban societies becoming less in tune with nature.

Rap producer Steel Banglez opens up about mental health

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 00:02
Rap producer Steel Banglez shares his struggles with depression and how he was able to overcome it.

Furness hospital baby deaths: Midwifery council criticised

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 00:01
Eleven babies and one mother died at Furness General Hospital in Barrow between 2004 and 2013.

Polycystic ovary syndrome: Scientists closer to understanding cause

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:00
A common cause of infertility may be due to a hormonal imbalance before birth, researchers say.

NHS in winter: Sharp rise in North West hospitals put on highest alert

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 18:45
Hospitals in North West England were put on the highest state of alert 32 times this winter.

Eloise Parry: Diet pills caused 'distressing death'

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 17:39
Eloise Parry died at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital after taking a slimming supplement, a court hears.

Housebound woman 'forced to crowdfund' for wheelchair

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:13
Doctors say Charlotte Walton could one day walk again so she does not qualify for an NHS wheelchair.

Dealing with a child who will not sleep through the night

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 09:34
Sleep clinics are helping parents ensure their children get a good night's rest.

'Spice epidemic in jails risk to nurses'

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 02:15
One nurse lost consciousness after inhaling fumes while attending an ill prisoner, her union says.

Nurse: 'I've been hit, head-butted and taken hostage'

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 01:13
An A&E nurse opens up about life on the front line as the profession considers asking for body cameras.

Cancer patients urged to discuss 'end of life' plans

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 00:36
A report suggests the need for cancer patients to remain positive means they are not discussing end of life care.