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Skin implant could help warn of cancer, scientists say

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:40
It works by detecting elevated levels of calcium in the blood linked to some cancers.

Corrie actor: 'Amazing response’ to OCD storyline

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:38
Actor Colson Smith hopes the show has done its bit to help raise awareness.

Hospitals recruit managers faster than doctors and nurses

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:09
Three quarters of NHS hospital trusts are employing more managers than they did five years ago.

Being a patient 'a full-time job'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:00
Rising numbers of people have multiple health conditions, leading to endless appointments and check-ups.

Hans Asperger 'collaborated with Nazis' in WWII

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:59
A medical journal suggests the renowned autism paediatrician was a Nazi collaborator.

Mental health patients want immediate diagnosis, says report

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:26
Research suggests patients would prefer to be told their diagnosis face-to-face.

Thalassaemia gene therapy trial shows 'encouraging' results

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:23
The treatment meant some patients stopped needing blood transfusions altogether.

Disability-led ensemble to play BBC Proms

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:19
The Resound ensemble will be the first disability-led group to play the BBC's music festival.

'My teacher saved me from suicide'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:10
Now 26, Hati Sparey-South is herself training as a teacher, determined to help today's pupils.

Marathon runner describes how the sport saved her life

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:06
Lynsey Kelly is running the London Marathon to raise money for mental health after suffering PTSD.

'Theme park therapy' helps son to come alive, says mum

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:06
Robbie has the mental age of a two-year-old and is normally quiet and withdrawn.

Keeping livers 'alive' boosts transplant success, trial finds

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:59
The alternative to ice involves pumping livers with blood, nutrients and medicines while in a machine.

Childhood dementia: Boy fronts Tube station poster campaign

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:17
George has a rare form of childhood dementia called Batten Disease.

Alfie Evans: Father begs Pope Francis to 'save our son'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:49
Tom Evans is asking the Pope to intervene in the legal battle about ending his son's life support.

Alfie Dingley's family apply for licence for medical cannabis

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:52
Alfie Dingley's family want him to use cannabis oil, which is illegal in the UK, to treat his epilepsy.

Russells Hall Hospital: Patient treated after 'inspectors intervene'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:13
Health inspectors on a visit to Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley had to intervene "as a matter of urgency".

Scotland's highest paid doctors mainly men

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:22
BBC research finds just 15 out of 100 of the highest paid senior doctors in Scotland are women.

Malaria experts fear disease's resurgence

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 23:56
For the first time in 10 years, global malaria cases are no longer falling, and experts are worried.

NHS ransomware attack response criticised

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 23:53
MPs say it is "alarming" plans to improve cyber-security after the Wannacry attack have not been agreed.

Migraine: New drug works when others fail, researchers say

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:12
The monthly injection could be approved for NHS use by next year, experts hope.