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Trial set for woman accused of mistreating patients

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:57
Tracey Balantine is accused of mistreating three patients with mental health problems in County Antrim.

Diabetes nightmare: A hypoglycemic attack on air

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:30
When Alex Ritson's blood sugar dropped, he was glad his team at the BBC World Service knew what to do.

Man searching for people with his rare cancer

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:25
Kevin O'Neill is one of 15 people in the world with malignant myopericytoma - and he wants to trace the others.

Motability car loss 'left me suicidal' says disabled man

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:17
Charlie Evans became depressed after his adapted car was taken away following benefit changes.

Peppa Pig's GP visits copied by fans, says doctor

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:46
There are concerns the Pig family's inappropriate doctor calls encourage people to behave similarly.

'That's where the babies are suffering'

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:31
Are campaigners standing outside abortion centres harassing women?

Organ donation

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 07:54
What is it like to be a donor family, a recipient or to be on the waiting list for a transplant?

Baby Max spends first year in Southampton hospital

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 06:16
Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation.

Will change to organ donor rules mean more transplants?

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:01
The government is proposing a big change by moving to a system of "presumed consent" in England.

Mesh risks not passed on to doctors

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 19:25
A major medical company failed to tell doctors the full extent of some of the risks posed by mesh implants.

Londoners given GP access over weekends and evenings

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:44
An extra 75,000 appointments are available across the capital each month.

Paying mothers incentivises breastfeeding, study finds

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:02
More than 10,000 new mums were offered up to £200 in shopping vouchers as encouragement to breastfeed.

Report recommends social care packages are means-tested

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:11
It also says the social care workforce is "exploited" and should be paid the living wage.

Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:34
Scientists say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years.

How giraffes helped Poppy Campbell find her voice

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:08
An encounter with giraffes at a safari park broke months of silence from six-year-old Poppy Campbell.

Baby loss

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:10
It is hoped the exhibition will help break the silence around stillbirth and miscarriage.

Organ donation: Views sought on new approach

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 06:39
The draft policy has been designed to get families talking about donations and consent.

Global recall of Lactalis baby milk over salmonella fears

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 04:34
Britain and China are among the countries affected by the recall of baby milk formula products.

Lord Kerslake resigns as King's College Hospital Trust chair

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 23:46
The House of Lord peer says the government is unrealistic about the challenges facing the NHS.

Teachers call for ban on energy drinks in schools

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 08:02
A teaching union compares energy drinks to “legal highs” and says pupils are consuming them in “excessive quantities.”