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Living with a child with Down's syndrome

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:09
Kate and Mark Harris explain the adventure of raising their son James, who has Down's syndrome.

Should primary pupils get mental health counselling?

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 04:46
A study suggests mental health counselling for primary pupils who need it could have economic benefits.

Leaky roofs, pest control 'risking NHS patient safety' - Labour

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 00:55
The Labour Party says some individual trusts are facing huge bills for maintenance work.

Migrant rules 'leaving NHS short of doctors'

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 00:50
Health bosses warning patients are facing delays and rotas going unfilled because of cap on non-EU workers.

Bra tattoo changed woman's life after breast cancer

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 00:10
A 69-year-old breast cancer survivor gets her confidence back after having a bra tattoo.

'We are at the beginning of a revolution in healthcare'

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 00:08
Low-cost genetic testing coupled with health data analysis is promising to transform medicine.

Sugar tax revolt: Meet the Ribena stockpilers

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 00:05
Some people hate the new Ribena so much, they've started to stockpile the last "classic" bottles.

Alfie Evans: Parents and doctors to discuss sending toddler home

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 16:03
Terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans has been at the centre of a legal wrangle over his care.

Blood scandal victims need more cash, says Haemophilia Wales

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 11:25
"These are not scroungers, they are victims of a scandal," says one victim's husband.

Fake cancer causes belief 'rife', research suggests

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 09:24
Drinking from plastic bottles, food additives and microwave ovens are just some that people believe.

Can we trust BMI to measure obesity?

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 01:11
Our fat calculator has thrown up a range of questions from people on body mass index.

Primary school mental health counselling may help economy, study says

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 00:42
Research estimates that every £1 spent on one-to-one counselling could earn a societal return of £6.20.

'Six-fold benefit' from primary school mental health counselling

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 00:41
Investing in mental health help for primary school children will boost the future economy, a study says

African female bikers raising health awareness in Nigeria

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 00:41
Taking women's health awareness across Nigeria, on a motorbike.

Dementia risk linked to some medicines

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 00:41
Up to two million people in England take anticholinergics, for depression and Parkinson's disease.

'Don't panic' over medicines' link to dementia, says expert

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 00:40
Patients are being warned not to stop taking prescribed drugs but to consult their doctor.

NHS needs '£50bn extra by 2030'

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 00:40
Top surgeon and ex-minister makes prediction as government considers long-term funding plan.

Thousands of pre-NHS healthcare photographs discovered

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 00:11
The images, which were taken before the NHS was founded in 1948, are discovered in an archive.

HPV: Would you know if you had the virus?

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 00:11
What is the human papillomavirus and how do you know if you have it?

Dumfries Infirmary renal cancer diagnosis delay apology ordered

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 00:01
A complaint is upheld about the time it took to provide a man with treatment at Dumfries Infirmary.