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Thyroid drug to remain available on the NHS

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:17
The decision on liothyronine was part of a wider prescribing review by NHS England.

Heart surgery: Leicester and London hospitals can continue services

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:17
Two hospitals in Leicester and London are now being allowed to continue to provide complex heart surgery.

Care homes: Self-funders 'pay £1bn of unfair charges and fees'

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:23
Charges after death and over-the-top upfront fees for self-funders highlighted by the markets watchdog.

Mum's sign to help people understand her autistic son

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:12
Lisa has put a sign outside asking neighbours not to phone the police if Ryan has a 'meltdown'.

Detox clinics putting patients at risk in England, regulator finds

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 08:54
The regulator has found many residential rehab clinics are not providing safe or good quality care.

Kellogg's to cut sugar in kids' cereals by up to 40%

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 06:30
The cereals giant also plans to axe Ricicles and end on-pack promotions aimed at children on Frosties.

Early baldness higher heart disease risk factor than obesity, says study

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 03:38
A study shows more men with heart disease were prematurely bald or grey than had other characteristics.

Migraine therapy that cut attacks hailed as 'huge deal'

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 02:14
Half the people on one study halved the number of migraines they had each month.

My shock at discovering I was a donor child

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 02:02
One man says the revelation split his family, while a woman says she is now closer to her mother because of it.

World Hacks: The secret HIV protection for women with cheating husbands

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 01:47
Could this vaginal ring help protect women from HIV in communities where men refuse to use condoms?

Chris Packham wants better education for children with autism

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 01:06
The TV presenter and author says families want a better education for their autistic children.

Quick-fix slimming pills 'potentially dangerous', says medicines body

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 23:51
Buying pills online is not safe and they can cause serious health problems, experts say.

PMQs: Thornberry and Green on NHS and Brexit funding

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:09
The government finds £350m to fund NHS services through winter in the Budget, but 11 times that amount for Brexit, says Emily Thornberry.

NI nursing shortage is 'worrying picture' - RQIA chief

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:43
The health regulator formally notifies the health department there is a serious nursing shortage.

'Serious concerns' voiced over stillbirth documentary filming

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:08
"Serious concerns" are raised over the filming of a TV documentary about stillbirths at a hospital.

Tenovus to build 'world's biggest' mobile chemotherapy unit

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 08:45
Cancer charity Tenovus has received funding to build a mobile unit that will travel to treat patients.

Minimum alcohol price 'could hit drinkers on low incomes'

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 06:06
Minimum alcohol pricing is "unprecedented" and "impossible to predict", warns a free market think-tank.

Medicinal cannabis: Health Minister signs licence for Ava Barry

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 17:37
Simon Harris has signs a licence for a seven-year old from County Cork to access medicinal cannabis.

Teenage brains 'not wired for high stakes'

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:47
Developing brain circuits shape how adolescents approach their goals, say US psychologists.

Viagra can be sold over the counter

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:44
Men will no longer require a GP's prescription to obtain the impotence drug, regulators have decided.