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NHS future: Why genome mapping could be good news

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 18:54
Why genome mapping could make the case for saving the NHS.

NHS at 70: The man who joined the NHS in its first month

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 18:20
Dr Harold Ellis started as a doctor in June 1948 - the same month the health service was created.

Decision on medical cannabis within weeks

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 17:47
A government review of the law on using cannabis-based drugs for medical purposes gets under way.

Illegal levels of air pollution linked to child's death

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 17:00
Air pollution is linked to the asthma death of a nine-year-old girl who lived near to a busy London road.

Countess of Chester Hospital: Woman held in baby deaths probe

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 13:03
A "healthcare professional" is being held over the deaths of eight babies at a Cheshire hospital.

Jeremy Hunt answers young people's questions on mental health

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 12:25
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt responds to young people's mental health care for adolescents' experiences.

New generation of deodorants 'on the way'

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 10:25
Scientists say they have found a new target for tackling body odour.

'Scarlett's story had to be told' says mum who sued Trust

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 06:54
Two-year-old Scarlett O'Neill died months after liver surgery at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

Drug gets body cells to 'eat and destroy' cancer

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 03:16
Studies show it works in mice, helping to gobble up large, aggressive breast and skin tumours.

Blood scandal inquiry 'will find any cover-up'

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 18:10
"A very large amount of evidence" will be trawled to uncover how so many patient lives were lost or harmed.

NHS data breach affects 150,000 patients in England

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 17:23
A coding error is blamed for information being used for purposes other than individuals' care.

'Dead' woman found alive in South Africa morgue fridge

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:50
The woman, who is now recovering in hospital, had been declared dead following a road accident.

Should Love Island surgery ads be banned?

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:12
The head of NHS England is concerned cosmetic surgery adverts in Love Island put pressure on viewers.

Teenager left brain damaged after tonsil operation awarded millions

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 13:58
The High Court heard he was left disabled after being starved of oxygen following surgery.

The dangers of smoke inhalation

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:26
As moorland fires continue to burn, what's the best way to stay safe and protect yourself?

Mental health: 'If I wasn't sectioned I'd be dead'

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 07:08
One woman tells how being sectioned under the Mental Health Act saved her life.

Transgender children: Buying time by delaying puberty

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 00:41
One of the children we've been following for four years begins treatment to delay the onset of puberty.

Artificial ovary fertility treatment developed by scientists

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 23:55
The treatment is aimed at women who are at risk of becoming infertile, such as those who receive chemotherapy.

NHS 70: Aneurin Bevan Day celebrations in Tredegar

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 19:31
Hundreds parade in hometown of Aneurin Bevan to mark 70 years since he founded the NHS.

NHS planning 'extensively' for no-deal Brexit

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 11:20
The boss of NHS England says ensuring medical supplies continue is "right at the top of the list".