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The promising leukaemia trial treatment

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 17:14
Simon Cox reports on developments in the treatment of the most common form of leukaemia.

Fentanyl: The synthetic opioid being bought on darknet

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 16:53
The painkiller that's being taken to get a high, and has killed 112 people in the UK since 2016.

Theresa May's Wales-England A&E comparison 'not valid'

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 16:44
A watchdog backs Carwyn Jones' criticism of the PM's use of health data for England and Wales.

President Trump: NHS 'going broke and not working'

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 14:56
The UK health secretary hits back saying "all get care no matter the size of their bank balance".

Undetected high blood pressure found in new mums

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:08
Study advises women with severe pre-eclampsia to monitor their blood pressure for a year post birth.

Manchester hospitals cancel operations due to mains leak

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 08:58
Four of Manchester's main hospitals are forced to scrap operations hours in advance.

NHS 'should be funded by new tax'

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 01:32
A panel of health experts suggests replacing the National Insurance levy with a ring-fenced tax.

Teenage antidepressants 'doing more harm than good'

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 00:32
Prof David Healy questions why children are being given antidepressants when results are so poor.

Illegal teeth whitening caused 'excruciating pain'

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 00:26
One beautician was secretly filmed by BBC London using illegal levels of hydrogen peroxide.

Who, or what, defines you as a woman?

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 03:29
Why some feminists and trans activists are clashing over the way people legally change gender.

Death defying

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 02:41
We often expect the worst, but there are some reasons to be cheerful.

Teen who self-harmed finds boxing refuge

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 00:26
Kirsty, 16, has tried to take her own life but says she has found an escape at a boxing gym.

Disabled comedian faces 'aggressive' abuse over her size

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 00:25
Tanyalee Davis is 3ft 6in (109cm) tall because of a bone disorder and is taunted in the street.

Rally in London calls for action on NHS 'crisis'

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 17:38
Thousands take part in a march calling for more government support for the NHS.

Philippines gripped by dengue vaccine fears

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 15:02
Fears over a dengue vaccine lead to a big drop in immunisation rates for preventable diseases.