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‘I got a new heart - now my brother needs one’

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 00:01
Children can wait twice as long as adults for heart transplants because of a shortage of donors.

Why are BAME girls less likely to get the HPV jab?

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 00:00
The vaccine stops infection with the Human Papilloma Virus, which causes over 99% of cervical cancers

Toy wheelchairs 'boost self-esteem'

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 08:41
The organisation which made the model believes more toys should reflect children with disabilities.

Sight loss: 'I had to teach my daughter to move'

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 06:35
Babies learn so much about the world around them by watching others, but what if they can't see us?

NHS patients in England to be offered free tampons

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 06:33
The move will let patients focus on recovering, and help avoid any embarrassment, say health bosses.

Scleroderma activist Farah Khaleck: 'I used to be scared looking in the mirror'

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 00:12
Farah Khaleck has a rare and incurable condition which causes the hardening and tightening of her skin.

Why Chinese mothers turned away from C-sections

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 23:30
China is the only country to have reduced the rate of increase in Caesareans, bucking a global trend.

Public health 'improving under councils despite cuts'

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 05:43
Teenage pregnancies, smoking rates, and sexually transmitted infection have all decreased, councils say

Canada appeals court orders tobacco firms to pay billions in damages

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 23:20
A Quebec appellate court has upheld a 2015 decision that ordered the firms to pay over C$15bn.

Vaccination deniers gaining traction, NHS boss warns

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 17:23
The NHS is considering what it can do to stop anti-vaccination messages spreading, Simon Stevens says.

Rare cancer: Kirkcaldy mum feels daughter was let down

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 16:29
Kelly Clarkson's daughter Megan died aged two after repeatedly being diagnosed with little more than a cough.

Man with motor neurone disease dies after removing mask

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 12:00
John King spoke a week before his death to raise awareness of the effects of motor neurone disease.

Rebecca Henderson: Rucksack heart woman dies after transplant

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:38
Rebecca Henderson, who had an artificial heart, suffered complications after an operation last week.

PTSD: The Hampshire garage helping forces veterans

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:25
The garage that runs an apprenticeship scheme for forces veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

TV chef Tom Kerridge's five tips for a healthier lifestyle

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 00:49
The Michelin-starred chef lost nearly 12 stone after he decided he needed to turn his life around.

Quick pregnancy safe after stillbirth, study finds

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 23:58
There is no evidence to wait for a year before getting pregnant again, Lancet research suggests.

Shropshire baby deaths: Families could pull out of inquiry

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 19:11
Some parents object to the involvement of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Weekend lie-ins 'do not make up for sleep deprivation'

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 16:09
Getting extra rest at the weekend does not make up for being sleep-deprived in the week, a study suggests.

Being a couch potato 'bad for the memory of over-50s'

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 14:28
More than three and a half hours a day of TV could hasten memory decline, a study suggests.

Walsall siblings' stomachs removed over cancer risk

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 10:08
The early deaths of the siblings' mother and sister prompted them to be tested for a cancer gene.