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Foreign patient charge 'tears apart families'

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 03:11
Call for fee to be scrapped for nurses as union highlight plight of Kenyan woman who sent children back to Africa.

Minister wants accountability on cervical cancer scandal

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09
It has emerged that at least 208 women diagnosed with cancer should have received earlier intervention.

Beth Shipsey: Family to challenge suicide conclusion

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:32
Bethany Shipsey's parents want a judicial review, claiming she did not intend to take her own life.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan plans TfL 'junk food' advert ban

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 08:31
Sadiq Khan says the ban can tackle the "ticking time bomb" of child obesity.

Alzheimer's: How much should you reveal?

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 02:02
Should you tell others when a loved one is diagnosed with the condition?

Check the key targets in your area

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 17:46
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.

How to spot if someone has Alzheimer’s

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 15:38
What are the symptoms of dementia to look out for in a relative?

Cancer delays 'leave patients at risk'

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 13:25
UK struggling to hit cancer targets as number of cancelled operations hit record high in England.

App technology allows medics to view 999 patients

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:18
The emergency services can assess how seriously ill a person is before setting off to the scene.

Man rebuilds life and becomes dad after stroke, aged 28

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:16
Dan Mole and his fiancee said they "struggled" with a lack of support for younger stroke patients.

Daily Mile 'significantly improves health'

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:02
An initiative to get pupils to walk or run a mile every day leads to a major boost to their health, study finds.

Long hospital waits can be 'devastating' - watchdog

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:59
Patients watchdogs report issues ranging from stress to extreme pain because of long waits for treatment.

The boy who could save your life

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:07
Max Johnson waited seven months for a heart transplant. Now he could change the law.

EastEnders star Barbara Windsor diagnosed with Alzheimer's

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 07:04
The actress's symptoms of memory loss and confusion have grown worse recently, her husband says.

Why is there stigma around male baldness?

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 02:39
Scientists say an existing drug could one day treat baldness, but why do men try to "cure" themselves of it?

FGM: Dorset survivor says it shouldn’t be a taboo

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 00:26
Salimata was subjected to FGM in Senegal when she was five years old.

Cinema fizzy drinks contain 'concerning' bacteria levels

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:10
A BBC Watchdog investigation tested hygiene standards at Odeon, Vue and Cineworld chains.

David Goodall: 'I no longer want to continue life'

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 18:46
The Australian scientist, 104, sets out his reasons for travelling to Switzerland to voluntarily end his life.

Visa clampdown 'hits cancer patients'

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 17:05
Cancer patients are being put at risk by tougher rules on immigration, say specialist doctors.

Care homes firm Sunrise to refund 'up-front fees' to residents

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:25
Sunrise Senior Living will pay more than £2m after the competition watchdog intervened