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Nurse had menopause symptoms twice before turning 40

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 02:36
Cardiac nurse Nicky Williams says she wants to break the taboo over the menopause.

Cancer care: England still lagging behind the best

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 01:17
Experts say 10,000 lives a year could be saved if England was as good as the best-performing nations on cancer.

Fentanyl in cocaine: The deadly truth of new drugs cocktail

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 21:59
A surge in cocaine deaths is being blamed on fentanyl, a synthetic opioid far stronger than morphine.

Safety concerns raised over breast implants

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 17:00
Some makers of textured implants did not carry out adequate tests, an investigation finds.

Transplant patient develops cancer from donated kidney

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 15:42
Pauline Hunt, from Ayrshire, feels she is "fighting someone else's cancer" after receiving a "death sentence".

Urgent neurology referrals take 68 weeks

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 13:44
The wait for a routine first outpatient appointment with a neurologist is 246 weeks, trust says.

Fraud doctor Zholia Alemi: Drowned man's family voiced fears

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 13:41
Family's request for a safety assessment was refused by fake psychiatrist.

Spine therapy for children tested only on pigs and corpses

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 11:42
A therapy for children with curved spines was approved for general use after tests only on pigs and dead bodies, a Panorama investigation has revealed.

China baby gene editing claim 'dubious'

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:55
Significant doubts emerge over claims of twins altered as embryos to prevent them from contracting HIV.

Hyponatraemia Inquiry: Two more doctors investigated

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 06:18
The General Medical Council are investigating two more doctors linked to the Hyponatraemia Inquiry.

Medical device rules need 'drastic change' to protect patients

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 00:38
One of Britain's most influential surgeons says the harms of some devices are unknown.

Endometriosis: Early diagnosis 'would make huge difference'

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 00:32
Alex Roach, who waited seven years for a diagnosis, backs a pledge to improve care in Wales.

Endometriosis diagnosis: 'A relief to know I wasn't mad'

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 00:24
A woman who waited years for an endometriosis diagnosis backs a report calling for earlier help.

The people shedding the fat through surgery

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 00:01
Alison is a self-confessed food addict who is considering drastic action to reduce her size.

The therapy tested on pigs and corpses

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 17:01
Surgeons say they are "very surprised" how little evidence was needed to get spinal rods approved.

Patients given unsafe medical implants

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 17:00
A Panorama investigation reveals how lax medical device regulation is failing patients.

The friends who giggled their way to an incontinence business

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 00:21
Friends Judith and Anne turned insecurity after surgery into an environmentally friendly business.

Mental health crisis patients face postcode lottery

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 10:52
A woman who killed herself hours after leaving hospital shows emergency mental health care must improve.

Mental health: How body image pressure for boys has led to rise in hospital cases

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 10:23
Hayley looks into how body image pressure has led to a rise in the number of boys being treated in hospital for eating disorders.

Tube 'junk food' advert ban announced by London mayor

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 07:00
Adverts for fatty, sugary foods will vanish from London's transport network next year, City Hall says.