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Middle-aged should have 'drink-free' days, say campaigners

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 00:28
The campaign comes as drinkers say cutting back on alcohol is harder than eating healthily or exercising.

Dementia patients 'come alive' in singing classes

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 00:38
Pauline Goodger was amazed when mum Alma, 90, "sang from memory" at the sessions in Nottingham.

Kidney donor explains decision to give to a stranger

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 00:11
The number of people becoming altruistic kidney donors is declining.

Testing out natural aphrodisiacs in Ghana

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 09:44
Natural aphrodisiacs for sale in Ghana - but what's in them?

Sepsis survivor calls for 'life-saving' machines for Wales

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 00:18
Tom Boyce was put on a specialist lung machine, unavailable in Wales, after his organs failed.

Lung transplant waiting list rise prompts donation plea

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 00:15
Ageing donors and the challenge of matching organs mean lungs are in short supply.

Inquiry after 54 deaths at Russells Hall Hospital's A&E

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 11:54
Inspectors raised concerns after examining Russells Hall Hospital's death records.

Zara Tindall on miscarriages: 'It's been a horrible road'

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 11:27
Zara Tindall tells BBC Breakfast about going through two miscarriages and how hard it is for fathers.

HIV prevention drug trial boost in Wales

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 09:32
There were no new cases of HIV in more than 500 high-risk people who took part in a trial of Prep.

'I live in constant fear of my next migraine attack'

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 09:01
Two thirds of migraines sufferers live in fear of an attack occurring, a new survey reveals.

Demand for heatwave advice from NHS doubled this summer

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 00:15
Searching for advice on signs of heat exhaustion and preventing heatstroke was most popular.

Many serious surgeries cancelled on the day, study finds

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 00:14
One in seven operations were cancelled on the day of surgery in a seven-day period in 2017, a study finds.

Staff trained to make rail line ‘dementia friendly’

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 00:12
Staff on Northern Rail have been trained to recognise when people with dementia are travelling

You, me and the Big C: 'Like listening to friends'

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 19:14
Fans of the You, Me and the Big C podcast pay tribute to Rachael Bland, who died on Wednesday.

Probiotics labelled 'quite useless'

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 17:34
A study suggests "good bacteria" have little or no effect inside the body.

'Urgent action' at Shrewsbury and Telford hospital trust

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 17:02
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust already faced allegations over avoidable deaths and injuries.

Don't send vapers to use smoking shelters, MPs suggest

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:24
E-cigarette users should not have to "come face to face with the thing they are trying to give up", MPs hear.

'Bed-blocking' patient Adriano Guedes dies in hospital

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 14:45
Adriano Guedes hit the headlines for refusing to leave a Norfolk hospital for more than two years.

'Gross failure' in Kayden Urmston-Bancroft death

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 14:03
Kayden Urmston-Bancroft died of natural causes "contributed to by neglect", a coroner concludes.

Pilot areas announced for NHS app to book appointments

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:14
Patients will be able to book appointments, order prescriptions and see medical files on the app.