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Drug gets body cells to 'eat and destroy' cancer

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 03:16
Studies show it works in mice, helping to gobble up large, aggressive breast and skin tumours.

Blood scandal inquiry 'will find any cover-up'

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 18:10
"A very large amount of evidence" will be trawled to uncover how so many patient lives were lost or harmed.

NHS data breach affects 150,000 patients in England

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 17:23
A coding error is blamed for information being used for purposes other than individuals' care.

'Dead' woman found alive in South Africa morgue fridge

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:50
The woman, who is now recovering in hospital, had been declared dead following a road accident.

Should Love Island surgery ads be banned?

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:12
The head of NHS England is concerned cosmetic surgery adverts in Love Island put pressure on viewers.

Teenager left brain damaged after tonsil operation awarded millions

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 13:58
The High Court heard he was left disabled after being starved of oxygen following surgery.

The dangers of smoke inhalation

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:26
As moorland fires continue to burn, what's the best way to stay safe and protect yourself?

Mental health: 'If I wasn't sectioned I'd be dead'

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 07:08
One woman tells how being sectioned under the Mental Health Act saved her life.

Transgender children: Buying time by delaying puberty

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 00:41
One of the children we've been following for four years begins treatment to delay the onset of puberty.

Artificial ovary fertility treatment developed by scientists

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 23:55
The treatment is aimed at women who are at risk of becoming infertile, such as those who receive chemotherapy.

NHS 70: Aneurin Bevan Day celebrations in Tredegar

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 19:31
Hundreds parade in hometown of Aneurin Bevan to mark 70 years since he founded the NHS.

NHS planning 'extensively' for no-deal Brexit

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 11:20
The boss of NHS England says ensuring medical supplies continue is "right at the top of the list".

Could psychedelics transform mental health?

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 00:44
Could a drug made from magic mushrooms have the potential to transform how the condition is treated?

'NHS is becoming unrecognisable' over treatment changes

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 17:38
Samantha Lilley was born with a rare genetic condition which causes skin lesions, and it worried treatment will be discontinued.

NHS England to stop 'ineffective' treatments

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 03:14
Tonsils removal and breast reductions are among 17 procedures that will be offered to fewer patients.

New NHS app 'puts patients in control of their own healthcare'

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 22:12
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt unveils a new NHS app which "puts patients in control".

Gosport hospital deaths: Nurses were 'making patients comfortable'

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 17:37
More than 450 patients died after being prescribed painkillers at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

Women allowed to take abortion pill at home in Wales

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 09:40
Supporters say it will stop women facing traumatic journeys back from clinics after taking termination tablets.

Dream comes true for boy going blind

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 07:31
Fred, 8, wanted to meet his hero Mickey Mouse before losing his sight to a degenerative eye condition.

'MDMA gave me anxiety, depression and panic attacks'

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 03:12
A student's mental health deteriorated after regularly using MDMA pills.