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You, Me and the Big C podcast hosts vow to continue

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 11:03
Presenters of the You, Me and the Big C podcasts, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon, vow to carry on.

Disabled mother Miriam: My five-year-old son is my arms

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 00:23
Kenyan Miriam Wariwa was born without arms, so her five-year-old son Samuel helps her with her daily tasks.

Ethnic minority consultants 'paid less' than white colleagues

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 00:07
They are paid thousands of pounds less a year in basic pay than their white peers, a study suggests.

NHS chief calls for Premier League clubs to tackle gambling addiction

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 19:58
Simon Stevens described gambling addiction as one of the "new threats" facing the health service.

Breastfeeding mum forced to stand on rush hour train

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 16:22
Commuters failed to offer Kate Hitchens a seat as she struggled to feed her six-month-old son.

Families 'can't afford to follow healthy diet guidance'

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:22
Up to 3.7 million UK children live in homes that struggle to afford food outlined in healthy eating advice, a study suggests.

Calorie count on menus plan will hit small restaurants - Treasury

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 13:45
The Treasury fears the health department's proposals could harm restaurants and push prices up.

NHS 'female parts' gynaecology definition slammed

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 13:05
An NHS report referred to gynaecology as dealing with "female parts of the body used to make babies".

The #YouMeBigC team discuss their podcast and friendship

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:02
The #YouMeBigC team talk about the importance of their podcast and friendship.

Australian paramedics grant dying man's ice cream wish

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 03:59
The gesture was enjoyed "so much" by the Australian man on his final trip to hospital, relatives say.

The three-year-old who is learning to use a cane

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 01:09
Nell is registered blind, and is being helped by a charity to use a cane before she goes to nursery.

Will going vegan make you healthier?

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 00:30
The vegan diet has become popular in the UK - but does it have an impact on wellbeing?

Half of over 60s 'ignore bowel cancer screening in England'

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 00:11
People are missing out on a test that could reduce their risk of dying from the disease, a cancer charity says.

Deal for NHS to offer exciting new child cancer therapy

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 00:09
The cutting-edge treatment is expensive but could potentially cure children with advanced leukaemia.

WHO warning over global lack of exercise

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 00:04
More than a quarter of people worldwide - 1.4 billion - do too little physical exercise, the WHO says.

Doctors told to ditch Latin and use 'plain English'

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 20:39
Doctors are being told to adopt a new policy of writing letters that are easier for patients to understand.

Hair transplants: Fighting against my receding hairline

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 18:44
Paul is one of thousands of British men to travel to Turkey this year to have a hair transplant.

Suicide rate among UK men at lowest since 1981

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 11:22
Although the male rate is falling, men still account for three-quarters of suicides in the UK.

Claire Wineland: Cystic fibrosis activist dies at 21

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:32
Claire Wineland made a name for herself writing and speaking about her life with the disease.

The hospice remembering children in birdsong

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 03:17
Ty Hafan children's hospice is creating a sound installation to remember patients in an inspiring way.