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Migration officials' access to NHS records 'to be tightened'

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:00
The expected concession comes after pressure from MPs worried about patient confidentiality.

HPV jab safe and effective, study finds

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 03:03
Trials show the vaccine is low risk and protects girls and young women against a virus linked to cervical cancer.

Mental health plans 'failing a generation', say MPs

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 02:55
Government's child mental health plan leaves hundreds of thousands without proper care, says report.

Boy wakes up just before his life support was to end

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 21:32
A 13-year-old boy regains consciousness just after his parents signed paperwork to donate his organs.

Potential new cure found for baldness

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 19:36
The lead researcher says the discovery could "make a real difference to people".

Campaigner Rory McGuire highlights abuse he faced over birthmark

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 19:25
A young man who was bullied over his appearance is using his ordeal to help others.

Ditch cranberry juice for urine infections

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 18:04
There is no overwhelming evidence that it will help, says the health body NICE in new draft guidelines.

'Big hugs' note left for 'fantastic' ambulance service

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 16:54
Paramedics in Staffordshire returned to their vehicle to find a note saying they do a "fantastic job".

NHS: How much does it spend on the private sector?

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 16:41
NHS spending on the private sector was just over £9bn last year.

Chronic fatigue syndrome treatment 'should be withdrawn'

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 05:30
A leading expert on the illness says some people are being harmed by graded exercise therapy (GET).

'Not just for naughty boys': The rise in adult ADHD pills

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:46
More than 1.6 million prescriptions for ADHD medication were dispensed last year - double 10 years ago.

Improved mental health care funding for new mums

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:36
New and expectant mums are to benefit from improved access to mental health services in England.

Alabama 'miracle' boy wakes before doctors pull plug

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 19:44
A 13-year-old with brain trauma regains consciousness as doctors were about to end his life support.

Woman with Down's contributes to Alzheimer's research

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 09:06
Amy is part of a Cambridge University study to find a treatment for Alzheimer's.

UK parks boost quality of life by £34bn

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 07:55
It is also estimated green spaces save the NHS about £111m a year in prevented GP visits.

Can you make a community healthier?

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 00:37
Life expectancy in Fleetwood, Lancashire, is among the worst in the UK, with diseases linked to diet and drugs claiming lives.

Demi Lovato lyrics help woman overcome depression

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 04:35
Abbie Foster overcame suicidal thoughts and now helps others after being inspired by singer Demi Lovato.

Junior doctors' job offers withdrawn after computer blunder

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 03:40
Human error is blamed as up to 1,500 junior doctors have their job offers rescinded.

Can the science of autophagy boost your health?

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 00:40
Autophagy is being hailed as the new way to lose weight, look younger and extend your life.

Is sex addiction a real condition?

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 00:33
Relationship charity Relate is calling for help to be made available on the NHS.