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Supermarkets misleading shoppers on healthy food, say nutritionists

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 00:20
Supermarkets should be more transparent on food classification, say public health experts.

'Why I was made allergic to husband's sperm'

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 00:07
Why this fertility lab worker had to be injected with her partner's white blood cells to give birth.

NHS told to ditch 'outdated' pagers

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 00:41
The health secretary wants to scrap the “archaic technology” which costs the NHS about £6.6m a year.

Flu vaccine 'working better for children'

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:48
It is 87% effective in two to 17-year-olds against the main flu strain, mid-season data suggests.

Princess Royal Maternity Hospital: Dead babies had 'extremely rare' infection

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:04
Two babies who died in a Glasgow maternity hospital had been infected with a bacterium never seen before in Scotland.

Psychiatric care saved me - Richard Coles

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:37
Pop star-turned-vicar the Reverend Richard Coles had clinical depression at the age of 17.

PTSD affects 'one in 13 by age of 18'

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 01:05
Researchers say, with many young people not receiving support, the study should be a "wake-up call".

Ambulance service 'destroyed my health'

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 00:12
An ambulance worker who won an unfair dismissal case recorded a boss talking about "pummelling" him.

Isle of Wight cerebral palsy author writes autobiography with his nose

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 00:10
Author Josh Barry spent nine years writing book while also completing two degrees.

Sepsis campaigner takes son's ashes to Buckingham Palace

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:05
Melissa Mead takes the ashes of her son William in a teddy bear to Buckingham Palace to collect an MBE.

Encephalitis: 'I told my boyfriend I thought I was a monkey'

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:36
Lucy Evans had encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain that caused her frightening delusions.

The toxic legacy of the Vietnam War

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 00:58
How millions suffered from exposure to toxic chemicals sprayed by US forces during the Vietnam war

Nephew, 5, inspires hairdresser's Spargoland 'sensory' salon

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 08:08
A hairdresser says his five-year-old nephew, who has cerebral palsy, inspired his specialist salon.

Asthma: Young people in the UK 'more likely to die'

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 00:00
The UK lags behind other wealthy nations across a number of health indicators, a report finds.

Shark DNA could help cure cancer and age-related illnesses in humans

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 11:25
A new study maps the DNA of sharks and experts believe their genes could help cure human diseases.

Sepsis: New rapid test 'could save thousands of lives'

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 04:22
Researchers have developed a test that can detect the condition in minutes - instead of up to 72 hours.

Meet the women helping fill Russia's rural healthcare gap

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 00:30
After the closure of thousands of clinics in rural Russia, one region has taken matters into its own hands.

What is it like to suffer a stroke at 25?

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 01:01
Emily Cane's dance career was cut short and now she has communication difficulties.

Anorexia recovery: 'I know the darkest of the darkest'

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 00:23
Lara Rebecca, 18, says she knows the "darkest of the darkest" after recovering from her eating disorder.

Brexit: Will Brits living in the EU still get healthcare?

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 00:16
A reader asks about state healthcare for UK nationals in EU countries.