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MDMA strengths surge to 'potentially fatal' levels

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 03:03
Public Health Wales says the very high strengths caused "a number of hospitalisations".

Gosport hospital deaths: The numbers behind the scandal

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 01:59
Gosport hospital scandal: the patient data that laid bare the scale of the scandal

Children's mental health services need 'major ramp up'

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 01:37
NHS England's head says social media contributes to rising mental health problems among young people.

Deprived areas 'have five times more fast food outlets'

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 00:09
Local authorities should restrict planning applications for fast food outlets, Public Health England says.

Seeing the same doctor over time 'lowers death rates'

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 00:04
Continuity of care really is a matter of life and death, a review of studies suggests.

NHS at 70: Being a nurse in the 1940s versus now

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 20:14
Grace and Ethel have both worked in nursing. Grace is 20 and Ethel is 88, but what's changed?

Tobacco giant Imperial Brands invests in medical cannabis

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 14:01
Imperial Brands invests in a biotech firm as pressure to allow marijuana products for medicinal purposes grows.

Patients criticised for rating GPs' looks on social media

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 12:26
Images are being shared without doctors' consent, the British Medical Association's annual meeting hears.

The man who saved thousands from HIV

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 02:41
How one HIV-positive man stopped thousands getting the virus by helping them obtain a "game-changing" treatment not then available on the NHS.

Being back in the NHS 'reminded me of Afghanistan'

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 02:13
Michael Mosley compares working in A&E now and as a medical student 30 years ago.

Student mental health support must improve, universities told

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 00:56
Institutions are being urged to "dramatically improve" the support services they offer their students.

Revamped drug could save lives of many new mothers - WHO

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 00:30
The World Health Organization says the medicine could reduce cases of fatal post-birth bleeding.

Babylon claims its chatbot beats GPs at medical exam

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 19:15
The Royal College of General Practitioners disputes the abilities of Babylon's software.

Eloise Parry death: Bernard Rebelo convicted of manslaughter

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 18:00
Bernard Rebelo is convicted of the manslaughter of Eloise Parry who died after taking eight diet pills.

Gosport hospital deaths: Doctor 'did best for patients'

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 11:57
More than 450 patients died after being prescribed painkillers at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

Noel Conway: Terminally-ill man loses assisted dying challenge

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 11:54
Noel Conway has motor neurone disease and has been trying to change the law on assisted dying.

Patients 'choked on hospital soft food'

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 11:20
Two patients with swallowing problems reportedly died in England after being given the wrong food.

Mast cell activation syndrome: Gymnast 'allergic to everything'

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 02:10
Despite her condition, Natasha Coates has won 22 national gymnastics titles.

London mortuaries install more fridges for obese bodies

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 01:56
The number of oversized mortuary fridge spaces being installed in London's hospitals rises by almost a third.

Tax over-40s for old age care, say MPs

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 01:38
The cross-party groups also say retired people with generous pensions and investments should pay too.