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Trump's London knife crime comments ridiculous, says surgeon

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 16:59
A doctor says London has a "serious issue" but the US president was wrong to see guns as a 'solution'.

Breast cancer screening programme 'does more harm than good'

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 14:55
A group of doctors say any women offered catch-up appointments should "carry on with their lives".

Breast screen error: 'People at the top need to admit to the problem'

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 19:02
Helen Jarvis has been affected by the breast cancer screening error. She said there were problems with the helpline.

I was convinced my baby deserved a better mum

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 15:47
At the end of maternal mental health week, one mother details her experience of post-natal depression and the help she describes as a godsend.

Callum Cartlidge: Boy, 8, 'failed' by Worcestershire hospital

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 15:42
A coroner said Callum Cartlidge's death would have been prevented if a blood test had been done.

Failings in learning disability deaths, report finds

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 14:51
A review, commissioned after the death of Connor Sparrowhawk, found failings in one in eight deaths.

Vaginal mesh op 'should be last resort' in Wales

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 14:32
Instead of mesh being used in operations, preventative measures should be promoted, experts say.

Regular fast food eating linked to fertility issues in women

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 01:22
Women who eat fast food regularly and not enough fruit are more likely to struggle to conceive, a study suggests.

Obesity and BMI: 'If I wasn't this size I wouldn't have a job'

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 00:53
Three people talk about how they don't worry about being classed as obese because they need to be bigger for their jobs.

The Teesside gym with treadmills for toddlers

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 00:08
Andy Gray runs GymFants in Teesside and it's an exercise class with a difference.

Xanax: Children as young as 11 taking anxiety drug

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:59
Children are "self-medicating" with an anxiety drug often sold to them by schoolmates, the BBC finds.

Thousands of calls made to breast screen error helpline

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:44
It follows revelations that 450,000 women have not been invited for breast scans since 2009.

'It's about celebrating life - not doom and gloom'

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 15:48
Paul Meisak is making an online diary after being told his cancer is incurable.

'She was bandaged from head to toe with eczema'

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 14:01
One mum's experience of her daughter's eczema drove her to set up a charity to help others.

New peanut allergy blood test developed

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 12:06
Scientists say the new test avoids the risks of other tests and is more cost-efficient.

Dying woman's family witnessed Tawel Fan ward 'chaos'

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:09
A family says a former north Wales elderly mental health ward was "like a circus".

Bath additives for child eczema ineffective, study finds

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 01:51
Experts say the findings suggest the NHS could better spend the £23m each year it costs for the treatment.

Scientists build 'synthetic embryos'

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 01:47
They were made in a dish from mouse stem cells and resembled an embryo of about three days old.

Breast screening error angers survivor and family of deceased

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 01:35
A man said his wife might have survived breast cancer if she had been scanned and diagnosed earlier.

What is it like to be sectioned?

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 00:05
Four people talk about their experiences of being detained under the Mental Health Act.