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How your heart age is key to heart attack or stroke risk

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 01:57
Public Health England says about 80% of heart attacks and strokes in people under 75 could be prevented.

Doctors told to ditch Latin and use 'plain English'

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 01:54
Doctors must learn a new skill - writing letters that are easier for patients to understand, guidelines say.

#Alopeciaisfashion - making hair loss 'fashionable'

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 00:14
A campaign called #Alopeciaisfashion aims to make hair loss more accepted and visible in the fashion world.

Is 'Brazilian butt lift' surgery a risk worth taking?

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 00:12
How dangerous is the "Brazilian butt lift" and why are people having this form of cosmetic surgery?

Cochlear implant: Deaf one-year-old hears sound for the first time

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 17:45
The parents of Max Brett, who had a cochlear implant fitted, wanted to share the "incredible moment".

Payout for man who lost penis to superbug at Southend hospital

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 17:06
Andrew Lane, 63, lost most of his penis to the flesh-eating bug following a routine operation.

BBC presenter Rachael Bland says she has only 'days' to live

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 16:59
BBC Radio 5 Live's Rachael Bland was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2016.

Belfast woman forced to go to Dublin for urgent eye surgery

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 16:50
Jennifer Shirlow paid to be treated privately in Dublin after two NHS operations were cancelled.

Doctors' mental health problems 'last taboo'

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 06:00
The suicide rate among doctors in England is rising, with concerns about whether they can get help.

The top surgeon who harmed patients for years

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 04:00
A health board did not have the systems in place to pick up on his mistakes, a BBC investigation finds.

'Without a heart donor I might not make it'

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 01:29
Gareth Evans has needed a new heart for nine years - showing how more donors are needed, the NHS says.

Gender reassignment joy at the age of 81

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 00:47
Ruth Rose is the oldest person in the UK to have a medical sex change.

Record demand for sexual health services amid spending cuts

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 15:15
Clinics in England say they are struggling to meet a huge increase in visits.

Artificial intelligence used to predict cancer growth

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 11:14
A new technique picks out patterns in DNA mutation within cancers to forecast future genetic changes.

All NHS hospital car parking charges scrapped in Wales

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 01:50
A decade after the Welsh government announced the policy, parking is now free at all Welsh NHS hospitals.

The pain of living with fibromyalgia

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 01:26
What it's like to live with fibromyalgia.

Shropshire baby and mother maternity deaths review widened

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 13:48
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust says it reviewed 40 cases and has contacted 12 families.

Numbers of elderly in 24-hour care set to double by 2035

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 00:52
The social care system is "at breaking point", a local government official warns.

New asthma treatment set for wider NHS distribution

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 00:43
The new 'melting muscle' treatment has proved to be safe and effective, health experts say.

High suicide risk for 'men in construction'

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 21:27
The suicide rate among low-skilled male labourers is three times higher than the national average for men, according to figures by the ONS.

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