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NHS staff shortages 'mean patients dying alone' in hospitals

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 00:52
Thousands of nurses tell the Royal College of Nursing that care is being compromised.

How long should we wash our hands?

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 00:14
Most people aren't doing it long enough according to a new report.

Baby heart images could help reduce miscarriage, Leeds research suggests

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:20
One in 10 miscarriages is believed to be caused by the failure of the baby's heart to form normally.

The Middle Eastern men having nose jobs

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:23
Hussein Zaytouni tells the BBC why he went under the knife.

What can my child eat at school?

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:05
As a school bans "unhealthy" foods in lunchboxes, we ask what children are allowed to eat.

Virtual flu

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 13:45
A major citizen science project will spread virtual flu with the aim of understanding how to stop the real thing.

'Chemical surgery' performed on human embryos

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 05:57
A team in China is the first in the world to use "base editing" to alter the DNA of embryos.

Doing the unexpected

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 01:58
Hannah, 31, who has cerebral palsy fulfils her dream of playing a musical instrument.

Belle Gibson: Wellness blogger fined for fake cancer tale

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 01:29
An Australian court orders Belle Gibson to pay A$410,000 for misleading her readers.

Catch 22

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 23:23
Time is running out for Cary Gallant, who is going to court to get a liver transplant.

Southwest kicks woman off flight because of dog allergy

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 18:42
Southwest Airlines says the passenger was forcibly removed - but the two dogs were allowed to stay.

Will President Trump let Obamacare 'implode'?

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 16:34
As Republicans in Congress fail to repeal Obamacare, President Trump has hinted at other options.

Should you wipe down your gym yoga mat to avoid germs?

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 14:15
Doctors say shared mats can harbour bacteria and viruses, but gym-goers can avoid infections.

UK 'eliminates measles' for first time

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:26
The country stops the disease from freely circulating, but small numbers of cases are still occurring.

Faversham photographer finds new lease of life

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 01:45
Scott Sinden took up photography after he was diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Rise in new HIV cases in over-50s - study

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 00:34
The findings hint that older people are not practising safe sex as most cases were transmitted by intercourse.

'Instant' blood test for heart attacks

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 00:13
It could rule out a heart attack in under 20 minutes and should be used routinely, say experts.

'Obesity and age' among causes of Caesarean birth rise

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 00:00
Thousands more Caesareans a year are down to more "complex births" and are a "concern" for midwives.

Contaminated blood: Victims can launch court damages action

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 19:03
Victims of the contaminated blood scandal are told they can seek damages in the High Court.

Abortion referendum: Varadkar aims for summer poll

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 18:16
Irish PM Leo Varadkar announces "timeline" for summer referendum on the Eighth Amendment.