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Hospital noise levels growing worse, say researchers

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 09:48
Noise in hospitals often exceeds harmful levels and can affect the wellbeing of patients and staff, research finds.

Zholia Alemi: Foreign doctor checks after fake psychiatrist case

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:04
Some 3,000 doctors face scrutiny after an unqualified New Zealander practised in the UK for 22 years.

Giving blood: 'We are reliant on blood donors to keep Henry alive'

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 02:00
Blood donors urged to keep appointments to avoid a dramatic slump in stocks over the festive period.

Alopecia patients call for NHS to fund real hair wigs

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 00:35
People paying thousands for wigs want the psychological impacts of hair loss to be better understood.

Living in a cold, dark climate more likely to lead to heavy drinking

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 00:14
A new study has linked cold and less sunlight with a higher incidence of binge drinking and liver disease.

Snow Patrol star on mental health concerns

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 06:16
Gary Lightbody says it's "an unforgiveable act" to leave Northern Ireland without political leadership.

Mental health: Firms ask PM to deliver on pledge

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 04:46
Bosses ask the PM to honour a pledge to give it the same status as physical health in the workplace.

Schools in Wales not aware of severe allergies, campaigner says

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 01:37
A campaign group says more than 100 schools did not take up free awareness sessions.

The actress who almost died from undetected heart condition

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 00:19
Rebecca Shorrocks nearly lost her life to cardiomyopathy - a heart condition she never knew she had.

Why making postnatal depression film Early Days was 'therapy'

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 01:55
When Nessa Wrafter suffered after the birth of her child, she decided to make a film about her experience.

Cardiff boy, 7, finally walks after losing both legs aged 3

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 01:49
Aged three, Romeo Hadley suffered purpura fulminans, which led to both his legs being amputated.

'I didn't worry about getting HIV'

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 00:30
A couple share their experience of having sex without condoms when one partner has HIV.

Allied Healthcare to transfer care contracts

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:52
The home care provider was warned this month by the care regulator about its financial sustainability.

Insomnia: 'No link' between sleepless nights and early death

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:12
A new report says there's no link between lack of sleep and early death, but does that come as any comfort?

YouTube stunts lead to rise in Swansea hospital burns victims

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 01:31
Surgeons issue a warning as more young people suffer injuries performing stunts for social media.

Flu vaccine delays for over-65s 'resolved by weekend'

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 00:28
Patients and GPs have been frustrated by shortages caused by the staggered supply of the new vaccine.

NHS bosses look to overhaul cancer screening

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:19
The announcement comes the day after an "appalling" cervical-screening blunder hits more than 40,000 women.

'New mums need to be given better health education'

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:21
George Roach's wife Michelle died from a pulmonary embolism six weeks after giving birth.

Pollution linked to 'stunted lung capacity' in London schoolchildren

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 01:04
Exposure to diesel fumes was linked to an approximate 5% reduction in lung capacity in London children.

Should we pay people for donating blood?

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 00:15
Worldwide sales of blood plasma are increasingly strongly, but is it ethically right that people should be paid to donate it?

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