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Consultants criticise 'catastrophic' rise in 12-hour A&E waits

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:13
Hospital consultants warn over patient safety as the longest waits to be seen in emergency units rise.

'Anti-depressants help me function'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:21
Scientists say more people could benefit from taking pills to reduce the symptoms of acute depression.

India doctors remove world's 'largest brain tumour'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:43
The patient had been living for three years with the 1.8kg tumour, which was larger than his head.

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:11
Scientists hail "good news for patients" as analysis finds 21 drugs reduce symptoms of depression.

Asthma inhalers recalled in device alert

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:43
Specific batches of Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler do not deliver the full dose.

NHS 'dangerously' short of 100,000 staff

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:25
Figures show one in 12 posts in England is unfilled - enough to staff 10 large hospitals.

Boozy brain

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:25
What do we know about the risks of dementia from drinking alcohol?

Review ordered into epilepsy drug, vaginal mesh and Primodos

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:14
The PM wants concerns over a pregnancy test, vaginal mesh implants and an epilepsy drug to be looked at.

Red wine compound 'could help tooth decay and gum disease fight'

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:09
Polyphenols found in red wine helped fend off harmful bacteria in the mouth, a study finds.

Tool 'names and shames' hidden drug trials

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:21
Institutions that fail to report the results of drug trials will be named on a new website.

Partially paralysed man blinks to communicate

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:52
Simon Field might not be able to move but he can still communicate, by blinking.

Dishing the dirt

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 00:38
Lots of us use wipes to keep our kitchen surfaces clean. But is it worth it?

FaceTime chat 'saves woman's life'

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 00:18
Woman notices her sister is suffering from a stroke while they spoke on a FaceTime call.

Alfie Evans' father: 'My son's been sentenced to the death penalty'

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:00
The parents of a boy with a mystery illness lose a fight in the High Court for doctors to continue life support.

Cancer drugs could help Nikki's blood vessel disorder

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:38
Scientists uncover faulty genes behind a rare blood vessel disorder and say cancer drugs could treat it.

Alfie Evans: Sick toddler’s life support ‘can end’

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:13
Doctors can stop providing life support to Alfie Evans against his parents' wishes, a court rules.

Woman pleads guilty after Tunstall ambulance abuse note

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:53
Kirsty Sharman admits a public order offence after leaving a foul-mouthed note on an ambulance.

Further fall in hospital mortality rates

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:23
New figures show there were 7,800 fewer deaths than expected among people being admitted to hospitals.

WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:18
There was a 400% increase in cases in 2017 compared with the previous year.

Lorde isn't here for unsolicited acne advice

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:01
The singer posted an Instagram story about the unhelpful things people say to acne sufferers like her.