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Risky behaviour

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:11
The biohacker movement wants to cure disease without the help of government or big companies

Minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland to start in May

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:47
The move will raise the cost of the strongest, cheapest alcohol by setting a minimum price of 50p-per-unit.

Sussex Health Care: Men's legs broken in Beech Lodge care home

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:54
The men's relatives say the cases are not part of the investigation into nine Sussex care homes.

NHS overcharged by millions for key drug, says watchdog

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:42
A 6,000% price rise in an essential thyroid drug led the NHS to overpay, the UK competition body says.

Automated checkouts 'miserable' for elderly shoppers

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 03:51
"Intimidating" checkouts and a lack of seating are "shutting out" the elderly from shops, a charity says.

Kids v Cars

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 02:02
How one woman championed a way to bring community spirit back to city streets and keep children fit.

New scanner 'like 100 MRIs in one' developed in Aberdeen

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 00:21
Patients in Scotland are the first in the world to be scanned with new magnetic resonance imaging equipment.

NHS: The front-line nurses keeping patients out of hospital

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 22:53
District nurses help keep patients out of hospital, but in England numbers have halved since 2010.

South West Ambulance staff call for trust boss to resign

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 20:26
An open letter from the GMB union claims staff are "struggling to maintain a crumbling service".

Muckamore Abbey Hospital: Four staff members suspended

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:42
Four staff members are suspended from an Antrim hospital as police investigate claims of ill-treatment.

Care at home

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:07
There are not enough qualified professionals to do this job, says the Royal College of Nursing.

Tampon tax: How much have you spent?

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 16:52
The amount it has cost you depends on how old you are and when you started your first period.

Scots teen in bid for 'life-changing' bionic legs

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:54
Mark Sweeney says the robotic suit would allow him to walk for the first time in seven years.

Young people 'experimenting more in bed'

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:53
Study reveals increasing diversity in young people's heterosexual practices.

NI child heart patients going to Dublin triple in number

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:18
Between January and September this year, 23 children travelled to Dublin from Northern Ireland.

Breast cancer tumours 'larger' in overweight women

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:03
Women with a higher body mass index might need more frequent mammograms, researchers suggest.

'Stillbirth was hardest day of my life'

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:39
Women are now being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy.

'Hot, old and hyperactive': The menopause in 60 seconds

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 07:20
In 60 seconds three women sum up what is a normal phase for all women.

Some cancer patients have PTSD years after diagnosis, study finds

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:25
A fifth of cancer patients experience post-traumatic stress disorder.

Why do so many US women die giving birth?

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:25
While progress has been made to curb death rates in other countries, the US has seen an increase.