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Risky treatment can stop multiple sclerosis for years

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:08:35 GMT

Doctors say only some patients will be suitable to try it, being so high risk.

Winter pressure 'busts NHS budget'

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:51:16 GMT

A deficit of £900m has been racked up by NHS trusts as they struggle to cope during the 'challenging winter'.

Macmillan warns of cancer 'survival gap' in Scotland

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:11:59 GMT

A cancer survival gap is growing between people living in the most and least deprived parts of Scotland, a charity warns.

Williams Syndrome: Rare genetic condition needs support

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:40:59 GMT

Rare genetic condition Williams Syndrome needs more support, a Swansea University professor warns.

Council tax to rise while services cut, says LGA

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:14:38 GMT

Bin collections and libraries could be among services cut, despite council tax rises of up to 4.99%.

Bill Gates 'hopeful' for global pandemic response plan

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:26:55 GMT

Bill Gates is 'hopeful' a Trump-led team could plan a response to a global epidemic

£95m for healthcare professionals' education and training

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:28:10 GMT

A £95m package is announced to support education and training programmes for healthcare professionals in Wales.

Drug manufacture 'major development'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:11:07 GMT

Researchers in Cardiff develop a new "highly-efficient" method of extracting disease-fighting compounds.

Vitamin D pills 'could stop colds or flu'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:39:37 GMT

Food should be fortified with the vitamin for improved health, researchers claim.

Frail, elderly people 'left to struggle alone'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:46:05 GMT

The number of over 65s not getting enough help rises as care services are "close to collapse", says charity.

'No dignity' for disabled kids in parks

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:46:25 GMT

'We have had to lie our children on the floor in a toilet to change them,' says a campaigner.

Breast cancer diagnosed after breastfeeding problem

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:04:10 GMT

When her baby boy stopped breastfeeding, Sarah Boyle insisted on a hospital scan.

David Baddiel on impact of dad's dementia

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:49:38 GMT

Comedian David Baddiel has made a documentary about the impact of his father's rare form of dementia.

Is positive thinking making us depressed?

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:21:21 GMT

We should not 'sugar-coat' the negative aspects of life, says author Svend Brinkmann

Bill Gates: Pathogen could kill 30m in a year

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:58:51 GMT

Microsoft's founder warns a virus, possibly created by terrorists, could have a catastrophic effect.

Jeremy Corbyn: Cuts to blame for social care crisis

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:47:07 GMT

Cuts to local authority funding are responsible for problems in the social care system, the Labour leader says.

Married for 12 years but the Robinsons have never heard each other

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:51:25 GMT

Helen and Neil Robinson have communicated using sign language up to now.

Should you pay to see a GP to ease financial pressure?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:00:42 GMT

Brits in one place do just that - but critics say it can deter people from seeking help.

Comedian: Should I mention disability when online dating?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:09:36 GMT

Comedian Romina Puma asks whether she should mention her disability when online dating.

Staffordshire mother says breastfed son ‘spotted cancer’

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:27:33 GMT

Teddy was "very distressed" and pushed his mother away when she tried to feed him.

Completely 'locked-in' patients can communicate

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:39:11 GMT

Patients with no control over their body answer questions as a computer interprets brain signals.

NHS Health Check: How Germany's healthcare system works

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:12:04 GMT

Branwen Jeffreys asks if more spending on healthcare in Germany improves the system.

Reality Check: Who gets social care and who pays for it?

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:18:23 GMT

With rising demand and shrinking budgets, who is receiving social care from the state?

What can be done to tackle excessive crying?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:16:59 GMT

The crying of babies with colic may be reduced with acupuncture, according to controversial new research from Sweden.

'Say the big words'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:15:04 GMT

Families describe the moment they shared the news that no-one wants to hear

Warning signs

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 01:03:34 GMT

Every year in the UK, 3,000 people's sight is damaged by a condition called giant cell arteritis. Dr Saleyah Ahsan explains what to look out for.

Kitchen sync

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:17:17 GMT

Meet David, the blind cook and his autistic helper Peter

Nursing toddlers

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 11:35:44 GMT

Should nursing a toddler be controversial? Mothers share their experiences of breastfeeding for longer.

Back in control

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:34:51 GMT

How I overcame anorexia and what to look for if you're worried someone you know has an eating disorder

Grain of truth

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 01:14:46 GMT

Does rice really contain harmful quantities of arsenic? Dr Michael Mosley of Trust Me, I'm A Doctor investigates.

Mr Fix-it

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 01:15:53 GMT

We look at five innovative schemes being run in the NHS around the UK.

The health workers that help patients stay at home

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 07:52:38 GMT

Wakefield is seen as a pioneer in helping more patients stay at home and saving the NHS money.

Doing surgery while answering calls: An NHS surgeon's struggles

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 06:45:44 GMT

BBC reporter Ed Thomas has had exclusive access to discover what life is like in the NHS.

NHS Health Check: How one GP practice tackled waiting times

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:54:42 GMT

A GP practice in Plymouth is using paramedics and pharmacists to free up doctors to see more patients.

The health service taking a holistic approach to patients

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:00:53 GMT

"It's about 3% of our population that use about 50% of the resources."

NHS Health Check: Which local services are under threat?

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:34:44 GMT

Find out what is happening to the health service in your local area in England.

NHS gives BBC exclusive access to A&E

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 18:12:51 GMT

BBC News was given exclusive, unrestricted access to A&E for one week. This is the result.