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UK's first heart pump targets 2018 clinical trial

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:55:05 GMT

Clinical trials are due to begin in late 2018 with the aim of a full rollout two years later.

'Asthma is a killer - it took away my miracle daughter'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:01:31 GMT

The mother of a 10-year-old asthma victim calls for the condition to be taken more seriously.

Danger map reveals health threat zone

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:24:54 GMT

South America could be home to the next major threat to the world's health, researchers say.

Ebola virus burial teams may have 'saved thousands of lives'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:07:58 GMT

A key part of reducing the number of Ebola deaths was ensuring safe burials, research says.

'Remarkable' drop in new HIV cases among men

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:09:15 GMT

Among gay and bisexual men, new diagnoses have fallen for the first time in England.

Ninth avoidable baby death at NHS trust

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:00:32 GMT

Maddison Jackson died in 2013 at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital after delays.

Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:58:18 GMT

More must be done to protect young people from cosmetic procedure industry, a report says.

First NHS proton beam machine arrives at Christie hospital

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:58:21 GMT

The arrival of the machine means patients will no longer have to go abroad for proton beam therapy.

Century-old Parkinson's question answered

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:03:36 GMT

Team find evidence the immune system is attacking the brain in Parkinson's.

Queen's Speech: Ground laid for dropping 'dementia tax'

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:36:06 GMT

Queen's Speech promises reform of social care, but stops short of spelling out how.

How to make labour wards safer

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:04:11 GMT

Experts identify the actions needed by reviewing all recent baby deaths and injuries on UK maternity wards.

Don't be scared to let animals on wards, say nurses

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:38:27 GMT

Nurses are calling for more pets and therapy-animals to help patients recover on wards.

Cardiologist: Breast implants skew heart attack test

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:22:17 GMT

Breast implants make it trickier to run tests that can help spot a possible heart attack, a cardiologist says.

Older fathers have 'geekier sons'

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:46:14 GMT

They are more focused, intelligent and less bothered about fitting in, say scientists.

Cholesterol-lowering jab to help prevent heart disease

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:09:59 GMT

Human trials of a cholesterol-lowering jab are under way after successful studies in mice.

Charlie Gard: European Court orders life support to continue

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:52:07 GMT

The European Court of Human Rights says baby Charlie must be kept alive until a final ruling.

Medicine information leaflets 'too scary', say experts

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:34:27 GMT

A more balanced view of the benefits and potential side effects is being called for in a report.

Sarah Fletcher overcomes anorexia to become mother

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:09:09 GMT

After fighting eating disorders for 20 years, Sarah Fletcher says her baby has given her "something to live for".

Warning as temperatures continue to rise across England

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:24:58 GMT

The hottest day is likely to be on Wednesday, forecasters have warned.

Cancer fraudster ordered to pay back £1 after £15,000 deception

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:42:17 GMT

Kelsey Whitehead duped her employer into giving her more than £14,000 for her terminal cancer.

Sleep disorder testing carried out by NHS doubles

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:53:53 GMT

Sleep apnoea is the most common disorder, which causes people to stop breathing during sleep.

Sugary cereals named and shamed by Liverpool health bosses

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:31:30 GMT

Kellogg's Frosties and Coco Pops contain three and a half sugar cubes or more per 40g serving, Public Health Liverpool finds.

Prisoners cover axed meals on wheels for the elderly

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 05:21:35 GMT

Home-delivered meals for the elderly are cooked by prisoners after a council scraps the service.

London fire: Some victims will be kept unconscious for days

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:34:20 GMT

Doctors say they are treating patients with serious smoke inhalation damage rather than burns.

Experts urge new breastfeeding 'conversation'

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:01:10 GMT

A statement calls for better support and a change in culture to break down the barriers that some women face.

Coconut oil 'as unhealthy as beef fat and butter'

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:50:43 GMT

It is packed with saturated fat which can raise "bad" cholesterol and pose a heart risk, say US experts.

Midge Ure and Tony Hadley back Kenny Thomas daughter appeal

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:14:26 GMT

Stars including Midge Ure, Kim Wilde and Tony Hadley supported singer Kenny Thomas' appeal.

Meet the designer making clothes for diabetic women

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:48:04 GMT

Natalie Balmain has type 1 diabetes and says the clothes she has designed will help women manage the condition.

Kid, 4, steals show during sickle cell Derbyshire chat

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:37:20 GMT

Gabriel, 4, gets distracted on set during a Victoria Derbyshire discussion on sickle cell disease.

Pioneering proton beam therapy for 10-year-old girl

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:31:25 GMT

Amelia Brome from Lancashire was diagnosed with cancer in January 2017.

'You never think your baby is going to die'

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:56:02 GMT

Kym Field's son died hours after birth due to a failure by medical staff to monitor his heart rate.

'I was in their shoes - now I'm better'

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:01:05 GMT

Lucy, 19, overcame an eating disorder and now helps others with the condition.

The man on a prosthetic hand mission

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:03:04 GMT

Nigel Ackland lost his arm in a factory accident in the UK, but now has one of the most sophisticated prosthetics in the world.

How to keep your baby safe in hot weather

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:02:36 GMT

A heatwave is on its way and there's more to it than ice lollies, paddling pools and parasols.

Let workers shed suits in hot weather, says trade union body

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:55:30 GMT

The Trade Union body says it's time workplace rules were relaxed and most workers agree.

Broken heart syndrome may have lasting damage, say researchers

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:14:22 GMT

Researchers looked at patients with the condition thought to be triggered by emotional stress.

Will free hospital parking cost £162m?

Mon, 08 May 2017 15:47:12 GMT

Labour says it will make car parking free at NHS hospitals at a cost of £162m.

Reality Check: How much will Labour's NHS plans cost?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:01:53 GMT

Reality Check looks at how much aspects of Labour's NHS proposals could cost.

Peace at last

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:40:08 GMT

Fifteen years ago there was no such thing as palliative care - care for the dying - in Mongolia. Now there is, thanks to Odontuya Davaasuren.

Safe sex revolution

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:50:45 GMT

Amelia Martyn-Hemphill meets the man behind Thailand's safe sex revolution

'My cancer came back'

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 07:37:47 GMT

Rochdale midfielder Joe Thompson and wife Chantelle speak to BBC Sport about his second battle with cancer.

Rehydrating the bodies

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:56:34 GMT

Dr Alejandro Hernández Cárdenas has developed a new technique to help identify corpses.

Blind man's crusade

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:54:53 GMT

A blind man in Scotland has qualified as a self-defence instructor, and is teaching other blind people how to protect themselves

The long and short of it

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:23:02 GMT

TV presenter Nadia Sawalha posted a video online "confessing" she was losing her hair.

Poison pill

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 23:50:04 GMT

A Canadian doctor says one short letter managed to convince doctors that opioids were safe.

How to manage back pain

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:59:31 GMT

Dr Rangan Chatterjee, from Doctor in the House, on the options available to people living with back pain.

Body over mind

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:16:59 GMT

Research on the role of the immune system in depression.