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Welsh patient waits four years to leave hospital

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:03:09 GMT

The patient was declared fit for discharge more than 1,300 days ago, but has not left hospital.

Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:02:09 GMT

It should prevent four in 10 cases of the disease, but it is the first "real world" trial.

'The grief can damage your mental health'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:57:48 GMT

Survivors say the pain of bereavement can easily push people into mental illness without proper support.

Shrewsbury trust warned over baby heart monitoring in 2007

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:13:42 GMT

Since then, failures to monitor foetal heart rates have contributed to the deaths of five babies.

Brain Tumour Charity cautious about Italy mobile phone ruling

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:39:59 GMT

Charity urges caution after a ruling in Italy about mobile phone use and brain tumour growth.

Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:12:20 GMT

The NHS in England wants to reduce sugar intake by patients and staff to reduce health problems.

Tennant and Colman support selfie mental health campaign

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:53:22 GMT

The stars of Broadchurch are among celebrities posting selfies to support a mental health initiative.

Global plan to wipe out hepatitis

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:32:04 GMT

Viral hepatitis is killing as many people worldwide as HIV and TB, says the World Health Organization.

Early hip fracture surgery will save hundreds of lives

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:12:41 GMT

A report shows 8% fewer patients die within 30 days if they get surgery within 24 hours.

Experts excited by brain 'wonder-drug'

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:05:26 GMT

A drug for depression could stop all neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, scientists hope.

Balloon emergency surgery treatment gets £1.1m Aberdeen study

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:36:36 GMT

Initial treatment for life-threatening bleeding injuries is trialled by the University of Aberdeen.

Molecule link to diabetic kidney disease

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:34:53 GMT

Edinburgh University scientists say the findings could lead to new therapies.

New evidence in France of harm from epilepsy drug valproate

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:21:36 GMT

A preliminary French study suggests valproate caused serious malformations in up to 4,100 children.

'I've given up everything to care for mum'

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:29:43 GMT

Sue Jenkins says she has given up her life to care for her 88-year-old mother who has dementia.

Sixteen-year-old's revolutionary heart surgery idea

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:57:43 GMT

A teenager on work experience came with a way for surgeons to see who has previously had surgery.

'Thousands of people read about my testicular cancer'

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:20:23 GMT

After Andrew Lowden's blog was shared widely, he launched #testicletuesday to raise awareness.

Princes open up about Diana for mental health campaign

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:43:04 GMT

Prince William, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge spoke frankly about Diana's death.

Harry says sharing experience of grief was 'only right'

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:50:21 GMT

Prince Harry says he had to talk about the death of his mother after encouraging others to open up.

'Artificial intelligence glasses' giving sight to blind man

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:22:52 GMT

A blind man from Dunstable has been helped to see using "artificial intelligence glasses".

Trombones play the same tune for charity

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:20:12 GMT

Musicians around the world rally to raise money for trombonist who has cancer.

Prince William and Lady Gaga discuss mental health

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:11:01 GMT

Watch an excerpt of their video conversation from their homes in London and Los Angeles.

Most teenagers happy with life, study finds

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:29:26 GMT

But bullying and anxiety over exams remains a problem for many, an international study finds.

Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:14:57 GMT

Study of 250,000 UK commuters shows walking is good too but suggests two wheels are best.

Superwoman Serena

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:49:06 GMT

Most women struggle to get out of bed when eight weeks' pregnant. How did Serena win a Grand Slam title?

Overnight acne

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:04:30 GMT

When Judith Donald developed acne suddenly at the age of 23 it really knocked her confidence.

Clean eating

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:29:21 GMT

The plant-based diet, beloved by celebrities, has got the experts worried.

Saying no to the jab

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:08:37 GMT

An island community with one of the lowest vaccination rates in the US has provoked a storm.

Tainted blood

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:24:47 GMT

Families of people infected with HIV and hepatitis by NHS treatments still seek a public inquiry.