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Abortion should not be crime, says doctors' union

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:38:21 GMT

The British Medical Association has supported removing abortion from criminal law.



Suntans on children 'are not healthy'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:18:45 GMT

A suntan is a sign of skin damage, not glowing health, NHS England and the Met Office remind parents.



Tick saliva 'gold mine' blocks killer heart condition

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:07:31 GMT

Oxford scientists are excited by the prospect of making a drug from a bug.



Over 1,700 patients at risk in 'colossal' NHS mail blunder

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:46:23 GMT

Cancer test results, child protection notes and medication advice were among notes left to pile up in a warehouse.



Middle-aged workers 'spend more time sitting than pensioners'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:22:11 GMT

Researchers find 45 to 54-year-olds spend on average 7.8 hours per weekday sitting down.



Canada nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer jailed for life for murders

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:39:59 GMT

A former Ontario nurse is sentenced to life in prison for killing eight elderly people in her care.



BMA chief: NHS is 'running on fumes'

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:43:26 GMT

One of Britain's most senior doctors claims ministers are "picking the pockets" of NHS staff.



NHS hernia mesh repairs 'leaving patients in chronic pain'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:40:12 GMT

The mesh left one woman "screaming on all fours from the agonising pain".



'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli fraud trial opens in New York

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:55:11 GMT

The former pharmaceutical chief denies operating a Ponzi-like scheme that cheated investors.



Yemen faces world's worst cholera outbreak - UN

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:56:55 GMT

There are an estimated 5,000 new cases of cholera in Yemen every day, with 200,000 people affected.



'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.



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.



NHS hernia mesh felt like 'scratching from inside'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:37:37 GMT

Surgeons have warned the repair technique is leaving many patients in chronic pain.



How Syrian refugees battle against cancer

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:26:52 GMT

Ammash, 4, has leukaemia and the funds for his treatment are running out.



What happens when you're sleep deprived?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:27:13 GMT

A new study is looking at the impact of sleep on your brain power.



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.



Magnets used to control flickering eyes

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:40:13 GMT

A case study has shown how magnetic implants in the eye can successfully control the movement of the eye.



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.



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.



'I crowdfunded my wheelchair'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:13:01 GMT

Hannah Barham-Brown feared her dreams of becoming a medic would be over after the NHS offered her an impractical wheelchair.



Making changes

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:32:11 GMT

BBC1's Doctor in the House Rangan Chatterjee helps single mum La-Vern improve her lifestyle so she can avoid developing type 2 diabetes.



Deep delve

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:36:00 GMT

Scientists at Oxford University begin a trial to pinpoint early tell-tale signs of dementia.



Why NHS can't pay for all Glendon's drugs

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:30:41 GMT

Glendon has a brain tumour - there are drugs that might extend his life but he must pay for them.



10 miscarriages, still trying

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:47:27 GMT

Jen Bickel has endured several rounds of IVF and two ectopic pregnancies but she has not yet given up hope of having a baby.



Wait for justice

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 02:16:56 GMT

Private patients expect the best treatment, but what happens if things go wrong?



Hymen surgery

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:13:29 GMT

Tunisian women are expected to be virgins when they marry, leading some to have hymen surgery.



Out of control

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:24:51 GMT

Yemen cholera epidemic: 'I have never seen such suffering'