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'Mind-blowing' cows hold clue to beating HIV

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:03:41 GMT

The secret to an HIV vaccine may be in a cow's tummy, US researchers say.

Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:51:52 GMT

They include hearing loss, smoking, and not finishing secondary education, a study says.

Aids deaths halve as more get drugs

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:57:13 GMT

One million people died from Aids last year, according to UNAids.

Half of pupils expelled from school 'mentally ill'

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:56:38 GMT

A study suggests if those with undiagnosed problems were included, the rate would be much higher.

'Too many' patients locked in for mental health care

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:33:13 GMT

England's health regulator says a high proportion of people should be cared for closer to home.

Plan not to give HPV vaccine to boys causes concern

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:11:56 GMT

Decision not to vaccinate boys against a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection attracts fierce criticism.

Tobacco firms 'hamper anti-smoking push'

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:03:30 GMT

Countries covering two thirds of the world's population now have measures in place to encourage people to stop smoking.

Births to foreign-born mothers hit 28% in England and Wales

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:37:34 GMT

This figure has been on the rise since 1990 in England and Wales, official data shows.

Zion Harvey: Double hand transplant boy plays baseball

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:45:40 GMT

World's first double hand transplant child continues to show improvement two years on.

Pay row threatens overnight care for vulnerable

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:47:41 GMT

The back pay bill for carers who sleep overnight at people's homes could be as high as £400m.

England 'on track' to stamp out smoking

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:11:37 GMT

Government sets out ambitious target to get remaining smokers to quit.

Life expectancy rises 'grinding to halt' in England

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:52:01 GMT

Leading health expert says he is "deeply concerned" and austerity may be to blame.

Surgeons remove 27 contact lenses from woman's eye

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:10:48 GMT

"A bluish foreign body" turned out to be a "hard mass" of 17 lenses stuck together with mucus.

Charlie Gard: US doctor meets Great Ormond Street medics

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:40:49 GMT

Dr Michio Hirano has been given an honorary contract by Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Vaginal mesh implant patients meet MPs

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:43:33 GMT

About 60 women and their families meet with a group of MPs to discuss the issue.

Many Scottish GPs failing to provide online bookings

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:24:35 GMT

Research finds just four health boards will meet a target for appointment bookings and prescriptions.

London paramedic has liquid thrown in face by masked men

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:42:25 GMT

She was flagged down by three men who appeared to be in distress before being attacked.

Children 'exercise less as they get older'

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:08 GMT

The number of children doing an hour of exercise a day falls by 40% between the ages of five and 12.

Shortfall in number of children's doctors

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:34:13 GMT

Hospitals report they are struggling to fill their rotas with bosses concerned about how they will cope in the future.

Cardiff NHS hospital staff lose parking tickets case

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:36:55 GMT

A court rules 75 hospital workers must pay outstanding tickets for parking in the wrong bays at work.

Republican attempts to replace Obamacare fail

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:00:16 GMT

President Trump made Obamacare repeal a key campaign pledge but Republican efforts have foundered.

Turning to strangers for public therapy

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:26:14 GMT

A clinical psychologist is experimenting with 'problem solving booths', staffed by strangers.

Man with motor neurone disease climbs Snowdon in wheelchair

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:02:33 GMT

Jason Liversidge, who has motor neurone disease, now plans to abseil off the Humber Bridge.

Why bar staff will not serve Afghanistan veteran

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:27:50 GMT

Could a brain injury identity card help a former soldier who gets refused service in bars?

Preventing dementia: Nine tips that could help you stay sharp

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:50:28 GMT

It often presents in old age but there are steps you can take before then to keep your brain healthy.

Parents take drug fight to High Court

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:44:36 GMT

'David' has a rare condition but the NHS refuses to pay for a treatment that could help him.

Food allergies - seven myths debunked

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:02:31 GMT

The Food Standards Agency has looked into the truth behind some of the most common allergy myths.

Kyran Duff, five, called 999 when his mum became unconscious

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:56:19 GMT

Five-year-old Kyran Duff has been given an award after calling 999 when his mum lost consciousness.

Noel Conway: Challenging law on assisted suicide

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:19:37 GMT

Noel Conway says his terminal illness will leave him in a zombie-like condition.

Australian man's thumb surgically replaced by toe

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 06:56:14 GMT

Doctors recommended the eight-hour surgery after his thumb was severed by a bull.

North Carolina man cheats death after 40 minutes with no pulse

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:48:54 GMT

Two police officers conducted CPR until the 36-year-old father-of-three's pulse returned.

Reality Check: Why don't Charlie Gard's parents have the final say?

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:06:07 GMT

Charlie Gard's parents don't have the final decision on what happens to him so where do parental rights end?

Let me die

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:05:50 GMT

Adam Maier-Clayton had a condition which caused his body to feel severe physical pain. He fought for the right to die in Canada.

Helping hands

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:14:28 GMT

A pilot scheme being run in the north east of England aims to put refugee doctors back to work and cover NHS shortages.

Chatbot docs

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:28:24 GMT

Could health apps and AI-powered chatbots replace your traditional local doctor?

Charlie Gard case explained

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:59:31 GMT

Why Charlie's parents think their terminally ill son needs a chance to have an experimental treatment.

Questions about quality

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:38:19 GMT

Inspectors have revealed a quarter of care homes are not safe. But what's the best way of finding a good one?

Down's syndrome

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:02:32 GMT

"We're sorry, your son has Down's syndrome"

'Shocking case'

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:21:52 GMT

"Shocking" case prompts call to Prime Minister to boost rights of learning disabled.

'Still hear screaming'

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 21:37:22 GMT

Three weeks on from the Grenfell Tower fire, many local people are still suffering "acute stress".