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Targeted treatment for melanoma to be free on NHS

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:32
Trials showed the risk of the cancer returning after surgery was reduced with the therapy.

Call to ban early baby sex tests

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 23:58
The party fears the eight-week blood test, available privately, may lead to selective abortions of girls.

Mum's fight to keep Southampton respite service open

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 23:43
A campaigning mother explains why respite services are so important.

'Aspirin-a-day risky in old age' - major study

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 14:00
A major study suggests elderly people in good health should not take the drug every day.

Pathologists shortage 'delaying cancer diagnosis'

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 00:16
Severe staff shortages are affecting services vital to diagnosing cancer, according to a report.

Heart op patient wants to find Sully surgeon who saved her life

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 23:55
Susan Payne's life was saved by heart surgery when she was a child in 1960.

Harry from St John Ambulance teaches CPR

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 23:23
Harry from St John Ambulance teaches us how to perform CPR on a dummy.

Transplant patient walked down aisle by donor’s dad

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:02
Lisa Simkin contacted her donor’s family six months after a life-saving lung transplant, and says they “opened their door with loving arms”.

'My girl's meningitis was diagnosed as ear infection'

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 10:37
A charity warns the NHS must be more vigilant over deadly meningitis and sepsis cases.

Crowdfunded cancer treatments - do they work?

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 07:50
Experts are concerned vulnerable patients are being exploited.

Vapers rise 'to more than three million' in Britain

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 00:00
Some still believe e-cigarettes are as harmful as smoking, a public health charity says.

High School Musical inspires UK student's US college dream

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 23:23
For six years Tilly Griffiths dreamt of studying in the US and now thanks to NHS funding she is going.

Calls for abortion clinic buffer zones rejected

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 14:33
The home secretary says protest-free areas around clinics "would not be a proportionate response".

Cancer waiting times 'at worst level ever' in England

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 09:51
The key 62-day target for treatment to start has not been hit since December 2015 in England.

Second patient may have drunk toilet cleaner

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 08:57
The inquest into the death of Joan Blaber, 85, who died after drinking Flash hears she may not be the first.

Rachel Day died of sepsis 10 days after diagnosis

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 07:02
Rachel Day was 29 when she contracted sepsis which ravaged her body killing her 10 days later.

Can cold water swimming treat depression?

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 00:19
One young woman stopped all her medication after taking up swimming in cold water every week.

Experts attack health agency's ties to drink industry

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 23:46
Experts criticise Public Health England's decision to work with a charity funded by the alcohol industry.

Busting the myths around sex virus HPV

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 23:44
It doesn't necessarily mean your partner cheated, and you can get it from safe sex.

Sex, body image, disability: Can you be hot and disabled?

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 23:18
Social media star and wheelchair user Annie Segarra started #hotpersoninawheelchair after being constantly discriminated for being disabled.