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Medic suspended over Tipton mother's sepsis death

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:42
An internal investigation will take place at Russells Hall Hospital after Natalie Billingham's death

London Marathon: How to run in the heat

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:19
This London Marathon may break the record for the hottest yet, so how do you run in the heat?

'World's worst' super-gonorrhoea man cured

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:56
The patient had a lucky escape say doctors, but now two more cases have been discovered.

Scientists discover protein behind motor neurone disease

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:48
An international team found that a protein causes brain cells to die when it is in the jelly phase.

Bedford Hospital nurse struck off for 'squeezing' patient's breasts

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:41
Gbadebo Olasunkanmi Alabi said "Everything on your body is perfect" to the patient.

'I lost legs and part of my face after a dog scratch'

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:21
Dr Jaco Nel lost both his legs and all of the fingers on one hand after contracting sepsis.

Ex-MP Tessa Jowell first to donate data to medical database

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 01:17
Former Culture Secretary Baroness Tessa Jowell hopes better cancer treatments can be developed.

Muscular dystrophy doesn't stop Adam living life to the full

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 23:45
Adam has a rare muscle-wasting disorder, but he isn't letting that stop him enjoying life.

Bajau people 'evolved bigger spleens' for free-diving

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:49
In an example of human natural selection, Asia's Bajau people have evolved bigger spleens for diving.

Skin implant could help warn of cancer, scientists say

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:40
It works by detecting elevated levels of calcium in the blood linked to some cancers.

Corrie actor: 'Amazing response’ to OCD storyline

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:38
Actor Colson Smith hopes the show has done its bit to help raise awareness.

Hospitals recruit managers faster than doctors and nurses

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:09
Three quarters of NHS hospital trusts are employing more managers than they did five years ago.

Being a patient 'a full-time job'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:00
Rising numbers of people have multiple health conditions, leading to endless appointments and check-ups.

Hans Asperger 'collaborated with Nazis' in WWII

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:59
A medical journal suggests the renowned autism paediatrician was a Nazi collaborator.

Mental health patients want immediate diagnosis, says report

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 02:26
Research suggests patients would prefer to be told their diagnosis face-to-face.

Thalassaemia gene therapy trial shows 'encouraging' results

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 02:23
The treatment meant some patients stopped needing blood transfusions altogether.

Disability-led ensemble to play BBC Proms

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 02:19
The Resound ensemble will be the first disability-led group to play the BBC's music festival.

'My teacher saved me from suicide'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 02:10
Now 26, Hati Sparey-South is herself training as a teacher, determined to help today's pupils.

Marathon runner describes how the sport saved her life

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 23:06
Lynsey Kelly is running the London Marathon to raise money for mental health after suffering PTSD.

'Theme park therapy' helps son to come alive, says mum

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 23:06
Robbie has the mental age of a two-year-old and is normally quiet and withdrawn.

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