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'Miracle' recovery for boy after meat skewer goes through head

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 22:09
The Missouri boy fell from a tree house and landed face first on a foot-long meat skewer.

E. coli 'caused Egypt hotel couple's deaths'

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 18:50
Egyptian authorities say E. coli caused the deaths of a British couple, a claim dismissed by their daughter as "rubbish".

Women 'struggling to access contraception'

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:00
Doctors warn that contraceptive access is at a "crossroads", with services being cut across England.

Why women struggle to get coils and implants

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 15:33
Woman are having to wait longer and travel further to get coils and implants, doctors warn.

Labour's Tom Watson 'reversed' type-2 diabetes through diet and exercise

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 13:33
Labour's deputy leader says he lost seven stone by cutting out sugar, fatty foods and beer.

Cancers 'rising around the world'

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 13:29
One in five men and one in six women will get cancer in their lifetime, a global report suggests.

Egg freezing in your 40s 'not sensible'

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 23:44
Regulator says providers should make it clear that the chances of success dwindle once a woman reaches 35.

Enhanced flu jab to save 'hundreds of lives'

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 23:43
It's designed to help elderly immune systems develop a stronger defence against flu.

How can you get enough iron from your diet?

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 23:19
How can you ensure you're getting the iron you need from your food, without eating too much red meat?

Cheshire couple spend £12k for labrador's open heart surgery

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 17:33
The Royal Veterinary College said the double bypass was the first operation of its kind on a dog.

Blackpool monkeypox case confirmed as second in UK

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 17:04
A patient in Blackpool tested positive for the disease, just days after the first case in Cornwall.

NHS vacancies a 'national emergency'

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 12:43
Figures show one in 11 NHS posts in England is unfilled.

Global hunger increasing, UN warns

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 09:03
One in nine people in the world is undernourished, according to a UN report.

"There's so much guilt in being a modern parent"

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 00:24
With one in three children obese, Jamie Oliver explains how to eat healthily at home.

'Black hole' in youth mental health support

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 23:59
A report by charity YoungMinds says more help is needed while children are waiting for NHS appointments.

Poor mental health at work 'widespread'

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 23:57
Half of all employees say they struggle and many keep it secret, says mental health charity Mind.

England facing 'changing health needs'

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 23:54
With people living longer, common ailments are changing and the NHS must quickly adapt, says a report.

'Ground-breaking' diabetes insulin drug trialled in Cardiff

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 23:45
It is hoped that it will cut the reliance of diabetics on injecting insulin.

Suicide reporting 'should be more sensitive'

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 16:58
Campaigners are calling on the media to be more sensitive in how suicides are reported.

Baby bundle idea for newborns and tackling poverty backed

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 16:06
A basket full of essential items could help tackle child poverty in Wales, it is claimed.