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Keeping livers 'alive' boosts transplant success, trial finds

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:59
The alternative to ice involves pumping livers with blood, nutrients and medicines while in a machine.

Childhood dementia: Boy fronts Tube station poster campaign

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:17
George has a rare form of childhood dementia called Batten Disease.

Alfie Evans: Father begs Pope Francis to 'save our son'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:49
Tom Evans is asking the Pope to intervene in the legal battle about ending his son's life support.

Alfie Dingley's family apply for licence for medical cannabis

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:52
Alfie Dingley's family want him to use cannabis oil, which is illegal in the UK, to treat his epilepsy.

Scotland's highest paid doctors mainly men

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:30
BBC research finds just 15 out of 100 of the highest paid senior doctors in Scotland are women.

Russells Hall Hospital: Patient treated after 'inspectors intervene'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 08:13
Health inspectors on a visit to Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley had to intervene "as a matter of urgency".

Malaria experts fear disease's resurgence

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 08:02
For the first time in 10 years, global malaria cases are no longer falling, and experts are worried.

NHS ransomware attack response criticised

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:53
MPs say it is "alarming" plans to improve cyber-security after the Wannacry attack have not been agreed.

Migraine: New drug works when others fail, researchers say

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 21:12
The monthly injection could be approved for NHS use by next year, experts hope.

Alfie Evans: Parents appeal to Supreme Court again

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:01
Tom Evans and Kate James have again asked for their terminally ill son's life support not to be ended.

Vaginal mesh surgery: NHS releases new figures

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:31
England's most senior doctor is told to urgently respond to new data on vaginal mesh surgeries.

NHS apologises to family over mother's hospital death

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:59
The family of mother-of-two Denise Davies agrees a settlement after her death in hospital in 2013.

First double face transplant patient 'well' in France

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:12
The first person in the world to receive two facial transplants is recovering in a Paris hospital.

Jérôme Hamon: Frenchman gets 'third face' in new transplant

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:33
Jérôme Hamon is the first patient to have two facial transplants and says he is doing well.

Does vaginal seeding boost health?

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 00:03
Does vaginal seeding expose babies to good bacteria or is it too dangerous?

How your mini 'clone' heart could be grown in a jar

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:33
Is the fusion of biology and technology speeding us towards a synthetic future?

'Malaria killed my daughter, I'm protecting others now'

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:13
Senegal is on track to be declared malaria-free by 2030.

'More than medication' needed to treat ADHD

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:13
Many families of children with ADHD are offered no training to help them manage their child's condition.

Rhys's top tips for living with ADHD

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:10
Rhys Sinclair was diagnosed with ADHD when he was seven years old.

Alfie Evans case: Court rules against parents again

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 21:19
Judges said they were "dismayed" by reports of protests outside the hospital treating Alfie Evans.