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You, me and the Big C: 'Like listening to friends'

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 18:14
Fans of the You, Me and the Big C podcast pay tribute to Rachael Bland, who died on Wednesday.

Probiotics labelled 'quite useless'

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:34
A study suggests "good bacteria" have little or no effect inside the body.

'Urgent action' at Shrewsbury and Telford hospital trust

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:02
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust already faced allegations over avoidable deaths and injuries.

Don't send vapers to use smoking shelters, MPs suggest

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 15:24
E-cigarette users should not have to "come face to face with the thing they are trying to give up", MPs hear.

'Bed-blocking' patient Adriano Guedes dies in hospital

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 13:45
Adriano Guedes hit the headlines for refusing to leave a Norfolk hospital for more than two years.

'Gross failure' in Kayden Urmston-Bancroft death

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 13:03
Kayden Urmston-Bancroft died of natural causes "contributed to by neglect", a coroner concludes.

Pilot areas announced for NHS app to book appointments

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 11:14
Patients will be able to book appointments, order prescriptions and see medical files on the app.

You, Me and the Big C podcast hosts vow to continue

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:03
Presenters of the You, Me and the Big C podcasts, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon, vow to carry on.

Disabled mother Miriam: My five-year-old son is my arms

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 23:23
Kenyan Miriam Wariwa was born without arms, so her five-year-old son Samuel helps her with her daily tasks.

Ethnic minority consultants 'paid less' than white colleagues

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 23:07
They are paid thousands of pounds less a year in basic pay than their white peers, a study suggests.

NHS chief calls for Premier League clubs to tackle gambling addiction

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 20:22
Simon Stevens described gambling addiction as one of the "new threats" facing the health service.

Breastfeeding mum forced to stand on rush hour train

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 15:22
Commuters failed to offer Kate Hitchens a seat as she struggled to feed her six-month-old son.

Families 'can't afford to follow healthy diet guidance'

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 13:22
Up to 3.7 million UK children live in homes that struggle to afford food outlined in healthy eating advice, a study suggests.

Calorie count on menus plan will hit small restaurants - Treasury

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:45
The Treasury fears the health department's proposals could harm restaurants and push prices up.

NHS 'female parts' gynaecology definition slammed

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:05
An NHS report referred to gynaecology as dealing with "female parts of the body used to make babies".

The #YouMeBigC team discuss their podcast and friendship

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:02
The #YouMeBigC team talk about the importance of their podcast and friendship.

Australian paramedics grant dying man's ice cream wish

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 02:59
The gesture was enjoyed "so much" by the Australian man on his final trip to hospital, relatives say.

The three-year-old who is learning to use a cane

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 00:09
Nell is registered blind, and is being helped by a charity to use a cane before she goes to nursery.

Will going vegan make you healthier?

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 23:30
The vegan diet has become popular in the UK - but does it have an impact on wellbeing?

Half of over 60s 'ignore bowel cancer screening in England'

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 23:11
People are missing out on a test that could reduce their risk of dying from the disease, a cancer charity says.