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Deal for NHS to offer exciting new child cancer therapy

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 23:09
The cutting-edge treatment is expensive but could potentially cure children with advanced leukaemia.

Lack of exercise puts one in four people at risk, WHO says

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 23:04
About 1.4 billion people face a range of health problems due to physical inactivity, the WHO says.

Would you pass our doctor jargon test?

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 19:39
Doctors are being told to adopt a new policy of writing letters that are easier for patients to understand.

Hair transplants: Fighting against my receding hairline

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 17:44
Paul is one of thousands of British men to travel to Turkey this year to have a hair transplant.

Claire Wineland: Cystic fibrosis activist dies at 21

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 11:02
Claire Wineland made a name for herself writing and speaking about her life with the disease.

Suicide rate among UK men at lowest since 1981

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:22
Although the male rate is falling, men still account for three-quarters of suicides in the UK.

How your heart age is key to heart attack or stroke risk

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 06:31
Public Health England says about 80% of heart attacks and strokes in people under 75 could be prevented.

The hospice remembering children in birdsong

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 02:17
Ty Hafan children's hospice is creating a sound installation to remember patients in an inspiring way.

Doctors told to ditch Latin and use 'plain English'

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 00:54
Doctors must learn a new skill - writing letters that are easier for patients to understand, guidelines say.

#Alopeciaisfashion - making hair loss 'fashionable'

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 23:14
A campaign called #Alopeciaisfashion aims to make hair loss more accepted and visible in the fashion world.

Is 'Brazilian butt lift' surgery a risk worth taking?

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 23:12
How dangerous is the "Brazilian butt lift" and why are people having this form of cosmetic surgery?

BBC presenter Rachael Bland says she has only 'days' to live

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 20:07
BBC Radio 5 Live's Rachael Bland was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2016.

Cochlear implant: Deaf one-year-old hears sound for the first time

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 16:45
The parents of Max Brett, who had a cochlear implant fitted, wanted to share the "incredible moment".

Payout for man who lost penis to superbug at Southend Hospital

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 16:06
Andrew Lane, 63, lost most of his penis to the flesh-eating bug following a routine operation.

Belfast woman forced to go to Dublin for urgent eye surgery

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 15:50
Jennifer Shirlow paid to be treated privately in Dublin after two NHS operations were cancelled.

Doctors’ mental health at tipping point

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 05:00
The suicide rate among doctors in England is rising, with concerns about whether they can get help.

The top surgeon who harmed patients for years

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 03:00
A health board did not have the systems in place to pick up on his mistakes, a BBC investigation finds.

'Without a heart donor I might not make it'

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 00:29
Gareth Evans has needed a new heart for nine years - showing how more donors are needed, the NHS says.

Gender reassignment joy at the age of 81

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 23:47
Ruth Rose is the oldest person in the UK to have a medical sex change.

Record demand for sexual health services amid spending cuts

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 14:15
Clinics in England say they are struggling to meet a huge increase in visits.