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Artificial intelligence used to predict cancer growth

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 10:14
A new technique picks out patterns in DNA mutation within cancers to forecast future genetic changes.

All NHS hospital car parking charges scrapped in Wales

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 04:25
A decade after the policy was initially announced, parking is now free at all Welsh NHS hospitals.

The pain of living with fibromyalgia

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 00:26
What it's like to live with fibromyalgia.

Shropshire baby and mother maternity deaths review widened

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 22:04
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust says it reviewed 40 cases and has contacted 12 families.

Numbers of elderly in 24-hour care set to double by 2035

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 23:52
The social care system is "at breaking point", a local government official warns.

New asthma treatment set for wider NHS distribution

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 23:43
The new 'melting muscle' treatment has proved to be safe and effective, health experts say.

High suicide risk for 'men in construction'

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 20:27
The suicide rate among low-skilled male labourers is three times higher than the national average for men, according to figures by the ONS.

Gene-editing hope for muscular dystrophy

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 18:26
The technique was used to restore a protein that people with the condition are unable to make.

Dentists say fines deterring poor patients

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 16:47
Dentists say a fear of unfair fines is causing a sharp fall in low-income families receiving treatment.

Carers not 'glorified bottom wipers'

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 16:29
Beth Sturgis posted a letter on social media with a message to those who "undervalue" her work.

Idiopathic hypersomnia: When 40 winks turns into 48 hours of sleep

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 23:24
Lucy Taylor lives with idiopathic hypersomnia, a rare condition that makes her excessively sleepy.

Government proposes energy drinks ban for children

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 23:16
High levels of sugar and caffeine have been linked to obesity and other health issues.

Contraception app advert banned by UK regulator

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 14:37
Complaint about advert offering to replace traditional contraception with natural methods is upheld.

Quarter of 14-year-old girls in UK 'self-harm'

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 00:41
Stereotypes around gender and worries about looks contribute to children's unhappiness, a report says.

Teenagers who smoke and drink suffer ill effects by age of 17

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 00:33
Signs of stiffening arteries show up by that age and can lead to heart problems in later life.

'I was misled by the Natural Cycles app'

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 23:47
Rebecca Woodhead, 26, fell pregnant while using the Natural Cycles app, which has been criticised by the advertising watchdog.

Making Australia care about 'silent epidemic'

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:05
Syl Freedman's petition for an endometriosis drug went viral - then she helped to change policy.

The bladders made from other body parts

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 09:27
A surgeon wants to raise the profile of a procedure that replaces the organ when it is diseased.

Spice Girl singer Mel B entering rehab for PTSD

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 09:09
The Spice Girl says she's been drinking "to numb my pain".

Air pollution may harm cognitive intelligence, study says

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 08:20
Chronic exposure to toxic air has a bigger negative impact on older men, a new study in China suggests.