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Long NHS waits: My child flew to Turkey for op

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 16:03
Fourteen-year-old girl had to go abroad for spinal surgery because of delays in Northern Ireland.

Soft drink sugar tax starts, but will it work?

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:53
Half of manufacturers cut sugar content, with ministers calling it a good start in fight against obesity.

Cardiff teen goes to Germany for scoliosis surgery on spine

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 00:17
Erin Morgan-Ring is the third Welsh child to go abroad for the operation which is not available on the NHS.

Patients 'still at risk' at Royal Cornwall Hospital

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 23:24
Inspectors have given the trust until 13 April to make "significant improvements".

Sugar Tax: George Osborne says it should include milk drinks

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 19:01
George Osborne says if he was still Chancellor he would have expanded the sugar tax.

Victoria actor on being conceived by a sperm donor

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 16:07
ITV Victoria actor Jordan Waller has told BBC Radio 5 live he was conceived via a sperm donor.

Love Island's Amber Davies: 'Sex is too casual'

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 15:18
Love Island winner Amber Davies says she’s concerned that sex is becoming too casual.

Women in NHS paid 23% less than men

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 13:39
Official data covers basic pay of more than one million workers, including doctors, managers and nurses.

Miscarriage law review praised by mum who lost 20 babies

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 09:53
Salma Mbarouk wants to be able to register the children she lost through miscarriage.

Sugar tax: Will paying more for fizzy drinks and alcohol make us healthier?

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 00:35
The price of some unhealthy drinks is about to go up - in the hope that we will make "better" choices.

Quarter of children in north Wales overweight or obese

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 23:51
More than a quarter of pupils starting primary school in north Wales are overweight or obese.

Disabled passengers: 'Don’t even think about going to the toilet'

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 23:16
Wheelchair user Jemma Collins recalls how her dream holiday ended in disaster.

When Uber drivers replace ambulances

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 21:55
Uber drivers in the US are complaining that an increasing number of customers are using them like an ambulance service.

Obesity-related hospital admissions 'double in four years'

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 14:58
There were 617,000 hospital admissions in England in 2016-17 where obesity was a factor.

West Suffolk Hospital 'closure' considered over blood bank

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 14:49
A document says an order that would have shut down West Suffolk Hospital was looked at.

Unspoken UK Punjabi alcohol problem

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:41
Alcohol consumption is glamorised across different aspects of Punjabi culture and shame stops many seeking the help that they need.

Brain back-up firm Nectome loses link to MIT

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 12:40
MIT severs ties with a start-up attempting to copy people's memories when they die.

Alice Liveing: How can office workers be more active?

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:04
Personal trainer and blogger Alice Liveing investigates how office workers can keep fit.

Birth trauma mother 'wanted to die'

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 00:06
A woman traumatised by being ignored during labour had lengthy physical and mental problems.

The doctor who really feels his patients' pain

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 23:41
For Dr Joel Salinas, music creates colours, numbers have personalities and another person's pain feels almost like his own.