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Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba: GMC boss told position is 'untenable'

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 07:00
A union leader claims doctors' confidence in the GMC has collapsed over the Hadiza Bawa-Garba case.

Cystic fibrosis mothers' plea over 'life-changing' drug

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 00:11
Two mothers call on a drug firm and ministers to reach a deal over a 'life-changing' treatment.

Cystic fibrosis mum's drug plea for 'deserving' daughter

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 00:09
Ivy, aged three, has cystic fibrosis and her mum wants a £100,000-a-year to help control Ivy's condition.

Depressed? Try talking to this bot

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 23:13
Chatbots are being used to help people deal with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

Yemen cholera epidemic 'controlled' by computer predictions

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 20:21
Cases are slashed thanks to a new system that predicts where outbreaks will occur.

Using weather forecasts to stop outbreaks of deadly cholera

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 20:13
Cholera cases in Yemen have been slashed by a new system that predicts where outbreaks will occur.

'I vomit 30 times a day' - Caitlin's dilemma

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 14:11
Perth teenager Caitlin White says all the options of treatment open to her come with health risks.

Weight-loss drug lorcaserin found to be safe in new study

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 10:44
Long-term use of the US weight-loss pill is found to be safe for the heart, in a major study finds.

Procrastination - it's all in the mind

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 02:07
Scans show differences in the brains of those who love to put things offs compared with the "doers".

Abortion pill can be taken at home in England, under new plan

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 13:49
The change means women will be able to take the second abortion pill at home rather than in a clinic.

Critically-ill children 'need more aftercare'

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 03:02
More NHS clinical psychologists are needed to help children and their families back on their feet after long-term illness.

Why is there a measles outbreak in Europe?

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 02:40
Thirty-seven deaths have been recorded from the disease already this year.

No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 08:16
The researchers say that the health risks of drinking outweigh any possible benefits.

Why people with autism love this hair stylist

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 01:08
People with autism have travelled across the country to get their hair cut by Jenine Dixon.

Leukaemia survivor Kate Stallard 'can't have children'

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 15:15
A woman who survived after being told she had days to live calls for more support for women with cancer.

BRCA gene: Double mastectomy for mum and daughter

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 06:06
Mary and Colette Moore are both getting ready to go to hospital to have the surgery.

Rise in diabetes 'to cause surge in heart disease and strokes'

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 00:21
A rise in diabetes cases linked to lifestyle will cause a surge in heart disease and strokes, a charity warns.

Use honey first for a cough, new guidelines say

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 00:16
Antibiotics should rarely be given for coughs - in most cases they do little to help, officials say.

NHS invite for newsreader's dead wife

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 23:58
Sky's Colin Brazier says letter received weeks after his wife died from breast cancer "needs noting".

Patient waited 62 hours for ambulance

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 23:50
Four ambulance trusts report taking at least 24 hours to reach some people who called for help.