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Radiologist shortage 'affecting cancer care' in the UK

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 17:00
These specialist doctors can't keep up with the increasing workload of reading and interpreting scans.

I sang opera while surgeons removed my brain tumour

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 14:06
Comedian Sarah-May Philo sang and told jokes while a surgeon removed her life-threatening brain tumour

Say 'menopause' three times a day, academics urged

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 13:21
University staff are being encouraged to say the word "menopause" three times a day to remove the stigma.

Drug cocktail can 'shrink cancer tumours'

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 09:38
It stops cancer growth and can shrink some hard-to-treat ovarian and lung tumours, researchers say.

Children 'getting sight problems because of eye test delays'

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 23:34
A quarter of school-age children have not had a test, putting them at risk of sight problems, a survey finds.

'Why I drink 100 units of alcohol a week'

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 16:26
Heavy drinkers share their boozing habits - including spending £500 a month on wine.

The alternative therapist who steams women's vaginas

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 15:28
Claire Stone has steamed her own vagina for eight years and now offers the practice to other women.

Adrian Chiles 'horrified' at drinking 100 alcohol units a week

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 14:38
The TV and radio broadcaster revealed he sometimes drank more than 100 units a week.

Gut bug enzyme turns blood into type-O

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 14:29
Scientists hope their discovery could ease shortages of "universal" donor blood.

Steam treatment for big prostates approved on NHS

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 09:09
NHS hospitals can start offering it to men with benign prostate enlargement, says regulator.

Brexit: NHS managers warn about impact of no deal

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 07:16
Leaving the EU without a deal would make it harder to stop the spread of diseases, NHS boss is told.

Autism: 12-year-old boy misses five years of school

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 05:13
Callum has tried mainstream and special schools without success, his mother says.

Women 'being denied Caesarean choice'

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 04:07
Only 26% of maternity units follow guidelines that allow women to choose to have a Caesarean.

'I had a haemorrhage after being denied a Caesarean'

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 04:07
Only 26% of UK maternity units are following guidelines that allow women to choose to have a Caesarean.

Workers in open-plan offices 'more active'

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 00:08
They were also less stressed compared to people working in cubicles or private offices, a US study found.

Asthma sufferers warned before returning to school

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 00:06
Asthma hospital admissions have shot up in recent Septembers after a lapse in children's inhaler use.

Holyrood committee calls for a ban on mesh implants

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 23:41
MSPs urge ministers to take stronger action to curb the use of a controversial surgical procedure.

Health fear over rise in teens using protein supplements

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 23:15
Concerns are raised sports supplements such as protein shakes could be harmful to teenagers.

GP closures in Wales force 50,000 to find new doctors

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 23:04
Doctors' representatives say practices are struggling to recruit new GPs and deal with mounting workloads.

Match of the Dads football league helping Norwich fathers

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 15:48
The football league gives dads the opportunity to share problems and advice on parenthood.