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NHS braced for 24-hour doctor strike

4 hours 31 min ago
Hospitals in England are braced for another day of disruption as junior doctors take part in a second 24-hour strike over pay and conditions.

Last-minute talks over doctor strike

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 13:02
Last-minute talks are taking place between doctors and government negotiators to avert Wednesday's strike amid suggestions a deal on the contract dispute was blocked by ministers.

Bacteria 'see' like tiny eyeballs

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 05:59
Biologists discover how bacteria sense light and move towards it: the entire single-cell organism focuses light like a tiny eyeball.

'No safe way to suntan', experts warn

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:09
There is no safe or healthy way to get a tan from sunlight, new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) warns.

Mutant sperm-factories spread in testes

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:46
Mutant sperm-factories spread in men's testicles as they age to increase the risk of children with genetic diseases, researchers have shown.

Flashes of light may stop jet lag

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:45
Exposure to short flashes of light at night could help travellers adjust to new time zones and avoid jet lag, according to scientists.

Record rise in 'NHS dissatisfaction'

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:42
The biggest-ever rise in public dissatisfaction with the NHS was recorded last year, according to a long-running survey.

Long trips for mental care 'must end'

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 00:00
Sending mentally ill adults long distances across England for non-specialist treatment must end, says an independent report.

Safety recall of St John's Wort tablets

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:32
Packets of St John's Wort tablets are being recalled in the UK as a safety precaution after six batches were found to be contaminated with a toxin.

VIDEO: Smartpatch aims to put snoring to bed

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 08:17
The Silent Partner claims to have come up with a solution for those sleeping with someone who snores.

NI politicians 'must agree on health'

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 06:36
The man overseeing the transformation of health and social care in Greater Manchester says politicians in Northern Ireland should put their differences aside to achieve similar change.

Heads warn over pupils' mental health

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:03
Head teachers issue a warning over their struggle to deal with children's mental health problems at primary schools in England.

Cosmetic surgery ops on the rise

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:37
There was a sharp increase in the popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK in 2015, figures show.

Doctors' union irresponsible - Hunt

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 13:18
The health secretary and union leaders clash ahead of another junior doctors' strike, in a long-running dispute over pay and working hours.

VIDEO: Hunt blamed for doctors' low morale

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 11:58
Jeremy Hunt acknowledged junior doctors' low morale but told Andrew Marr that the BMA was to blame for their concerns over contracts

12-hour A&E waits on rise in England

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 06:13
More than 100,000 patients spent at least 12 hours in A&E departments in England last year, data seen by the BBC's 5 live Investigates shows.

New drive for 'paperless' NHS

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 03:02
The latest government attempt to improve the use of technology in the NHS in England is launched, with the aim of making services faster and more convenient.

Can you save lives with 'big data'?

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:43
Can you save lives by analysing huge amounts of data?

Mental health support for FGM victims

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 07:25
Mental health services will be developed for victims of female genital mutilation in England, the government says.

Do e-cigarettes make it harder to stop smoking?

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:28
Is it harder to stop smoking if you use e-cigarettes?

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