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Osteoporosis tests 'could save Welsh NHS £4.5m'

6 hours 32 min ago
More services in Wales to help diagnose osteoporosis could save the NHS £4.5m a year, a charity claims.

Healthy obsession

7 hours 11 min ago
GP Mark Spencer explains why he is overseeing an ambitious year-long project in Fleetwood, Lancashire, aimed at improving the health of people in his town.

Body fat link to bacteria in faeces

12 hours 37 min ago
The make up of the bacteria found in human faeces may influence levels of dangerous fat in our bodies, say researchers from King's College London.

Illnesses associated with lifestyle cost the NHS £11bn

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 22:44
Health problems related to the way we live are costing the NHS in England alone around £11bn each year.

Women's mental health needs 'not considered adequately'

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 10:28
Women's mental health needs are "not being considered" despite rising rates of suicide, campaigners warn.

Junior doctors call off five-day strikes over contracts

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 20:38
Junior doctors in England suspend a series of five-day strikes over the next three months, the British Medical Association announces, following concerns over patient safety,

Irish abortion laws: Protests held across the world

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 18:53
Thousands of protesters march in Dublin and 20 other world cities to press their demand for a referendum to repeal Ireland's abortion laws.

Four in 10 children not going to dentist, NHS figures show

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 13:45
More than 40% of children in England did not see a dentist last year, NHS statistics show - a figure the British Dental Association says is embarrassing.

Could Irish spider venom cure diseases?

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:36
Venom collected from two species of Irish spiders has potential medicinal properties, say university researchers.

Agonising wait

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 01:31
A family whose daughter spent four years in a vegetative state say it should be easier to withdraw nutrition from such patients.

Google Deepmind: Should patients trust the company with their data?

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 00:47
Google has ambitious plans for using medical records and appears to also be bidding to create a truly digitised NHS.

Period pain affects 'most women workers'

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 00:40
Most women workers have experienced period pain that affects their ability to work, a survey suggests.

Project Zuckerberg

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 15:57
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife want to tackle all diseases by the end if the century. Just how feasible is this aim?

Childhood vaccinations 'down again'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 13:19
The percentage of under-twos in England receiving most routine vaccinations is down slightly for the third year in a row, NHS figures show.

What a button battery can do to a child's throat

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:32
Medical correspondent Fergus Walsh demonstrates what can happen if a button battery gets lodged in a child's throat, after a warning from surgeons over the dangers.

IVF rates in England 'at 12-year low'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:28
IVF rates in England have fallen to a 12-year low, says a fertility charity.

Cancelled ops 'norm'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 06:21
Cancelled operations due to emergency pressures in hospitals are becoming "the norm" not the exception in Wales, surgeons warn.

Many cancelled operations 'unrecorded'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 05:03
Tens of thousands of operations were cancelled by English hospitals last year but not officially counted, figures seen by the BBC suggest.

NHS should get £5bn 'Brexit bonus' - Lansley

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 03:08
The NHS should get a £5bn-a-year "Brexit bonus", former Conservative Health Secretary Andrew Lansley says.

Popular pill

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 00:43
Lots of people take glucosamine to help them with pains in their joints, but is there hard evidence that it improves things?


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