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Heading footballs 'affects memory'

5 hours 47 min ago
Heading a football can significantly affect a player's brain function and memory for 24 hours, a study finds.

Doctors name treatments that bring little or no benefit

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 23:54
Senior doctors have drawn up a list of 40 treatments which bring little or no benefit to patients to try to reduce unnecessary medical procedures.

Doctors' leaders call for prescription drug helpline

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 01:22
Doctors' leaders are calling for the urgent introduction of a 24-hour helpline for prescription drug dependence.

Saddest job?

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 00:11
What is it like being a midwife specialising in baby deaths?

Liverpool brain injury hospital rated 'outstanding'

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 16:19
A specialist brain injury hospital in Liverpool is rated 'outstanding' by health inspectors from the Care Quality Commission.

The poem sending Shivers down spines

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 12:43
The Multiple Sclerosis poem sending Shivers down spines

Game of Thrones location seeking GP - via Twitter

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 06:33
With a chronic shortage of GPs in Northern Ireland's rural areas, the HSC is under pressure to attract doctors to the country.

Teenager describes summer on 'terrifying' adult ward

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 01:15
A teenage girl with mental health problems describes her "terrifying" experience of being cared for on an adult ward.

In search of a cure

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 13:42
BBC Radio 5 live finds out how patients fare when they go abroad in search on pioneering cancer treatments.

Pharmacy plan 'could lead to High Street closures'

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 11:54
Thousands of High Street pharmacies in England could face closure after ministers confirmed plans to alter the funding system and make cuts.

An autistic boy who can't be touched has connected with a service dog

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 11:34
An autistic boy who can't be touched or hugged by anyone has connected with someone for the first time - his new service dog.

Artwork depicts 21st century threats to health

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 08:31
A new piece of art commissioned by the Royal Society for Public Health reimagines William Hogarth's classic 1751 cartoon Gin Lane for the 21st Century.

'Major failings' in DVLA medical fitness to drive cases

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 02:38
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is not making fair decisions about medical fitness-to-drive cases, a report suggests.

Itchy business

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:14
A growing number of head lice removal firms have set up in recent years as a response to the fact that the insects are increasingly resistant to over-the-counter chemical treatments.

First 'Zika mosquito' eggs found in UK

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 21:30
The eggs of a mosquito capable of transmitting tropical diseases, including the Zika virus, are found for the first time in the UK.

Joshua Titcombe death: Midwife Lindsey Biggs struck off

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 19:20
A midwife whose failings contributed to the death of a baby boy in Cumbria is banned from practising.

Hair straighteners pose child burn risk

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 07:44
Ten-month-old Joshua is one of hundreds of children admitted to hospital each year after being burned by hair straighteners.

Severe symptoms

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 02:18
Some experts believe "extreme" side-effects of antidepressants are more common than was previously thought. Some users say the tablets have made them suicidal.

Bad blood

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 01:15
When Brryan Jackson's father injected his infant son with HIV-infected blood, he hoped he'd never see him grow up. More than two decades later, he's full of life and hope for the future.

Spanish woman Lina Alvarez gives birth at 62

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 19:17
Lina Alvarez has given birth at the age of 62. She spoke to waiting reporters outside the hospital in Lugo, Spain.


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