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Beard trend 'guided by evolution'

12 hours 14 min ago
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.

Under 16s 'shut out of safe havens'

15 hours 54 min ago
Children suffering a mental health crisis in England are being forced into police custody because 35% of NHS "places of safety" ban under 16s, figures suggest.

Warning over bowel cancer screening

18 hours 45 min ago
Bowel cancer screening uptake needs to improve, campaigners say, after figures showed just half of people eligible in England come forward for the test.

VIDEO: Lord Tebbit turns children's writer

23 hours 8 min ago
Lord Tebbit, the former Tory minister and party chairman turns his hand to writing a children's novel, the central character being a 14-year-old boy left paralysed after a car crash.

'Terror' of patient's op wake-up

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:43
A patient who awoke from an anaesthetic minutes before major surgery speaks of the "terrifying" experience.

Crohn's patient loses fertility case

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:07
A woman who has Crohn's disease loses a legal challenge against a decision to refuse her NHS funding to freeze her eggs before chemotherapy.

'Care failings' over man's op death

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 15:29
A health board admits 'failures' in the care of a man who died following routine surgery for cancer, an inquest hears

AUDIO: RNIB: UK needs sight loss advisors

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:48
Every eye clinic in the UK should provide access to a sight loss advisor, the RNIB has claimed.

GP out-of-hours care 'diabolical'

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:55
GP out-of-hours health care in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan is "diabolical" with people waiting too long to be seen and assessed, a patient watchdog says.

VIDEO: Inside the 'celeb' rehab centre

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:55
The Priory Hospital wants to shake off its 'quick fix' image

VIDEO: Sensors to prevent pain for amputees

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 02:44
Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed three-directional pressure sensors which they say could prevent dangerous sores for thousands of patients

Routine operations: Is a crisis brewing?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 02:25
Concern over rise in waits for hospital operations

Bombing couple still Boston strong

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 01:00
Boston marathon bombing survivors cope with aftermath

Sensors to prevent pain for amputees

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:41
Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.

Cancer girl inspires Radiohead star

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 16:15
Radiohead star Colin Greenwood will take part in a charity triathlon at Blenheim Palace after being inspired by a cancer sufferer.

GP hours scheme 'to benefit 7m'

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 05:13
The government says new opening hours for GP surgeries in England will benefit seven million patients, far more than originally planned.

MPs urge shift in complaint culture

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 02:05
Public services still need to learn lessons from the Stafford Hospital scandal on how to handle complaints, says a committee of MPs.

Fund cancer research, insurers urged

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:14
Lung experts have called for the insurance industry to fund research into the deadly asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma.

Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes'

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:04
UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers.

Why insurers should fund medical research

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:02
With research funding low - but insurance payouts soaring - leading lung experts are suggesting a novel solution.

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