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One hospital's fight with care shortfall

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 16:40
A sharp rise in waits for care services is piling the pressure on the NHS in England, hospital bosses are warning.

Loose skin operation refused for man who lost 22 stone

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 16:38
A man who lost 22 stone (140kg) says it is impossible to meet the NHS criteria to have three stone (20kg) of excess skin removed.

How emergency services rescue obese people

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:18
Training exercise shows how emergency services cope with obese people who get stuck in their homes.

Smiling with sadness

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 11:54
The black women using art to talk about mental health.

Junior doctors take contract fight to high court

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 08:57
Junior doctors in England are going to the High Court to try and stop the government imposing a new contract.

Fire service rescuing more obese people across UK

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 02:05
The number of obese people being rescued by fire services because they are too large to move on their own rises by more than a third over the past three years in the UK.

Glass of beer 'makes people more sociable'

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:10
Researchers in Switzerland confirm what most people already know - drinking one glass of beer can make people more sociable.

Bright light 'increases sexual satisfaction in men'

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:10
Exposure to bright light can lead to greater sexual satisfaction in men with low sexual desire, a new study suggests.

Designer dozing

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 15:02
Scientists in Cardiff are working on ways to improve health, creativity and emotional well-being using "sleep engineering".

Bone marrow donor stranger is now 'like a brother'

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 10:56
When Carl Hillis was struck with cancer at the age of nine, he received bone marrow from a perfect stranger. Carl says donor Tony Blood is "like a brother".

Food 'traffic light' labelling should be mandatory, councils say

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 01:58
Food manufacturers should be forced to put "traffic light" nutrition labels on all products, making the current voluntary scheme compulsory, councils say.

New unit

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 01:26
Politicians seem to have settled on a new unit of measuring public spending - the hospital. So how much does one actually cost?

Choosing Wisely aims for doctor-patient 'culture shift'

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 06:16
Patients in Wales are being urged to be less passive and take more control of decisions about the care and treatments they receive, as part of a new medical movement.

Cervical screening 'could save hundreds more lives'

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 03:19
Hundreds more cervical cancer patients' lives could be saved if all eligible women went for screening, says a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Merseyside specialist hospital first to be rated 'outstanding'

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 01:06
A heart and chest hospital becomes the UK's first to be rated "outstanding" by the health watchdog for the specialist treatment it offers.

Sharp rise in care delays 'piles pressure on hospitals'

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 17:37
A sharp rise in waits for care services is piling the pressure on the NHS in England, hospital bosses are warning.

The daily struggle to find care

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 16:50
A look at how a hospital and council in Liverpool are struggling to cope with the demands being placed on them.

St John's Wort 'stops emergency contraceptive pill working'

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 13:39
Women taking an emergency contraceptive pill containing levonorgestrel are being advised to check the ingredients of other medicines they are taking because they could stop the pill working.

Family not told of cancer op error at Coventry hospital

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 10:11
The family of a cancer patient who died two days after undergoing a medical procedure was not told about a surgical error during the operation, it emerges.

Long daytime naps are 'warning sign' for type-2 diabetes

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 02:17
Napping for more than an hour during the day could be a warning sign for type-2 diabetes, Japanese researchers suggest.

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