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'Life-saver' cancer drug running out

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:01
What happens when drug trials end

Ban on smoking in cars in Wales

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:27
Smoking in cars when children are present is to be banned in Wales, the first minister announces.

How many nurses short is the NHS?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:21
How many nurses short is the NHS?

Do friends have similar genomes?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:29
A study from US researchers suggests that friends are more genetically similar than strangers - to the same degree as fourth cousins.

NHS gets safe nurse staffing rules

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 02:27
Hospitals in England are being given strict guidelines on safe staffing levels for nurses - but they stop short of giving absolute minimums.

AUDIO: Downton actor on anorexic wife's death

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:57
Actor David Robb, whose anorexic wife killed herself, says people should realise the illness affects older women too.

NHS trust payout over toddler death

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:29
A trust has paid £30,000 to the family of a toddler who died on Christmas Day from a serious infection.

'Child neglect' blamed for bad teeth

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:14
Child neglect is to blame for "absolutely appalling" levels of children needing their teeth pulled in hospital, a dental charity says.

Lack of NHS Down's test criticised

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:18
A new screening test for Down's syndrome is still not available across the Welsh NHS, six years after guidelines said it should be.

Migrants to pay more to use NHS

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:00
Non-EU patients are to be charged 150% of the cost of NHS treatment in a fresh crackdown on so-called "health tourism".

UK drug firm recommends US takeover

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:11
British drug firm Shire recommends a takeover offer from US rival AbbVie after its most recent £30bn ($51.3bn) offer.

Footballers need concussion care

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 02:06
Decisions on whether a footballer can return to the pitch after a head injury should be taken by an independent doctor, says an editorial in The Lancet.

A third of Alzheimer's 'preventable'

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 01:54
One in three cases of Alzheimer's disease worldwide is preventable, according to research from the University of Cambridge.

VIDEO: Warning over child dental health

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 18:21
Nearly 500 young children a week are being admitted to hospital to have rotten teeth removed, according to NHS figures.

Mental health work scheme piloted

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 11:38
Ministers are piloting ways to get more people with mental health problems into work with earlier treatment and employment support.

Desmond Tutu backs assisted dying

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 09:34
The retired Anglican Archbishop of South Africa Desmond Tutu says he "reveres the sanctity of life" but supports assisted dying.

Harvard doctor is Reith lecturer

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 09:00
Surgeon and writer Atul Gawande will deliver this year's BBC Reith Lectures, to be grouped under the title 'The Future of Medicine'.

The mystery of India's unrecorded deaths

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 20:54
Investigating India's unrecorded deaths

Church urges assisted dying inquiry

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 17:05
The Church of England seeks an inquiry into assisted dying as an ex-Archbishop of Canterbury backs a bill that would allow terminally ill people get help to end their lives.

Assisted dying: One family's experience

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 16:50
One family's experience of assisted dying


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