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NHS 'should work more with hospices'

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:29
Hospices could play a greater role in end-of-life care and stop hospitals being the "default option", says former Tory party leader Lord Howard.

Quarantine over China plague death

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:47
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.

VIDEO: Heroin antidote offers cities hope

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:02
As the US grapples with a resurgence of heroin addiction, police, emergency workers and addicts' families are turning to an "antidote" called Naloxone to prevent overdose.

When will we take honey seriously?

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:09
Why is medicinal use of honey so limited in the UK?

NHS 'wasting millions on supplies'

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:24
NHS 'wasting millions every year on supplies'

VIDEO: Schizophrenia 'impact and stigma'

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:54
New treatments for schizophrenia could be possible as vital clues behind the factors causing the mental illness are discovered. One person diagnosed with it explains the impact and the stigma.

Three person IVF plans 'progress'

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:35
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.

Health unions to ballot on strikes

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:11
Two key health unions are to ballot their members in England on industrial action, including strikes, over pay.

FGM parents to face prosecution

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:32
Parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters undergoing female genital mutilation or forced marriage under new measures being announced.

VIDEO: Clegg vows action to stop FGM

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:13
New measures aimed at ending female genital mutilation within a generation will be announced at a global summit in London.

VIDEO: New measures to tackle FGM

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 07:59
Parents who allow their daughters to be subjected to female genital mutilation will face prosecution under new legislation.

VIDEO: NHS tests patient monitoring patch

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 07:42
A patch the size of a plaster is to be tested by the NHS as a new way of continuously monitoring a patient's heart rate, breathing and temperature.

Fly in ear time-wasting call to 999

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 07:16
A man with a fly in his ear and a woman questioning if a green potato was poisonous were among thousands of non-urgent 999 calls made to the Welsh Ambulance Service last year.

NHS tests 'plaster' patient-monitor

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:01
The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch.

'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:31
Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of its hiding places in the body.

'Large gene find in schizophrenia'

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:48
In the largest ever genetic study of the disease, scientists have discovered some 80 genes which could leave people at higher risk of schizophrenia.

Anatomy of female genital mutilation

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:25
What is it and why is it still being carried out across the world?

First aid for the mind

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:14
First aid for the mind

In pictures: One man's HIV campaign

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:04
One man's HIV campaign in Indonesia's Bandung prison

First 'clean' hospital announced

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 00:36
Falkirk Community Hospital records the first perfect score in an initial Healthcare Environment Inspectorate review.

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