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Councils want crackdown on illegal tattooists

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 17:55
The Local Government Association says unregistered tattooists are inking children illegally.

Zika found to remain in sperm for record six months

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 15:49
Zika virus is found in the sperm of an Italian man six months after his first symptoms, twice as long as in previously reported cases.

Nigeria to start emergency polio campaign

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:02
Five million Nigerian children are due to be vaccinated against polio after the first new cases for two years, the government says.

Junior doctors strike: Calls for fresh industrial action

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 07:11
Representatives of junior doctors call for fresh industrial action in their dispute with the health secretary about a new contract.

McDonald's pressured to serve up global antibiotics ban

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 02:04
A new online campaign is putting pressure on fast food giant McDonald's to impose a global ban on products from animals treated with antibiotics.

Councils want crackdown on illegal tattooists

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 00:35
Local councils want tougher sentences for illegal tattooists, who they warn are offering cheap prices for their services to children.

Gabriella Taylor: Was tennis player deliberately poisoned?

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 18:38
Professor Roger Pickup gives his view on whether Wimbledon player Gabriella Taylor could have been intentionally poisoned with Weil's disease at Wimbledon- and whether you can be infected from a drinks can.

Brain-robot training triggers improvement in paralysis

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 14:54
Eight paraplegic people have regained partial movement after a one-year training programme based on brain-controlled robotics, researchers say.

Women warned about booming market in period tracker apps

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 13:29
The market is booming in apps which help women track their periods - but there are warnings about data concerns.

Delays in discharging patients 23% rise

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 12:28
Delays in discharging patients from hospital have risen 23% since June last year, NHS England reveals.

Medway Maritime Hospital: Stillborn girl 'left to rot'

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 12:10
A mother describes how her stillborn baby was "left to rot" for six days on a hospital floor instead of being taken to a mortuary.

Polio countdown

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:16
There has not been a polio case in Africa for two years - after another year, the continent will be declared free of the disease, writes BBC Africa Health correspondent Anne Soy.

Hinchingbrooke Hospital out of special measures

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:12
The first NHS hospital to be privately run is rated 'good' after nearly two years in special measures but must improve its emergency care.

More than a third of female students 'have mental health problems'

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 02:21
A survey suggests one in three female students has a mental health problem.

Scared and pregnant

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 00:29
Guinea is now free of Ebola but pregnant women are still afraid of the virus and are avoiding hospital, writes the BBC's Tamasin Ford.

Mental health targets 'not being met'

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 23:23
Some mental health patients in England are being denied timely treatment promised by the government, figures reveal.

Mental health target being ignored

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 17:43
Some mental health patients in England are being denied timely treatment promised by the government, figures reveal.

Cot deaths at lowest recorded level in England and Wales

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 12:34
Sudden unexplained infant deaths or cot deaths reached the lowest level on record in England and Wales, according to new figures.

Crisis-hit hospital trust may close Grantham A&E at night

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 02:04
Hospital bosses are considering shutting an accident and emergency department in Grantham at night to combat a staffing crisis.

Woman with 100-year-old kidney from mum 'still going strong'

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 00:27
A woman with a 100-year-old kidney she received from her mother says its longevity is down to coming from "good stock".


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