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Drug prescriptions rise in England

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 18:11
An extra 34.5 million drugs and other prescription items were given out in 2014 compared to the year before, the latest snapshot for England shows.

Patient choked to death on food

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 16:28
A patient considered not well enough to swallow solid food choked to death after he was mistakenly given lunch, a court is told.

WHO 'unfit for health emergencies'

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:00
The World Health Organization (WHO) lacks the "capacity and culture" to deal with global health emergencies, says the chair of a new independent report on Ebola.

Doctors' life-saving role on 7/7

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:53
Doctors' life-saving role after 7/7 bus bombing

World's oldest man dies at 112

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:45
The world's oldest man, Japanese supercentenarian Sakari Momoi, dies in a Tokyo care home at the age of 112.

Ageing rates vary widely, says study

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 00:50
A study of people born in the same year has uncovered a huge difference in the speed at which their bodies age.

Hint at abortion law being devolved

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 22:05
The Scottish Secretary hints that the UK government may be willing to devolve abortion law to Holyrood, during a debate on the Scotland Bill.

VIDEO: 'I've just had some wonderful news'

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 09:10
Journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts, who has an aggressive form of leukaemia, tells her video diary that she has found a stem cell donor.

More 'open, safer' NHS proposed

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 06:48
Final decisions about changes to the health service could be taken out of the hands of politicians under new proposals.

VIDEO: Medics voice dementia care concerns

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 06:47
Doctors have raised fresh concerns about the level of support people with dementia and their carers get from the NHS and social services in the UK.

Dementia support gaps 'fail patients'

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 00:01
Patchy support for people with dementia is failing patients and their carers, doctors warn.

NHS apologies over data breach

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 14:54
More than 3,000 patients are sent a letter of apology by the NHS after sensitive personal information is found by a member of the public.

BBC journalist finds stem-cell donor

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 14:45
BBC journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts, who has an aggressive form of leukaemia, says she has found a stem-cell donor following a public appeal.

VIDEO: Best foot forward for a full life

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 09:47
Clubfoot used to mean a life of unemployment and illiteracy for children born in developing countries - but now effective treatments mean they have a better chance at a full life.

VIDEO: The science behind the pollen count

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 08:12
The pollen count is an important part of the weather forecast for the estimated 31 million people who suffer from hayfever.

Peeking into the brain's filing system

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 02:08
Where do your memories live?

Mass vaccination call for rabies

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 01:01
Renewed efforts are needed to vaccinate dogs against rabies, health experts warn.

Canvassing support: Helping children with clubfoot

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 19:44
Helping children with clubfoot

VIDEO: Beauty blogger's disfigurement fight

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 10:32
A beauty blogger who was born with a facial disfigurement is hoping to inspire others to overcome their obstacles.

Call for improved urinary catheters

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 02:43
A leading researcher says industry must "wake up and invest more" in urinary catheters


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