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VIDEO: 'Major step' in Alzheimer's detection

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:00
British scientists say they have made a major step forward in developing a blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

What is 'raw' chocolate?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:46
Exactly what is "raw" chocolate and is it more healthy?

Fertility clinic 'used wrong sperm'

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 01:25
A clinic used sperm from the wrong donor as part of fertility treatment, the regulator says.

NHS 'falling short on complaints'

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 01:22
The NHS still has a long way to go to improve the way it handles complaints, although there are signs of improvement, a survey suggests.

Will today's children die earlier than their parents?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:04
Will today's children really die earlier than their parents?

'Major step' towards Alzheimer's test

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:03
British scientists have made a "major step forwards" in developing a blood test for Alzheimer's disease.

VIDEO: GP prescriptions to tackle loneliness

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 20:31
GPs are being encouraged to prescribe trips to lunch clubs and museums as part of new measures to tackle loneliness.

Human brain project 'off-course'

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 19:02
Senior neuroscientists attack a major European project aiming to simulate the human brain.

'Remote control' contraceptive chip

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 17:42
A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control has been developed in Massachusetts.

VIDEO: NHS had 'years of real financial squeeze'

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:58
Chris Hopson, who represents NHS foundation trusts, says the NHS is going through the longest squeeze in its history.

US man tested for Ebola in Ghana

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:11
A US citizen is being tested for Ebola in Ghana, officials say, as health workers battle to contain the deadly West African outbreak.

VIDEO: 'Doctors missed my cancer 19 times'

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:14
A terminal cancer patient says the NHS failed to diagnose the disease despite 19 doctor and hospital visits.

Why's this access guide different?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:12
The website making it easier for disabled people

Experts in NHS funding debate call

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 05:26
Leading figures from the health world call for a national debate on how the NHS in England is funded, saying it cannot continue as it is.

'Coping with my teenage chemo brain'

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 03:59
Returning to education after chemotherapy

PM's antibiotics plan 'not enough'

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 01:40
The prime minister needs to act more quickly to tackle antibiotic resistance and the plans he recently set out are not enough, a parliamentary report says.

Cancer 'missed 19 times by NHS'

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:15
A terminal cancer patient says the NHS failed to diagnose the disease despite 19 doctor and hospital visits.

Do doctors understand test results?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:04
The test results that doctors find hard to get their heads round

'Huge gaps' in mental care for mums

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 11:01
There are "huge gaps" in support and care for the mental health of new mothers by the NHS in England, a parenting charity says.

Obesity and diabetes cost 'harms NHS'

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 01:08
NHS Scotland has spent nearly £230m on drugs to treat diabetes and obesity within three years, official figures show.


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