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Stroke survivor: Virtual Reality helped me walk again

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:51
Shannon Mackey has been using virtual reality physiotherapy sessions to help learn to walk again after suffering a stroke.

Artificial intelligence predicts when heart will fail

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 16:08
Technology could be used to improve treatment for heart failure patients.

Alopecia patient calls for bald emoji to help represent hair loss

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 15:12
A woman with alopecia launches a petition calling for a bald emoji to help represent people with hair loss.

Frances Cappuccini Caesarean death caused by hospital failures

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 15:09
The death of a woman following childbirth was a result of "failures, inadequate diagnosis and treatment", a coroner rules.

Fatal attraction

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 10:29
How one woman's rare disorder means a kiss from her husband could end up killing her.

NI GPs resignation from NHS 'inevitable'

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 09:01
NI GPs will likely vote to leave the NHS if a snap election is called, says the head of the NI General Practitioners' Committee.

Breast cancer patients' distress at withdrawal of Kadcyla

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 03:07
Health watchdog NICE rejects life-extending drug Kadcyla for use on the NHS on cost grounds.

Hepatitis C patient's agonising wait for drug treatment

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 01:18
Ben Franklin from London was diagnosed with Hepatitis C nine months ago but is still waiting for a new drug which could cure his condition.

The trauma centres helping veteran amputees

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 01:05
A network of trauma centres has opened across the UK to allow the NHS to treat veterans.

Referral centres cause 'dangerous' NHS delays, BMA warns

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 00:14
Referral management centres may be slowing cancer diagnoses and delaying other NHS treatment, doctors warn.

NHS patient caught selling his drugs in undercover film

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 00:12
A patient has been caught in an undercover BBC film illegally selling prescription drugs which cost the NHS £10,000 a year.

Doctors warn over cancer op cancellations amid NHS "pressure"

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 18:47
The Royal College of Surgeons says the NHS in England is facing "tremendous pressure" this winter.

MS patient's family plea for rethink on right to die

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 11:24
The family of a woman who fought a long battle against Multiple Sclerosis release a harrowing set of images to support the campaign for the "right to die".


Sun, 01/15/2017 - 01:18
How lemons are helping to explain what breast cancer can feel and look like.

The NHS is making people sick, GP tells BBC

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 10:42
Doctors tell of their "guilt" and "distress" over the care they can provide amid pressures on the NHS.

GPs 'already work 24/7, 365 days a year'

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 09:37
The BMA's Dr Chaand Nagpaul says the government's ultimatum over working hours is "an insult".

GPs urged to commit to seven day service or lose funding

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 08:55
Downing Street puts pressure on GPs to open from 08:00-20:00 in a bid to reduce strain on A&E.

Teenage suicide: Two mothers tell their children's stories

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 18:31
With teenage suicide on the rise, we hear the struggles of two mothers and their children.

'NHS is under pressure', says Theresa May

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 16:45
Prime Minister Theresa May admits the NHS is under pressure, while paying tribute to medical staff.

For the chop

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 15:49
Is it true that the government plans to cut one-third of NHS beds in England?