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Kid, 4, steals show during sickle cell Derbyshire chat

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:37
Gabriel, 4, gets distracted on set during a Victoria Derbyshire discussion on sickle cell disease.

'Asthma is a killer - it took away my miracle daughter'

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:01
The mother of a 10-year-old asthma victim calls for the condition to be taken more seriously.

Meet the designer making clothes for diabetic women

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 05:48
Natalie Balmain has type 1 diabetes and says the clothes she has designed will help women manage the condition.

Danger map reveals health threat zone

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 02:24
South America could be home to the next major threat to the world's health, researchers say.

Ebola virus burial teams 'saved thousands of lives'

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:07
A key part of reducing the number of Ebola deaths was ensuring safe burials, research says.

'Remarkable' drop in new HIV cases among men

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:09
Among gay and bisexual men, new diagnoses have fallen for the first time in England.

Pioneering proton beam therapy for 10-year-old girl

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:31
Amelia Brome from Lancashire was diagnosed with cancer in January 2017.

First NHS proton beam machine arrives at Christie hospital

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 03:58
The arrival of the machine means patients will no longer have to go abroad for proton beam therapy.

Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 03:58
More must be done to protect young people from cosmetic procedure industry, a report says.

Peace at last

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:40
Fifteen years ago there was no such thing as palliative care - care for the dying - in Mongolia. Now there is, thanks to Odontuya Davaasuren.

'You never think your baby is going to die'

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:56
Kym Field's son died hours after birth due to a failure by medical staff to monitor his heart rate.

Century-old Parkinson's question answered

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 18:03
Team find evidence the immune system is attacking the brain in Parkinson's.

Ninth avoidable baby death at NHS trust

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 18:00
Maddison Jackson died in 2013 at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital after delays.

Queen's Speech: Ground laid for scrapping 'dementia tax'

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 13:36
Queen's Speech promises reform of social care, but stops short of spelling out how.

Cardiologist: Breast implants skew heart attack test

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 09:22
Breast implants make it trickier to run tests that can help spot a possible heart attack, a cardiologist says.

Don't be scared to let animals on wards, say nurses

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 01:38
Nurses are calling for more pets and therapy-animals to help patients recover on wards.

How to make labour wards safer

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 00:04
Experts identify the actions needed by reviewing all recent baby deaths and injuries on UK maternity wards.

Safe sex revolution

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:50
Amelia Martyn-Hemphill meets the man behind Thailand's safe sex revolution

Older fathers have 'geekier sons'

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:46
They are more focused, intelligent and less bothered about fitting in, say scientists.

Warning as temperatures continue to rise across England

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 14:24
The hottest day is likely to be on Wednesday, forecasters have warned.

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