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Flu: Parents urged to give toddlers spray vaccine

3 hours 9 min ago
Wales' chief medical officer says it could also help stop the spread of flu in the community.

On front line with ambulance service

3 hours 28 min ago
From car crashes to crime scenes to home births, it's all in a busy night's work for ambulance service crews.

Steroid abuse 'raising health risk for thousands'

4 hours 19 min ago
British heart doctors are warning that thousands of people who misuse anabolic steroids are putting themselves at greater risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Neath family's £80k health bill for daughter's rare conditions

4 hours 38 min ago
Hannah Evans has to travel to London for treatment as there are no specialists in Wales.

Depression: 'I kept my head down to survive the day at work'

9 hours 14 sec ago
People would rather talk to their colleagues about sex and money worries than mental health problems, says survey.

Steroid abuse 'raising health risk for thousands'

9 hours 7 min ago
British heart doctors are warning that thousands of people who misuse anabolic steroids are putting themselves at greater risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Challenges of Christmas

9 hours 29 min ago
How do families with autistic children make it through the festive season in harmony?

Scientists sniff out Parkinson's disease smell

10 hours 20 min ago
The breakthrough, inspired by Joy Milne's sense of smell, could lead to the first diagnostic test.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson: Centenary of woman doctor's death

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 01:40
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was the first woman to qualify in Britain as a doctor.

Five secrets of a well-run A&E department

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 00:25
Luton & Dunstable hospital has the best-performing A&E in England. The BBC's Hugh Pym explains why.

Vaginal mesh implants: The woman awarded a $57m payout

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 00:57
Ella Ebaugh was awarded a $57m payout after a mesh implant left her disabled.

New hope for disabled man's cancer battle

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 00:33
Ian Shaw was sent home to die, but a doctor queried that decision after seeing his story on the BBC.

The family which doesn't feel pain

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 00:14
The experience of six related Italians may help to find a new treatment for people with chronic pain.

Disabled man's cancer care criticised

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:54
The family of disabled man Ian Shaw were told he was dying - now he is responding well to cancer treatment.

Breast friends

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 07:13
When one mum struggled to feed her baby her own breast milk another helped.

Talking openly

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 05:26
Dr Sara Kayat gives us her top tips for telling a partner or ex you have an STI.

Almost half of under-25s 'never use a condom with a new partner'

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 05:14
Public Health England launches a new campaign to get more people thinking about using condoms.

One voice

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 01:26
The Christmas song recorded by singers at risk of serious infection if they meet face-to-face.

Parents giving children alcohol too young, researchers say

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 01:04
Giving youngsters too many takeaways is also criticised as a health risk by the researchers.

Four Seasons Health Care gains breathing space

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 15:29
Four Seasons Health Care, which looks after 17,000 elderly residents, has secured its future for now.

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