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Learning difficulties linked with winter conception

10 hours 33 min ago
Learning difficulties are more common in children conceived during winter months, according to new research.

Experts say stronger MDMA and ecstasy is causing 'more mental issues'

15 hours 36 min ago
Ecstasy is getting stronger and experts are worried the negative effects the drug has on people are getting worse.

Depression: A revolution in treatment?

19 hours 6 min ago
Can treating the immune system lead to a revolution in treating depression?

HIV effort let down by test shortages, says WHO

20 hours 4 min ago
A shortage of HIV testing could undermine global efforts to diagnose and treat people with the infection, warn experts from the World Health Organization.

Potent pills

20 hours 18 min ago
With ecstasy, or MDMA, being bought more freely on the dark net, the drug is growing in popularity - and in strength.

Heatwave alerts for south-east England as temperatures hit 30C

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 16:41
The Met Office issues heatwave alerts across the south and east of England, with temperatures expected to exceed 30C (86F) in some areas.

'Bagpipe lung' warning for wind musicians

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 16:31
Doctors are warning musicians to clean the inside of their wind or brass instruments regularly, to protect them from a fatal condition that's being called "bagpipe lung."

Care Forum Wales chairman: Triple whammy hitting care homes

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 07:55
Urgent action is needed to deal with underfunding, staff pay rise issues and the increase in elderly people facing the care sector, the chairman of Care Forum Wales says.

Antrim Area Hospital: Man says human rights 'violated' by DNR order

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 06:12
A County Antrim man who was unaware that a "do not resuscitate" (DNR) order had been placed on his medical file says he feels his human rights have been violated.

'Bagpipe lung' warning for wind musicians

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:24
Trumpeters, saxophonists and pipers beware - playing a wind instrument could damage your lungs, say doctors.

Could mouthwash combat gonorrhoea?

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 00:18
Gargling with simple mouthwash might be a way to halt the spread of gonorrhoea, researchers believe.

Seven day NHS pledge faces 'staff shortages'

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 22:59
A confidential review of the government's plans for a seven-day NHS has identified 13 risks, according to the Guardian and Channel 4 News.

Life as an obstetrician in a war zone

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 20:52
In a video diary for the BBC, an Aleppo obstetrician performs an emergency caesarean section during one of the city's many power blackouts.

Teenage girls: Mental well-being 'worsening'

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 16:41
The mental well-being of teenage girls in England has worsened in recent years, says research for the Department for Education.

Fewer deaths and cases of heart disease in Wales

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 16:13
Fewer people are dying or suffering from heart disease in Wales, according to an annual report.

Toxic shock warning: Toddler lost legs after misdiagnosis

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 13:20
A mother is keen to raise awareness of toxic shock syndrome after her son's case was misdiagnosed as tonsillitis.

Spider silk helps creates microscope superlens

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 12:27
Spider silk is used to create a superlens for a microscope, allowing Bangor University scientists to view objects previously deemed "invisible".

Pfizer to buy cancer drug firm Medivation for $14bn

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 12:17
US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer confirms it will buy a cancer drug firm Medivation for about $14bn (£10.7bn).

Living in fear

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 10:18
Argentina is one of the world's largest exporters of genetically-modified soya. It's big business, but some local residents fear herbicides used by the industry could be making them sick.

Multi-million pound Alzheimer's study announced

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 08:10
A new study aims to detect the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease before a person has any obvious clinical symptoms.

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