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Touchy subject

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 01:00
Recent studies suggest that condom use is on the decline in South Africa - so how do women there get their partners to use condoms?

Loss of EU funding 'could cost children's lives' warns hospital

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 15:41
The loss of European funding for medical research could cost the lives of some vulnerable children, Great Ormond Street Hospital says.

Stop making excuses on delays, NHS bosses told

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 00:27
NHS bosses in England are accused by MPs of not being tough enough in tackling delays in discharging medically fit patients from hospital.

Double hand transplant: UK's first operation 'tremendous' success

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 00:02
The UK's first double hand transplant operation has taken place at Leeds General Infirmary and the patient says his new hands look "tremendous".

Hospitals given green light to miss waiting time targets

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 15:19
More than 50 hospitals in England have been given the green light to miss key waiting time targets this year to help ease their financial problems.

Brain map carves cortex into twice as many areas

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 14:01
A brain map built up from scans of more than 400 individuals has carved the "cortex" into 180 different compartments, including 97 new ones.

A pill a day

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:03
Should everyone be taking vitamin D supplements, as nutrition experts now recommend?

The first ever FGM figures show nearly 6,000 new cases in England

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 05:44
The first ever figures on female genital mutilation show 5,702 new cases in England.

England NHS multimillion-pound contract consultants axed

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 00:17
An "award winning" team of consultants linked to a series of failed multimillion-pound NHS deals in England are to be scrapped.

Vitamin D supplements 'advised for everyone'

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 00:00
Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter, public health advice in England and Wales says.

Modest cancer waiting times improvement in Wales

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:27
The NHS in Wales meets one of its key cancer waiting time targets but is still missing another by some margin, according to latest figures.

NHS targets 'ghost' patients who don't go to the GP

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:13
Patients who have not been to see their GP for five years face being deregistered as NHS bosses prepare to get tough on so-called ghost patients.

Chlamydia vaccine 'shows promise'

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 01:24
Canadian researchers have developed a promising vaccine prototype against chlamydia, a study in mice suggests.

One mother, six twins

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 20:35
Danesha Couch from Kansas City tells BBC News she feels "blessed" after giving birth to her third set of twins on 17 June.

'Disabled are treated like second-class citizens'

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 19:10
David Isaac the new chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission has described disability rights in the UK as a badge of shame.

Summer heat tips and myths: Should you strip off in the heat?

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 18:33
As summer temperatures across parts of the UK soar, Dr Angie Bone of Public Health England offers some tips and dispels some myths on staying cool.

US Aids funding 'would continue under Trump'

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 18:28
Deborah Birx, global Aids co-coordinator for the US, tells the BBC Aids funding would continue if Donald Trump became president.

Nice attack mum: 'My kids can’t get an NHS counsellor'

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 16:10
A British tourist who was in Nice during the Bastille attacks, has told 5 live how her kids have been put on a waiting list for counselling.

NHS investigation 'failed' over boy's sepsis death

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 16:07
The NHS 'failed' to properly investigate how health service blunders led to the death of a boy from sepsis, a report finds.

Pokemon Go: Royal Stoke hospital issues fans A&E warning

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 12:09
A hospital warns players of the smartphone app game Pokemon Go not to enter the accident and emergency department while they hunt for virtual monsters.