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Women's mental health needs 'not considered adequately'

6 hours 23 min ago
Women's mental health needs are "not being considered" despite rising rates of suicide, campaigners warn.

Junior doctors call off five-day strikes over contracts

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 20:38
Junior doctors in England suspend a series of five-day strikes over the next three months, the British Medical Association announces, following concerns over patient safety,

Four in 10 children not going to dentist, NHS figures show

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 13:45
More than 40% of children in England did not see a dentist last year, NHS statistics show - a figure the British Dental Association says is embarrassing.

Could Irish spider venom cure diseases?

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:36
Venom collected from two species of Irish spiders has potential medicinal properties, say university researchers.

Agonising wait

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 01:31
A family whose daughter spent four years in a vegetative state say it should be easier to withdraw nutrition from such patients.

Google Deepmind: Should patients trust the company with their data?

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 00:47
Google has ambitious plans for using medical records and appears to also be bidding to create a truly digitised NHS.

Period pain affects 'most women workers'

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 00:40
Most women workers have experienced period pain that affects their ability to work, a survey suggests.

Project Zuckerberg

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 15:57
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife want to tackle all diseases by the end if the century. Just how feasible is this aim?

Childhood vaccinations 'down again'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 13:19
The percentage of under-twos in England receiving most routine vaccinations is down slightly for the third year in a row, NHS figures show.

What a button battery can do to a child's throat

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:32
Medical correspondent Fergus Walsh demonstrates what can happen if a button battery gets lodged in a child's throat, after a warning from surgeons over the dangers.

IVF rates in England 'at 12-year low'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:28
IVF rates in England have fallen to a 12-year low, says a fertility charity.

Many cancelled operations 'unrecorded'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 07:25
Tens of thousands of operations were cancelled by English hospitals last year but not officially counted, figures seen by the BBC suggest.

NHS should get £5bn 'Brexit bonus' - Lansley

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 03:08
The NHS should get a £5bn-a-year "Brexit bonus", former Conservative Health Secretary Andrew Lansley says.

Popular pill

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 00:43
Lots of people take glucosamine to help them with pains in their joints, but is there hard evidence that it improves things?

Student mental health 'lacks support'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 00:38
Universities are struggling to cope with rising demand for mental health services for students, says a think-tank report.

Breast-cancer drug confusion 'putting lives at risk'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 00:35
Thousands of post-menopausal women with breast cancer are missing out on cheap drugs that could prevent their disease spreading, research suggests.

Zuckerberg and Chan aim to tackle all disease by 2100

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 20:32
Facebook's founder and his wife aim to cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century.

Chris Brennan inquest: Hospital neglect 'contributed to teenager's death'

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 15:58
Neglect by one of England's largest mental health trusts contributed to the death of a boy, a coroner rules.

Face-down restraint continuing in NHS mental health wards

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 08:23
Face-down physical restraint continues in mental health wards in England, despite the government and the NHS saying it should stop.

Global pledge to stamp out drug-resistant infections

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 00:37
The 193 countries of the United Nations sign a landmark declaration to rid the world of drug-resistant infections or superbugs.