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Children's hospital is first to be rated 'outstanding'

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:27
Birmingham Children's Hospital, criticised for failings eight years ago, now declared "outstanding" by inspectors.

Hospital cuts planned in most of England

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:21
There are proposals to close hospitals or cut services in over half of local areas, a BBC analysis shows.

Snail venom compound 'offers chronic pain therapy'

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:09
It could open the door to a new type of medicine for preventing and treating pain.

The man championing wheelchair tourism in Brazil

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 00:18
Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.

Speeding up the search for life-saving medicines

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 00:08
How cloud computing is speeding up the development of potentially life-saving drugs.

Staffordshire mother says breastfed son ‘spotted cancer’

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 17:00
Teddy was "very distressed" and pushed his mother away when she tried to feed him.

Risky treatment can stop multiple sclerosis for years

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 16:08
Doctors say only some patients will be suitable to try it, being so high risk.

David Baddiel on impact of dad's dementia

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 15:49
Comedian David Baddiel has made a documentary about the impact of his father's rare form of dementia.

Breast cancer diagnosed after breastfeeding problem

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 15:04
When her baby boy stopped breastfeeding, Sarah Boyle insisted on a hospital scan.

Winter pressure 'busts NHS budget'

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 14:51
A deficit of £900m has been racked up by NHS trusts as they struggle to cope during the 'challenging winter'.

'No dignity' for disabled kids in parks

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:46
'We have had to lie our children on the floor in a toilet to change them,' says a campaigner.

£95m for healthcare professionals' education and training

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:28
A £95m package is announced to support education and training programmes for healthcare professionals in Wales.

Is positive thinking making us depressed?

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:21
We should not 'sugar-coat' the negative aspects of life, says author Svend Brinkmann

Macmillan warns of cancer 'survival gap' in Scotland

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:11
A cancer survival gap is growing between people living in the most and least deprived parts of Scotland, a charity warns.

Williams Syndrome: Rare genetic condition needs support

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 07:40
Rare genetic condition Williams Syndrome needs more support, a Swansea University professor warns.

Council tax to rise while services cut, says LGA

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 01:49
Local authorities are warning of a struggle to fund care for increasing numbers of elderly people.

Bill Gates: Pathogen could kill 30m in a year

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 16:58
Microsoft's founder warns a virus, possibly created by terrorists, could have a catastrophic effect.

Jeremy Corbyn: Cuts to blame for social care crisis

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 15:47
Cuts to local authority funding are responsible for problems in the social care system, the Labour leader says.

Face transplant recipient overwhelmed by result

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 00:42
Andy Sandness was 21 when a suicide attempt left him with a face almost destroyed by a gunshot.

Should you pay to see a GP to ease financial pressure?

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 19:00
Brits in one place do just that - but critics say it can deter people from seeking help.

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