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Leeds hospitals surgery postponed after IT problem

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 20:54
Some hospital appointments and surgery at Leeds hospitals are postponed because of a "significant" IT problem.

First head transplant by 2017, claims surgeon

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 17:46
Professor Canavero says he's a year away from transplanting a head onto a totally different body and has lots of volunteers from the UK who want it done.

Survival secret of 'earth's hardiest animal' revealed

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 17:08
A gene from an almost indestructible microscopic creature could provide "radiation shield" for human cells, scientists find.

'No proof' fitness trackers promote weight loss

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 16:25
Wearing an activity device that counts how many steps you have taken does not appear to improve the chances of losing weight, research suggests.

Smoking is at a record low, so why do people still do it?

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 15:08
Smokers say stress keeps them in the habit, as smoking rates in England hit a record low

Liam Fee social worker Lesley Bate struck off

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 14:29
A social worker involved in the case of murdered toddler Liam Fee is struck off after being found guilty of misconduct.

Teenage cannabis use rises in Europe - EU Espad survey

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 13:21
Teenage cigarette and alcohol use is declining across Europe but the numbers using cannabis are growing, an EU survey shows.

Glan Clwyd Hospital will be specialist vascular centre

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 12:25
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board confirms plans to site a specialist vascular services unit at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Denbighshire.

Sex crime

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 10:11
File on 4 reveals new figures about the scale of alleged sex offences taking place in residential and nursing homes.

Gloucestershire Hospitals trust takes £20m loan

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 09:00
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust takes out a £20m loan to cover an £11m deficit.

NHS doctors told to declare income from private work

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 08:13
NHS doctors in England are to be made to declare their income from private work, under plans to increase transparency and avoid conflicts of interest

Tim Farron: Lib Dems would raise taxes to fund NHS

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 08:00
The Lib Dems are prepared to raise taxes to fund an NHS "that meets the needs of everyone", Tim Farron is to tell his party's annual conference.

Care homes: More than 70 sex attacks in NI homes reported in three years

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 07:42
More than 70 suspected sex offences in NI adult care, nursing and residential homes have been reported to PSNI over the last three years, the BBC learns.

Orange secret

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 01:33
Bold health claims have been made for the power of turmeric. Is there anything in them, asks Michael Mosley.

Green spaces worth £2.2bn to public health in England

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 00:56
Outdoor exercise delivers an estimated £2.2bn of health benefits to adults in England each year, a study suggests.

NHS watchdog issues sexting advice

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 00:54
Any child or teenager sending explicit images or messages on texts and emails is cause for concern and should be monitored, new guidelines for schools and health professionals in England advise.

Smoking rates in England fall to lowest on record

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 00:54
Smoking rates in England fall to the lowest on record at 16.9%, says Public Health England, with experts saying e-cigarettes may be behind the decline.

Life and death test

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 00:04
Early diagnosis of disease is literally a matter of life and death, so the race is on to produce cheaper, faster, lighter kits to help doctors and nurses in the field.

Betsi Cadwaladr vascular service changes could 'cost lives'

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 20:54
Plans to centralise vascular services in north Wales are criticised with a warning patients' lives could be put at risk.

Scottish GP funding call after shortfall warning

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 17:39
A warning Scotland faces a shortfall of 830 family doctors sparks fresh calls for Nicola Sturgeon to tackle the GP "crisis".