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Margaret and Angus Mayer's family raise dementia care concerns

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 14:25
A family criticises social services following the deaths of an elderly couple, saying their father struggled to care for their mother with Alzheimer's.

'It's lovely to find out about their lives'

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:03
A young care home worker describes the positive side of her role.

BMA calls for complete ban on smoking in vehicles

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 09:32
The Scottish government should ban smoking in vehicles completely, according to the British Medical Association.

Pill could reduce HIV risk by 86%

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 08:27
A drug that reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will be given to NHS patients in England.

HIV 'game-changer' now on NHS

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 00:22
A drug that dramatically reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will now be given to patients by the NHS in England.

Wales' top-paid locum doctor paid £183,000 in 2015-16

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 06:48
Wales' top-earning locum doctor was paid £183,000 in 2015-16, with the amount spent on temporary workers across Wales doubling in three years.

'Drinking plenty of fluids' advice questioned

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 17:48
Doctors often advise patients to 'drink plenty of fluids' when unwell, but drinking too much water too quickly can be dangerous.

Fizzy facts

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 17:38
Claims about the drink's benefits have resurfaced but are they true?

Why more young women are body building

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 17:08
Brittany Rhodes does it to be more confident.

Health advisers call for minimum alcohol unit pricing

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:57
Minimum pricing of alcohol in England would improve the health of the heaviest drinkers, health experts say.

Elton John says HIV 'end in sight' in West

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 06:51
Sir Elton John says, with improved testing, the end of HIV "is in sight" in Western countries.

Understanding of Parkinson's 'transformed'

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 02:20
The brain disorder Parkinson's disease may actually start with bacteria living in the gut, according to scientists.

The orgasm doctors

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 00:43
Women's sexuality is a little-studied area of science and new research is revealing that much of what we thought we knew was wrong.

Prince Harry and Rihanna get HIV tests in Barbados

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 23:06
Prince Harry and Rihanna have taken HIV tests together in Barbados to raise awareness on World Aids Day.

'I'm called a slut for being openly HIV+'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 14:42
Tom Hayes discusses how there is still a stigma on HIV-infected people

Councils urged to redesign speed bumps to cut pollution

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:22
Local authorities should redesign speed bumps in a bid to reduce air pollution, health experts say.

Elton John charity to fund HIV testing

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:00
The Elton John Aids Foundation offers to finance HIV tests in the London borough of Lambeth.

How did World Aids Day come about?

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 09:03
In 1988 around 140 countries took part in the first World Aids Day to raise awareness of the epidemic

Kissing and toothbrushes

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 06:38
Myths about risks linked to HIV from the 1980s still endure, say the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Meet Jason

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 05:55
Ten-year-old Jason explains how he does not feel like the gender he was assigned at birth.

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