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Mum leaves random notes in York for new mothers

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:45
The letters offer mums a chance to take a second for themselves.

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:06
Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.

Newcastle health boss Sir Leonard Fenwick sacked

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:52
Longest serving NHS chief executive Sir Leonard Fenwick called it "an orchestrated witch hunt".

Mental health services patchy, says PM

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:44
Theresa May says the UK's mental health services are "patchy" and has told Newsbeat she's going to review them.

Peanut allergy treatment 'lasts up to four years'

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:17
Four years after children in a study took the oral treatment, 70% had no allergic reaction to peanuts.

'Unnecessary pain'

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:31
A Chilean woman campaigning for a change to Chile's total ban on abortions tells her story.

Bowel cancer test: 'No health minister' means NI people must wait

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 06:21
A new screening test for bowel cancer in NI is on hold because there is no Stormont health minister.

Maternity 'must improve' at baby-deaths hospital trust

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 01:45
Progress is made at the Shrewsbury and Telford trust but maternity services must improve, the CQC says.

Meningitis jab uptake 'worryingly low'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 00:06
School-leavers are being urged to be immunised against the highly aggressive strain.

Time spent frail in old age 'doubles'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 00:00
More care homes are needed as an ageing population puts pressure on services, researchers suggest.

Drug deaths in Scotland rose by 23% in 2016

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:36
The total number of fatal overdoses was recorded at 867 in 2016 - nearly a quarter higher than 2015.

Apology over Indian blood donation 'embarrassment'

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:01
A "communication breakdown" meant 100 members of the Indian community were not allowed to give blood.

Japanese fungus spreading in UK hospitals

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:42
More than 200 patients have been infected, but none has died, Public Health England confirms.

Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:14
A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.

Reunion after baby umbilical cord drama in Derbyshire

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:03
Baby Ella was struggling to breathe after getting her neck caught on the umbilical cord during her birth.

Baby box scheme rolled out across Scotland

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 07:25
The Scottish government hopes the initiative will help give every baby the best possible start in life.

Why Scottish babies might start sleeping in cardboard boxes

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 06:12
It is hoped that the cardboard boxes will help reduce cot deaths in Scotland.

'Fat but fit' still risk heart disease

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 00:32
Even if medical tests don't show up any problems, being overweight is bad for the heart, experts say.

NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty in US

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 16:11
Marcus Hutchins was arrested earlier this month on a trip to cyber-security conferences in Las Vegas.

Anger and hatred can make us feel happy, says study

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 13:42
People have higher life satisfaction if they feel emotions they desire - even if they are unpleasant.