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New meningitis test 'could save lives'

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 03:05
Existing tests are too slow in an emergency, say scientists, who are asking doctors to try out their alternative.

NHS 'leaking millions' in PFI contracts

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 03:03
Companies that built and run NHS hospitals have made £831m in the past six years, a report says.

Police calls for mental health issues up by a third

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 14:04
Calls to the Metropolitan Police about mental health total 115,000, or about 315 a day.

Care home resident 'given sight test' while asleep

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:10
An optometrist put "highly vulnerable patients at risk of harm", a disciplinary panel decides.

Children with obesity need NHS help in Wales, doctor says

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 09:42
More than a quarter of four to five year olds are overweight and some face health problems, a doctor says.

Virtual reality game takes on dementia

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 06:13
Researchers hope the technology could lead to a way of diagnosing dementia at its earliest stage.

Greatest challenge

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 06:00
Former Scotland rugby international Doddie Weir says his focus is on helping find a cure for the disease.

Asperger's syndrome

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 03:20
When an old colleague returns to work. Maura's Asperger's syndrome means she doesn't hold back her thoughts about her friend's new hair style.

Some women need a hysterectomy after sterilisation device Essure

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 02:44
One woman says the pain "felt like I was dying" after her Essure sterilisation implant was fitted.

Anti-inflammatory drug 'cuts heart attack risk'

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:43
Canakinumab could herald a "new frontier" in treatment, but questions remain about its side-effects.