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Global blindness set to 'triple by 2050'

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 01:14
Researchers predict predict cases will rise from 36 million to 115 million by 2050.

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington backs care pay campaign

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:46
Kit Harington wants the government to fund six years' back pay for overnight carers.

Human embryos edited to stop disease

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 18:00
The technique could prevent deadly diseases being passed down the generations.

Game of Thrones's Harington backs disability campaign

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 17:48
The actor urges the government to fund six years' back pay for overnight carers, amid fears services could close.

'Exciting discovery' in common cold cure search

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 16:07
Experts have suggested possible new treatments based on antimicrobial peptides.

Only 30-35s to get IVF treatment under new plans

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 15:16
Women outside the proposed age bracket might get NHS-funded treatment in 'exceptional circumstances'.

Water Eaton patients threaten to shoot staff, GP says

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:46
The Milton Keynes surgery struggles to retain doctors because of "abusive and demanding" patients.

Yemen conflict: Cholera risk for more than a million children

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:13
Charity warns children are severely malnourished in some of the areas worst hit by the disease.

Playing brain games 'of little benefit', say experts

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:46
Gardening or learning an instrument are better ways to keep the brain sharp, a report says.

Axing speed bumps to cut pollution 'is daft'

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 00:51
Road safety campaigners say the risk of accidents from speeding outweighs the air pollution risk.

Care homes face 'huge shortfall' in available beds

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 00:43
Figures reveal a looming shortfall in the number of beds for elderly people in UK care homes.

'Some people are shocked when I say I have a magnet in my head'

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 00:38
Deaf children give their advice about how you can help them understand better.

The birth of the water baby

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 00:04
In 1977 a state hospital near Paris began changing the way women gave birth.

A condom to save a new mum's life

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 23:57
Here's how a condom, a catheter, and a syringe could stop women dying during childbirth.

Reality Check: Who should take statins?

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 17:38
Research from Harvard University says "almost all" older people should take the cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Teach pupils about breastfeeding, say Royal College doctors

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:30
The UK has one of the lowest rates in Europe, and breastfeeding is "often stigmatised", doctors say.

Pancreatic cancer trial: Early surgery boosts success rates

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:12
New quicker approach to treatment cuts waiting times for surgery, and reduces cost to the NHS.

Miracle baby born the size of a tennis ball now home

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 08:40
Parents say Poppy, delivered at 25 weeks and weighing less than a pound, offers hope to others.

Researchers say UK law should be tougher on high heels

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 07:44
Researchers say the UK should do more to stop women being forced to wear high heels at work.

John Radcliffe Hospital: 'Unsafe cladding' to close unit

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 07:14
John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford plans to move to 52 beds from its trauma unit following a review of their buildings.