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Kids devouring too much 'breakfast sugar' warning

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 08:26
Children are eating more than half their recommended daily sugar intake at breakfast time alone, health experts warn.

NI prisons: Stormont talks to tackle mental illness in jail

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 06:17
The justice and health departments are to hold talks on tackling the problem of mental illness in prisons.

Dentists call to end 'workplace cake culture'

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 01:40
The sharing of sweet snacks at work is adding to the obesity problem and bad oral health in the UK, say dentists

Walking Netball clubs spring up across UK

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 12:49
Walking Netball clubs are springing up all over the UK - Today's Rob Bonnet visits one of them.

Do women make better doctors?

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 10:20
A US study claims that female physicians kill fewer patients than their male counterparts - study author Dr Ashish Jha and surgeon Dr Scarlett McNally discuss.

Secrets of success

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 10:13
There are psychological tricks which can help people achieve and stick to their new year goals.

Honour for 83-year-old Samaritans volunteer

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 22:43
A Samaritans volunteer and a TV presenter-turned-dementia champion are among those awarded New Year honours.

Dame Sally Davies: I enjoy a glass of wine too

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 09:54
Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies tells us wine guidelines aimed at low-risk people

Health chief's alcohol advice 'could have been better'

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 09:33
England's chief medical officer says her advice on alcohol could have been "framed differently".

Primary school children make anti-smoking packaging

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 07:21
Primary school children have drawn anti-smoking packaging ahead of the country's plain packaging rollout in 2017.

Therapy dog Leo helping patients recover

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 05:47
Nurses say having a therapy dog in hospital helps patients physically recover faster.

A year in health

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 02:55
How the medical research changed the world in 2016

Bill Gates: We are vulnerable to flu epidemic in next decade

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 00:33
Bill Gates says he fears there may be a major flu epidemic in the next decade

Innovations that will change lives

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 00:06
Here are some of the pioneering treatments that scientists developed this year.

Food poisoning alert as salmonella found in Aldi king prawns

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 18:26
Supermarket chain Aldi recalls a king prawn product from its Scottish stores after two batches were found to contain salmonella.

Harry Maceachen and dad on liver transplant

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 11:56
Harry, who caused chaos in the BBC Breakfast studio last year, on his vital transplant.

Dying of grief

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 10:18
A broken heart is not a recognised medical condition, but there's evidence to suggest it can be fatal.

'Don't hold it in' - Hatton on depression

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 08:49
Boxer Ricky Hatton opens up about his depression and a suicide attempt.

Art and dementia

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 01:21
Early dementia could be detected in subtle changes in art composition and brushstrokes.

Breast implants and other medical items get safety barcodes

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 00:09
Barcodes are being printed on breast implants and other medical items to improve patient safety.