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Cancer costs 'not affordable' for most

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 06:33
Most people cannot financially afford to get cancer, according to a charity, which says being diagnosed with the disease increases people's living costs.

'I'd never heard of womb cancer'

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 02:40
The woman determined to get people discussing womb cancer

Junior doctors talks to begin later

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 01:23
Fresh talks aimed at ending the dispute over a new contract for junior doctors in England will get under way later.

Forces rehab unit opened to veterans

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 00:24
Veterans will now be treated at Headley Court military rehabilitation unit as well as serving personnel, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.

BMA to re-enter junior doctors talks

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 20:31
The BMA says it will re-enter talks with the government over outstanding contract issues for junior doctors in England.

BMA considers joining government talks

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:01
Junior doctor representatives at the British Medical Association are to decide whether to join government talks over the disputed new employment contracts.

Unpaid carers in England 'struggling'

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 00:56
Unpaid carers in England are struggling to get the support they need despite new laws introduced to help them, a report by Carers UK says.

Global sleeping patterns revealed

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 00:02
The world's sleeping patterns have been revealed by scientists analysing data collected from an app.

Baseball games moved due to Zika fears

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 22:07
Two Major League Baseball games scheduled to take place in Puerto Rico are moved due to players' concerns about the Zika virus.

The hunt for natural antibacterials

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 08:20
The ancient remedies that fight bacteria

Axed health champion fears for young

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 03:49
The former mental health champion for schools in England says the government's decision to axe her role silences young people and teachers.

Skin bacteria stay 'stable over time'

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 01:20
Everyone has their own personal range of bacteria living on their skin that stays largely unchanged over time, a US study suggests.

US to ban e-cigarettes for under-18s

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:24
The US government unveils new federal rules that include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to people aged under 18.

Ministers offer doctors' contract pause

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:48
The government has said it is willing to pause the introduction of the junior doctors' contract for five days from Monday to allow the two sides to talk.

HIV-infected organs transplant success

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:49
HIV-infected organs have been successfully transplanted into four HIV-positive NHS patients in the UK, for the first time.

Microwave device to help diabetics

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:51
Scientists create a portable blood glucose measure for diabetics which uses microwaves instead of pricking the skin.

Exercise 'outweighs air pollution harm'

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 02:00
The health benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the negative effects of air pollution, a UK study suggests.

Chart-topping NHS choir signs film deal

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 01:46
The NHS choir that beat Justin Bieber to the UK's Christmas number one spot in 2015 signs a film deal to tell its story of success.

Hospital failings led to stillbirth

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:10
A hospital trust admits liability after failings at one of its midwife-led units resulted in a baby being stillborn.

A&E-only hospital's trust 'outstanding'

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:10
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust is rated "outstanding" despite concerns over its new pioneering emergency-only hospital.