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NHS budget control 'will require staff cuts'

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 01:47
Staffing levels within the NHS will have to be cut if the government wants to bring NHS finances in England under control, a think tank says.

We need to talk about getting old, says charity

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 01:02
Too many people avoid talking about getting old, suggests a survey by a charity for older people.

FGM: 'More community funding needed' to maintain progress

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 00:12
Community groups tackling female genital mutilation in England and Wales say more local funding is needed to maintain progress against the illegal activity.

Mutant mice become 'super sniffers'

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:52
Scientists have mutated mice to turn them into "super sniffers", in research aiming to create a new generation of tracker animals.

How skin bleaching cream nearly killed my sister

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:12
5 live listener, Tutu, from London, has spoken about how skin bleaching cream nearly killed her sister.

Heart surgery: Three hospitals told to stop complex treatment

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 02:04
Three major hospitals across England are being ordered to stop providing complex heart care because of concerns over standards.

BBC war reporter: MS diagnosis scarier than war zone

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 16:13
Veteran BBC correspondent Caroline Wyatt has stepped down from her post as religious affairs correspondent after revealing that she suffers from Multiple Sclerosis.

Nurse shortage 'could last for years'

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:33
Nurse shortages in the UK will continue for years to come and could get worse, experts are predicting.

Viral hepatitis 'kills as many as Aids or TB'

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 02:26
Viral hepatitis is one of the leading causes of death and disability across the globe, killing as many people as Aids or TB, research published in the Lancet suggests.

Prostate cancer: Test for inherited risk

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 22:26
Men with advanced prostate cancer could be checked for high risk family genes because they are fairly common, affect treatment and can be passed on to their children, say experts.

NHS data-sharing project scrapped

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 15:34
The Department of Health in England is scrapping its controversial data sharing project - known as

Junior doctor contract will be imposed - Hunt

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 15:30
The junior doctor contract will be imposed on medics in England, following the profession's rejection of the terms and conditions, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has confirmed.

Patient 'lay dead' in London A&E for 'hours' before being found

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 00:25
A patient lay dead for up to four-and-a-half hours before being spotted at London's biggest A&E department, inspectors reveal.

Junior doctor leader quits after proposed terms rejected

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 18:31
Junior doctors and medical students in England have voted to reject the contract that has been offered to them by the government.

E. coli outbreak: salad may be to blame

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 18:15
An outbreak of E. coli affecting more than 100 UK people could be linked to eating contaminated mixed salad leaves, public health officials say.

Jeremy Hunt: 'Rapid decision' needed over junior doctor contract

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 18:14
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says a "rapid decision" is needed over whether or not to impose contracts on junior doctors.

Antidepressant and diabetes drugs prescriptions rise

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 17:19
The latest data for England shows prescriptions for antidepressants and drugs to tackle diabetes have gone up.

Junior doctor contract 'to be imposed'

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 17:17
Ministers are preparing to impose a contract on junior doctors in England after the profession rejected the deal that had been agreed between union negotiators and the government.

Doctors warn acne could become resistant to antibiotics

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 15:32
Doctors are warning oral antibiotics are being over prescribed for acne despite concerns about antibiotic resistance.

Indian doctors grow new nose on boy's forehead

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 11:38
Doctors in India replace a boy's damaged nose with a new one which was grown on his forehead.