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Stent 'may help bowel cancer treatment'

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 01:06
A expandable tube, or stent, inserted into the bowels of cancer patients can cut the odds of them needing a colostomy bag, cancer doctors say.

VIDEO: Stem cells used in stroke treatment

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 09:31
A great-grandfather becomes one of the first in the UK to be treated for a stroke, using stem cells.

'New era' of personalised cancer drugs

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 01:03
Cancer is entering a "new era" of personalised medicine with drugs targeted to the specific weaknesses in each patient's tumour, say doctors.

Nurses campaign against axing of grant

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 01:00
Hundreds of nurses and midwives are expected to join a demonstration in London calling for a rethink of plans to scrap maintenance grants for students in England.

Parents 'may be overfeeding infants'

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 00:49
Parents in the UK may be inadvertently feeding their babies and toddlers larger portions than they need, experts warn.

Pilot to head new health safety body

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 00:32
The UK's chief inspector of air accidents is the leading contender to run a new organisation which aims to make the NHS in England safer.

'Major win' in pancreatic cancer fight

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 20:46
A new combination of chemotherapy drugs should become the main therapy for pancreatic cancer, say UK researchers.

Obesity campaigners quit over fat report

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 19:29
Four members of an anti-obesity campaign have resigned after a controversial report suggesting low-fat and lower cholesterol diets are having "disastrous health consequences".

Flat lens promises revolution in optics

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 10:08
A flat lens made of paint whitener on a sliver of glass could revolutionise optics, its US inventors say.

Fitness apps: A help or a hindrance?

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 06:55
Researchers say that only 0.5% of weight-loss apps have been developed by a certified health organisation or university.

VIDEO: Virtual reality app simulates dementia

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 19:13
A virtual reality app aims to provide a sense of what it is like to live with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

VIDEO: NHS racism 'goes to your core'

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 16:16
The BBC speaks to a victim of racism within the NHS, after a report found black and ethnic minority staff in England are more likely to report bullying and harassment than white colleagues.

NI's 'gay blood' ban to be lifted

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 15:42
Northern Ireland's lifetime ban on gay men donating blood to be lifted.

Prostate cancer 'linked to waist size'

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 11:59
Men with larger waistlines could be at higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer, a study suggests.

VIDEO: The mega milkshake causing a sensation

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 09:33
A high-calorie, mega milkshake known as a "freakshake" is causing queues outside cafes and giving health campaigners sleepless nights.

New NHS safety body 'must be independent'

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 02:20
A new organisation designed to make the NHS in England safer must have its independence guaranteed in law, a cross-party committee of MPs says.

NHS staff survey raises racism concerns

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 02:10
Black and ethnic minority staff working in the NHS are more likely to report being bullied or harassed than their white colleagues, the first national review by NHS England suggests.

VIDEO: Family captures the reality of dementia on camera

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 00:15
Chris Roberts, his wife Jayne and daughter Kate recorded their experience of dementia using video diaries and CCTV.

Scientists discover inherited MS gene

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 16:36
Scientists say they have found a gene that causes a rare but inherited form of multiple sclerosis.

'Delays' in motor neurone disease care

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 01:58
One in five people with motor neurone disease waits more than a year to see a brain specialist for help with diagnosis, a snapshot survey by the MND Association suggests.