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Cancer clusters at nuclear sites 'not linked to radiation'

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 15:12
An investigation into clusters of cancer cases around Sellafield and Dounreay nuclear sites finds they were very unlikely to have been caused by radiation exposure.

Heroin cure?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 13:54
A heroin overdose antidote kit has saved hundreds of lives since a change in UK law one year ago - but does it make heroin users feel it is safer to use the drug?

Six babies in MRSA outbreak at Addenbrooke's Hospital

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 13:36
Six babies are affected by an outbreak of the "superbug" MRSA in a Cambridge hospital's neonatal maternity unit.

Prescribing holidays 'could help fight infections'

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 08:22
Scientists are investigating whether prescribing holidays, music or a change of scene might boost our immune system and help us to fight off disease.

Carers' A&E visits can be preventable, says report

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 02:57
One in 10 unpaid carers who called 999 or took their loved one to A&E did so because they did not know where else to go, a report by Carers UK suggests.

One in six young people 'eat fast food twice a day'

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 02:49
One in six young people eat fast food twice a day, according to a survey of the nation's eating habits.

Gene editing: Ethical issues 'should be discussed'

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 02:36
Ethical questions around a new gene editing technology need to be considered now - even though its use may be some way off, experts say.

Young women at 'highest mental health risk'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 19:42
Alice Thompson, 17, is in treatment for her mental health problems, which include anxiety and self-harm.

What NHS story do you want us to investigate?

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 15:58
Pick the issue you want BBC health correspondent Nick Triggle to look into.

Young women at 'highest mental health risk'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 13:18
Young women are the highest risk group for mental health problems, according to new data released by NHS Digital.

The new test

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 11:21
Campaigners are concerned that a highly accurate test that can identify babies with Down's syndrome during pregnancy will lead to more terminations.

One in 10 children has 'Aids defence'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 02:19
A 10th of children have a "monkey-like" immune system that stops them developing Aids, researchers say.

Common painkillers 'increase heart failure risk'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 02:11
Taking a common kind of painkiller is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, a study suggests.

NHS negligence claims hit £1.4bn

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 00:33
NHS trusts in England paid out more than £1.4bn in medical negligence claims last year, up from £583m in 2008.

South East Coast Ambulance Service 'to be put in special measures'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 00:11
An NHS ambulance trust that serves the South East of England is to be put into special measures following a damning report by inspectors.

Nursing homes 'closing each week'

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 16:47
Nursing homes are closing at the rate of one per week in England, due mainly to a shortage of nurses, official figures suggest.

One in five bowel cancer 'red flag' symptoms missed

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 11:43
One in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed in an emergency had "red flag" symptoms that should have been picked up earlier, says a study in the British Journal of Cancer.

Widow's frozen embryo case in High Court

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 08:16
The widow of a Falklands war veteran who is trying to prevent the destruction of their frozen embryos takes her fight to the High Court on Wednesday.

Teens with spots tend to stay looking younger for longer, new research suggests

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:33
Adolescents with spots tend to stay looking youthful for longer, new research suggests.

Junior doctors await court decision over contract

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 01:19
Junior doctors wait to hear whether the High Court in England will agree to stop the government imposing a new contract.