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'Trapped': Thousands call Childline for mental health help

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 09:43
More than 50,000 sought mental health advice in 2016 - with girls far likelier to call than boys.

FGM problems found 'every hour' by GPs, says charity

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 09:39
A case of female genital mutilation (FGM) is either discovered or treated at a medical appointment in England every hour, a charity has said.

Upfront charges for NHS 'health tourists' in England

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 04:05
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says NHS England will charge overseas patients before non-urgent care.

The long wait

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 01:42
Justin Webb looks at an elderly Bristol woman's struggle to find a care home place.

Almost two-thirds of children worry 'all the time'

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 01:16
Children need to know where they can turn for help, says a mental health charity.

Breast cancer sufferer third man in family to have disease

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 00:48
Two men in Giles Cooper's family died from breast cancer - then he got the disease.

Unexpected mental health deaths up 50% in three years

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 00:43
Deaths classed as "unexpected" at mental health trusts include suicide, neglect and misadventure.

Donor dilemma

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 00:09
When her daughter, Thalya, was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, Chantal Onelien's initial reaction was shock. But, as Adam Harris reports, it was only the beginning of a long and difficult fight.

NHS Health Check: Which part of the UK is doing the best?

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 21:45
The NHS is in the middle of its toughest winter for many years. So how are the four UK nations performing?

Hospital operation 'long waiters' rise by 163%

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 21:43
Patients are meant to be seen in 18 weeks in England, but hospitals are struggling to cope with demand.

NHS Health Check: Which local services are under threat?

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 21:41
Find out what is happening to the health service in your local area in England.

NHS week: What the NHS does for you

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 20:49
From the beginning to the end of a lifetime, patients recount their experiences of the NHS.

Life on an NHS waiting list: Peter's story

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 18:10
One man's experience of life on an NHS waiting list - and the transformation once he left it.

NHS Health Check: What's causing hospital delays?

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 14:31
The NHS is under unprecedented pressure. But how do patients flow round the system and what happens to hospitals when they cannot cope?

Motor neurone disease man given Yorkshire voice

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 10:31
A man with motor neurone disease tests his Yorkshire accent voice synthesiser live on air.

Antibiotics 'seen using brute force to kill bugs'

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 00:43
Scientists say it is the first study showing antibiotics forcing apart bacteria.

Private cancer therapy 'crowdfunding rise'

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 00:38
More people are raising money online to pay for cancer therapies not available on the NHS.

'Why I've raised £135,000 for my cancer treatment'

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 16:01
Liz Sheppard raised £135,000 through crowdfunding when the immunotherapy she needed for her rare cancer was not available on the NHS

Ipswich Hospital uses vintage brands on dementia wards

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:44
A hospital recreates an old-fashioned shop front filled with products from yesteryear to help patients with dementia.

How can families help relatives with an addiction?

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 10:13
A father and son talk about addiction and how families can help.

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