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Autism diagnoses 'could be reduced under NHS plan'

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 00:01
The National Autistic Society says it is deeply concerned about NHS plans in south-west London.

Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:09
Parents could be fined up to €2,500 if they fail to see a doctor about vaccinating their children.

Why Greek mountain villagers have healthy hearts

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:14
Scientists say something in their genes protects their hearts against disease.

Charlie Gard's parents fight for Supreme Court hearing

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:57
The couple's ill eight-month-old Charlie Gard is unable to see, hear, make a noise or move.

Can fish skin help treat burns?

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 05:08
Doctors in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for burns by using fish skin.

Kettering General Hospital 'fiddled' waiting time records

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 00:58
A whistleblower says patients were removed because targets were missed.

Charlie Gard's parents lose life support court appeal

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:02
Appeal court judges rule doctors can stop life-support treatment to eight-month-old Charlie Gard. denies exploiting users' DNA

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:19
The genealogy service says it is changing its terms and conditions after being criticised.

Fitness trackers 'poor at measuring calories burned'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:39
But they are accurate at measuring heart rate, a study of seven devices has found.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:34
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus chosen as new boss of the World Health Organization

Assaults between care home residents reported daily

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 01:59
More than one assault a day was reported to police between 2014 and 2016, File on 4 found.

'Half a glass of wine every day' increases breast cancer risk

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:09
That's what a report says - but we look at all the risks of breast cancer for women.

Conservative social care funding cap: Theresa May defends changes

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 23:03
The PM says her plans will prevent the system from collapse after U-turn over cap on care costs.

Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 21:23
Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.

Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 20:32
Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently lowlanders.

General election: Theresa May denies social care U-turn

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 16:17
Revised Tory plans will include an option for an "absolute limit" on total costs following criticism.

Microwave mushrooms 'to keep their goodness', scientists say

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:01
Grilling and microwaving are the best ways to cook the fungi, a Spanish study says.

Intersex patients 'routinely lied to by doctors'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:43
Doctors in the UK routinely lied to patients with disorders of sex development known as intersex conditions, the BBC finds.

General election 2017: New warning over social care plans

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:32
An ex-minister says there is a "lottery" in the way councils use existing deferred payment schemes.

IVF treatment girl returns to Newcastle Centre for Life

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:51
"I was made out of two tiny little cells in a little glass tube," says seven-year-old Hannah.