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Statins review says benefits 'underestimated'

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 23:30
The benefits of the cholesterol-reducing drug statins are underestimated and the harms exaggerated, a major review suggests.

Getting physical

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 17:47
Parents in Finland are told to actively encourage their children to pursue hobbies and interests that require physical exertion for at least three hours a day.

Coil 'better than morning-after pill'

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 16:51
Women should be advised that the coil is a more effective form of emergency contraception than the morning-after pill, new guidance says.

Vaccine cooler could save millions of lives

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 15:20
William Broadway explains how the vaccine cooler he designed works

NHS England hospital patients face record discharge delays

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:49
Hospitals are facing record levels of delays in discharging patients, figures from NHS England show.

Still working nurse, 83: 'I love my job'

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:34
An 83-year-old nurse, who still works 15 to 20 hours a week, says she has "no plans" to retire.

Many myths of back pain

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:00
Back pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide - and physios say many people have the wrong idea about how to deal with it.

Lisa's tragedy

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 08:42
Lisa Day died almost a year ago following years of skipping insulin which she needed to stay alive after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Puberty calorie burn fall 'could explain obesity rise'

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 06:05
A sharp drop in calories burnt while resting during puberty could explain why a lot of teenagers put on too much weight, a study suggests.

No bread, please

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:51
A small percentage of people suffer debilitating coeliac disease. But what people who are just "gluten intolerant"?

Lisa's tragedy

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:50
Lisa Day died almost a year ago following years of skipping insulin which she needed to stay alive after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Call to monitor long-term effects of chemotherapy on young

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:08
Cancer doctors are calling on GPs to look out for the long-term side-effects of chemotherapy in teenagers and young adults.

Record numbers call Childline over suicidal thoughts

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:07
The NSPCC says a child in the UK contacts its Childline services once every 30 minutes about suicidal thoughts.

Malaria stopped with single dose of new compound

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 20:48
Scientists say they have found a new compound that stops malaria in animal studies in a single, low dose.

How computer games can help the elderly stay active

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 15:36
As the NHS looks to improve its use of technology, a specially designed computer game known as 'exergames' has been helping older people get back on their feet.

Why are junior doctors striking?

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 13:37
Junior doctors are due to walk out numerous times over the next few months. Why are they striking?

Caesarean birth might increase obesity risk, says study

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 12:29
Babies born by Caesarean section are more likely to become obese in later years, a large study suggests.

Southern Health: New job for ex-boss Katrina Percy 'did not exist'

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 07:45
The chief executive who resigned as the head of a troubled mental health trust had a new job created for her worth £240,000 a year, the BBC learns.

Period piece

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:50
There are many who believe that women's periods sync together when they live in close proximity. But could it just be down to chance?

Oesophageal cancer tests raise hopes for earlier detection

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:35
UK researchers are developing ways to spot the early signs of oesophageal cancer, which is often not detected until its advanced stages.