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Campaigner Rory McGuire highlights abuse he faced over birthmark

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 19:25
A young man who was bullied over his appearance is using his ordeal to help others.

Ditch cranberry juice for urine infections

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 18:04
There is no overwhelming evidence that it will help, says the health body NICE in new draft guidelines.

'Big hugs' note left for 'fantastic' ambulance service

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 16:54
Paramedics in Staffordshire returned to their vehicle to find a note saying they do a "fantastic job".

NHS: How much does it spend on the private sector?

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 16:41
NHS spending on the private sector was just over £9bn last year.

Chronic fatigue syndrome treatment 'should be withdrawn'

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 05:30
A leading expert on the illness says some people are being harmed by graded exercise therapy (GET).

'Not just for naughty boys': The rise in adult ADHD pills

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:46
More than 1.6 million prescriptions for ADHD medication were dispensed last year - double 10 years ago.

Improved mental health care funding for new mums

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:36
New and expectant mums are to benefit from improved access to mental health services in England.

Alabama 'miracle' boy wakes before doctors pull plug

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 19:44
A 13-year-old with brain trauma regains consciousness as doctors were about to end his life support.

Woman with Down's contributes to Alzheimer's research

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 09:06
Amy is part of a Cambridge University study to find a treatment for Alzheimer's.

UK parks boost quality of life by £34bn

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 07:55
It is also estimated green spaces save the NHS about £111m a year in prevented GP visits.

Can you make a community healthier?

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 00:37
Life expectancy in Fleetwood, Lancashire, is among the worst in the UK, with diseases linked to diet and drugs claiming lives.

Demi Lovato lyrics help woman overcome depression

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 04:35
Abbie Foster overcame suicidal thoughts and now helps others after being inspired by singer Demi Lovato.

Junior doctors' job offers withdrawn after blunder

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 03:40
Human error is blamed as up to 1,500 junior doctors have their job offers rescinded.

Can the science of autophagy boost your health?

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 00:40
Autophagy is being hailed as the new way to lose weight, look younger and extend your life.

Is sex addiction a real condition?

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 00:33
Relationship charity Relate is calling for help to be made available on the NHS.

Breast cancer screening programme 'does more harm than good'

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 18:49
A group of doctors say any women offered catch-up appointments should "carry on with their lives".

Trump's London knife crime comments ridiculous, says surgeon

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 16:59
A doctor says London has a "serious issue" but the US president was wrong to see guns as a 'solution'.

Breast screening: Bosses should take blame

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 19:02
Helen Jarvis has been affected by the breast cancer screening error. She said there were problems with the helpline.

Vaginal mesh op 'should be last resort' in Wales

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 17:59
But one woman who has had chronic pain since having mesh surgery wants them banned.

I was convinced my baby deserved a better mum

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 15:47
At the end of maternal mental health week, one mother details her experience of post-natal depression and the help she describes as a godsend.