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Senior GP Helen Stokes-Lampard voices fears for services

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 00:03
A leading GP says she is "profoundly concerned" about how doctors will cope over the busy winter period.

Dieter tells how son calling him fat prompted health drive

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 10:48
Lee Parker tells the BBC how he began taking better care of himself after his son told him that he loved him "even though you are fat".

Women's binge drinking given more coverage then men's, says study

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 01:02
Women who binge drink are portrayed more negatively by the media than men who do the same thing, according to new research.

NHS hospitals break parking fees record

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 00:31
An investigation finds hospitals in England are making more money from parking fees than ever.

'Middle age health crisis' warning

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 00:00
Middle-aged people in England face a health crisis because of unhealthy lifestyles, experts warn.

Dutch IVF centre probes suspected sperm mix-up

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 23:08
A Dutch IVF treatment centre says 26 women may have been fertilised by the wrong sperm cells.

Chief nurse: 'Cut hospital beds to increase care at home'

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 04:20
NHS England's chief nursing officer supports cutting hospital beds to use the money on care at home.

So long suckers

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 03:41
Our lingering love affair with old-fashioned cold and cough preparations.

The garden shed full of helping hands

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 01:09
The British duo 3D printing prosthetic arms for children, for free, in the back garden.

Changing attitudes

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 00:57
Actress Carey Mulligan has witnessed the effects of dementia on a close family member. she believes a better understanding will help remove the stigma that surrounds it.

Carey Mulligan on dementia and music

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 00:50
Carey Mulligan opens up about how music helps her grandmother's dementia

Hip pain may be 'hangover from evolution'

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 00:12
Evolution might help explain why humans are prone to shoulder, hip and knee pain, bone experts say.

Doctors confirm 200-year-old diagnosis

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 02:51
Doctors have confirmed a diagnosis made more than 200 years ago by one of medicine's most influential surgeons.

Kitchen know-how

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 02:41
Teenage chefs in Lancashire are learning how to cook and the importance of preparing healthy food.

Christmas culinary challenge for NHS

Sat, 12/24/2016 - 01:48
The NHS will serve more than 400,000 festive meals for patients on Christmas Day in the UK.

NHS claims lawyers 'unacceptable'

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 17:13
Government condemns personal injury lawyers on NHS wards as "unacceptable".

Successful Ebola vaccine will be fast-tracked for use

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 09:59
A high effective vaccine that protects against deadly Ebola virus could be available by 2018.

'Lack of qualified workforce in abortion care'

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 08:38
Private clinic abortions have had a "knock-on effect for training" says the editor in chief of family planning journal.

Glimmer of hope

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 00:50
Thalidomide was withdrawn from sale in most countries in 1961 but was still used in the 1980s in Spain.

Road to recovery

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 22:04
Three years ago Alex Lewis went from having a cold to losing his limbs - now he's going back to work as an interior designer.

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