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Cosmetic surgery check-list for patients

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 03:46
The Royal College of Surgeons is offering patients seeking cosmetic surgery practical advice about how to pick the right hospital and doctor.

Student doctor numbers to rise by 25%

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 03:07
The number of medical school places will increase by 25% in 2018 as ministers unveil plans to make the NHS in England "self-sufficient" in training doctors.

Torn at birth

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 00:35
The problem of women being torn during childbirth has for years been exacerbated by improper care and an unwillingness to speak about the issue, experts say. Two women want to change this.

Lemons and limeys

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 00:17
James Lind is remembered as the man who helped to conquer a killer disease but why did the Royal Navy take nearly 50 years to act on his findings?

Pressure to look perfect hits girls' confidence, say Guides

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 00:00
Girls in the UK are markedly less confident about their looks than they were five years ago, suggests research by Girlguiding.

Dying woman picks road trip over chemotherapy

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 19:08
When Norma Bauerschmidt was diagnosed with terminal cancer, she immediately refused treatment, opting to spend her final days on an incredible road trip.

The literal life saver

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 15:52
Family and former colleagues reflect on the legacy of Professor Frank Pantridge, the inventor of the portable defibrillator.

Black Monday: Polish women strike against abortion ban

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 14:28
Some businesses in Poland close for the day as thousands of women go on strike to protest against proposals for a total ban on abortion.

Medicine Nobel for cell recycling work

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 12:06
The 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi for discoveries about the secrets of how cells can remain healthy by recycling waste.

Mistake led a man to lose a foot

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 09:09
On average, 185 operations were carried out every week in the UK in 2014-15 to amputate the limbs of people with complications linked to diabetes.

Mental health campaign Time To Change gets £20m boost

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 02:39
A campaign that aims to tackle the stigma around mental health is given £20m in funding from the Department of Health, Comic Relief and Big Lottery Fund.

Employment and Support Allowance: Re-tests axed for chronically ill claimants

Sat, 10/01/2016 - 09:36
Tens of thousands of people claiming the main benefit for long-term sickness will no longer face repeated medical assessments to keep their payments.

Man on mission

Sat, 10/01/2016 - 09:01
A fellow student's death has spurred meningitis survivor Lyndon Longhorne to renew his campaign to make young people aware of the disease.

Chocolate Compulsion

Sat, 10/01/2016 - 01:08
The man with Type 2 diabetes who is fighting his sugar compulsion.

Animal TB threatens human health say vets and doctors

Sat, 10/01/2016 - 00:04
Animal tuberculosis, which is spread through contaminated food, is a greater threat to human health than previously realised, leading doctors and vets warn.

Caroline Aherne’s brother: ‘I thought she would survive’

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 15:55
Caroline Aherne’s brother has told BBC Radio 5 live’s Emma Barnett that he thought his sister would survive cancer.

Cancer clusters at nuclear sites 'not linked to radiation'

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 15:12
An investigation into clusters of cancer cases around Sellafield and Dounreay nuclear sites finds they were very unlikely to have been caused by radiation exposure.

Heroin cure?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 13:54
A heroin overdose antidote kit has saved hundreds of lives since a change in UK law one year ago - but does it make heroin users feel it is safer to use the drug?

Six babies in MRSA outbreak at Addenbrooke's Hospital

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 13:36
Six babies are affected by an outbreak of the "superbug" MRSA in a Cambridge hospital's neonatal maternity unit.

Prescribing holidays 'could help fight infections'

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 08:22
Scientists are investigating whether prescribing holidays, music or a change of scene might boost our immune system and help us to fight off disease.