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'Amazing difference that little bit of light can make'

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 05:35
NHS England is rolling out bionic implants to 10 blind people, and one man says it changed his life.

Facebook lurking makes you miserable, says study

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 02:59
Spending too long on social media is likely to cause envy and dissatisfaction, suggests a study.

Ten people to get NHS bionic eyes

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 02:57
The NHS will pay for 10 blind patients to have "bionic eyes" to help treat an inherited form of blindness.


Thu, 12/22/2016 - 02:32
Retired clergy face the closure of their Church of England nursing home because it cannot find staff.

Multiple sclerosis drug is 'landmark'

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 00:53
A drug that alerts the immune system is described as a "landmark" in treating multiple sclerosis.

Double whammy

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 00:16
Karrie-Ann Hoppe was diagnosed with breast cancer, then she was told she was pregnant. Dealing with both conditions at once was far from easy.

Life changing

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 19:54
Does one city which plans to eliminate suicide altogether have the answer?

Turning your ear helps you hear, Cardiff Uni study finds

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 12:51
It may seem obvious, but turning your ear towards a person when they talk can vastly improve the understanding of speech in noisy environments, scientists find.

Health of 'young and old' hit by China smog

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 12:26
People in Beijing in China outline their health concerns at the city's smog problem.

'Serious concerns' over Marie Stopes abortion services

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 11:16
Inspectors raise "serious concerns" over patient safety at Marie Stopes International abortion provider.

Emmerdale dementia episode praised by Alzheimer's Society

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 10:53
ITV soap Emmerdale is praised by a leading dementia charity for its portrayal of the illness.

Minimal consciousness

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 07:46
Advances in medicine have meant that many more people survive traumatic incidents than in the past.

Processed meat 'may be bad for asthma'

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 01:28
Eating lots of ham and sausage might make asthma symptoms worse, according to French researchers.

Quad quandary

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 23:49
Coping with one baby is hard, but what about having four newborns all together? A mother with quadruplets has some advice for new parents.

PC Paul Briggs: Life support treatment 'should stop'

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 16:53
Life support for a PC who has been minimally conscious for 18 months should stop, a judge rules.

Brain's party noise filter revealed by recordings

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 16:40
Direct recordings have revealed what happens in our brains as we make sense of speech in a noisy environment, scientists say.

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital records 'worst' A&E figures

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 13:03
Scotland's largest hospital records its worst ever accident and emergency waiting times, figures show.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to consult on birthing plans

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 11:41
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde votes to begin a consultation on changing birthing services at Inverclyde and Vale of Leven hospitals.

'Pregnancy fluid' reverses ageing bones

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 10:19
Cells in the fluid that surrounds a baby in the womb can revive ageing and weak bones, say scientists.

Premature quadruplets home for Christmas in Birmingham

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 08:21
A set of quadruplets born 10 weeks premature are reunited at home in time for Christmas.