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Blood test for hidden heart disease

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 01:15
A cheap blood test can predict which apparently healthy patients are at high risk of a heart attack.

Prostate cancer laser treatment 'truly transformative'

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 01:13
Surgeons describe a new treatment for early stage prostate cancer as "truly transformative".

Codeine becomes prescription-only medicine in Australia

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 23:18
Painkillers containing codeine will need a prescription in Australia from 2018 amid concerns over misuse.

Rose Polge inquest: Junior doctor had doubts over profession

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 18:19
A junior doctor who killed herself at the time of a strike by colleagues had doubts over her career, an inquest hears.

Pregnancy alters woman's brain 'for at least two years'

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 16:24
'Pregnancy brain' exists, but not in the way you might think, scientists say.

Tweet with flashing images sent to epileptic writer

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 14:30
Vanity Fair writer Kurt Eichenwald suffered a seizure after receiving a flashing image tweet

£3.5m wi-fi boost for hospitals run by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 12:05
Almost £3.5m will be spent on improving wi-fi networks for patients and clinicians at hospitals in parts of south Wales.

Send heavy drinkers for liver scan, GPs told

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:47
Women who drink more than three-and-a-half bottles of wine a week should get their livers checked, say guidelines.

Suicide: We must end isolation, says campaigner

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:05
A woman whose husband took his own life says people should be encouraged to talk more about suicide, as a group of MPs say more should be done to support those at risk.

Happy eating

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 09:44
How to dodge food poisoning this Christmas

Christmas without dad

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 06:53
Luke Waddon's father died from cancer eight years ago - and has spent the time since helping others who go through something similar.

Mesh implants still used in Scotland despite suspension call

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 06:49
Hundreds of mesh implant operations are performed in Scotland despite ministers recommending the suspension of their use more than two years ago.

Bereavement leave

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 05:18
There are calls for a major rethink of how employees are treated when a relative dies.

Mum troll fighter

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 01:54
Mothers fight back against memes mocking their terminally ill children.

Child abuse 'affects health decades later'

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 00:45
Children who were abused are more likely to have poor health and living standards decades later, a study suggests.

Scale of suicide unacceptable, say MPs

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 00:01
The number of people taking their own lives in England is too high, according to MPs.

Is air pollution really a public health crisis?

Sun, 12/18/2016 - 13:31
Is air pollution really a public health crisis? Mark Lobel reports.

Night riders

Sun, 12/18/2016 - 00:46
Across the UK, volunteer motorcyclists help the NHS by delivering blood. What motivates them?

Heimlich manoeuvre inventor dies aged 96

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 18:53
US doctor Henry Heimlich, who invented the manoeuvre used to help victims of choking, dies at 96.

Trampolines 'dangerous', says top bone surgeon

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 12:37
Trampolines should be used only under professional supervision, according to a senior bone surgeon.