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Government rejects call for vaginal mesh implants ban

2 hours 57 min ago
A group of women who say the implants wrecked their lives had called for a public inquiry and a ban.

Dyslexia link to eye spots confusing brain, say scientists

3 hours 36 min ago
Experts say the findings are exciting but unlikely to explain the reasons for all dyslexia.

Chicken food poisoning levels falling

3 hours 41 min ago
The bug campylobacter, present in some chickens, is the leading cause of food poisoning in the UK.

Children 'embarrassed by tipsy parents'

5 hours 48 min ago
Adults do not have to drink a lot for children to notice changes in their behaviour, a study says.

Catwalk debut for Down’s syndrome teen

8 hours 18 min ago
Kate, 19, wants to challenge people’s perception of beauty.

'Go to the dentist and get fined £100'

16 hours 48 min ago
Dentists warn that thousands of vulnerable people are wrongly being fined over dental treatment.

Pre-sex HIV drug 'no-brainer" for NHS

16 hours 50 min ago
Prep treatment could prevent a quarter of new HIV cases and save the NHS millions, experts calculate.

'I spent savings rather than wait'

17 hours 21 min ago
Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.

Hospital targets missed en masse as performance slumps

17 hours 23 min ago
Doctors express concern as BBC analysis shows growing waits in A&E, cancer care and for operations.

GP services in Northern Ireland are 'in crisis'

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 20:27
Some patients in Northern Ireland are waiting up to three years to see a consultant about having surgery, following a referral.

Leeds United players and staff donate pay to boy's cancer care

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 17:20
Toby Nye was diagnosed with a stage four neuroblastoma on his fourth birthday.

NHS surgery waits run into years in Northern Ireland

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 17:10
Waiting times are increasing as the health services struggles to cope, figures obtained by the BBC reveal.

Drug therapy 'restores breathing' after spinal injury

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 17:08
The researchers hope the results in rats could ultimately help paralysed patients come off ventilators.

AI used to detect breast cancer risk

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 14:42
Machine learning is being used to spot whether breast lesions are cancerous or not.

NHS Tracker

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 12:48
The NHS is under unprecedented pressure, with rising numbers of patients needing hospital care. Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.

Mental health care for new mothers in Wales 'unacceptable'

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 08:45
There is no mother and baby unit in Wales to help those suffering with mental health illnesses.

Concern over norovirus increase by Betsi Cadwaladr health board

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 07:44
Wales' largest health board urges people to be alert to sickness bug.

Male disease too

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 07:06
Breast cancer in men is rare but it's still an issue for the 10 men diagnosed with it every year in NI.

Man diagnosed with breast cancer

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 06:32
Ian Cranston underwent a mastectomy and warns that men can get breast cancer too.

'I felt so low, I couldn't see a way out'

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 01:00
A record number of children seek help from Childline over suicidal thoughts and feelings.