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Southern Health NHS Trust admits guilt over Connor Sparrowhawk's death

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 16:04
Southern Health admits breaching health and safety law over the death of patient Connor Sparrowhawk.

Kate Pierce's brain damage after meningitis misdiagnosis

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 15:41
Kate Pierce died in 2013 seven years after a doctor misdiagnosed her meningitis as tonsillitis.

Isle of Man abortion bill: Nearly 3,000 responses submitted in consultation

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 14:28
Thousands of people respond to a public consultation on proposals to change Manx abortion laws.

Puppy training to save life of allergy boy Mason Hale

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 11:23
Golden retriever Storm will be trained to raise the alarm when the six-year-old has a potentially fatal reaction.

Have you got the wrong impression about schizophrenia?

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 03:45
It doesn't mean you have a split personality or that you always become violent, a charity campaign says.

'Kinder treatments in pipeline' for child brain cancer

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 03:43
Researchers discover that there are seven types of most common malignant child brain cancer.

Dame Tessa Jowell has brain cancer, family says

Sun, 17/09/2017 - 20:32
The Labour peer and former MP was diagnosed in May, her daughter-in-law announces.

Hyperemesis gravidarum: 'It's crippling sickness'

Sat, 16/09/2017 - 00:10
One sufferer of the pregnancy illness describes how difficult it made her daily life.

Roger Bainton: Surgeon struck off for harming patients

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 14:01
Roger Bainton carried out dozens of unnecessary operations and "experimental procedures".

Type 2 diabetes plan targets those at high risk

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 11:27
People at the highest risk should be offered weight loss and healthy eating programmes, advice says.

Rare pregnancy condition placenta accreta awareness call

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 06:20
Placenta accreta affects one in every 6,000 pregnancies and can be life-threatening.

Childhood vaccines may go into one jab

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 01:13
US scientists say their approach could have a "significant impact" around the world.

NHS workers demand 3.9% pay rise

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 00:56
Fourteen unions write to the chancellor following the lifting of the pay cap for police and prison officers.

Deaths at Essex NHS Trust institutions probed by police

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 15:12
Up to 25 deaths dating back to 2000 at North Essex Partnership University Trust are being investigated.

Vaginal mesh expert: Lack of robust response in Wales

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 13:41
An expert who has advised the English government joins calls to ban the mesh for some procedures.

Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant, best friend was donor

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 12:33
The US singer says she had a kidney transplant this summer, which was linked to her lupus.

Women 'more likely to lose interest in sex than men'

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 01:01
A lack of emotional closeness affects both men and women's desire for sex, a study suggests.

What’s it like to be awake during brain surgery?

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 22:21
Lisa Upton had brain surgery to remove a tumour and was wide awake throughout the entire process.

Georgian-era STI data shows rural-urban divide in Cheshire

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 17:01
Chester residents had higher syphilis rate than rural neighbours, says study of 18th Century infections.

Fatal Legionnaires' outbreak at Ludlow hotel

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 15:40
One guest died and another recovered after contracting legionella bacteria identified at the hotel.