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Commuters urged to help stop suicides through small talk

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 04:27
The "Small Talk Saves Lives" campaign aims to prevent suicides on the UK's rail network.

Supreme Court decides on Scottish minimum alcohol pricing

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 00:44
The UK's highest court will say whether Scotland can finally implement minimum pricing for alcohol.

Giving birth on due date 'less risky' for older mums

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 00:34
Stillbirth risk is higher if older pregnant women are left to go over their due date, a study suggests.

My gift

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 00:12
Why would anyone donate their eggs to help a stranger have a child? A donor gives her reasons.

Indulgent grandparents 'bad for children's health'

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 00:10
Regular "treating" and over-feeding is a common issue, according to a review of parents' opinions.

Press print

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 00:02
The Swedish hi-tech firm at the forefront of using 3D printing to create human ears, noses and other body parts.

What's the new craze of forest bathing?

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 17:49
One army veteran suffering from PTSD says Forest Bathing is helping him sleep.

Heart donor appeal for six-week-old Charlie Douthwaite

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 17:22
The family of a six-week-old baby born with "half a heart" make an urgent appeal for donors.


Tue, 14/11/2017 - 17:18
A tale of abuse against ambulance workers prompts tales of gratitude and "heart-warming" encounters.

Should healthcare be rationed for patients who smoke or are obese?

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 15:15
Is it right for patients to be prevented from having certain types of treatment, unless they quit smoking or lose weight?

New lymphoma treatment developed at Cardiff University

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 13:09
Researchers find a method to kill cancerous cells without destroying healthy cells.

FDA approves 'trackable' pill

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 10:10
The schizophrenia tablets have an embedded sensor that tells doctors whether the patient has taken them.

Girl, 12, draws pictures of her life with heart condition

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 06:55
Emily Sullivan had open heart surgery three times before the age of seven.

Drivers 'should have compulsory eye tests'

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 01:05
One in three optometrists say they know of patients who drive with vision below the legal standard.

Emotional toll of diabetes 'needs more recognition'

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 01:00
Living with diabetes can lead to significant emotional problems, a survey finds.

Liver test to aid paracetamol overdose treatment

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 00:52
Researchers say the test will help doctors identify which patients arriving in hospital need more intensive treatment.

Mother's fury at 'lack of support' for daughter

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 00:13
The mother of a teenager who took her own life said her daughter was let down by the system.

Madagascar's 'worst plague outbreak' in 50 years

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 00:07
The island is one of the global hotspots most prone to the deadly disease.

Acid attack

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 14:41
One of acid attacker Arthur Collins's victims recalls agony and pandemonium on her birthday night out.

Thousands of out-of-hours doctor shifts unfilled

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 11:45
Thousands of out-of-hours GP shifts in the western area are going unfilled, the BBC has learnt.