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'Medical opinions ignored' by NHS payment assessor, workers say

Sun, 10/09/2017 - 01:31
Health workers tell the BBC the assessments left some patients being denied NHS care.

Meet the boy fighting medical odds to be a racing driver

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:15
Jack Ferguson, 13, races go-karts, despite conditions so severe doctors told him not to play sport.

'You're not giving anything up - you're only gaining'

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 06:33
Four women explain why they have stopped drinking alcohol and how it's affected their outlook on life.

Red alert

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 01:28
Many women don't go for cervical screening, so scientists found another way to test for abnormal cells.

Soft option

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 01:27
Amie drank 30 pints a weekend to "keep up with the boys" - but now she has had no alcohol for 16 months.

NHS warns on social media trolls during terror attacks

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 00:17
The guide alerts people to internet trolls, but also highlights the positives of social media.

Powerful painkiller use 'doubled in 15 years'

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 17:52
One in 20 people is being prescribed potentially addictive painkillers for too long with little benefit, says report.

Reality Check: Does debt interest cost more than NHS pay?

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 13:00
A look at the sums behind Theresa May's claim in Parliament.

Girl's donated organs help a record eight people

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 01:07
The parents of Jemima Layzell, 13, said they were very proud of her legacy.

The clinic helping India's transgender people

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 00:12
How one free clinic in Kerala, India, is helping the transgender community.

Belfast scientists say aspirin could reverse tooth decay

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 10:46
Research finds aspirin stimulates the regeneration of damaged tooth structure.

Litigation 'threatening NHS finances'

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 10:06
Auditors are concerned the rising cost of clinical negligence is too high a burden for hospitals.

Did you order that large coffee with whipped cream?

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 00:50
Businesses are being criticised for trying to sell you more than you've asked for.

Anxiety over health 'caused by cyber-chondria'

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 00:47
Searching for symptoms online is causing people to obsess about aches and pains, experts say.

'Pen' identifies cancer in 10 seconds

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 00:46
The technology could help surgeons ensure they remove all of a tumour.

Public 'tricked' into buying unhealthy food

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 00:40
"Upselling" is fuelling obesity by persuading people to buy larger portions, say health officials.

Woman who turned diabetes on its head

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 00:28
Designer Poppy Nash weaves her blood sugar results into the fabric she designs to help manage her diabetes

Spiral drawing test detects signs of Parkinson's

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 19:16
Australian researchers have developed software that measures writing speed and pen pressure.

Free IVF no longer offered in county where it all began

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 13:08
The decision will save £700,000 per year, local health chiefs claim.

Learning the lingo

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 01:31
For doctors who fled to the UK, training to work in the NHS means having to learn the local dialect.