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Virtual help

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 06:45
As mental health problems increase, could virtual-reality programmes help with the demand for treatment?

Daytime wounds 'heal more quickly'

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 03:46
An average 11-day difference in recovery rates for burns may be explained by the body clock, a study says.

Birth complications 'twice as common' in some hospitals

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 02:59
While most women have a safe birth, there are some variations in care, a maternity report shows.

Believe me

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 00:58
When Jennifer Brea got ME she began to interview fellow patients all over the world - from her bed.

How 'butterfly boy's' life was transformed

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 18:02
A child has been given a new genetically modified skin that covers 80% of his body, in a series of lifesaving operations.

'Butterfly child' given life-saving skin

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 18:00
Hassan was born with skin so delicate it would tear and blister

We want our Brexit cash boost - NHS boss Simon Stevens

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 13:54
NHS England head Simon Stevens said the public would want to see Leave campaign promises honoured.

University Hospital, Cardiff 'critical' mortuary failings

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 13:10
Human tissue was kept longer than necessary after post-mortem examinations at Wales' biggest hospital.

We want our Brexit cash boost - NHS boss

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 05:41
NHS England's Simon Stevens is expected to say in a speech that the service needs money that was promised.

Thousands living with advanced cancer, says Macmillan

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 01:31
New research shows thousands of people with stage 4 cancer in England are living for two years or more.

NHS appeal for black blood donors 'drops straight knowledge'

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 14:23
Heading off racial confusion, an NHS Twitter account breaks out the gifs in appeal for more black donors.

Cartoonist thought chronic pain would end career

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 14:03
Bunny Suicides cartoonist thought his chronic pain would mean he'd have to quit drawing.

Norfolk and Norwich Hospital creates A&E for elderly patients

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:38
A hospital's plans to create an emergency department for the elderly is welcomed by Age UK.

'UK wellbeing rises after Brexit vote'

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:24
There have been small but significant improvements in people's happiness in the last year, say UK officials.

Racing driver with cerebral palsy dreams of motorsport glory

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:40
Chris Carter's motorsport dream has moved a step closer after he completed a testing session.

NI women 'waiting longer' to have babies

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:13
The average age of a first-time mother has risen from 24 to 28, new statistics suggest.

MPs support Ealing anti-abortion protest zones, says poll

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 07:22
The survey by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service shows a majority back dedicated "buffer zones".

NHS staff 'working on edge of safety'

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 03:28
Demand for services is outstripping the rise in the number of people employed by the health service in England.

Malaria breath test shows promise

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 03:21
People with the disease give off a distinctive "breath-print" that could aid rapid diagnosis, say experts.

'Tubby and terrified

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 02:38
Girls are half as likely as boys to be physically active - and lack of confidence is to blame.