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Updated: 2 hours 32 min ago

Historic 'living drug' gets go-ahead

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 19:47
US authorities approve a treatment which re-designs a patient's own immune system to attack cancer.

Cyber-flaw affects 745,000 pacemakers

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 19:19
The manufacturer says that patients should discuss a code fix when they next see their doctors.

Trial raises Parkinson's therapy hope

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 18:05
Work restoring nerve cell function in monkeys could lead to human trials by the end of the next year.

Daisy, six, defies doctors by completing a triathlon

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 06:29
Daisy Mason has cerebral palsy and doctors said she would never walk or swim.

Long surgery waits up 400% in Wales

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 06:22
A steep rise in patients waiting more than a year for surgery in Wales is called "very worrying".

'I help women who are terrified of childbirth'

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 05:32
Hypnotherapist Rena Gough helps women with tokophobia - fear of pregnancy and childbirth.

Morning-after pill: 'You feel like you're being judged'

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 05:28
Niamh thinks the pharmacist consultation women must have to get the morning-after pill puts women off asking for emergency contraception.

New meningitis test 'could save lives'

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 03:05
Existing tests are too slow in an emergency, say scientists, who are asking doctors to try out their alternative.

NHS 'leaking millions' in PFI contracts

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 03:03
Companies that built and run NHS hospitals have made £831m in the past six years, a report says.

Police calls for mental health issues up by a third

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 14:04
Calls to the Metropolitan Police about mental health total 115,000, or about 315 a day.

Care home resident 'given sight test' while asleep

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 12:10
An optometrist put "highly vulnerable patients at risk of harm", a disciplinary panel decides.

Children with obesity need NHS help in Wales, doctor says

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 09:42
More than a quarter of four to five year olds are overweight and some face health problems, a doctor says.

Virtual reality game takes on dementia

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 06:13
Researchers hope the technology could lead to a way of diagnosing dementia at its earliest stage.

Greatest challenge

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 06:00
Former Scotland rugby international Doddie Weir says his focus is on helping find a cure for the disease.

Asperger's syndrome

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 03:20
When an old colleague returns to work. Maura's Asperger's syndrome means she doesn't hold back her thoughts about her friend's new hair style.

Some women need a hysterectomy after sterilisation device Essure

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 02:44
One woman said the pain "felt like I was dying" after her Essure sterilisation implant was fitted.

Anti-inflammatory drug 'cuts heart attack risk'

Mon, 28/08/2017 - 10:10
Canakinumab is hailed as the biggest breakthrough in treatment since the discovery of statins.

'A pedometer saved my life': How I became fit in my 60s

Sun, 27/08/2017 - 00:04
After decades of eating and drinking too much, Graham Ward was diagnosed with type II diabetes.

Family members shave heads to raise money for cancer

Sat, 26/08/2017 - 00:57
Parents, partners and loved ones of people with cancer have their heads shaved to show their support.

Asperger artist: Patrick Samuel says art saved his life

Sat, 26/08/2017 - 00:15
Patrick Samuel has Asperger's syndrome. He uses art to deal with depression and self-injurious behaviour.

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