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Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 00:53
Trials suggest the trillions of micro-organisms living in us alter immunotherapy's effectiveness.

Five new medicines to be fast-tracked annually to NHS patients

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 00:52
New, life-changing medicines should reach patients more quickly under a new government scheme.

Disease of fear

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 00:47
The African country has been battling the worst outbreak in recent times.

Helping a friend who’s struggling

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 00:20
How should we talk about mental health?

Suicidal thoughts – a seafarer's story

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 00:10
Recent statistics suggest that suicide rates among people working at sea are rising.

Overnight carer back pay scheme 'unaffordable'

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 09:36
Care providers are being asked to pay sleep-in staff the minimum wage, rather than a flat rate.

Study shows dementia is biggest killer in affluent areas

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 06:26
But heart disease leads to more deaths in deprived areas, says Office for National Statistics figures.

'How dog helps me deal with terror attack'

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 03:36
Rowan Venables, 15, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after seeing a gunman open fire.

'Therapist reignited sex abuse trauma'

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 01:49
The ineffective regulation of those practising talking therapies 'leaves patients at risk of harm'.

Rotten teeth 'more likely' in deprived areas

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 01:37
Dental health varies widely according to area and wealth, a report on the nation's teeth finds.

EU nurses 'turning their backs on UK'

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 01:33
Regulator highlights fall in numbers registered to work with Brexit blamed by unions for 'alarming' trend.

Early blood test could indicate risk of miscarriage

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 13:55
US doctors say they have found molecules in the blood that can detect serious birth complications.

Hunt challenges social media giants on cyber-bullying

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 08:12
The health secretary says social media companies must help halt the rising rates of youth self-harm.

Pleas for organ donors to talk to families about choice

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 06:53
Organ donors are urged to speak to their families so their wishes are carried out.

'Despicable' fraud costs NHS in England £1bn a year

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 06:00
Crimes are being committed by patients, staff and contractors, a new anti-fraud body says as it promises a crackdown.

Male infertility treatment ‘insensitive’

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 01:23
Men often feel excluded because female partners are often the focus of attention in clinics, a charity says.

Just a few nights of bad sleep upsets your brain

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 01:18
Even a few nights of poor sleep can lead to "repetitive negative thinking", experts say.

Beware potential signs of pancreatic cancer

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 00:37
One in three adults would dismiss potential symptoms of this all-too-often deadly disease, say experts.

Health chiefs facing legal fight over cheaper eye drug

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 00:03
Prescribing Avastin will save the NHS "millions of pounds", health bosses say.

Which has cleaner air: Eastbourne or London?

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 21:40
The UK cities with atmospheres considered harmful to health by the WHO are revealed in a new report.