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Judge rules mentally ill patient must have breast surgery

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 15:44
The woman in her 60s believes she has a "cyst" and thinks medics treating her are "impostors".

Superbug-related deaths hit at least 15-year Wales low

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 12:31
The number of deaths related to MRSA, C. diff and Staphylococcus aureus continue to fall.

Scottish cancer death rates 61% higher among poor

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 12:24
NHS report reveals the survival gap of those diagnosed with cancer in Scotland's poorest areas.

Alzheimer's nutrient drink falters in clinical trial

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 01:45
Study finds no evidence a nutritional 'anti-Alzheimer's' drink being sold online in the UK can slow the disease.

The £97m bill for 'midwife shortage'

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 01:23
Maternity services are relying on expensive overtime and agency staff to fill rotas in the UK, union leaders say.

Solar suitcase

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 00:17
The development of solar-powered suitcases is helping babies in Nepal and in other countries without reliable power in rural areas.

'How my horror make-up looks helped my depression'

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 00:12
Make-up artist Beth's horror looks helped her cope with depression and battle unrealistic beauty standards.

Paralysed woman's life-sustaining treatment 'can end', judge rules

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 21:52
A judge rules care can be stopped after relatives were divided over the 72-year-old's condition.

'Nosy' midwife struck off for viewing friends' records

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 20:02
Vicky Anne Bloxham was sacked by University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

Hair dye dangers warning for children

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 18:06
"Lives at risk" as some salons in Wales offer hair colour appointments for under-16s.

Gordon Brown reveals fight for eyesight in new memoir

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 07:58
Ex-PM also opens up about his struggle to reach voters in the "touchy-feely" social media era.

'Radical changes' needed to £1bn stroke care

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 06:16
Costs may triple by 2035 if no action is taken, warns the Stroke Association charity.

Warning over dangers of smoking around pets

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 05:30
Experts are trying to raise awareness of the impact on animals.

The nurse hired to combat cancer myths online

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 04:10
A cancer charity said myths online leave patients "scared and at risk of bogus cures".

Violent outbursts

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 01:45
Parents struggling to cope with their violent autistic children say they are not being supported.

Knitting 'knockers' for Kenyan breast cancer survivors

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 00:38
Meet the knitting group helping Kenyan women with breast cancer.

IVF: Patients face postcode lottery for treatment

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 00:23
Figures show just 24 of 208 clinical commissioning groups offer three rounds of IVF treatment.

Emergency GP service in Somerset 'unacceptable'

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 00:21
Heath chiefs have considered scrapping Vocare's contract to supply the service.

NHS Airbnb-style scheme 'not ruled out' by minister

Sun, 29/10/2017 - 14:34
A minister says the idea of patients being discharged to people's spare rooms must be scrutinised.

Scars and fears

Sun, 29/10/2017 - 11:26
Becky Morgans is campaigning to raise awareness of heart disease in young people.