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Operations cancelled as cyber attack hits NHS Lanarkshire hospitals and GPs

Fri, 25/08/2017 - 20:03
Operations are cancelled as services run by NHS Lanarkshire are affected by malware in computer systems.

Ex-miner with a double lung transplant

Fri, 25/08/2017 - 17:41
Nine years of working in coal mines destroyed Will Goddard's lungs, but with the help of a specialist clinic in Rotherham he was able to get a double lung transplant.

Stopping conflict 'boiling over' at children's hospitals

Fri, 25/08/2017 - 09:18
Hospitals in London and Southampton think they have found a way of resolving disputes over children's care.

Coleridge classic Kubla Khan adapted for deafblind children

Fri, 25/08/2017 - 07:16
The cast of Kubla Khan has created an immersive experience of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's classic poem.

Walking again

Fri, 25/08/2017 - 01:05
A family holiday to Paris ends in a nun believing she has performed a miracle on a surly teenager.

Health officials advise older people to walk faster

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 22:04
Middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to help stay healthy, amid concern high levels of inactivity may be harming their health.

'Three little girls tried to mug me'

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 19:30
When he was a miner, Ron Cordner felt respected, but now he feels isolated in his own community.

Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals' merger moves a step closer

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 15:36
The NHS trust boards of Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals vote to develop plans for a single organisation.

Health service savings consultation launched

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 14:05
Health trusts unveil £70m worth of savings and asking the public for their views.

India swine flu death toll rises above 1,000 this year

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 11:02
The number of deaths recorded over eight months of this year is four times the equivalent for 2016.

Five tips for the over-40s to get healthy

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 01:41
Experts say middle-aged people need to be doing more exercise.

Lithium in tap water may cut dementia

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 00:50
The naturally occurring element may reduce the risk of the disease.

Middle-aged told to walk faster

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 00:49
Health officials warn falling activity rates as people age are putting their health at risk.

Cracking down

Wed, 23/08/2017 - 19:47
As hospital admissions for allergies rise, what should people reasonably do to protect sufferers?

Vaginal seeding after Caesarean 'risky', warn doctors

Wed, 23/08/2017 - 01:04
Swabs of vaginal bacteria, which some say helps the immune system, may be doing more harm than good.

HIV home-testing kits warning

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 11:40
The medicines regulator seizes 114 potentially unreliable home-testing kits.

Green man road crossings 'too fast'

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 10:47
Guidance calls for councils in England to make it easier for elderly and disabled people to cross the road.

Language tests

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 10:37
Potential foreign nursing recruits to the NHS say the current language test is too difficult.

How to stop 'doctor brides' from dropping out in Pakistan

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 22:53
Many female doctors in Pakistan drop out when they start a family. There's a new scheme to help them continue in practice by doing online video clinics on their laptops.

Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 22:31
The payout - to a woman who developed ovarian cancer - is the largest award so far against the firm.