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False teeth found in patient's throat a week after op

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:13
The patient thought he had lost his dentures during a hospital stay for routine abdominal surgery.

Ebola drugs show ‘90% survival rate’ in breakthrough trial

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 07:01
Scientists say the breakthrough trial suggests the disease may soon be “preventable and treatable”.

FGM ‘no longer just an African problem’

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 01:38
Former first lady of Somaliland Edna Adan Ismail looks at female genital mutilation among women in the UK.

Inside the village that caters for its ageing population

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 00:30
Pescueza in Extremadura, western Spain, is adapting to provide for the needs of its older population.

Chlamydia sex infection vaccine passes safety test

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 00:05
The first human trial of a jab to tackle the sexually transmitted disease shows promise, say experts.

Cystic fibrosis drugs rejected for use by NHS in Scotland

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 16:09
The two drugs, Orkambi and Symkevi, had been described as "life-changing" by campaigners.

'Brexit carving into cosmetic surgery market'

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 10:53
Two "leading" providers have gone into administration amid "a lack of Brexit clarity".

Smart sensors listen to healing wounds

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 00:44
Researchers are developing a new technique that can hear what is going on below a patient's bandages.

Dementia and how to change your house to make life easier

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 00:01
Changes have been made to this home to help people stay independent for longer.

Marina Wheeler urges women to take smear tests

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 13:58
Boris Johnson's estranged wife, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in May, says she is "cancer-free".

HRT shortage 'adds to the stress of menopause'

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 12:20
With UK supplies of hormone replacement therapy running low, women tell the BBC how it has affected them.

HRT: UK faces shortage for menopausal women

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 21:29
Many of the most commonly prescribed forms of hormone replacement therapy are out of stock in pharmacies.

How did Twitter help a sexual abuse survivor brave a smear test?

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 15:58
Support from people on Twitter has helped a woman take a smear test for the first time.

Women in labour given virtual reality to ease pain of childbirth

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 00:57
Virtual reality headsets, aimed at reducing the pain of women in labour, are being trialled.

The Cardiff hospital testing virtual reality with labour

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 00:54
The technology has been described as something which can take pregnant women "out of the moment".

Asthma deaths in England and Wales 'highest in a decade'

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 00:06
Nearly 13,000 people in England and Wales have died from asthma attacks since 2009, figures show.

Kenya's new breast milk bank in bid to reduce infant mortality

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 00:04
Mums can donate their breast milk to a new milk bank in Kenya in a bid to reduce infant deaths.

Capita in U-turn over claimant death case

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 17:01
The benefit assessment company stopped Victoria Smith's PIP payments months before she died.

Milk bank needs dozens of donors to meet demand

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 16:33
Ireland's only milk bank in Enniskillen needs more donors to help premature and seriously-ill newborns.

'Lack of evidence' holding back cannabis medicines

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 15:07
An official NHS review says the health service should support studies to get better quality evidence.

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