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Warnings after woman is burned by 'vagina steaming'

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 13:31
Gynaecologists are sharing the story as a cautionary tale about the alternative therapy trend.

DR Congo medics arrested over death of Ebola doctor

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:08
Cameroonian doctor Richard Mouzoko was shot dead in one of DR Congo's worst-hit cities in April.

Record high numbers waiting for operations in England

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 11:43
Top surgeons are calling for more hospital beds across the country to clear the backlog.

Plant-based diet 'can fight climate change'

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 09:00
A major report says the West's high consumption of meat is fuelling global warming.

Beyoncé diet plan 'could be dangerous'

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 02:53
The US pop singer's 22-day diet could lead to nutritional deficiencies, experts say.

I'll lose my mental health care when I turn 18. Why?

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 02:14
Around 50% of young people in the UK lose their mental health when they turn 18

'I was denied cervical screening because of my disability'

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 01:38
A cancer charity says the struggles faced by women with physical disabilities are unacceptable.

NHS to set up national artificial intelligence lab

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 01:36
Ministers pledge £250m for AI, saying it has enormous power to improve England's health service.

Transgender patients call for GPs to have more training

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 00:09
Three transgender men call for more training of local GPs to relieve pressure on specialist clinics.

'I found out I was HIV-positive at 12 years old'

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 00:08
One young woman describes what it was like to be told she had the virus as a child - and how she coped.

Casualty actor becomes A&E nurse in real life

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 00:20
Vicky Hall has swapped the sets of medical dramas for the hospital ward.

Ministers act to end NHS pensions row amid waiting list rise

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 00:00
Overhaul plan comes after the rules were linked to a waiting list rise - and is backed by doctors' union.

What happens to a body donated to science?

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 19:40
A US centre was sued over its handling of donated bodies. What do we know about the industry?

Edinburgh Children's Hospital will cost a further £90m

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 17:16
The lifetime price tag of the new hospital is set to top £500m after the extra costs were revealed by Audit Scotland.

Dame Barbara Windsor urges Johnson to 'sort out' dementia care

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 02:39
The ex-EastEnders star has Alzheimer's and says her "heart goes out" to those struggling to get care.

Hospitals in England set to receive £850m revealed

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 04:06
Twenty hospitals will receive funds, but a charity says the money risks being a "drop in the ocean".

Could music festivals be good for your health?

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 00:05
Many festivals around the world now offer much more than music, but what effect do they have on your health?

Conjoined twins Marieme and Ndeye continue to surprise doctors

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 00:03
Conjoined twins Marieme and Ndeye were not expected to live long but continue to get stronger.

Beauty vlogger Dawn Lee on why she's sharing her cancer journey

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 00:01
Dawn Lee is sharing her experience of chemotherapy online, attracting millions of views.

Ebola vaccine: Why is a new jab so controversial?

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 01:17
The outbreak shows no signs of abating, so why is the roll-out of a second vaccine proving contentious?