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My circus 'gives me a reason to live'

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 00:17
Nell Gifford is living with advanced cancer, but is continuing to perform at the circus she founded.

Telford A&E plan branded 'smokescreen' for downgrade

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 18:22
Consultant-led emergency care in "core hours" at Princess Royal has also been called part-time provision.

Evicted hospital patient Adriano Guedes died after hunger strikes

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 15:38
Adriano Guedes hit the headlines for refusing to leave a Norfolk hospital for more than two years.

Oliver McGowan death prompts mandatory autism training

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 14:22
The announcement follows the death of Oliver McGowan with autism, who was given a drug he was allergic to.

Mum of Applecross sepsis death teen raises funds for helipad

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 10:53
An air ambulance had to land in a Highlands pub car park in the effort to save Bethany Walker's life.

Cervical screening: DIY alternative to smear test 'promising'

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 05:56
Self-testing kits could help more women get checked for cervical cancer risk, researchers say.

Ten charts on why the NHS matters in this election

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 04:51
The NHS will be at the centre of the major parties election campaigns, but why is it so important?

High-risk men 'should get prostate cancer checks'

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 02:42
Some men over 40 would benefit from annual blood tests, researchers say.

Food banks: 'I hung around outside, embarrassed to go in'

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 01:50
A three-year study, involving more than 1,000 people, highlights what makes people start using food banks.

Ryan Morse: Doctor 'refused home visit' ahead of death

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 22:52
A tribunal hears Joanne Rudling omitted details of a conversation with Ryan Morse's mother.

Proton beam therapy to be developed under £56m cancer fund

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 15:19
Manchester will get £16.5m to develop proton beam therapy to boost survival rates and reduce side-effects.

Hummus recall extended over salmonella scare

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 09:35
Dips stocked by retailers such as Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury's have been affected by the recall.

Nipple tattoos 'helped get my femininity back'

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 00:56
Kerry Irvine provides nipple reconstruction for women who have undergone mastectomies.

NHS Scotland given extra £10m to ease winter pressures

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 00:09
The Scottish government says the cash will ease pressure on the health service in the coming months.

General Election 2019: Don't politicise health service - NHS boss

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 00:07
The head of NHS Providers urges politicians to avoid making "empty promises" over the health service.

MP call for decriminalisation of personal use drug possession

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 00:06
A group of 12 Scottish MPs says the UK government must change the law to help tackle the drug crisis.

Yoga teachers 'risking serious hip problems'

Sun, 11/03/2019 - 00:18
Pushing their bodies to repeat the same yoga positions is leading to a rise in hip problems among teachers, a leading physio warns.

Health services in Northern Ireland at risk of 'collapse'

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 13:50
A Westminster committee warns services are struggling to meet the needs of an ageing population.

Losing sight not enough for special needs funding

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 02:11
A young woman who lost her sight cannot get funding for a specialist college for the blind.

Bacteria dislodged by hospital decontamination work

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 01:03
Decontamination work after a bug outbreak at a hospital dislodged more bacteria, new papers show.