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Domestic abuse survivors 'more at risk of serious mental illness'

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 01:05
Opportunities are being missed to detect abuse and support vulnerable women, researchers say.

Peanut allergy: Could treatment change Wrexham boy's life

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 01:04
Six-year-old Bradleigh's family hope a ground-breaking trial will help his potentially fatal allergy.

Cannabis oil mum: 'I'm forced to live abroad to save my child'

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 00:45
Julie Galloway is terrified that seven-year-old Alexa's medication will be confiscated if she returns home.

One million new STIs every day, says WHO

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 15:31
One in 25 people has at least one STI, says the World Health Organization.

Inquiry launched into Liverpool Community Health failures

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:08
It is thought 150 deaths at the failed Liverpool Community Health were not properly investigated.

The women from Northern Ireland 'crippled by contraception'

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 06:46
Some mothers from Northern Ireland claim that the Essure implant is worse than child birth.

Ultimate limit of human endurance found

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 01:11
Scientists studied elite events, including a 3,000 mile run and the Tour de France.

Are we more constipated than we think?

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 01:09
A study found doctors and the public disagree over the symptoms, leaving some people undiagnosed.

Surrogacy: 'I wanted to help someone'

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 00:36
Claire Kelly says the law should be updated to make it easier for people to have a surrogate birth.

Trump state visit: President rows back on NHS trade remarks

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:29
The president faced a backlash after he said "everything was on the table" for a future trade deal.

Inside the UK's drug buyers' clubs

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 01:05
Patients losing out as a result of high prices are finding alternative ways to get their medicine.

'Alarming rise in self-harm - but only half get care'

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 00:56
Only about half of those who self-harm have access to treatment, research suggests.

What happens when social care stops?

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 00:05
After a six-month hospital stay, Pat, 84, returns home and is offered four weeks of care, but what happens when it runs out?

'Severe PMS was so bad I had a hysterectomy'

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 00:04
Sarah Williams' condition became so severe it ruined relationships and she quit her job.

TB outbreak: Llwynhendy residents queue for screening

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 13:28
More than 100 people who may have been exposed turn up to be tested.

Norfolk twins test new walking skills at sports day

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 13:20
The nine-year-old twins with muscular atrophy have only recently taken their first steps.

Bleed control kits scheme launched in Birmingham pubs and bars

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:43
Mother of stabbing victim helps develop pilot scheme which will hopefully help injured people.

Llwynhendy TB outbreak: Around 100 queue for screening

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 10:38
Margaret Pegler died from tuberculosis and 29 other cases are linked to the disease.

Sex diseases on the rise in England

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 10:29
Cases of sexually transmitted infections, such as gonorrhoea, are going up, new figures show.

'Pumping heart patch' ready for human use

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 01:15
It is packed with millions of living cells to mend damage after a heart attack, say researchers.