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Has Leeds cracked the obesity problem?

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 13:18
The city is being lauded for success in reducing the waistlines of young children. Should others follow its lead?

Cwm Taf chairman admits 'we have failed' on maternity care

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:12
The chairman of a health board at the centre of a damning report says "we have failed".

Contaminated blood victim: 'He knew he was dying... I wasn't there for him'

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 19:40
Derek Martindale gave emotional testimony about how contaminated blood affected him and his brother.

New type of dementia identified

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 17:01
Experts say the dementia discovery - the most important for years - could help find new, effective treatments.

Gosport hospital deaths: Police launch new inquiry

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 14:02
An inquiry found more than 450 patients died after being given painkillers at Gosport hospital.

Four Seasons Health Care goes into administration

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 13:31
Four Seasons Health Care appoints administrators after struggling with its debts.

Blood inquiry evidence 'harrowing and chilling'

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 13:20
Chairman praises bravery of victims as public inquiry into contaminated blood scandal begins.

Face and genitals 'not for presumed donation'

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 11:40
Some body parts should be excluded from the new system of presumed consent organ donation, say experts.

Maternity review of Cwm Taf hospitals to be published

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 01:07
Two hospitals are under scrutiny, prompted by concern about the deaths of a number of babies.

Contaminated blood scandal: Inquiry hearings to begin

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 00:42
A public inquiry into what has been called the NHS's "worst treatment scandal" is to start taking evidence.

Gosport hospital deaths: Families await police review

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 00:06
Hundreds of deaths of patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital could be reinvestigated by police.

Contaminated blood scandal: Martin's story

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 00:00
Martin was one of thousands of NHS patients infected with HIV or hepatitis in the 1970s and 80s.

Families in Blackpool are getting lessons in resilience to improve mental health.

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 00:00
Families in Blackpool are getting lessons in resilience, as part of a £10 million programme to improve mental health.

'Completely avoidable' measles outbreak hits 25-year high in US

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 19:50
Officials say more than 700 Americans have been infected, calling the outbreak "completely avoidable".

Compulsory CPR lessons rejected for schools in Wales

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 17:02
A charity says it would improve the odds of survival for people who have cardiac arrests outside hospitals.

Lonely young adults 'in every kind of neighbourhood'

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 12:41
Loneliness is as much an issue in urban areas as rural ones and in wealthy areas as much as deprived ones, a study says.

Urine test to end 'smear fear'

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:57
Women could collect a sample of urine at home to check their risk of cervical cancer, research suggests.

Social care: Homeowners urged to pay £30,000 towards care by downsizing

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:42
People who can afford it should pay up to £30,000 by downsizing or releasing equity, report says.

Obesity: Study of 2.8 million shows increased disease and death risks

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 02:43
From the slightly overweight to the morbidly obese, weight gain has "serious implications", researchers say.

Sugar 'not necessary' for a good cuppa

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 00:38
Cutting it out does not affect people's fondness for tea, according to new research.

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