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Health secretary 'looking seriously' at compulsory vaccines for schoolchildren

Sun, 09/29/2019 - 15:22
Matt Hancock says there is "absolute clarity" on the science and not being immunised puts others at risk.

Zantac: CVS latest to suspend heartburn drug over cancer fears

Sun, 09/29/2019 - 12:07
CVS pharmacies become the latest to withdraw Zantac, a drug being investigated for cancer links.

World Heart Day: Mum's transplant plea for sick toddler

Sun, 09/29/2019 - 08:58
Shannon Heagren has been told her 17-month-old son Grayson needs a transplant before he is two.

Government plans 40 new hospitals and a new mental health services pilot

Sun, 09/29/2019 - 01:50
Ministers unveil plans for 40 new hospitals and a new mental health pilot for 12 areas of England.

Organ donation: The phone call that changed Lilly's life

Sun, 09/29/2019 - 00:04
Lilly Kendall had been planning her funeral aged 11 - before an organ donor saved her life.

Skin cancer: Half of people surviving advanced melanoma

Sat, 09/28/2019 - 07:33
An "extraordinary transformation" is how doctors describe therapies for advanced melanoma.

Avoid skin-lightening creams 'at all costs'

Sat, 09/28/2019 - 01:28
Consumers are being warned to steer clear of skin-lightening creams that can "act like paint stripper".

We are Stoke-on-Trent: How Pokemon Go is helping players

Sat, 09/28/2019 - 00:23
Meet the people who say Pokemon Go has helped them combat depression and social anxiety.

Arm tissue used to repair Rushcliffe cancer patient's tongue

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 15:21
Rebecca Patterson was in surgery for 11-and-a-half hours while the operation took place.

Cervical cancer: Nottingham woman calls for earlier smear tests

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 14:12
Paige Hart, from Nottingham, calls for the smear test age to be lowered.

Sepsis death: 'I had to watch my baby die in my arms'

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 13:09
A mother explains how her newborn son died from sepsis after complications during pregnancy.

No-deal Brexit 'still risk to NHS and care sector'

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 01:16
Transport routes, support for care homes and medicine stockpiles are raised as concerns in a new report.

'Why should I stop working just because I have dementia?'

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 01:02
Many people diagnosed with dementia are capable of continuing to work for years – but employers often don’t realise it.

Alarm as uptake drops for all routine child jabs

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 11:35
Health officials warn that children are at risk as parents shun routine vaccinations for under-fives.

Bacterial 'striptease' evades antibiotics

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 11:10
The researchers say it is a new form of antibiotic resistance and could explain why some infections keep coming back.

Abortion: Hundreds of healthcare workers oppose new law

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 06:23
The doctors, nurses and midwives say their consciences will not allow them to stay silent on the issue.

Fitness: 80s pop makes exercise a 'hidden veg'

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 06:05
A new fitness trend powered by 1980s pop classics is sweeping the country.

Minimum price 'cuts drinking by half a pint a week'

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 02:47
Research shows the amount of alcohol bought by Scots falls 7.6% after new drink laws are introduced.

Male infertility linked to prostate cancer risk

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 02:45
Men who have fertility treatment have a higher risk of prostate cancer in later life, a study suggests.

NHS will not pay for 'life-changing' migraine drug

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 02:44
Erenumab is the first drug specifically designed for preventing migraines.

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