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DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 21:05
The rare declaration comes after Ebola killed more than 1,600 people in the DR Congo.

Children with gender identity issues 'need help from all sides'

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 18:30
Referrals to NHS gender identity clinics have more than tripled in the past five years.

Lister Hospital IT issue: 'No harm' has come to patients

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:07
A trust had found almost 15,000 patients may have been affected by a failure to pass on medical updates.

Luton house transformed to help parents of sick children

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:54
The former 1930s council house will support 420 families a year and has five bedrooms.

What can be done about Scotland's drugs crisis?

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 01:41
Experts back five ways of trying to halt Scotland's rising toll of drug-related deaths.

'We need to know more on surgery for war-zone children'

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 01:39
A new medical guide aims to improve the chances of saving children's lives, and limbs, in war zones.

Menstrual cups 'as reliable as tampons'

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 01:04
Scientific review shows they are as leakproof as other sanitary products, say researchers.

Trieste’s mental health revolution: 'It’s the best place to get sick'

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 00:33
Ideas from a mental health 'revolution' in Trieste in the 1970s are helping patients recover today.

Tafida Raqeeb: Parents bid to get daughter treated in Italy

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 14:43
Doctors treating Tafida Raqeeb in the UK have said it is in her best interests to be allowed to die.

Conjoined twins: How doctors separated twins joined at the head

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:04
Exclusive access to Great Ormond Street as surgeons worked to separate two girls who shared a skull.

Scotland's drug deaths set to top 1,000

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 00:44
New figures are expected to show a record number of people died as a result of drugs last year.

Essex doctor struck off for writing fake prescriptions

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 18:30
Dr Mohammad Khan was caught when prescribing menopause medication to a pregnant woman.

Anorexia stems from body as well as mind – study

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:00
The eating disorder charity Beat said the findings were groundbreaking.

Knife crime: Doctors see increase in 'punishment stabbings'

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 07:34
Boys as young as 15 are involved in carrying blades having been groomed to sell drugs, police say.

Ebola in DR Congo: Case confirmed in Goma

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 02:08
It is the first time Ebola has been diagnosed in Goma, a city of more than a million people.

5G health risks: What's the evidence?

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 00:33
Exposure from mobile networks including 5G fall well below limits set by international regulators.

Using archaeology as therapy for veterans

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 00:11
Servicemen and women trying to overcome the effects of war are digging at the Battle of Waterloo site.

Dementia: Lifestyle changes that could lower your risk

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 16:03
Research suggests up to a third of cases may be preventable with lifestyle changes.

Ministers may advise on how much sleep people need

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 05:27
The advice is expected to form part of a series of proposals aimed at improving public health.

Emerade adrenaline pens: Warning over faulty allergy injectors

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 13:25
Some Emerade pens have blocked needles so patients are advised to carry a spare one at all times.