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Antidepressant works 'by reducing anxiety symptoms first'

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 01:33
A study of patients taking the common antidepressant sertraline throws new light on how it works.

Children being denied new cancer drugs

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 01:31
Doctors say the rules are "too cautious" for giving innovative medicines to children.

MPs demand action over wrongly-issued NHS fines

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 01:20
"Vulnerable" people are being fined over claims for free treatment at dentists and doctors, say MPs.

Hospitals relying on 'emergency' loans to cover costs

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 01:20
NHS trusts are paying back millions of pounds to the government each year in interest.

Boy with skin-peeling condition sent 18,000 cards

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 00:42
Rhys has epidermolysis bullosa, a painful, life-limiting condition that has left him unable to walk.

Diabetes drug also treats heart failure, researchers say

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 17:10
Dapagliflozin was found to cut death rates and hospital stays and improve patient's quality of life.

Surgeon's patients were 'deliberately misled'

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 14:22
Tribunal finds eye surgeon Bobby Qureshi was "dishonest" with vulnerable patients.

Instagram clamps down on diet and cosmetic surgery posts

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 11:38
Some posts will now be hidden from under-18s while "miraculous" remedy posts will be banned.

South Wales Metro: Lack of toilets tram-trains 'dehumanising'

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 11:36
Passengers will be forced to wait to use facilities at stations on the new South Wales Metro.

Ellingham Hospital: Children's mental health wards to close

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 11:05
Inspectors have raised concerns at Ellingham Hospital in Norfolk over safety due a lack of staff.

Finding good care home 'impossible' in some areas

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 01:30
An analysis maps the areas with the highest concentrations of sub-standard care home beds.

The snakebite squad: Saving lives on two wheels

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 00:39
Kenya's motorbike ambulances are saving the lives and limbs of people bitten by snakes

NHS hospitals and buildings' £261m backlog of urgent repairs

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 00:07
The total maintenance backlog in hospitals and other NHS buildings is more than £500m.

Boris Johnson 'glad' about new father's NHS confrontation

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 22:17
Boris Johnson says an angry exchange with the father of a sick child is "part of my job".

Vaginal birth and Caesarean: Differences in babies' bacteria

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 18:00
New findings may help explain why some Caesarean babies are more at risk of certain diseases.

'Systemic' failings with 999 call-handling service criticised

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 17:07
South East Coast Ambulance Service says it has changed its call-handling systems since three deaths.

India e-cigarettes: Ban announced to prevent youth 'epidemic'

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:05
The government says vaping poses a health risk to the young, rather than an alternative to smoking.

Belgians raise €1.9m for baby's life-saving drug

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 13:28
Over 900,000 phone donations are made in Belgium to help treat nine-month-old Pia's rare condition.

Boris Johnson confronted on east London hospital visit

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 13:25
The man said Whipps Cross Hospital's maternity ward was understaffed and the NHS was being destroyed.

Gareth Thomas: 'Tabloids took my right to tell my parents of HIV'

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:22
Former rugby player Gareth Thomas reveals a journalist broke the news he had HIV to his parents.