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NHS strikes: More than a million appointments cancelled in England

Mon, 25/09/2023 - 17:34
There are calls for both sides to end the doctors' pay row, ahead of joint strike action next week.

What you need to know about Covid as new variant rises

Sun, 24/09/2023 - 00:15
Hospitalisations have gone up since the summer and a new variant is spreading. Should we be concerned?

Long Covid: MRI scans reveal new clues to symptoms

Sat, 23/09/2023 - 00:50
Further evidence emerges that a serious infection can leave some major organs with long-term damage.

Family of ill teen say they were silenced by courts

Fri, 22/09/2023 - 16:51
The 19-year-old is named as Sudiksha Thirumalesh after legal restrictions are lifted.

Children on Addenbrooke's Hospital wards offered PE lessons

Fri, 22/09/2023 - 05:51
Ella, nine, finds hospital "boring" and loves the lessons which are believed to be a hospital first.

Girl receives UK's first rejection-free kidney from mum

Fri, 22/09/2023 - 03:39
Doctors reprogrammed eight-year-old Aditi's immune system so she does not need daily anti-rejection drugs.

Student's 'freshers' flu' turned out to be meningitis

Thu, 21/09/2023 - 06:27
A student who ignored the symptoms of meningitis urges others to be aware of the signs.

Patient's water drinking death was preventable

Thu, 21/09/2023 - 06:13
The 18-year-old man died in a Scottish hospital after drinking an excessive amount of water.

Strikes by NHS doctors leaving 'patients in limbo'

Thu, 21/09/2023 - 06:10
Patients affected by walk-outs by striking NHS staff say they have been "left in limbo".

Raac: Withybush Hospital partially shut for most of 2024

Thu, 21/09/2023 - 06:08
Staff in some parts of the hospital have to work around metal props supporting the ceiling.

Where Ukraine’s army of amputees go to repair their lives

Thu, 21/09/2023 - 06:01
Orla Guerin visits a hospital and clinic in Ukraine, where 15,000 lost limbs in the first half of 2023.

About 165 tonnes of medicines wasted in NI every year

Wed, 20/09/2023 - 20:32
Unused medication costs Northern Ireland an estimated £18m annually, the Department of Health says.

Proposal to raise minimum alcohol price to 65p in Scotland

Wed, 20/09/2023 - 17:31
Scotland's drugs minister says the plan would strike a balance between public health and the impact on business.

Doctor paid £3,000 for shift as new strike begins

Wed, 20/09/2023 - 10:42
Concern mounts about costs of walkouts in England, as doctors charge premium rates to provide cover.

Nicky Newman: Celebrities pay tribute to inspirational cancer campaigner

Tue, 19/09/2023 - 15:51
Nicky Newman, who inspired with her brave outlook despite having stage four breast cancer, has died.

What to do if you have Covid: Symptoms, tests and can you go to work or school?

Tue, 19/09/2023 - 11:12
No Covid restrictions are in place across the UK, so how should you manage having it?

Double doctors' strike - what you need to know

Tue, 19/09/2023 - 07:00
Consultants and junior doctors in England begin their first joint strike across the NHS in England.

Li-Fraumeni Syndrome: Woman with rare condition given clinical trial hope

Tue, 19/09/2023 - 06:55
Ella Hines, 24, has Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, which increases her chances of getting cancer by 90%.

Hull cataract patient brings legal action over vision loss

Tue, 19/09/2023 - 05:54
John Stabler says the pain he felt after routine surgery was like being hit "with a sledgehammer".

Children on puberty blockers saw mental health change - new analysis

Tue, 19/09/2023 - 02:44
New analysis finds most children had a significant change in their mental health while on the drugs.