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Celery Juice: The big problem with a viral Instagram 'cure'

10 hours 47 min ago
A health influencer claims it helps to cure chronic illnesses. Doctors are far from convinced.

Orkambi: Cystic fibrosis drug buyers' club travels to Argentina

10 hours 53 min ago
Parents of children with the condition flew 7,300 miles to buy a "life-saving" drug unavailable on the NHS in England.

Labour pledges to stop NHS prescription charges

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 22:33
Labour is to announce a pledge to abolish prescription charges in England at its party conference next week.

Labour conference: Menopausal women 'should get flexible work hours'

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 11:35
Shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler will unveil the policy at Labour's conference in Brighton.

'Cancer treatment broke my heart, but I've survived'

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 00:50
Kreena developed heart failure after being treated for cancer - but has made a remarkable recovery.

Tax cuts sugar in drinks, but we still eat more

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 13:05
Soft drinks have 29% less sugar on average since a levy was imposed, but we're eating more sugary food.

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.

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

Lack of toilets on South Wales Metro trains 'dehumanising'

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 00:27
Passengers will be forced to wait to use facilities at stations on the new South Wales Metro.

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.

Instagram clamps down on diet and cosmetic surgery posts

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 23:34
Some posts will now be hidden from under 18s while "miraculous" remedy posts will be banned.

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".

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