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US surgeons test pig kidney transplant in a human

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 13:20
The kidney, from a genetically-altered pig, appeared to function well, say the surgical team.

Government should tell obese to eat less, says ex-minister Lord Robathan

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 13:19
Tory peer Lord Robathan says the government's anti-obesity drive is not working - but a minister defends it.

Should the government do more to protect the NHS?

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 13:16
Doctors fear they could be overwhelmed, but new measures are still not being deployed in England.

Teenager Sarah Buckle woke up in hospital after a suspected spiking incident

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 09:31
Sarah Buckle woke up in hospital after a suspected spiking incident in a Nottingham nightclub in September.

Weight loss and mental health: 'Food has been my happiness'

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 05:30
The BBC followed India, 28, before and after gastric sleeve surgery.

Covid: Doctors criticise ministers over new rules refusal

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 04:04
A doctors' union accuses the government of taking its "foot off the brake" as cases rise.

Gene silencing medicine transforms crippling pain

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 02:44
The NHS is set to fund innovative therapy that patients say has given them their lives back.

Covid: WHO warns pandemic will drag on into 2022

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 00:03
It says slow vaccine supply to poorer countries means the pandemic will last longer than it needs to.

NHS in Wales under highest pressure ever, says chief exec

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 22:56
Dr Andrew Goodall says Covid, waiting lists and staff shortages have left NHS Wales under pressure.

Covid: Vaccines '90% effective' at preventing Delta variant deaths

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 22:03
A Scottish study suggests two vaccines are highly effective at preventing deaths from the Delta variant.

Get Covid jab or restrictions more likely, Sajid Javid says

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 19:43
Additional measures are not needed in England at this point, the health secretary says.

Covid: Sajid Javid encourages take up of booster jabs

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 18:42
Health Secretary Sajid Javid encourages those eligible for a Covid booster to take the jab now.

Covid: Bring back rules amid rising cases, urge NHS chiefs

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 05:49
Hospital bosses warn of a winter crisis but ministers have no plans for new measures in England.

Care staff shortage harms services for thousands, say managers

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 05:02
Many care staff are struggling with an increased workload and want to quit, research suggests.

Yearly prostate checks benefit some men aged 40 plus

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 00:53
Targeted annual PSA screening could spot early, treatable cancers in high-risk men, researchers say.

Severe pregnancy illness: 'I won't have another baby'

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 00:18
Laura Anderson shares her experience of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) during her pregnancy two years ago.

Aneurin Bevan health board: Trainee doctors 'scared to come to work'

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 22:58
A report raises concerns about chronic understaffing and excessive workloads at one hospital.

Covid: No 10 'keeping a close eye' on rising Covid cases

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 17:59
But Boris Johnson says the rollout of a Plan B to control the virus in England has not been discussed.

Duchess of Cambridge warns addiction can happen to anyone

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 15:43
The Duchess of Cambridge warns of the "devastating impact" of the pandemic on addiction rates.

Covid-19: New mutation of Delta variant under close watch in UK

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 11:41
Scientists are studying it to better understand how much of a threat it may pose.