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Noel Conway: Terminally ill man granted assisted dying appeal

1 hour 31 min ago
Noel Conway wins the right to challenge a High Court decision against changing the law on assisted dying.
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Pressure 'easing' on busy A&E units

2 hours 58 min ago
Ambulance delays are down, but hospitals remain over-crowded, figures for England show.
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A&E safety risks in Wales 'unacceptable'

6 hours 32 min ago
Hospital safety is being "compromised to an unacceptable degree", Welsh emergency consultants warn.
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The choir helping people with dementia

7 hours 33 min ago
"He comes alive when he's here."
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Angelina Jolie gene testing for all?

12 hours 11 min ago
Testing everyone for cancer risk genes would save lives and is cost effective say doctors.
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Using cannabis helped ease 'frightening' tremors

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:42
A mother-of-two from Pembroke Dock wants to see cannabis legalised to help ease symptoms like hers.
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East of England ambulance delays: 20 patients have died, says MP

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:40
The deaths occurred when a trust did not move into its highest emergency level, Clive Lewis MP says.
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Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:02
Scientists capture "incredible" images of instructions contained in DNA being read
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How I became a surrogate

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:49
As Kim Kardashian West has her third baby by a surrogate, one Essex mum tells of the joy of surrogacy.
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How community spirit helps a girl with autism and severe anxiety

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:10
A scheme to let parents close their streets to cars so children can play is hugely beneficial to one young resident, who has autism and severe anxiety.
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Fundraising page set up for disgraced liver surgeon

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:51
A former patient says Simon Bramhall is a "man of excellence."
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How nursing in the NHS has changed

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:47
Nurses haven been an integral part of the NHS since its inception. Here they talk about what has changed.
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Minister for loneliness appointed to continue Jo Cox's work

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:20
The government creates a new ministerial role, which continues the work of the late MP Jo Cox.
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Health service 'haemorrhaging' nurses, figures reveal

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 05:59
More than one in 10 leave the NHS in England every year, enough to staff more than 20 hospitals.
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Changing profession

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 05:33
From nurses who operate on their patients to those who run general practices, nursing is changing.
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When you can (and can't) eat carbs for dinner

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 01:10
Is it true that you shouldn't eat carbohydrates in the evening?
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Why are so many nurses quitting the NHS?

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:34
Why are so many nurses quitting the NHS?
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Measles outbreak in five English regions

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:53
Numbers of cases have been increasing since late 2017 and are linked to ongoing large outbreaks in Europe.
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Sneezing myths and facts

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:50
Can you sneeze with your eyes open and what is the best way to stop a sneeze?
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Manchester Children's Hospital: 'Dangerously low' staffing levels reported

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:25
Using an "honesty box" to voice their concerns, medical staff say they fear patients' safety is being risked.
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