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Children's hospices 'to shut if NHS does not increase funding'

8 hours 10 min ago
A charity for terminally ill children warns hospices are under threat unless the NHS increases funding.

MMR Vaccine: 'I was told why did you vaccinate your child?'

8 hours 49 min ago
With measles cases on the rise in UK, Dr Aayesha Hassan is fighting misinformation and distrust within the Somali community.

Early brain 'signs of Parkinson's' found

9 hours 26 min ago
Changes in a chemical called serotonin were found 15 to 20 years in advance of symptoms.

Campaign girl 'ineligible' for muscle wasting drug

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 16:07
The 11-year-old is thought to be in 15% of spinal muscular atrophy patients who do not qualify.

PMQs: Tonia Antoniazzi asks PM about medical cannabis

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 15:45
A Labour MP asks the prime minister why families are still waiting for medical cannabis to treat children with severe epilepsy.

Minimum alcohol price law in Wales delayed to 2020

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 12:27
Plans have been held up after an EU member state - Portugal - intervened.

Pregnant and obese: The clinic trying to help

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 06:47
A new clinic in Edinburgh is providing specialist care for overweight women and their unborn babies.

‘I got lockjaw thanks to my mum’

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 05:01
Meredith's mother stopped her having vaccinations - so eventually she got some nasty illnesses.

Immunisation: Why we do it and how 'herd immunity' works

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 05:00
This is how vaccines work, why they’re important and what the phrase “herd immunity” actually means.

What are vaccines, how do they work and why are people sceptical?

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 05:00
Vaccines help save the lives of millions a year. This is how they came about - and why they matter.

Low trust in vaccines 'a global crisis'

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 05:00
The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation reveals confidence is low in some regions.

Dundee University researchers start work on male pill

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:42
Scientists in Dundee will test thousands of drug combinations to find a way to stop sperm working.

Sickle cell disease: 'I told mates I was in a crash, but it was a stroke'

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:10
Daniel Nwosu, 22, has only just revealed to his mates the impact of living with sickle cell disease.

Measles vaccine fears cost me my children

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 00:57
One Filipino mother's worst fears were realised when her unvaccinated children caught measles.

Women not aware enough of breast cancer link to alcohol

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 00:45
Women know too little about alcohol's role in increasing breast cancer risk, a study suggests.

Hyponatraemia whistleblower and health service 'failed'

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 16:05
An inquiry came to the wrong conclusions over a whistleblower's hyponatraemia concerns, investigation finds.

The 'brutal reality' for alcohol-damaged children

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:11
A new support service is launched to help families with children who were exposed to alcohol in the womb.

The gay men breaking blood donation rules

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 01:12
The men believe who they have sex with should not prevent them from giving blood.

Lives 'destroyed by NHS eating disorder failures'

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:30
As more than a million people struggle with illnesses such as anorexia, two reports say more must be done.

Danniella Westbrook: Drug-free EastEnders star 'to train as therapist'

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:23
Danniella Westbrook says she is drug and alcohol-free for the first time in years.

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