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Mental health spending varies widely across England

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 02:02
Campaigners warn services will be affected as some areas of England spend much less than others.

NHS fines for 1.7 million people overturned, watchdog finds

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 01:22
A watchdog finds £188m incorrect penalties by the NHS in England for dental treatment and prescriptions.

Rare protein allergy would give PKU sufferer 'brain damage'

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 00:22
Mark Edwards can only eat 6g of protein a day due to a condition affecting one in 10,000 people.

Rare protein allergy PKU sufferer 'can't really eat'

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 00:07
The rare condition affects one in 10,000 babies and changes "every aspect" of people's lives.

Giving birth in the UK vs US: What happens next?

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 22:17
The experiences of giving birth on either side of Atlantic can be very different.

Mental health cut-off: Why sling me out of CAMHS at 18?

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 01:18
Kirsty was being treated by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) - but then she turned 18.

Cardiff cyclist's eating disorder warning

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 00:55
A Wales Academy cyclist says obsession with body image and losing weight took him to a "pretty dark" place.

NHS staff shortage: How many doctors and nurses come from abroad?

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 00:33
Could the NHS endanger health services in poorer countries by recruiting overseas?

Body image concerns 'making people suicidal'

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 00:29
Mental health experts say the issue is too often overlooked but is causing people real distress.

Ramadan bootcamp: Getting fit for the fast

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 00:18
A gym class for Muslim women in Leicestershire has been preparing them for the holy month.

Fighting for the drug that pauses cystic fibrosis

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 01:31
Orkambi is a drug that targets a mutation that around 50% of people with cystic fibrosis in the UK have.

'Menstruation mentors' promote self-care during periods

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 01:27
Mandy Adams is part of a network that encourages women to rest and reflect during their periods.

MPs call for 'life-changing' Kuvan to be made affordable

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 00:32
MPs from various parties write to the US biotech firm behind Kuvan, a drug the NHS says is too expensive.

Charcoal toothpastes 'don't whiten teeth'

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 14:13
Dentists say the products risk tooth decay and damage to the enamel from abrasive brushing.

Instagram blocks vaccine hoax hashtags

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 11:56
Instagram will block hashtags spreading "verifiably false" information about vaccinations.

Blogger: There is a stigma around infertility

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 10:35
Infertility blogger says there is a stigma around infertility in some black communities.

The vegetarian 'meat' aimed at replacing the real thing

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 01:05
Could meat-free foods that 'bleed' take the place of traditional burgers and sausages?

True Cancer Bodies: 'Adverts don't show how traumatic cancer is'

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 00:06
The True Cancer Bodies campaign was set up after what campaigners said were "misleading" adverts.

'I've lost one son, I don't want to lose another'

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 00:03
Hartlepool has had the largest fall in male life expectancy in the UK - and one of the biggest issues is drugs.

Eurovision 2019: Kate Miller-Heidke sings on depression 'breakthrough'

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 17:17
Kate Miller-Heidke, Australia's fifth Eurovision competitor, will be singing about an unlikely subject.


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