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Brain clue to 'broken heart' syndrome

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 02:33
Your heart can be damaged after a sad event and it may be your brain's doing, experts believe.

20,000 more care workers needed in Wales by 2030

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 00:53
A campaign tackles recruitment demands in social care in Wales with the elderly population set to soar.

Is it time for 'smear test' to be rebranded?

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 00:09
A new government ad campaign avoids the term in favour of "cervical screening". Will it help boost rates?

Children give out fake parking tickets to polluting parents

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 00:00
Pupils in Greater Manchester give tickets to anyone on yellow lines, or with their engines on, to tackle air pollution.

Shropshire baby deaths: Panel pulled over family concerns

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 15:25
A scrutiny panel is pulled from the Shrewsbury and Telford inquiry after families raise concerns.

Burns survivor Catrin Pugh is face of Avon beauty campaign

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 11:22
Catrin Pugh was given a one in 1,000 chance of survival after the crash in France when she was 19.

Amazon withdraws painted children's drinking tumblers

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 09:14
The glasses feature Disney characters but contain a toxic metal associated with known health risks.

Period poverty: Socks 'being used as sanitary towels'

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 08:04
Methods to tackle so-called period poverty are "insufficient", the National Union of Students says.

Unlicensed STI drugs sold online

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 00:02
The BBC finds a rogue salesman peddling antibiotics at the wrong dose.

Unlicensed STI drugs sold illegally

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 00:02
Illegal antibiotics are being sold to people too embarrassed to visit a sexual health clinic.

‘I got a new heart - now my brother needs one’

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 00:01
Children can wait twice as long as adults for heart transplants because of a shortage of donors.

Why are BAME girls less likely to get the HPV jab?

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 00:00
The vaccine stops infection with the Human Papilloma Virus, which causes over 99% of cervical cancers

Toy wheelchairs 'boost self-esteem'

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 08:41
The organisation which made the model believes more toys should reflect children with disabilities.

Sight loss: 'I had to teach my daughter to move'

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 06:35
Babies learn so much about the world around them by watching others, but what if they can't see us?

NHS patients in England to be offered free tampons

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 06:33
The move will let patients focus on recovering, and help avoid any embarrassment, say health bosses.

Scleroderma activist Farah Khaleck: 'I used to be scared looking in the mirror'

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 00:12
Farah Khaleck has a rare and incurable condition which causes the hardening and tightening of her skin.

Why Chinese mothers turned away from C-sections

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 23:30
China is the only country to have reduced the rate of increase in Caesareans, bucking a global trend.

Public health 'improving under councils despite cuts'

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 05:43
Teenage pregnancies, smoking rates, and sexually transmitted infection have all decreased, councils say

Canada appeals court orders tobacco firms to pay billions in damages

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 23:20
A Quebec appellate court has upheld a 2015 decision that ordered the firms to pay over C$15bn.

Vaccination deniers gaining traction, NHS boss warns

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 17:23
The NHS is considering what it can do to stop anti-vaccination messages spreading, Simon Stevens says.

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