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Four Seasons Health Care goes into administration

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 12:14
Four Seasons Health Care appoints administrators after struggling with its debts.

Face and genitals 'not for presumed donation'

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 11:40
Some body parts should be excluded from the new system of presumed consent organ donation, say experts.

Maternity review of Cwm Taf hospitals in special measures

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 10:22
Two hospital maternity services are put in special measures, prompted by concern about the deaths of a number of babies.

Contaminated blood scandal: Inquiry hearings to begin

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 00:42
A public inquiry into what has been called the NHS's "worst treatment scandal" is to start taking evidence.

Gosport hospital deaths: Families await police review

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 00:06
Hundreds of deaths of patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital could be reinvestigated by police.

Contaminated blood scandal: Martin's story

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 00:00
Martin was one of thousands of NHS patients infected with HIV or hepatitis in the 1970s and 80s.

Families in Blackpool are getting lessons in resilience to improve mental health.

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 00:00
Families in Blackpool are getting lessons in resilience, as part of a £10 million programme to improve mental health.

'Completely avoidable' measles outbreak hits 25-year high in US

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 19:50
Officials say more than 700 Americans have been infected, calling the outbreak "completely avoidable".

Compulsory CPR lessons rejected for schools in Wales

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 17:02
A charity says it would improve the odds of survival for people who have cardiac arrests outside hospitals.

Lonely young adults 'in every kind of neighbourhood'

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 12:41
Loneliness is as much an issue in urban areas as rural ones and in wealthy areas as much as deprived ones, a study says.

Urine test to end 'smear fear'

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:57
Women could collect a sample of urine at home to check their risk of cervical cancer, research suggests.

Social care: Homeowners urged to pay £30,000 towards care by downsizing

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:42
People who can afford it should pay up to £30,000 by downsizing or releasing equity, report says.

Obesity: Study of 2.8 million shows increased disease and death risks

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 02:43
From the slightly overweight to the morbidly obese, weight gain has "serious implications", researchers say.

Sugar 'not necessary' for a good cuppa

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 00:38
Cutting it out does not affect people's fondness for tea, according to new research.

Opioid painkillers 'must carry prominent warnings'

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 12:39
The health secretary announces a plan to tackle a dramatic rise in the use of addictive prescription drugs.

Obesity and depression 'hand-in-hand' in children

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 00:09
From the age of seven, obesity and emotional problems are closely linked, a UK study suggests.

Cosmetic procedures: Firms warned over 'duty of care'

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 00:50
Too many providers are "operating as a law unto themselves", England's top doctor says.

Taking HIV drug PrEP 'doesn't mean you're promiscuous'

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 00:07
A study will look at whether use of the HIV drug increases infection rates for other STIs.

Syndrome without a name: The boy who baffles doctors

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 00:06
Working out what makes Charlie Parkes ill is like fitting together "little pieces of a puzzle", his mum says.

London Marathon runner: 'I've never surrendered to blindness'

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 16:27
A former army interpreter, blinded by an explosion in Afghanistan, prepares for the London Marathon.

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