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How to resist 'drink pushers' during the festive season

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 01:14
Actor Stephen McGann and others call for more tolerance for non-drinkers.

Parking fees rise at many hospitals in 2017-18, analysis finds

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 00:19
Some NHS trusts doubled the cost of certain stays in 2017-18, freedom of information requests show.

Why are more boys than girls born every single year?

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 00:49
Is it just down to evolution or male sperm swimming that little bit faster?

Reality Check: Do you sleep worse at Christmas?

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 00:38
Sleep disruption has a big effect in the short-term - but what about longer term?

The buddies who send recovery parcels for support

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 00:02
Strangers with long-term mental and physical illnesses are being paired up and encouraged to send gifts to one another to stop them feeling isolated.

Muckamore Abbey Hospital in 'crisis'

Mon, 12/24/2018 - 12:59
The number of staff suspended at Muckamore Abbey Hospital has risen to more than 20, the BBC understands.

Missing people: What it's like for families at Christmas

Mon, 12/24/2018 - 01:10
The Davies family lost Billy when he was just 16 years old, and still do not know what happened to him.

Mental health crisis home treatment team cases up 17%

Mon, 12/24/2018 - 01:07
The teams help those who attempt severe self-harm or suicide who might otherwise need to go to hospital.

Long waits rise for transferring critically ill children

Sun, 12/23/2018 - 00:19
A third of those needing transfers to intensive care units waited more than three hours in 2017.

Clare knitted and raised thousands, now she's in love

Sun, 12/23/2018 - 00:10
When she started knitting after her bereavement, Clare didn’t realise it would raise thousands for charity – and help her find love again.

Christmas 2018: 'It's hard being young and sober'

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 09:53
Three people who all drank in their teens tell how they have turned their back on alcohol.

Parking firm urged to stop pursuing staff at Glasgow hospital

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 00:54
The health secretary asks the company managing parking at Glasgow Royal Infirmary to stop pursuing staff over fines.

Spinal surgery for unborn babies to be available on NHS

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 00:10
The procedure can reduce the likelihood of illnesses later in life and improve walking ability.

Boy, 2, 'castrated' after surgeons operate on wrong testicle

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 09:51
University Hospitals Bristol has apologised after a mistake during an operation to treat an undescended testicle.

Flu jab: 'Vaccinate children to protect older people'

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 01:04
Hywel Dda health board said only 43% of people eligible for a free flu jab last year took up the offer.

Down's syndrome no bar to bilingualism, study suggests

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 01:03
Raising children with Down's syndrome in Welsh and English does not disadvantage them, a study suggests.

Have waits for GP appointments got longer?

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 00:30
Recent figures showed just under a fifth of patients waited longer than a fortnight.

Tax junk food high in sugar and salt, says top doctor

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 00:04
The food industry is "failing the public" and must do more, England's chief medical officer says.

'Drunk tanks' to ease NHS pressure

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 00:04
It is hoped that providing supervised units for revellers who have over-indulged will free up A&E staff.

Pharmacy chain leaks personal details of 24,000 workers

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 16:19
The UK's biggest independent pharmacy chain admits leaking personal details of more than 24,000 employees.

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