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Antibiotic resistance plan to fight 'urgent' global threat

6 hours 44 min ago
Ministers want drug firms to develop new antibiotics and to stop people overusing of existing ones.

Muffin or apple: Do you know what you 'should' be eating?

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 21:47
A nine-year analysis of the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey shows mixed results.

Iceland still selling own-brand palm oil products despite pledge

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 14:53
The retailer promised to remove palm oil from all of its own products by the end of 2018.

St George's Hospital: 250 cardiac unit deaths to be reviewed

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 14:39
Complex heart operations were moved out of St George's Hospital last year to allow for improvements.

How diet is changing - the good and the bad

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:28
Children are turning their backs on sugary drinks but all age groups eat too few vegetables, a survey suggests.

Conjoined twins Marieme and Ndeye Ndiaye are living in the UK

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 11:20
Conjoined twins Marieme and Ndye Ndiaye have an uncertain future after moving from Senegal to the UK.

Global health research money reaches 'record high'

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 10:39
An annual survey has found money invested in this area reached its highest level yet in 2017.

Young at higher risk of asthma attack, says charity

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 07:38
Amy Pay, 27, says she didn't take her asthma seriously until she nearly ended up in hospital.

Teen one of first UK proton-beam patients

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 01:03
Manchester's Christie hospital has the UK's first dedicated treatment centre for the pioneering treatment.

How virtual reality can help you manage pain

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 00:18
A company in Israel is using virtual reality computer games to help patients deal with chronic pain.

Instagram 'helped kill my daughter'

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 17:38
After Molly Russell took her own life, her family found distressing material through her Instagram account.

Pigeon droppings health risk - should you worry?

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 17:04
A child's death at a hospital in Glasgow has been linked to an infection spread by bird droppings.

'Brazilian butt lift' inquest: Fat clot killed woman

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:41
Leah Cambridge, 29, from Leeds, died after travelling to a hospital in Turkey for cosmetic surgery.

Disability hate crime: Katie Price backed over online abuse by MPs

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 10:51
The model is calling for new laws to protect disabled people online after her son Harvey was trolled.

NHS Wales agency staff costs spiral to cover vacancies

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 02:05
Auditor general Adrian Crompton says he hopes NHS Wales can "continue to bring down and control" costs.

Turtle meat - the ultimate survival diet?

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 00:24
How one family stayed alive while shipwrecked and adrift on the Pacific Ocean.

Health secretary to meet NHS bosses over hospital pigeon infection

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 00:13
Jeane Freeman will meet health bosses to discuss two deaths at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The teen Primark model with vitiligo

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 00:07
Kaiden Williams, 13, recently featured in a campaign for the clothes store and is inspiring others.

Being awake during brain surgery: 'You are hovering in between worlds'

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 00:06
Jazz musician Musa Manzini was kept awake for part of his surgery to have a tumour removed.

Is it OK to take the pill every day without a break?

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 20:22
Women can avoid monthly bleeding if they run oral contraceptive pill packets back to back - but is it safe?

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