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Vaginal seeding after Caesarean 'risky', warn doctors

2 hours 21 min ago
Swabs of vaginal bacteria, which some say helps the immune system, may be doing more harm than good.

HIV home-testing kits warning

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 11:40
The medicines regulator seizes 114 potentially unreliable home-testing kits.

Green man road crossings 'too fast'

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 10:47
Guidance calls for councils in England to make it easier for elderly and disabled people to cross the road.

Language tests

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 10:37
Potential foreign nursing recruits to the NHS say the current language test is too difficult.

How to stop 'doctor brides' from dropping out in Pakistan

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 22:53
Many female doctors in Pakistan drop out when they start a family. There's a new scheme to help them continue in practice by doing online video clinics on their laptops.

Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 22:31
The payout - to a woman who developed ovarian cancer - is the largest award so far against the firm.

Ashbrooke Care Home closed over 'serious risk to life'

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 14:07
Ashbrooke Care Home was closed after an unannounced inspection found "systemic care failings".

Inquiry call against health board over killer Kris Wade

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 13:58
Health officials did not follow procedures over sex assault complaints against a worker who later killed his neighbour.

'Healthy people get lung cancer too'

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 12:03
Vicky Veness shared a photo of herself looking healthy that was taken just hours before she was diagnosed.

Hate crimes: Online abuse 'as serious as face-to-face'

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 11:46
Tweeting abuse can be as "equally devastating" as shouting it, prosecutors are told.

'Safer' Down's syndrome test to be introduced in Wales

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 11:45
The new test - which has a reduced risk of miscarriage - will be offered from next year.

Glasgow School of Art project personalises prosthetic limbs

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 07:34
A group of artisans are working with amputees in an effort to make artificial limbs more personal.

'I felt awful'

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 00:46
A bacterial infection spread through the former England rugby player's body after he was bitten.

Dad gets tattoo of brain shunt after daughter's surgery

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 00:14
Chloe Hickenbottom-Marriott says she doesn't feel lonely any more after her dad's show of support.

Masks for smear test patients in Thailand

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 00:08
A health clinic in Thailand is handing out masks to encourage more women to attend their cervical smear tests.

NHS call for equality over private hospitals' tax break

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 00:06
NHS Trusts demand the same 80% rebate granted to those private hospitals that register as charities.

Stephen Hawking: 'I wouldn't be here without the NHS'

Sun, 20/08/2017 - 01:29
The scientist backed the NHS in a speech that was critical of government policy and Jeremy Hunt.

Struggling after giving birth? You're not alone

Sat, 19/08/2017 - 05:23
These mums had traumatic births, and they want more to see more honesty about the toll it can take.

How to get up mountains in a wheelchair

Sat, 19/08/2017 - 01:43
Michelle, who has multiple sclerosis, is going on a trek in the Lake District for the first time in more than 10 years.

Solar eclipse 2017: What you need to know

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 20:16
A few tips on the rare cosmic event, which last stretched across the US coast to coast 99 years ago.