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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson: Centenary of woman doctor's death

Sun, 17/12/2017 - 01:40
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was the first woman to qualify in Britain as a doctor.

Five secrets of a well-run A&E department

Sun, 17/12/2017 - 00:25
Luton & Dunstable hospital has the best-performing A&E in England. The BBC's Hugh Pym explains why.

Vaginal mesh implants: The woman awarded a $57m payout

Sat, 16/12/2017 - 00:57
Ella Ebaugh was awarded a $57m payout after a mesh implant left her disabled.

New hope for disabled man's cancer battle

Sat, 16/12/2017 - 00:33
Ian Shaw was sent home to die, but a doctor queried that decision after seeing his story on the BBC.

The family which doesn't feel pain

Sat, 16/12/2017 - 00:14
The experience of six related Italians may help to find a new treatment for people with chronic pain.

Disabled man's cancer care criticised

Fri, 15/12/2017 - 19:54
The family of disabled man Ian Shaw were told he was dying - now he is responding well to cancer treatment.

Talking openly

Fri, 15/12/2017 - 05:26
Dr Sara Kayat gives us her top tips for telling a partner or ex you have an STI.

Almost half of under-25s 'never use a condom with a new partner'

Fri, 15/12/2017 - 05:14
Public Health England launches a new campaign to get more people thinking about using condoms.

One voice

Fri, 15/12/2017 - 01:26
The Christmas song recorded by singers at risk of serious infection if they meet face-to-face.

Parents giving children alcohol too young, researchers say

Fri, 15/12/2017 - 01:04
Giving youngsters too many takeaways is also criticised as a health risk by the researchers.

Four Seasons Health Care gains breathing space

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 13:36
Four Seasons Health Care, which looks after 17,000 elderly residents, has secured its future for now.

Joe Biden comforts John McCain's daughter over cancer

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 11:57
The ex-VP offers words of advice on the senator's cancer during an emotional TV talk show encounter.

NHS in England told to reveal avoidable deaths data

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 08:21
Most NHS trusts in England will publish information on deaths caused by failings in patient care by 2018.

Haemophilia patient: How gene therapy has changed my life

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 02:37
How pioneering gene therapy has given a haemophilia patient a new lease of life.

Is size important when it comes to wine glasses?

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 01:54
If your wine was served in a smaller glass, would you drink less of it?

Haemophilia A trial results 'mind-blowing'

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 01:45
Doctors use gene therapy to correct the defect that causes haemophilia A.

Booze calculator

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 19:21
How does your drinking measure up to the average from countries around the world?

Liver surgeon Simon Bramhall marked initials on patients

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 16:39
Simon Bramhall admits marking his initials on the livers of two transplant patients.

Is England a healthy nation?

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 15:13
From weight worries to smoking and drinking, the annual Health Survey for England provides a revealing insight into lifestyles.

Hannah Witton: 'Why doesn't anyone wear condoms on TV?'

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 09:01
Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters.