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Updated: 43 min 26 sec ago

Hospital appointments: RCS warning over waiting lists

2 hours 43 min ago
The Royal College of Surgeons warns that patients in NI are waiting too long for surgery.

Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10 a day

8 hours 4 min ago
More fruit and veg might prevent nearly eight million premature deaths each year, researchers say.

Canadian researchers set to study cannabis oil

13 hours 41 min ago
A Canadian hospital will study the effects cannabis oil on a severe form of epilepsy

Adopted Romanian orphans 'still suffering in adulthood'

13 hours 58 min ago
Despite being adopted by caring UK families in the early 90s, the mental scars are often visible.

Brain scans 'may spot teen drug problems'

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 02:05
Brain scans may help predict which teenagers go on to develop drug problems, a study suggests.

Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 00:01
Women in South Korea will be the first in the world to live an average of 90 years.

10,000 steps a day is a meaningless fitness goal, says science

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 17:28
A scientist in the US thinks fitness apps could be "doing more harm than good".

Is this snail the next medical breakthrough?

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 17:09
The Conus regius is a species of cone snail that paralyses its prey with venom.

Testosterone replacement for men 'trade-off with risks'

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 16:40
In those deficient, the therapy may improve bone health, but at what cost?

Jeepers Creepers

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 13:59
After the actress ate a spider's leg, we look at whether the UK should embrace eating insects.

Healthcare Quality Indicators: Wales 'in line' with UK average

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 13:26
NHS Wales is doing as well as - and in some areas better than - other UK nations in a range of health quality indicators.

Facebook investigates fake cancer child post

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 12:48
A mother seeks to make Facebook remove a viral post that falsely claims her young son has cancer.

What future for E numbers after Brexit?

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 10:28
How Brexit might create complications for the way food in the UK is labelled.

The meerkats helping disabled people

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 09:19
The therapy comes from watching the meerkats play and interact with each other in their playpen

Fearne Cotton talks about her struggle with depression

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 09:03
The TV and radio host has written a personal book on coping with depression.

Inside the first children's hospital to get top marks

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 06:05
This Birmingham hospital is the first of its kind to get top marks from inspectors.

Children's hospital is first to be rated 'outstanding'

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 01:27
Birmingham Children's Hospital, criticised for failings eight years ago, now declared "outstanding" by inspectors.

Hospital cuts planned in most of England

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 01:21
There are proposals to close hospitals or cut services in over half of local areas, a BBC analysis shows.

Snail venom compound 'offers chronic pain therapy'

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 01:09
It could open the door to a new type of medicine for preventing and treating pain.

The man championing wheelchair tourism in Brazil

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 00:18
Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.

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