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A quarter of women are left alone during labour and birth at a time that worries them, according to an official survey.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:56:03 GMT
A "landmark study" shows a drug can more than halve the development of breast cancer in high-risk women.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:30:10 GMT
The number of people being diagnosed with cancer in the world each year has leaped to more than 14 million, the World Health Organization says.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:24:59 GMT
The first national inspection of more than 900 GP surgeries in England finds one in three is failing to meet basic standards, with two being found to have maggots.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:21:42 GMT
Genetic influence explains almost 60% of the variation in GCSE exam results, twin studies suggest.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 01:01:47 GMT
All patients in a coma or vegetative state should have access to specialist care, according to new guidelines.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 01:02:58 GMT
Mental health trusts in England have had their funding cut by more than 2% in real terms over the past two years, figures show.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:50:53 GMT
An executive director at Colchester Hospital felt forced to resign over the cancer waiting times scandal, it emerges.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:17:21 GMT
Police investigate the "avoidable" deaths of eight people under the care of a liver specialist.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:35:18 GMT
Uruguay's decision to legalise the production, sale and consumption of marijuana violates international law, the UN drugs watchdog says.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:46:06 GMT
No Scottish health board has met a new government target for all outpatients to receive their first appointment within 12 weeks of referral.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:31:05 GMT
A new review of "legal highs" could lead to sweeping changes to UK drug legislation, the Home Office says.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 01:34:38 GMT
Leading nations have committed to developing a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025 at the G8 dementia summit.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:15:54 GMT
Insufficient midwife supervision is blamed for failings which led to the deaths of three babies and a mother at a Cumbrian hospital.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:37:56 GMT
The number of obese and overweight children in the final year of primary school in England has fallen for the first time in six years.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:23:58 GMT
Medication used to treat stomach ulcers may cause vitamin B12 deficiency, a study finds.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 03:04:37 GMT
The artificial sweetener aspartame is safe and poses no threat to health, checks by European food regulators concludes.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:03:14 GMT
A soldier injured in battle is believed to be the first person in the UK to control a bionic arm with his mind.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 05:59:47 GMT
Scientists say they have developed a way of predicting who will develop altitude sickness.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:29:40 GMT
The doctor-patient relationship can be a close - but can it extend to social media?
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 01:42:26 GMT
How comic strips can improve medics' bedside manners
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 00:24:35 GMT
On Wednesday leaders from the G8 nations committed to finding a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 07:26:56 GMT
The BBC's Ben Ando speaks to patients and a pharmacy worker outside a doctor's surgery in Nottingham where maggots were found, as a report by the Care Quality Commission finds that one in three of more than 900 GP surgeries in England is failing to meet basic standards.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:25:08 GMT
Medical students from the US have brought together a number of medical mobile phone applications to create a 10 minute physical examination, including and ultrasound scan and heart rate monitor.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 01:20:00 GMT
A motorbike ambulance and pop-up clinic that can be used to reach remote villages in developing countries have been on show at the World Innovation Summit for Health.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:26:55 GMT
A dementia care scheme known as 'Green Care' is becoming increasingly popular in Norway as it allows sufferers to remain in the community for longer.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:09:02 GMT
Viv Galley, whose husband Bill has advanced Alzheimer's disease, had told the BBC her story.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:11:16 GMT
The number of obese and overweight children in the final year of primary school in England has fallen, albeit slightly, for the first time in six years.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:43:38 GMT
The goal of finding a treatment to cure or halt dementia by 2025 is "within our grasp", Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:09:20 GMT
'If mum takes her mask off, we are all at risk'
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:14:00 GMT
Research into the biggest care problem of a generation
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 02:12:34 GMT
Electronic help for those with impaired speech.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 01:00:28 GMT
Why Uruguay is legalising its marijuana market
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 01:17:40 GMT
Would you want to know how ill you might become?
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:47:41 GMT
And nine other health hazards in Victorian homes
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:30:15 GMT
Users tell how the drug affected their health
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:33:23 GMT
Susan Boyle is part of autism's 'invisible generation'
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:02:36 GMT
How does your area of England perform?
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:40:51 GMT