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Exercising regularly 'can keep heart and arteries young'

03:53 AM 21/05/2018

Four to five sessions a week are needed to stop the main arteries to the heart from furring up.

Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say

09:36 PM 20/05/2018

Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say.

‘My hip replacement left me in constant pain'

03:56 AM 21/05/2018

More than 300 people have taken the manufacturers of allegedly faulty hip replacements to the High Court.

Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?

11:25 PM 19/05/2018

Is when we eat clashing with our circadian rhythms and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health?

How likely is your e-cigarette to explode?

01:00 PM 18/05/2018

As a man dies from an exploding vape pen, we ask how dangerous are the devices?

Growing resistance to antifungal drugs 'a global issue'

11:28 PM 17/05/2018

Scientists warn this could lead to more outbreaks of disease and affect people who are already ill.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak 'not global emergency'

04:05 PM 18/05/2018

The World Health Organization says it believes the outbreak can be brought under control.

Patients 'could have been harmed' after Capita outsourcing

12:04 AM 17/05/2018

Support services run by Capita have been "well below" acceptable standards, a watchdog says.

Chorley and Royal Preston hospitals on high alert 169 times over winter

02:59 PM 17/05/2018

Chorley and Preston hospitals issued 169 high level alerts across the winter of 2017-18.

Dementia exercise programmes 'don't slow brain decline'

12:13 AM 17/05/2018

Gym exercise programmes for people with mild to moderate dementia "don't work", researchers say.

US birth rates drop to lowest since 1987

08:08 AM 17/05/2018

Births decreased among young women and teenagers but increased among those aged between 40 and 44.

Vape pen explosion pierces Florida man's cranium killing him

02:27 PM 17/05/2018

The Florida man's death is believed to be the first in the US caused by a vape pen.

Dementia patients 'abandoned' by system

12:09 AM 17/05/2018

Thousands of people with the condition are ending up in hospital unnecessarily because of inadequate support, a charity says.

Diabetes blood test 'could mean end to daily insulin jabs'

11:23 PM 16/05/2018

Doctors in Edinburgh say a simple blood test has identified previously unrecognised variations in Type 1 diabetes.

Heavy-period drug can treat brain haemorrhage

10:08 AM 16/05/2018

Tranexamic acid can stem dangerous bleeding in the brain, trials show.

Body clock linked to mood disorders

07:09 AM 16/05/2018

Researchers say it is a warning to urban societies becoming less in tune with nature.

Furness hospital baby deaths: Midwifery council criticised

01:10 PM 16/05/2018

Eleven babies and one mother died at Furness General Hospital in Barrow between 2004 and 2013.

Male nurse: 'I was told to become a brickie'

12:38 AM 16/05/2018

Nine in 10 nurses are women - but the Royal College of Nursing wants that to change.

NHS in winter: Sharp rise in North West hospitals put on highest alert

05:45 PM 15/05/2018

Hospitals in North West England were put on the highest state of alert 32 times this winter.

'Spice epidemic in jails risk to nurses'

01:15 AM 15/05/2018

One nurse lost consciousness after inhaling fumes while attending an ill prisoner, her union says.

Polycystic ovary syndrome: Scientists closer to understanding cause

07:00 PM 15/05/2018

A common cause of infertility may be due to a hormonal imbalance before birth, researchers say.

Nurse: 'I've been hit, head-butted and taken hostage'

12:13 AM 15/05/2018

An A&E nurse opens up about life on the front line as the profession considers asking for body cameras.

Eloise Parry: Diet pills caused 'distressing death'

04:39 PM 15/05/2018

Eloise Parry died at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital after taking a slimming supplement, a court hears.

How long are you going to live?

02:43 PM 14/05/2018

Use our calculator to see where you are on the global life expectancy scale.

Drug target for curing the common cold

03:10 PM 14/05/2018

Scientists are working on an inhalable treatment that could stop any cold virus in its tracks.

Comfort box gives Norfolk cancer patients a 'little lift'

11:26 PM 19/05/2018

The kindness in a box that is making a huge difference to women undergoing chemotherapy.

Singapore's measures to reduce short-sightedness

05:42 PM 17/05/2018

As global rates of short-sightedness - or myopia - increase around the world, Singapore is hoping to buck the trend with three simple but innovative solutions.

Young encouraged to speak out over mental health

05:07 PM 17/05/2018

"Mental health is really hard to express in words" - one of the reasons See Me Scotland is launching a survey about young people's mental health.

Josh Cullip: Coping with dementia at 11 years old

09:42 AM 16/05/2018

Josh has a rare genetic condition and is losing his memory but feels "positive" about his future.

Rap producer Steel Banglez opens up about mental health

11:02 PM 15/05/2018

Rap producer Steel Banglez shares his struggles with depression and how he was able to overcome it.

Smart SoPhy socks send data to your physiotherapist

07:55 AM 16/05/2018

The socks have three sensors reading weight distribution, movement and orientation of the foot.

Dealing with a child who will not sleep through the night

08:34 AM 15/05/2018

Sleep clinics are helping parents ensure their children get a good night's rest.

Bristol mother on cutting teachers for deaf children

04:00 PM 14/05/2018

A Bristol mother explains what a teacher of the deaf service means to her and her family.

'Memory transplant' achieved in snails

05:31 PM 14/05/2018

Memories are transferred from one snail to another in a laboratory.

Why Ebola keeps coming back

11:42 PM 13/05/2018

It is unrealistic to think Ebola will ever be eradicated, but it is now easier to prevent a crisis.

NHS: How much does it spend on the private sector?

03:41 PM 08/05/2018

NHS spending on the private sector was just over £9bn last year.

'Not just for naughty boys': The rise in adult ADHD pills

02:46 AM 08/05/2018

More than 1.6 million prescriptions for ADHD medication were dispensed last year - double 10 years ago.

Mental Health Awareness Week: 'My camera helped me beat anxiety'

11:07 PM 19/05/2018

A photographer's portraits of strangers helped him to overcome his mental health problems.

Reality Check

10:40 PM 17/05/2018

A hospice charity wants people to talk more about dying and bereavement.

Mum wants postnatal depression awareness after dad's suicide

04:17 PM 17/05/2018

Vicky Clayton cannot give her son the thing he wants most in the world - his dad.

The little girl who can't enjoy the summer

11:58 AM 18/05/2018

Seven-year-old Harper Mitchell Hyslop has rare lung condition which makes it difficult to be in any heat.

Sleep tips: Six ways to boost the chances of a good night's rest

12:50 PM 16/05/2018

How to maximise the chances of a good night's sleep.

Nine facts about how long we live

04:23 PM 14/05/2018

How has life expectancy changed since 1990?

Alzheimer's: How much should you reveal?

01:02 AM 11/05/2018

Should you tell others when a loved one is diagnosed with the condition?

‘OK, I’m fat - and this is how it feels’

12:53 AM 13/05/2018

One woman talks honestly about why she calls herself fat and how her weight shapes her life.

How to spot if someone has Alzheimer’s

02:38 PM 10/05/2018

What are the symptoms of dementia to look out for in a relative?

Should we sleep and wake early to boost our health?

12:52 AM 13/05/2018

Some studies show night owls are at greater risk of health problems so should we all become early risers?

Why is there stigma around male baldness?

01:39 AM 10/05/2018

Scientists say an existing drug could one day treat baldness, but why do men try to "cure" themselves of it?

I was convinced my baby deserved a better mum

02:47 PM 04/05/2018

At the end of maternal mental health week, one mother details her experience of post-natal depression and the help she describes as a godsend.

Obesity and BMI: 'If I wasn't this size I wouldn't have a job'

11:53 PM 03/05/2018

Three people talk about how they don't worry about being classed as obese because they need to be bigger for their jobs.

Check the key targets in your area

04:46 PM 10/05/2018

Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.

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