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Contaminated blood scandal: Inquiry 'must uncover truth'

10:45 AM 24/09/2018

A public inquiry into the scandal that left 2,800 people dead is under way.

Laxative sales may be restricted under government review

11:51 AM 24/09/2018

The government is considering action amid fears they are being abused by people with eating disorders.

Obesity 'to be linked to more female cancers' than smoking

06:39 AM 24/09/2018

Cancer Research UK predicts excess weight will be linked to more cancers in women than tobacco in 25 years.

Women harassed after seeking sperm donors online

06:13 AM 24/09/2018

One woman says a potential donor turned out to be married and had undergone a vasectomy.

Mental health: Five hour journey for anorexia help

06:51 AM 24/09/2018

One teenage girl has to travel five hours to London to get treatment for anorexia due to a lack of Welsh services.

Child mental health: Camhs 'not fit for purpose'

11:10 PM 23/09/2018

Families say children have to be suicidal before they receive help.

NHS to save 'hundreds of millions' in landmark drug ruling in England

10:05 AM 21/09/2018

Two drug companies were trying to stop doctors offering a cheaper eye treatment.

'I gave birth, and got Hepatitis C'

12:44 AM 21/09/2018

When Jackie Britton was given a blood transfusion during childbirth, it could have killed her.

Care job vacancies in England rise to 110,000

01:24 AM 24/09/2018

The government will launch an adult social care recruitment campaign to promote care careers.

'Don't go cold turkey' to quit smoking

01:55 AM 20/09/2018

The annual Stoptober campaign launches with a warning to seek help when trying to kick the habit.

Shropshire hospitals baby deaths review cases rise to over 100

04:00 PM 19/09/2018

Baby and mother deaths, as well as birth injuries, are being reviewed at hospitals in Shropshire.

Pre-sex HIV drug should be made available on NHS, MPs say

12:11 PM 20/09/2018

The Prep drug is cost-effective and proven to work, three MPs say.

Are drink-driving limits too high?

11:30 AM 19/09/2018

How are the limits on how much alcohol you can drink set?

Contaminated blood scandal inquiry is 'too little, too late'

02:39 AM 24/09/2018

Barbara's husband was a victim of the contaminated blood scandal that left nearly 3,000 people dead.

Life as a medical photographer at Addenbrooke's Hospital

11:44 PM 22/09/2018

See what life is like as a medical photographer at a city hospital.

Will 'Modicare' be a success in India?

09:15 AM 23/09/2018

India has launched its new flagship health insurance scheme, dubbed "Modicare".

Why I'm happy 'living flat' after breast cancer

11:10 PM 21/09/2018

Juliet, who blogs about her recovery from cancer, explains why she didn’t want breast reconstruction after her mastectomy.

'We haven't had sex in three years'

12:44 AM 20/09/2018

A survey of 2,000 Mumsnet and Gransnet users finds 29% have had sex fewer than 11 times in the past year.

Periods 'keeping girls out of school'

05:26 PM 20/09/2018

Some 350,000 girls say they have missed school at some point because of being on their period, research from YouGov suggests.

Jelly treats for people with dementia

11:11 PM 19/09/2018

After his grandmother was hospitalised, Lewis invented a hydrating treat for people with dementia.

Grenfell: Back to the school

09:56 AM 19/09/2018

15 months after Grenfell, the school below the tower reopens its doors - what's it like to return?

Coca-Cola 'in talks' over cannabis-infused drinks

02:34 PM 17/09/2018

A report says the drinks giant is in discussions to develop pot-infused beverages with a cannabis firm.

Rachel Day died of sepsis 10 days after diagnosis

07:02 AM 13/09/2018

Rachel Day was 29 when she contracted sepsis which ravaged her body killing her 10 days later.

How can you get enough iron from your diet?

11:19 PM 11/09/2018

How can you ensure you're getting the iron you need from your food, without eating too much red meat?

Making Australia care about 'silent epidemic'

03:05 PM 28/08/2018

Syl Freedman's petition for an endometriosis drug went viral - then she helped to change policy.

Cruise ship rescue: How to survive for 10 hours in the water

11:35 AM 20/08/2018

Warm water, a calm head and being a woman can all work in your favour.

London knife crime: Can Chicago's model cure the violence?

01:00 AM 21/09/2018

London is following Chicago's lead in tackling violent crime like it is an infectious disease.

Why is IVF so popular in Denmark?

11:51 PM 20/09/2018

It has the biggest proportion of babies born through assisted reproductive technology in the world.

Changing the lives of people with dementia

12:32 AM 21/09/2018

Confronting the stigma and isolation people with dementia face in some communities around the world.

'We're in love but never have sex'

12:48 AM 20/09/2018

A survey of 2,000 Mumsnet and Gransnet users finds 29% have had sex fewer than 10 times in the past year.

Making sure you get the right type of calorie

10:01 AM 19/09/2018

Meet the latest dietary idea being used in the battle against the bulge - the "quality" calorie.

'I've performed 23,000 post-mortems'

12:10 AM 18/09/2018

Dr Richard Shepherd has examined evidence from 9/11 and 7/7 terror attacks, and the death of Stephen Lawrence.

Crowdfunded cancer treatments - do they work?

07:50 AM 14/09/2018

Experts are concerned vulnerable patients are being exploited.

Can cold water swimming treat depression?

12:19 AM 13/09/2018

One young woman stopped all her medication after taking up swimming in cold water every week.

'There's so much guilt in being a modern parent'

12:24 AM 11/09/2018

With one in three children obese, Jamie Oliver explains how to eat healthily at home.

Mark Lawrenson's cancer diagnosis and other TV stars 'saved' by viewers

02:03 PM 10/09/2018

Football pundit Mark Lawrenson is not the first celebrity to have his illness diagnosed on screen.

The secret shame of having no sperm

11:37 PM 09/09/2018

Male infertility is now the most common reason for couples to seek IVF - but men often feel alone.

You, me and the Big C: 'Like listening to friends'

06:14 PM 06/09/2018

Fans of the You, Me and the Big C podcast pay tribute to Rachael Bland, who died on Wednesday.

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