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A&E departments flooded with Easter egg over-indulgers

One hospital was forced to plead with people who had eaten too much to stay away on one of the busiest weekends of the year

Posted on 29 March 2016 | 8:44 am

Police officers deliver baby boy after being flagged down by van driver

Child named Alex after two constables come to the aid of a woman in Harrow

Posted on 29 March 2016 | 3:27 am

Pet owner spends £4,000 on operation to save beloved cat

10-year-old Burmese moggy fitted with metal stent after airway narrowed

Posted on 28 March 2016 | 7:45 pm

Mental illness mostly caused by life events not genetics, argue psychologists

Mental illnesses, like depression, are largely triggered by life events not genetics, and more funding should be allocated to find their true cause

Posted on 28 March 2016 | 5:27 pm

Simple blood test to detect concussion could mean children avoid scans

Scientists’ finding means children who bang their heads may not need to undergo radiation-exposing scans

Posted on 28 March 2016 | 5:00 pm

Yoga ‘cures cancer,’ claims senior Indian government official

The head of India’s ministry for alternative medicine said research at a Bangalore institute showed that yoga techniques could prevent or arrest the disease

Posted on 27 March 2016 | 1:07 pm

Aldo Zilli: A lot of British mums can’t cook

Aldo Zilli, the chef, argues parents should take responsibility for teaching their children to cook

Posted on 26 March 2016 | 6:00 am

Men with Zika should wait six months before unprotected sex say US health experts

New warning from US Centres for Disease Control says men should abstain from unprotected sex for six months

Posted on 26 March 2016 | 3:25 am

Nutritionists say ‘baffling’ official guidance to halve dairy food intake puts public health at risk

Public Health England, the Government’s official advisory body on diet, says reducing milk and cheese is vital to cut obesity

Posted on 25 March 2016 | 9:30 pm

Britain hit by severe Spring flu outbreak

Health officials issue warnings as flu figures reach five-year high

Posted on 25 March 2016 | 10:28 am

BBC News – Health

Heatwave alerts for south-east England as temperatures hit 30C

The Met Office issues heatwave alerts across the south and east of England, with temperatures expected to exceed 30C (86F) in some areas.

Posted on 23 August 2016 | 3:41 pm

‘Bagpipe lung’ warning for wind musicians

Doctors are warning musicians to clean the inside of their wind or brass instruments regularly, to protect them from a fatal condition that’s being called “bagpipe lung.”

Posted on 23 August 2016 | 3:31 pm

Care Forum Wales chairman: Triple whammy hitting care homes

Urgent action is needed to deal with underfunding, staff pay rise issues and the increase in elderly people facing the care sector, the chairman of Care Forum Wales says.

Posted on 23 August 2016 | 1:34 pm

Seven day NHS pledge faces ‘staff shortages’

A confidential review of the government’s plans for a seven-day NHS in England has identified 13 risks, according to documents seen by two news organisations.

Posted on 23 August 2016 | 7:49 am

Antrim Area Hospital: Man says human rights ‘violated’ by DNR order

A County Antrim man who was unaware that a “do not resuscitate” (DNR) order had been placed on his medical file says he feels his human rights have been violated.

Posted on 23 August 2016 | 5:12 am

‘Bagpipe lung’ warning for wind musicians

Trumpeters, saxophonists and pipers beware – playing a wind instrument could damage your lungs, say doctors.

Posted on 22 August 2016 | 11:24 pm

Gargled message

Gargling with simple mouthwash might be a way to halt the spread of gonorrhoea, researchers believe.

Posted on 22 August 2016 | 11:18 pm

Life as an obstetrician in a war zone

In a video diary for the BBC, an Aleppo obstetrician performs an emergency caesarean section during one of the city’s many power blackouts.

Posted on 22 August 2016 | 7:52 pm

Teenage girls: Mental well-being ‘worsening’

The mental well-being of teenage girls in England has worsened in recent years, says research for the Department for Education.

Posted on 22 August 2016 | 3:41 pm

Fewer deaths and cases of heart disease in Wales

Fewer people are dying or suffering from heart disease in Wales, according to an annual report.

Posted on 22 August 2016 | 3:13 pm