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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

Testicle removal surgeon Marwan Farouk struck off

A surgeon is struck off for mistakenly removing a patient’s testicle and then trying to cover up his error.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 10:09 am

Office cake culture is ‘danger to health’

Having cake at work to celebrate colleagues’ birthdays, engagements or just surviving the week is a danger to health, warns a senior dentist.

Posted on 24 June 2016 | 12:38 am

Abortion demand ‘soars’ amid Zika fear

Fears over the Zika virus have contributed to a “huge” increase in number of abortions in Latin America, researchers suggest.

Posted on 22 June 2016 | 11:05 pm

Let workers self-certify illness for 14 days, say GPs

Workers should be able to self-certify sickness for up to two weeks to help reduce unnecessary GP appointments, doctors say.

Posted on 22 June 2016 | 3:28 pm

Healthy option?

The future of the NHS under different scenarios, perhaps unexpectedly, became one of the central issues of the campaign.

Posted on 22 June 2016 | 2:44 pm

My arthritis pain

Don’t be offended if TV presenter Julian Worricker doesn’t want to shake hands – as he explains, he has an arthritic condition.

Posted on 22 June 2016 | 12:02 am

Ginger and acupressure ‘options for morning sickness’

Taking ginger or using acupressure on the wrist may help some women with mild morning sickness, experts say.

Posted on 21 June 2016 | 11:56 pm

Butterfly effect

How a mother campaigns to get people talking about babies who die.

Posted on 21 June 2016 | 11:20 am

Yellow fever fight

Angola is struggling to contain a yellow fever outbreak that has killed more than 300 people since December and is threatening other countries.

Posted on 21 June 2016 | 6:56 am

Up to half of UK people living in pain

Around 28m people in the UK are living in chronic pain from conditions such as arthritis, researchers estimate.

Posted on 20 June 2016 | 11:57 pm