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Cancer doctor shortage ‘puts care at risk’

Image copyright Ridofranz/Getty ImagesA shortage of cancer doctors will hamper the ability of the NHS to provide cutting-edge care, experts are warning. A Royal College...

‘Benefit changes adding to mental health problems’

Image copyright Getty ImagesCuts to benefits and wider economic hardship are increasing demand for mental health care, NHS bosses say. Mental health leaders in England...

Story time with e-books ‘not as helpful’ as print books

Image copyright Getty ImagesParents and children interact less when reading electronic books together than printed ones, a study suggests. Researchers from the University of Michigan...

Aston University develops E.coli-killing glass

Image caption Dr Richard Martin said the technique could change how hospitals guard against infectionsScientists are developing a technique similar to medieval stained glass-making...

Detailed images of baby heart inside the womb

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch how the foetus jumps around the inside the womb in MRI scan footageResearchers have produced...

Is it time for ‘smear test’ to be rebranded?

Image copyright Getty ImagesThe government has launched its first cervical screening advertising campaign in England, as the numbers of women taking part have hit...

Patients in Wales to be offered free tampons

Image copyright Getty ImagesWomen in all Welsh hospitals will have access to free sanitary products, the Welsh Government has announced. It comes after a similar...

MPs call for tax on social media companies

Image copyright Getty ImagesA group of MPs is calling for a tax on social media companies' profits, saying the firms are operating in "an...

Home births: Community midwives trial ‘delivery bags’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Women may feel more relaxed and better able to cope with giving birth at home, the NHS saysMidwives are...

Blood donation: ‘For two weeks she lived life to the full’

Marilyn Fowler’s daughter Alice was diagnosed with leukaemia in February 2016. During her treatment, Alice was given 144 blood transfusions which her mum says enabled...
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