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General election 2019: NHS policy check - what to look out for in party manifestos

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:01:59 GMT

If you care about what the parties are promising on the NHS, here are some key issues to watch for.

Black henna: Kent children 'blistered and scarred' after Egypt trip

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:11:12 GMT

Twins from Margate could be left permanently scarred after getting black henna tattoos in Egypt.

'Uncoordinated' codeine use caused Ipswich woman's death

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 22:27:32 GMT

An inquest hears the woman was able to get online prescriptions without her GP's knowledge.

More families come forward in Shropshire maternity inquiry

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:54:12 GMT

Campaigners say 25 new cases have emerged since the leak of a report into maternity care in Shropshire.

Patient died after 'transplant surgeon error'

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 00:55:50 GMT

A surgeon spilt stomach contents on organs which were transplanted into three patients.

Teen Instagrammers open up on mental health chat

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:41:45 GMT

Harry and Samuel post videos with advice and tips for sufferers in the hope others will open up.

Leeds woman reveals 'trauma' of mental health detention

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 00:38:21 GMT

Megan Alikhanizadeh has been chased, tackled and held down by the police after escaping from hospital.

Why more people are talking about the issue of social care

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 02:19:57 GMT

Social care pledges will be under intense scrutiny during the election, but why is it so important?

'Flu nearly killed me last winter'

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 00:58:38 GMT

Adam Blackman says he "learned the hard way" why it is so important to be vaccinated against flu.

A&E units continue to struggle on waiting times

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:36:24 GMT

In October, Welsh A&Es met the "four-hour wait" target for 75.3% of patients - the target is 95%.

Polio in Nigeria: 'I opposed vaccinations until my son caught polio'

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 01:51:33 GMT

A Nigerian father who used to chase health workers away from his home has a change of heart.

Johnson & Johnson loses vaginal mesh class action

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:32:42 GMT

In one of Australia's biggest class actions, a court ruled the firm failed to warn women of the risks.

Britain's 'unprecedented' drug shortage

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 02:03:50 GMT

File on 4 looks at the impact Britain's medicine shortage crisis is having on patients.

'Half of women will be carers by the age of 46'

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 01:10:28 GMT

Women can expect to take on caring responsibilities more than a decade earlier than men, says study.

Emma Brown: My daughter's anorexia was a 'descent into hell'

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 02:23:27 GMT

Simon Brown lost his eldest child to the eating disorder - now he works with those who handled her care.

Sir Chris Hoy and his wife reveal tiny nappies for premature babies

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:19:00 GMT

Sir Chris and Lady Sarra Hoy's son, Callum, was born 11 weeks early, in 2014.

Premature baby's cuddle 'saved twin brother's life'

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:56:43 GMT

The mother of premature twins says one's condition improved when his brother was put in his incubator.

Old age: Why 70 may be the new 65

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 15:01:17 GMT

Experts say health and life expectancy gains mean it is time to rethink how we measure and define being elderly.

UK workers 'pull sickies to avoid going to work'

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:36:46 GMT

A BBC survey about morals in the UK finds 40% of adults would call in sick if they needed a day off.

General election 2019: Is the NHS the best health service possible?

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:08:08 GMT

The major parties in England have pledged billions more for the NHS over the next five years.

Sepsis digital alert 'led to faster treatment with antibiotics'

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:06:51 GMT

The system sends a pop-up warning to nurses when they enter patient readings into health records.

Millions 'missing out' on NHS dentistry

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 00:53:54 GMT

Patients are being turned away, stuck on waiting lists and put off by cost, BBC analysis suggests.

Why being kind could help you live longer

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 22:24:24 GMT

A new institute has been set up to study kindness - as an antidote to an increasingly polarised world.

Treating acne: What ingredients could help your skin?

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 00:20:07 GMT

The UK is spending millions on skincare products promising to improve acne - we spoke to the experts about what works and what doesn’t.