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Merthyr Tydfil: The industrial town that paved the way for Viagra

4 hours 53 min ago
Steelworkers in need of cash were among the men of Merthyr Tydfil who became medical guinea pigs.
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Parkinson's Disease: 'You can have a career after diagnosis'

9 hours 9 min ago
A hospital nurse tells of her experience after her "overwhelming" Parkinson's Disease diagnosis.
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Covid inquiry: I did not back a 'let it rip' policy, says Boris Johnson

Thu, 12/07/2023 - 17:58
The former prime minister says he offered counter arguments but ultimately acted to curb Covid.
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Why was a man who took a wee in a layby fined for littering?

Thu, 12/07/2023 - 09:24
A high-profile lawyer disputes a council's claim that public urination is littering.
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Peterborough father's brain tumour shock after new baby born

Thu, 12/07/2023 - 06:49
The wife of a man diagnosed with terminal brain cancer says their lives have become a nightmare.
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New test to prevent hearing loss in newborns

Thu, 12/07/2023 - 06:16
A test is available in Brighton to determine if babies could lose their hearing from an antibiotic.
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Blood test shows if organs are ageing fast or slowly

Thu, 12/07/2023 - 02:18
Proteins in blood reflect how well the brain, heart and other major organs are faring, say scientists.
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Kidney transplant: Three-year-old is smallest patient

Thu, 12/07/2023 - 00:11
Olly Cartmill was 13kg when he had the life-saving operation, getting a kidney from his grandmother.
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Contrite, shorn of theatrics - Johnson's first day at inquiry

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 21:42
Boris Johnson mixed contrition with an effort to take on former colleagues who questioned him.
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Covid inquiry: Bereaved daughters want lessons learned

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 18:56
Campaigners said they were not satisfied with Boris Johnson's answers at the Covid inquiry.
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I should have twigged Covid threat earlier, admits Boris Johnson

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 17:35
The former PM tells the pandemic inquiry he initially underestimated the challenge posed by the virus.
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Covid study: mRNA vaccines could be fine-tuned

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 16:25
The revolutionary technology could be updated for even greater accuracy, research suggests.
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Data breach by Addenbrooke's Hospital reveals patient information

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 15:21
Cambridge MP calls for a full review after Addenbrooke's Hospital apologises for two data breaches.
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Blood in urine cancer warnings to appear in men's toilets

Wed, 12/06/2023 - 00:08
The awareness messages will be carried on urinal mats as part of efforts to detect male cancers early.
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Infected Blood Scandal: PM risks ending on 'wrong side of history'

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 13:38
Campaigners say the government works "at a snails pace" to compensate victims infected with HIV or hepatitis C.
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Junior doctors to stage more strikes in England

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 13:28
Walkouts are planned on three days in the run-up to Christmas and six days in the new year.
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Ministers lose infected blood vote after Tory MPs revolt

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 10:10
MPs were voting on a plan to set up a compensation scheme for infected blood scandal victims.
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Humiliated Covid whistleblower says boss tried to 'break' her

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 01:26
A senior doctor gives her first interview since being awarded a record £3.2m payout at a tribunal.
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HIV and forced sterilisations: How four Kenyan women found justice

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 01:20
Four women living with HIV who won a landmark case tell the BBC about how they were sterilised.
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Care sector fears migration changes are a step back

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 20:31
Many in social care believe overseas staff saved the system from collapse, reports Alison Holt.
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