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Transgender patients call for GPs to have more training

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 00:09
Three transgender men call for more training of local GPs to relieve pressure on specialist clinics.
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'I found out I was HIV-positive at 12 years old'

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 00:08
One young woman describes what it was like to be told she had the virus as a child - and how she coped.
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Casualty actor becomes A&E nurse in real life

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 00:20
Vicky Hall has swapped the sets of medical dramas for the hospital ward.
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Ministers act to end NHS pensions row amid waiting list rise

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 00:00
Overhaul plan comes after the rules were linked to a waiting list rise - and is backed by doctors' union.
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What happens to a body donated to science?

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 19:40
A US centre was sued over its handling of donated bodies. What do we know about the industry?
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Edinburgh Children's Hospital will cost a further £90m

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 17:16
The lifetime price tag of the new hospital is set to top £500m after the extra costs were revealed by Audit Scotland.
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Dame Barbara Windsor urges Johnson to 'sort out' dementia care

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 02:39
The ex-EastEnders star has Alzheimer's and says her "heart goes out" to those struggling to get care.
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Hospitals in England set to receive £850m revealed

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 04:06
Twenty hospitals will receive funds, but a charity says the money risks being a "drop in the ocean".
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Could music festivals be good for your health?

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 00:05
Many festivals around the world now offer much more than music, but what effect do they have on your health?
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Conjoined twins Marieme and Ndeye continue to surprise doctors

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 00:03
Conjoined twins Marieme and Ndeye were not expected to live long but continue to get stronger.
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Beauty vlogger Dawn Lee on why she's sharing her cancer journey

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 00:01
Dawn Lee is sharing her experience of chemotherapy online, attracting millions of views.
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Ebola vaccine: Why is a new jab so controversial?

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 01:17
The outbreak shows no signs of abating, so why is the roll-out of a second vaccine proving contentious?
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I gave my DNA away. Can I get it back?

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 01:10
Why are people selling the very core of their identity to private firms?
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‘Bathing in ice gives me a natural high’

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 00:38
How the so-called "Asian Iceman" tries to recreate the feeling he found in the Arctic in his own home.
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Boris Johnson announces £1.8bn one-off cash boost for NHS hospitals

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 00:32
The money will be available immediately, with some of it funding upgrades to 20 hospitals in England.
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Cavemen therapy: Can being a caveman cure anxiety?

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 00:09
Anxiety is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health problems in the UK - but could being a caveman help people cope?
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Millions paid out for unused Sick Children's Hospital in Edinburgh

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 15:43
NHS Lothian has started repayments on the Edinburgh building, which is subject to indefinite delays.
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Alzheimer's blood test 'one step closer'

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:56
This will help speed up dementia research and the search for a drug treatment, experts say.
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Carers bullied by government, MPs say

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 10:33
Carers mistakenly paid too much benefit must repay the cash and some face court action.
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AI may help to spot heart problems

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 01:56
Computer modelling used to spot irregular heartbeats even after heart rate has returned to normal.
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