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A&E waits at worst level...A&E waits in England have...

A&E waits in England have reached their worst level since the four-hour target was introduced in 2004. The deterioration in performance came after hospitals appeared to be coping well in the early part of winter. During January, only 84.4% of...

‘Know your cholesterol like you...People are being encouraged to...

People are being encouraged to know their cholesterol and blood pressure numbers as well as they know their bank Pin code - because it could save their life. These numbers flag up early signs of cardiovascular disease, which can lead...

Mouldy jam: Should you eat...The toast pops. The butter's...

The toast pops. The butter's spread. Then you unscrew the lid and there it is - a circle of furry white-and-blue mould staring back at you from your strawberry jam jar. Not very tempting but, according to reports in the...

Cannabis use in teens linked...Parents should not be complacent...

Parents should not be complacent about the risks of teenagers using cannabis, experts are warning.UK and Canada researchers said they had found "robust" evidence showing using the drug in adolescence increased the risk of developing depression in adulthood by 37%....

Having HPV ‘isn’t rude or...Having human papilloma virus (HPV)...

Having human papilloma virus (HPV) is not rude or shameful and is extremely common, experts say. It comes as a survey of 2,000 women shows there are still stigmas around the infection, which can be passed on during sex and...

Fear wrong metal plates used...The wrong metal plates may...

The wrong metal plates may have been inserted into patients who have broken bones, the NHS has admitted. Hospitals have been asked to review the X-rays of patients treated with metal plates for the fracture of long bones, such as...

Young people told – become...Young people in England are...

Young people in England are being targeted by the government in a bid to recruit thousands of more care workers. The Every Day is Different campaign will be promoted on social media and online platforms to get the under-40s to...

Essex baby’s spine ‘repaired’ in...An unborn baby has had...

An unborn baby has had surgery on her spine while she was still in her mother's womb. Bethan Simpson, 26, from Maldon, Essex, was told her unborn daughter Eloise had spina bifida at her 20-week scan. Mrs Simpson has become...

Partner of man who killed...A Lanarkshire woman said her...

A Lanarkshire woman said her partner took his own life after asking for medical help eight times in the week leading up to his death. Karen McKeown claimed hospital staff dismissed concerns about Luke Henderson's mental state shortly before he...

Muckamore Abbey: ‘Insufficient evidence’ to...Belfast High Court has found...

Belfast High Court has found there was insufficient evidence to suspend seven nurses from Muckamore Abbey Hospital from the national nursing register. They were suspended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council following a police investigation into allegations of abuse against...