09192019

Can you turn around the health of an entire town?

How do you improve the health of an entire town? That was the question facing the former fishing port of Fleetwood, in Lancashire. It’s a place where lives have been blighted by illness and people were dying younger. [...]

Gareth Thomas and HIV stigma: 'It takes people like him to fight against it'

Image copyright George Westwood/Reuters Gareth Thomas’ revelation that he has HIV will make “a whole new demographic of people” aware of the condition, says George Westwood, [...]

Heavy menstrual bleeding: Keyhole hysterectomy technique 'more effective'

Image copyright Getty Images A keyhole-surgery technique for treating heavy menstrual bleeding is more effective and just as safe as a non-invasive alternative, a study of more than 600 UK [...]

'Supercool' method triples organ survival

Image copyright Jeffrey Andree, Reinier de Vries and Korkut Uygun Image caption Scientists prepare the liver for subzero storage [...]

Bethany Shipsey: Dad confronts seller of diet pills that killed daughter

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Gene therapy for rare eye disease set to be offered on NHS

Image copyright Getty Images Patients with a rare inherited eye disorder are set to be able to access a new gene therapy on the NHS which slows down sight loss. Draft NICE guidance recommends [...]

Humour, hobbies and friendships: Your tips for staying positive

Image copyright Tania Garda Image caption Tania Guarda says she lets negative people vent and offers constructive criticism, or simply lets it pass [...]

HRT: Breast cancer risk won't put me off using menopause treatment

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Muckamore Abbey: CCTV reveals 1,500 crimes at hospital

Image caption Allegations of ill treatment began to surface at Muckamore Abbey Hospital in November 2017 CCTV footage has revealed 1,500 crimes on one ward [...]

'There was no hope': Treatable disease often mistaken for Alzheimer's

Image copyright Barbara Gaal Image caption After spending years unable to travel without a wheelchair, John Searle is finally able to go on vacation with [...]