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Mumps - is it the forgotten disease?

Hippocrates described the classic signs centuries ago, so what else do we know about the ancient illness?...

Whorlton Hall: Ten arrested over abuse allegations

Ten workers are held over the alleged mistreatment of hospital patients following a BBC investigation....

'Cancer screening should be as easy as booking a flight'

Text reminders and after-work appointments are recommended in a report on improving cancer screening....

Surgeons warn of serious hand injuries from dog leads and collars

A Cornwall dog owner had the skin torn off her middle finger by a lead wound tightly round her hand....

Mumps and measles cases in England prompt vaccine call

There were 795 cases of mumps in the first three months of 2019, versus 1,031 in the whole of 2018....

Migraines: Calls for 'life changing' drug Aimovig on NHS in England

The 'life-changing' injection has been approved for use in Scotland, but not yet in England....

Whorlton Hall: Hospital abuse missed despite at least 100 official visits

Inspectors, council staff and NHS officials went in twice week on average in the year before Panorama expose....

Two female loos for every male one, experts recommend

With more urinals than cubicles, men - unlike women - rarely queue, a report says....

Colluding drug firms 'cost the NHS millions of pounds'

The competition regulator says that four drugs firms forced the price of an anti-nausea tablet up by 700%....

Aspirin 'safe' for brain-bleed strokes

Patients can take aspirin without raising their risk of another stroke, a study suggests....

I lost my arms and legs - stop it happening to others

Sepsis survivor Tom Ray wants better awareness and faster diagnosis of the potentially deadly disease....

'Broken' care system for most vulnerable

Patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down, a report says....

Don't be complacent over laughing gas risks, say nurses

Nurses are warning drug use can cause breathing and heart problems - and sometimes death....

Heart scan 'could pick up signs of sudden death risk'

Researchers used detailed images of the heart to look for signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy....

Decriminalise prostitution, say nurses

Nurses are worried sex workers are risking their health and safety because of the laws around prostitution....

MRI scan death of Torbay teenager investigated

Alice Sloman's heart had grown to twice the normal size due to growth hormone treatment....

Artificial intelligence diagnoses lung cancer

AI appears better than specialist doctors at diagnosing the disease from lung scans, say researchers....

Liposuction rise linked to gym wear trend

More women are seeking surgery, possibly to get a body that looks good in trendy gym clothing, says surgeon....

HIV fear over 'dirty' dental equipment

Hundreds of dental scaling patients are offered blood tests over fears about unsterilised equipment....

Alex Danson: England captain and Olympic champion on head injury recovery

When Olympic champion Alex Danson hit her head on a wall while laughing, the "most challenging part" of her life began....

The failings in learning disability services in six charts

The government has missed a target of fewer inpatient beds for people with learning disabilities in England....

Cannula sleeves: 'Simple solution for dementia patients'

Thousands of cannula sleeves have been made by a knitting group since it was set up by a Chester singer....

We Are Middlesbrough: Pregnant teenagers tell their story

Robyn used to drink and smoke marijuana, but says her impending little girl changed her life....

I never met my daughter's dad - she was his dying wish

Liat Malka was 35 and single when she decided she wanted a child. The sperm donor she found had died five years previously....

Baby loss: The hospital helping bereaved families

As a hospital plans to build a safe haven for those experiencing baby loss, mums tell their stories....

Stress from poverty 'over-medicalised'

Community support groups are a powerful way of tackling mental distress - but they are being lost, a report says....

Contaminated blood inquiry: 'Infection has ruined my life'

A Belfast woman speaks ahead of the contaminated blood inquiry hearing evidence in Belfast....

Light and the circadian rhythm: The key to a good night's sleep?

Getting enough sleep is fundamental to our wellbeing, but one key factor is often overlooked....

Chiari malformation: ‘I went from travel-obsessed to bedridden'

Hailey wanted to travel the world as a doctor, until a mystery condition left her shaking uncontrollably....

What does the menopause do to the body?

The brain, heart, bones and skin can all be affected by the hormonal changes brought on by the menopause....

Sinikiwe Kademaunga: 'Don't associate disability with poverty'

Blogger Sinikiwe Kademaunga was born with a condition that stopped the growth of her limbs....

Deborah James: Five symptoms of bowel cancer

The co-host of You, Me and the Big C podcast on her stage 4 bowel cancer....

Care minister Caroline Dinenage 'deeply sorry' over hospital abuse

Caroline Dinenage MP calls treatment of vulnerable patients in NHS-funded hospital "appalling"....

'Acne does not define me'

Abigail has faced abuse from strangers because of her cystic acne but is now fighting back using social media....

Mum whose baby died speaks of pain of hearing others cry

Lynette Parkes lost her baby at seven months and spoke of the added pain of hearing other newborns cry nearby....

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