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Hundreds of families block organ donation

Hundreds of families block organ donation

Media captionRachel wants to be an organ donor Organs from 505 registered donors could not be made available for transplant in the last five years because of objections from relatives.…

Drug therapy ‘restores breathing’ after spinal injury

Drug therapy ‘restores breathing’ after spinal injury

Image copyright Science Photo Library A drug-based therapy appears to restore breathing in rats paralysed from the neck down by a spinal injury, according to scientists. They hope their “exciting…

‘Steep rise’ in self-harm among teenage girls

‘Steep rise’ in self-harm among teenage girls

Image copyright Getty Images There has been a steep rise in reports of self-harm among girls aged 13 to 16, according to a study of data from GP practices across…

NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK

NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK

Media captionDr Ursula Brennan: “We are in crisis at the moment in Northern Ireland” The performance of hospitals across the UK has slumped with targets for cancer, A&E and planned…

Pre-sex HIV drug ‘no-brainer’ for NHS

Pre-sex HIV drug ‘no-brainer’ for NHS

Image copyright Getty Images A drug to dramatically cut the risk of HIV infection during sex would save the UK around £1bn over the next 80 years, say scientists. The…

Drug therapy ‘restores breathing’ after spinal injury

Drug therapy ‘restores breathing’ after spinal injury

Image copyright Science Photo Library A drug-based therapy appears to restore breathing in rats paralysed from the neck down by a spinal injury, according to scientists. They hope their “exciting…

Restaurant chain ‘cut sugary drink sales’ with price rise

Restaurant chain ‘cut sugary drink sales’ with price rise

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 10p or 3% was added to the price of sugar-sweetened drinks and healthier soft drinks were added to the menu An increase in the…

NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK

NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK

Media captionDr Ursula Brennan: “We are in crisis at the moment in Northern Ireland” The performance of hospitals across the UK has slumped with targets for cancer, A&E and planned…

Pre-sex HIV drug ‘no-brainer’ for NHS

Pre-sex HIV drug ‘no-brainer’ for NHS

Image copyright Getty Images A drug to dramatically cut the risk of HIV infection during sex would save the UK around £1bn over the next 80 years, say scientists. The…

Drug therapy ‘restores breathing’ after spinal injury

Drug therapy ‘restores breathing’ after spinal injury

Image copyright Science Photo Library A drug-based therapy appears to restore breathing in rats paralysed from the neck down by a spinal injury, according to scientists. They hope their “exciting…