Health

English health index to paint detailed picture of nation’s wellbeing

The government is to set up the most comprehensive database yet to measure the health of people in England as…

The battle to separate Safa and Marwa

It’s the rarest form of a rare condition – conjoined twins, fused at the head. The BBC has been granted…

Doctors couldn’t diagnose my mental health problems. But then they saw my art

Ispent nearly 20 years of my life mentally unwell, detained in various psychiatric hospitals while doctors argued about what was…

Public health funding: a new approach to address conditions like obesity and cancer

Through the UK Prevention Research Partnership, we are supporting researchers to work with experts outside of health to prevent the…

Body plan evolution not as simple as once believed

The role of Hox genes in changing the layout of different body parts during evolution has been challenged by a…

With Rural Health Care Stretched Thin, More Patients Turn To Telehealth

Telehealth turned Jill Hill’s life around. The 63-year-old lives on the edge of rural Grass Valley, an old mining town…

Doctors Slow To Adopt Tech Tools That Might Save Patients Money On Drugs

When Mary Kay Gilbert saw her doctor in May for a skin infection on her leg, she wasn’t surprised to…

Health of older people suffering in poor housing, MPs warn

  More than 2 million older people are suffering physical and mental ill health and even death as a consequence…

Trump administration agrees to delay health care rule

The Trump administration has agreed to postpone implementing a rule allowing medical workers to decline performing abortions or other treatments…

The Gap Between Rich And Poor Americans’ Health Is Widening

Researchers compared Americans’ health status today with that of 25 years ago and found that health is worsening among lower-income…
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