A Bristol hospital has apologised over the treatment a four-year-old heart patient received on a ward after his parents condemned his care as “shambolic”.
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Tuesday 14 February 2012
A new study in which patients had their hearts repaired with stem cells has brought regenerative treatments for heart attacks a step closer.
Thursday 09 February 2012
Up to one in five men is carrying a gene from their father which increases their risk of coronary heart disease by 50 per cent, a study has found.
Tuesday 07 February 2012
The Rev Ian Paisley remained seriously ill in hospital tonight as his family maintained a vigil at his bedside.
Friday 27 January 2012
Thursday 26 January 2012
It is one of medicine's mysteries: what has caused Britain's plummeting rate of heart disease over the last decade? Deaths from heart attacks have halved since 2002 and no one is quite sure why. Similar changes have occurred in countries around the world, but the death rate in England has fallen further and faster than almost anywhere.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
Boosting vitamin D intake could help to prevent age-related diseases, in particular loss of vision and blindness, a study said.
Wednesday 11 January 2012
A desktop machine not much bigger than a microwave cooker that can in one day decode the entire three billion "letters" of the human genome for just $1,000 (£650) has been built, an American biotechnology company has announced.
Friday 06 January 2012
An elderly woman died after waiting nearly an hour-and-a-half for an ambulance when she fell over.
Thursday 05 January 2012
Supporters of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner waited anxiously outside her hospital yesterday for word on the results of surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid gland.
Tuesday 03 January 2012
Most Britons have a "troubling" lack of understanding about the calorie content of everyday foods, a health charity has warned.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Five thousand more babies with birth defects are born each year in England and Wales than previously thought, researchers say.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
A vulnerable man who died after suffering 30 years of torment by yobs was unlawfully killed, a coroner ruled today.
Tuesday 06 December 2011
Michael Lohan is undergoing heart surgery.
Wednesday 28 September 2011
A senior Conservative who was found dead in a portable toilet at this year's Glastonbury Festival died of natural causes, a coroner has ruled.
Tuesday 30 August 2011
Surely just one or two cigarettes a day can't do us much harm – can they? Jeremy Laurance stubs out some medical myths
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