Health

NHS: More at-home care offered in bid to shorten hospital wait times

Data for England is shown by NHS trust, where the trust includes at least one hospital with a Type 1 A&E department. Type 1 means a consultant-led 24 ...

'I couldn't read or write but now I'm saving lives'

A man who couldn't read or write until he was in his 20s has spoken of his pride after becoming a paramedic. Richard Henton, from Bestwood Village, N...

Could a fungal pandemic turn us all into zombies?

"When you have a piece of fruit and the next day it's turned to mush, that's because it has had a mucor-fungus [Mucormycetes] inside of it," says Dr R...

US to make it easier for gay men to donate blood

According to the draft recommendations, all people seeking to donate blood will be asked if they've had new or multiple sexual partners within three m...

Hundreds of NHS buildings contain asbestos, says TUC

Labour MP Ian Lavery, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health, said: "If asbestos is in a building, it will at so...

Toxic slimming pill drug DNP to be declared poison

A statement issued by both families, following the minister's letter states: "Our loved [ones] innocently bought DNP on the internet, which is in the ...