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Springwatch star Chris Packham's partner has told how his Asperger's syndrome affects their relationship. Packham, 57, was diagnosed with the condition - an autism spectrum disorder that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others - in 2005. In an interview with the Daily Mirror, Charlotte Corney, who…
Motor neurone disease sufferer Noel Conway has lost his Court of Appeal challenge against a "blanket ban" on assisted dying. The 68-year-old retired lecturer from Shrewsbury, who says he feels "entombed" by his illness, has fought a long legal battle for the right to a "peaceful and dignified" death. He…
One in five doctors believe that patient safety is being "compromised" due to staffing problems, a new poll has found. An annual census of British doctors found that more than half of all consultants and two thirds of trainees reported frequent gaps in junior doctor rotas. And 20% said that…
Four in every five women have experienced a reproductive health issue in the last year, a new poll has found. A survey of more than 7,300 women from England found that 80% had experienced "unwanted reproductive health symptoms" in the last 12 months such as heavy menstrual bleeding, severe menopausal…
To mark the BBC's coverage of the NHS's 70th birthday in July 2018, researchers from the Health Foundation, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust have joined forces for the first time, using combined expertise to shed light on some of the big questions on…
The NHS is a consistently below-average performer for some major illnesses, a new report has found. It is not doing as well as its counterparts at saving the lives of patients with many of the most common and lethal illnesses, according to an analysis by leading think tanks. The report,…
Actor Simon Pegg has lent his support to a new dementia awareness campaign by appearing in a video that explains how the condition affects the brain. The Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz star, 48, provides the introduction and narration for charity Alzheimer's Research UK's two-minute clip. Titled Dementia…
Mobile phone entrepreneur John Caudwell has pledged his own money in a bid to spark a Government-funded programme into Lyme disease research. Phones 4u founder Mr Caudwell has offered "significant funds" to the Department of Health if it commissions "desperately needed" work into the "terribly debilitating illness". He made the…
An extra £6 million to help cut waiting times for endoscopies by more than 20% has been announced by the Scottish Government. It is hoped the number of people waiting for diagnostic tests will be cut by at least 2,500 by September, and 5,000 by December. There will be a…
A drug that slows the affects of multiple sclerosis (MS) has been recommended for treatment on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has published draft guidance which recommends ocrelizumab for treating relapsing-remitting MS in adults. There are around 100,000 people with MS in the UK,…
The new Armed Forces' rehabilitation centre could soon provide on-site NHS services offering world-leading care for civilians. The £300 million Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC), which was created thanks to the vision of the 6th Duke of Westminster, was formally gifted to the nation by his son at a…
The number of older cancer patients will rocket in the next two decades, experts have predicted. Cancer Research UK said the number of older people diagnosed with cancer each year could rise by 80% by 2035. It reported that 130,000 British people over the age of 75 currently get cancer…
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