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Some 100,000 people are affected by alopecia, according to the National Institute for Health.

'I'm seriously thinking of getting them tattooed': Louis Theroux shares alopecia update as hair loss affects his eyebrows

Pig walking in grass.

UK's first human case of never-before-seen swine flu detected

Experts warn many of us are making tragic toilet mistakes.

Bathroom bloopers: How you could be wiping the wrong way and other loo roll mistakes

A woman tasting red wine, with a vineyard on background

Mystery of why red wine can cause headaches ‘solved’ by scientists

Experts warn that around a year’s worth of dentistry appointments were lost as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic

Children 'having all 20 baby teeth surgically removed' amid dental crisis

Chris Whitty has revealed some tip for a healthier, longer life

'Old fashioned' ways are best to stay young: Chris Whitty reveals best ways to live longer

The monkey, with glowing fingertips, could help shed light on how stem cells work in the creation of life

'Chimaera' monkey with glowing fingertips and eyes created by Chinese scientists

FTD is a rarer form of dementia, believed to account for less than one in 20 of all dementia cases.

'I see love when I'm with him': Bruce Willis' daughter shares update on his 'aggressive' dementia

At least 26 percent of women binge drink at least once a month

'It's poison': Mum 'hit rock bottom after driving drunk with kids in car' as UK women named world's worst binge drinkers

Boris Johnson was told to sack 'lying' Matt Hancock

Boris Johnson was told to sack Matt Hancock to 'save lives and protect the NHS', Covid Inquiry hears

Boris Johnson 'wanted to be injected with Covid live on TV'

Boris Johnson 'wanted to be injected with coronavirus live on TV to show it wasn't a threat', Covid Inquiry hears

150,000 adults and children are expected to benefit

'This will save lives and heartbreak': NHS to offer 150,000 type 1 diabetes patients 'life-changing' device

The spider was found next to shedded skin

Ear-achnophobia: Woman kept awake by clicking noises finds tiny spider living in her ear

The patient woke up in the hospital hours later

Woman, in her 50s, who 'woke up hours after being declared dead' dies, police confirm

The patient woke up in the hospital hours later

Patient wakes up hours after being declared dead as paramedics apologise for distress

Surge in people attending A&E for ailments such as coughs and hiccups

Soaring number of people attending A&E with colds, coughs and hiccups amid struggle to get GP appointments

TfL said it would "monitor" its network and continue "rigorous and thorough cleaning measures".

Parisian bedbugs take on TfL: First sighting of critter crawling on London tube commuter's leg

Top scientist Kirsty Smitten who has died from cancer

Pioneering scientist who created new class of antibiotics that could save millions of lives dies of cancer aged just 29

Rishi Sunak has presented a series of new policies

Scrapping HS2 north, smoking ban and a new qualification: Sunak's policy announcements at a glance

Sunak has proposed a new smoking ban

Sunak says 14-year-olds will 'never be sold a cigarette' under plans to raise smoking age by one year, every year

Scotland's first safe drug consumption space set to be openned

'Isn't this just decriminalising heroin?': Tom Swarbrick questions Labour MSP over first safe drug consumption room

Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle

Hospital trust apologises and blames IT error for losing 24,000 doctors' letters

A desperate push to reach a huge fundraising target for four-year-old suffering with a dangerous nerve tissue cancer.

Archie’s urgent campaign: Family of four-year-old rally around to raise £154k for life-saving cancer treatment

Amy Dowden inundated with support after bravely shaving her head

Amy Dowden flooded with support after sharing 'hardest step so far' in her breast cancer battle

Strictly star Amy Dowden shares emotional video showing her having her hair shaved amid cancer battle

'The hardest step': Strictly star Amy Dowden breaks down as family help shave off her hair amid cancer treatment

Coastal areas were found to have more people living to a 100 years.

Brits living around coastal areas in the UK living longer

Justice James Gordon ruled the claim as an "abuse of process."

Australian man who blamed wife's c-section for 'psychotic illness' sues hospital for £520 million

Health Secretary Steve Barclay

Health Secretary slams 'militant' doctors' union as he refuses to meet with striking medics over pay

Doctors may be forced to work during strikes

Doctors to be forced to work during strikes under fresh government plans

The UK is Europe's fourth fattest nation, where over 25% of adults are obese.

Junk food needs to be taxed to tackle Britain's obesity crisis, says Tony Blair

Linda Evangelista has spoken of her breast cancer diagnosis

Supermodel Linda Evangelista reveals she secretly underwent a double mastectomy after breast cancer diagnosis

Some NHS patients could be prescribed the Wegovy weight-loss drug after stock arrived in the UK

Weight-loss jab Wegovy launched in UK today via NHS and some private doctors

Vegan influencer Zhanna Samsonova boasted about weighing ‘same as 18 coconuts’ at just 41kg before ‘dying of starvation’

Vegan influencer Zhanna Samsonova boasted of weighing 'the same as 18 coconuts' before 'dying of starvation'


'I am a mum and a woman who was extremely let down': Myleene Klass 'extremely proud' of updated miscarriage law

James O'Brien says NHS privitisation is "at the heart of neoliberalism"

James O'Brien fears “Thatcherism” is at the heart of a new NHS privatisation move

Sarah has been open about her struggles with the disease on her podcast

Sarah, Duchess of York, names reconstructed breast 'Derek' after breast cancer diagnosis

The Government has turned to private sector capacity in a bid to cut NHS waiting lists.

NHS 'goes private' in bid to cut waiting lists as independent companies asked to conduct scans and tests

The practice was bombarded with patients hoping for an appointment

Dental practice bombarded with 27,000 phone calls as patients queue for hours to get one of 60 slots

Brits have been warned over "thunder fever"

'Thunder fever' warning issued for Brits with hay fever and asthma after UK battered by stormy weather

The RCEN's president has warning of an oncoming NHS winter disaster after the Government unveiled its health service plans for the cold months

NHS 'blithely sailing towards an iceberg' with Government winter plan which will kill thousands, leading doctor says

Laura Mackenzie said she was denied her "dream job" as a probationary officer in the Highlands

Woman denied police job because she was taking antidepressants launches legal action

Some 2.5 million extra people will suffer from serious health conditions by 2040

Another 2.5 million Brits will have serious illnesses like dementia, cancer and diabetes by 2040

Exercise, friendships and a good night sleep are among the healthy habits for a long life

Eight healthy habits to help you live up to 24 years longer revealed by scientists

Doctors are going on strike

Senior doctors start 48 hours of strikes as NHS care to cut down to Christmas Day-style emergency cover

Patients have resorted to paying for their own operations

Soaring numbers of patients pay for vital operations as record NHS waiting lists keep rising

The drug could prove to bring new hope to Alzheimer's sufferers (file image)

Hope for Alzheimer’s patients as new drug donanemab slows cognitive decline 'by a third'

A critical report into the government's new hospitals pledge has been released

'Shocking and damning': Government on track to miss 2030 target to build 40 'new' hospitals

The Freestyle Libre 2 app has broken down for a number of Type 1 Diabetics in the country

Panic among diabetics after vital testing software breaks leaving thousands unable to test blood sugars