Bury mother of sick twins makes plea for more stem cell donors

A mother-of-five from Bury, whose youngest twin daughters were both been diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, is trying to encourage more people to...

New Manchester study sheds light on Stephen Fry’s portrayal of manic depression

Despite the suffering caused by bipolar disorder – also known as manic depression -  a significant minority of patients actually want to keep it...

Health check “postcode lottery” ranks Manchester seventh worst in the country

Manchester Council's Liberal Democrats have today warned that Manchester is in the midst of a "dangerous postcode lottery" as official figures reveal...

NHS England to fund pioneering new brain surgery at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Pioneering brain surgery that allows children who are deaf to experience the sensation of hearing for the first time is being made routinely available,...

Swansea boy receives pioneering proton beam therapy for rare throat cancer at the Christie

An eight year old boy who has been diagnosed with a rare form of throat cancer is being treated with proton beam therapy (PBT)...

Eating dark chocolate may positively affect mood and relieve depressive symptoms

A new University College London led study looking at whether different types of chocolate are associated with mood disorders was the first to examine the...

Mission is on to get Greater Manchester moving

A major campaign is launching in Greater Manchester to get people thinking differently about getting active, and help the 6-in-10 children and more than...

Higher air pollution days trigger cardiac arrests and hospitalisations

Hundreds of children and adults are suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrests or being sent to hospital for strokes or severe asthma attacks on days when...

A quarter of cancer patients experience avoidable delay to diagnosis

One in four cancer patients experienced a delay to their diagnosis that could have been avoided, according to a new study by Cancer Research...

Racial disparities in drug prescriptions for dementia

Disparities in drug prescribing suggest that black and Asian people with dementia are not receiving the same quality of care as their white peers,...