A growing number of expectant mothers are opting for the comfort, consistency and predictability of private maternity care combined with the emergency back-up of a National Health Service hospital, writes Dan Matthews
The technique of in vitro fertilisation (IVF), pioneered in Britain, has enabled millions of couples around the world to have children, but developments in fertility treatments continue to spark controversy, writes Lilian Anekwe
The UK has some of the best acute stroke services in the world. But experts are concerned that changes within the National Health Service may mean stroke slips down the healthcare agenda, as Liz Bestic reports
Musculoskeletal conditions – the term for more than 200 illnesses affecting the bones and joints, such as arthritis, lower back pain and osteoporosis – threaten to stretch the NHS to breaking point, writes Lilian Anekwe
Dramatic advances in drug development have meant HIV is no longer an automatic death sentence. But infection rates in the UK continue to rise while the disease drops out of the headlines, as Peter Archer reports on World Aids Day
Our eye health is deteriorating. Every day 100 people in the UK start to lose their sight and experts predict this figure will rise over the coming years, despite the fact that half of all sight loss is avoidable. So what can be done? David Cartwright, chairman of National Eye Health Week, explains how the campaign aims to help Britain see better
From genes and gender to age and fitness, whether you smoke or drink, or have other medical conditions, there are many factors which can increase your risk of stroke. Victoria Lambert suggests ways of minimising the risk
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