In her youth, Theresa Hopkins was a teenage hooligan who carried a knife, terrorised her neighbours and prank-called emergency services.
New research has shown that older people with very low risk of heart disease also have very little frailty, raising the possibility that frailty could be prevented.
A compensation scheme is being drawn up for those identified by one of the most complex and challenging patient recalls in Northern Ireland’s history, senior civil servants have said.
A compensation scheme is being drawn up for those identified by the most complex ever patient recall in Northern Ireland, a senior civil servant said.
An NHS trust accused of resisting taking the blame for its blunders could be prosecuted after a patient escaped from a mental health hospital and was burned alive in the boot of a car.
The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has spread to a city, prompting fears of a worrying shift in the new outbreak in the north-west of the country.
The sister of a Dundee postman who died from a rare type of cancer is set to walk from his grave to St Andrews in a fundraising effort.
A terminally ill woman who cast light on Ireland’s cervical screening controversy has called for a radical overhaul of the Irish health service, insisting she does not want to die in vain.
Fears of flying in a microbe-infested airplane seat for hours at a time may soon be over.
A care nurse faces being struck off after allegedly sleeping on the job on up to eight occasions while she worked at a Dundee care home.
Wealthier children and young adults may be more likely to die from asthma than their poorer peers, according to a new study.
The head of the World Health Organisation has said he and DR Congo’s health minister have agreed that Ebola vaccines will be shipped “as quickly as possible” as the number of suspected cases in the latest outbreak grows.
A mum has described how she defied doctors who said she was too overweight for life-changing surgery.
Singer FKA twigs has said her “confidence as a woman was knocked” following laparoscopic surgery to have six fibroid tumours removed from her uterus.
Last April, Allan Lowson was walking home from a bus stop when he stumbled on the pavement.
Congo’s government has declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country’s rural north-west, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed.
Measuring grip strength could identify people who are at high risk of disease, according to researchers.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I’m genuinely sorry’: Health secretary apologises in emails to former NHS chief over departure
Scotland's health secretary admitted she was “genuinely sorry” about the way the departure of an NHS Tayside chief unfolded, it has emerged.
Drugs crisis: Bereaved dad calls for addicts to get medical heroin, claiming ‘methadone doesn’t work’
A grieving dad claims prescription heroin may have saved his son from the addiction that eventually killed him.
A consultant neurologist whose work prompted the recall of thousands of patients kept his own records in private practice, his former clinic has said.