Great Ormond Street Hospital

Matt Dawson describes 'two weeks of hell' as baby son battled meningitis

When his son was rushed to intensive care with meningitis, rugby star Matt Dawson began “two weeks of hell”.<p>But he says being able to stay with his …

'Sometimes we think of ending it all — we are terribly weary of fighting'

‘I woke at seven this morning, and I was crying. I’m depressed and feel utterly hopeless. That often happens. Sometimes we think of ending it all; we …

News (Ireland)

Exploring the palliative power of art

According to a collaborative study at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina, people who give blood in clinics hung with works of art feel …

Art

Mother who tragically lost three children describes her heartbreak: 'It was just a part of life'

A devoted mother who tragically lost three of her children has been honoured for her "strength, bravery, perseverance and positivity."

News (Ireland)

The generous cabbie who gave a free ride and other random acts of kindness

By Tracy Ollerenshaw <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>A kind-hearted taxi driver refused to accept any cash from a dad who was taking his daughter home from Great Ormond Street Hospital.</b><p>Robel Kidane from Hillingdon, west London, tells Newsbeat it's a "London cabbie tradition" not to take a fare from the children's …

Uber

Great Ormond Street Hospital 'failing' intersex children

<b>Great Ormond Street Hospital is not meeting care standards for intersex children, a BBC investigation says.</b><p>It found that some patients who had been born with sexual development disorders, and their families, had no access to psychological care.<p>And not all cases were properly discussed before the …

Medicine

Piers Morgan and Lord Sugar relentlessly fat shame each other in hilarious Good Morning Britain showdown

Bickering pair actually weighed themselves live on TV for charity challenge.<p>Piers Morgan and Lord Sugar came face-to-face on <i>Good Morning Britain</i> …

Piers Morgan

The Steps We Take To Try To Conquer Grief

By Pete Shaw, in memory of my little boy James<p><i>A family photo of James</i><p>A lot has been written about grief. You can Google it, and you will find any …

Empathy

Parents' anguish as doctors ask High Court to let them remove brain-damaged baby's life support

Doctors at a major London hospital are embroiled in a High Court life-support treatment dispute with the parents of a brain-damaged baby.<p>Specialists …

Medicine

Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Gene Therapy for Cerebral Adrenoleukodystrophy

Adrenoleukodystrophy is an X-linked genetic disease that is caused by a defect in the gene ABCD1 (ATP-binding cassette, subfamily D, member 1), which …

Medicine

The beautiful little girl who can never be cuddled by her mum

With her tiny body blotched with blisters, Pippa Atkinson is constantly dosed up with morphine to help her cope with the pain.<p>The Peppa Pig loving …

News (Wales)

Duo set out to support brave Rutherglen youngster with rare heart condition

Ken Coulter and Lian Hay will be hoping to raise money for Rutherglen youngster Valentina Jaconelli, who suffers from a rare heart condition.<p>Two of …

Medicine

Babies at greater risk of flu if they have older brothers or sisters, scientists warn

Infants are at greater risk of serious illness from influenza if they have older brothers or sisters, new research has shown, leading for calls for older siblings to be vaccinated.<p>Babies and toddlers with one older sibling are more than twice as likely as only-children to be hospitalized with flu …

Public Health

Evening Standard comment: Drugs are making our prisons ungovernable

Prisons are meant to be places of rehabilitation as well as punishment, and at the very minimum they should be places of safety for their inmates. …

Prison

Top judge urges 'living wills' for vulnerable elderly or sick people

High Court judge Mr Justice Francis, who is based in the Family Division, suggested there should be a campaign to educate people about living …

UK News

Marathon walkers honour memory of five-year-old Shani

To honour the memory of five-year-old Shani Berman, a group of mothers walked through the night after Shabbat to raise well over £20,000.<p>The Immanuel …

Jewish Culture

Health Check: The boy who was raised a girl

<b>When anyone has a baby the first question everyone asks is: "Is it a boy or a girl?"</b><p>Biologically it is sex hormones, physical appearance and the sex chromosomes - XX for a woman, XY for a man - which dictate whether someone is male or female.<p>But what happens if you bring up someone who was a boy as …

Social Work

The wonderful moment a little boy meets the stranger who donated bone marrow to save his life

This is the heart-warming moment a toddler with a rare condition met the selfless bone marrow donor who saved his life.<p>Jack Shaw was just 18 months …

Medicine

My Son Was Given 24 Hours To Live But Thanks To Research He's Still Alive Today

My family and I were on a trip to Legoland when we first started to worry about our son, Amarvir. He looked pale and tired. When we got home, we took …

Cancer

CAR-T Treatments Show Promise to Be a Real Cancer Cure

There’s been a flurry of news in recent weeks regarding CAR-T.<p>That’s the groundbreaking cellular immunotherapy that oncology researchers say is a …

Cancer

Seven of the UK's healing hospital gardens – in pictures

Hospital gardens can have an impact on the health and wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors. Junior doctor Nima Ghadiri picks some of his favourites

Gardening

William and Kate's third child should be an NHS birth

Paul Kelso, Health Correspondent<p>So even the silent minority of republicans might have indulged the outbreak of gooeyness that greeted news that the …

UK News

Family to move to Netherlands so son, 5, can get cannabis treatment for epilepsy

A boy who can have hundreds of seizures a day because of his rare form of epilepsy is moving to the Netherlands for cannabis treatment.<p>Alfie Dingley, …

Cannabis

Family of epileptic boy, 5, suffering hundreds of fits a day moving to Netherlands to treat him with cannabis

The family of an epileptic boy who suffers hundreds of seizures a day are quitting the UK to move to the Netherlands so they can legally treat him …

Cannabis

Little girl’s donated organs save a record 8 people

A schoolgirl organ donor has saved a record eight people’s lives after dying aged just 13.<p>Jemima Layzell was killed by a brain hemorrhage only days …

Lifestyle

Girl Saves 8 People By Donating Her Organs, Breaks Record

FOLLOW US!<p>A 13-year-old British girl that died from a brain aneurysm saved a record-breaking eight people via organ donation after her death.<p>“In the …

7 Causes That Were Near and Dear to Princess Diana's Heart

Princess Diana was known for her impeccable sense of style and flawless beauty, but she is best remembered for her heart of gold. Diana spoke out on …

Royal Family

Girl, 11, left mute and bed bound by mystery illness that has doctors baffled

<b>An 11-year-old girl has been left unable to walk, speak or eat – and doctors have no idea what is wrong with her.</b><p>Kaci Smith’s mother has spoken of …

Girl's donated organs help a record eight people

<b>A 13-year-old girl who died from a brain aneurysm has helped a record eight different people, including five children, through organ donation.</b><p>Jemima Layzell, from Somerset, who died in 2012, donated her heart, pancreas, lungs, kidneys, small bowel and liver.<p>Jemima's parents said she was clever, …

Medicine

She died of a brain aneurysm at 13. After death, she saved a record number of people

When Jemima Layzell died unexpectedly of a brain aneurysm at 13, her parents mourned the loss of her young life.<p>But they probably didn’t imagine that …

Medicine