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More than 10,000 patients have been waiting more than the maximum 36 weeks for NHS treatment, according to official figures.
Opposition parties said the latest increase was “shameful”, and accused the Welsh government of complacency.
In the UK, tea drinking is one of the few edible pleasures we have left that isn’t unhealthy or fattening, but it seems that the humble teabag could be hiding a dark secret.
A lifetime of mental challenges leads to slower cognitive decline after factoring out dementia’s impact on the brain, US researchers say.
The measles epidemic centred on the Swansea area has been declared over eight months after it began.
But health officials have warned that unless MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccinations continue, a further outbreak cannot be ruled out.
Experts say thousands of patients are receiving painkillers because specialist services to help them cope with chronic pain are underfunded.
Cutting the umbilical cord immediately after birth – currently standard practice – puts the baby at risk of iron deficiency, experts say.
Official guidelines are currently being examined – and professionals and campaigners say they should change.
Leaving the cord attached for a few minutes allows the blood in the cord to transfer to the baby,
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) says it will publish new guidelines next year.
Increasing potassium in our diets as well as cutting down on salt will reduce blood pressure levels and the risk of stroke, research in the British Medical Journal suggests.
One study review found that eating an extra two to three servings of fruit or vegetables per day – which are high in potassium – was beneficial.
Health officials say an outbreak of measles is “spreading at an alarming rate across areas of Wales”.
Obese people will have to complete weight loss programmes before they can have operations, if proposals by a Welsh health board are approved.