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Night shifts: The toll they can take on your life

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 12:04:54 GMT

As more of us work through the night, one man finds out how 30 years of shifts has affected his life.

The pain of Tourette's: 'I'm always covered in bruises'

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 02:08:43 GMT

Charity Tourettes Action has discovered that patients are facing long delays in diagnosis.

Child's death linked to Glasgow hospital pigeon infection

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:58:32 GMT

The fungus from bird droppings was a "contributing factor" in the death of the youngster at a Glasgow hospital.

The teen Primark model with vitiligo

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:07:36 GMT

Kaiden Williams, 13, recently featured in a campaign for the clothes store and is inspiring others.

Global health research money reaches 'record high'

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:39:30 GMT

An annual survey has found money invested in this area reached its highest level yet in 2017.

Conjoined twins Marieme and Ndeye Ndiaye are living in the UK

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:20:47 GMT

Conjoined twins Marieme and Ndye Ndiaye have an uncertain future after moving from Senegal to the UK.

Gosport hospital deaths: 'My father’s life was ended by someone else'

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:19:18 GMT

David Huntington told BBC Panorama of his anger over his father’s death at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

Young at higher risk of asthma attack, says charity

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:38:25 GMT

Amy Pay, 27, says she didn't take her asthma seriously until she nearly ended up in hospital.

He Jiankui: China condemns 'baby gene editing' scientist

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:10:04 GMT

Investigators say He Jiankui sought "fame and fortune" with his claim to have edited baby genes.

Carter Cookson: Baby who needed new heart dies

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 23:27:46 GMT

His parents, who lost their first son in 2013, say Carter Cookson has "gained his angel wings".

Is it OK to take the pill every day without a break?

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 20:22:49 GMT

Women can avoid monthly bleeding if they run oral contraceptive pill packets back to back - but is it safe?

Instagram 'helped kill my daughter'

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:38:13 GMT

After Molly Russell took her own life, her family found distressing material through her Instagram account.

Pigeon droppings health risk - should you worry?

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:04:53 GMT

A child's death at a hospital in Glasgow has been linked to an infection spread by bird droppings.

St George's Hospital: 250 cardiac unit deaths to be reviewed

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:39:17 GMT

Complex heart operations were moved out of St George's Hospital last year to allow for improvements.

Ant McPartlin sent support from ADHD community

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:11:47 GMT

The TV presenter says he "found out stuff about me I hadn't addressed for years".

Being awake during brain surgery: 'You are hovering in between worlds'

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:06:26 GMT

Jazz musician Musa Manzini was kept awake for part of his surgery to have a tumour removed.

Gosport hospital deaths: Evidence 'strong enough to bring charges'

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 01:44:02 GMT

More than 450 patients died after being prescribed painkillers at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

How virtual reality can help you manage pain

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:18:24 GMT

A company in Israel is using virtual reality computer games to help patients deal with chronic pain.

Disability hate crime: Katie Price backed by MPs over online abuse

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:51:53 GMT

The model is calling for new laws to protect disabled people online after her son Harvey was trolled.

The breakthroughs that could save our lives

Sat, 29 Dec 2018 03:02:39 GMT

From reversing blindness and paralysis to new treatments for cancer and infertility.

What is the right age to lose your virginity?

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:40:23 GMT

More than a third of women and a quarter of men think they got it wrong, research suggests.

Teen one of first UK proton-beam NHS patients

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 01:03:28 GMT

Manchester's Christie hospital has the UK's first dedicated NHS treatment centre for the pioneering treatment.

Thames Water staff offering mental health support to colleagues

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:34:47 GMT

Some companies are offering help and support to employees with mental health issues.

Turtle meat - the ultimate survival diet?

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:24:11 GMT

How one family stayed alive while shipwrecked and adrift on the Pacific Ocean.

'Why I wanted a tattoo on my mastectomy scar'

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 00:47:44 GMT

Kris Hallenga was diagnosed with terminal cancer, but beat the odds. Her scar is part of her body art.

Iceland still selling own-brand palm oil products despite pledge

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:53:56 GMT

The retailer promised to remove palm oil from all of its own products by the end of 2018.

Sickle cell: Call The Midwife shines spotlight on disease

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 17:04:00 GMT

Sickle cell carriers took to social media to praise the show's portrayal of the genetic disease.

Why are so many people still dying from snake bites?

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 02:14:32 GMT

Most of the world's population lives near venomous snakes - but some are at greater risk than others.

'Brazilian butt lift' inquest: Fat clot killed woman

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:41:31 GMT

Leah Cambridge, 29, from Leeds, died after travelling to a hospital in Turkey for cosmetic surgery.

NHS Wales agency staff costs spiral to cover vacancies

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 02:05:22 GMT

Auditor general Adrian Crompton says he hopes NHS Wales can "continue to bring down and control" costs.

Women's frozen eggs 'should be stored for longer'

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 01:23:44 GMT

The 10-year limit for keeping a woman's frozen eggs is arbitrary and does not reflect current technology, campaigners say.

How Bournemouth's 'streaming' nurses ease A&E pressure

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:19:36 GMT

A Bournemouth hospital is stationing a nurse at its A&E entrance to redirect non-emergency cases.

How diet is changing - the good and the bad

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:28:10 GMT

Children are turning their backs on sugary drinks but all age groups eat too few vegetables, a survey suggests.

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:59:21 GMT

Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations, A&E and mental health treatment.