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On anti-depressants (23/2/2018)
People with a history of depression tell the BBC about their experiences of taking anti-depressants...

'Anti-depressants help me function' (23/2/2018)
Scientists say more people could benefit from taking pills to reduce the symptoms of acute depression....

India doctors remove world's 'largest brain tumour' (23/2/2018)
The patient had been living for three years with the 1.8kg tumour, which was larger than his head....

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work (23/2/2018)
Scientists hail "good news for patients" as analysis finds 21 drugs reduce symptoms of depression....

Dishing the dirt (22/2/2018)
Lots of us use wipes to keep our kitchen surfaces clean. But is it worth it?...

Boozy brain (22/2/2018)
What do we know about the risks of dementia from drinking alcohol?...

Partially paralysed man blinks to communicate (22/2/2018)
Simon Field might not be able to move but he can still communicate, by blinking....

Red wine compound 'could help tooth decay and gum disease fight' (22/2/2018)
Polyphenols found in red wine helped fend off harmful bacteria in the mouth, a study finds....

Lest they forget (21/2/2018)
Counting and remembering ever school shooting to stop US becoming 'desensitised'....

Cancer drugs could help Nikki's blood vessel disorder (21/2/2018)
Scientists uncover faulty genes behind a rare blood vessel disorder and say cancer drugs could treat it....

Alfie Evans' father: 'My son's been sentenced to the death penalty' (21/2/2018)
The parents of a boy with a mystery illness lose a fight in the High Court for doctors to continue life support....

Mitsutoki Shigeta: 'Baby factory' dad wins paternity rights (21/2/2018)
The Japanese man can now pursue custody of 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers....

Ovarian cancer: Persistent tummy bloating can be sign, charity warns (21/2/2018)
Only a third of women would see a doctor despite it being a major symptom, a survey suggests....

Guilt over miscarriage (20/2/2018)
Three women and one man describe the shock, guilt and distress of losing a baby through miscarriage....

Mum's Twin-To-Twin Transfusion Syndrome action call (20/2/2018)
Mum recounts losing one twin in the womb while other survived...

How Malawi reduced infant mortality (20/2/2018)
Every year 2.6m babies around the world don't survive beyond a month but Malawi's number is dropping....

How baby stroke survivors' brains adapt (20/2/2018)
They use the right sides of their brain for language instead of the normal left side....

Autism: Scientists take 'first steps' towards biological test (20/2/2018)
Differences were found in blood proteins between children with and without autism, a study says....

A third of UK adults 'underestimate calorie intake ' (20/2/2018)
A new analysis of the nation's diet reveals we are generally poor on judging how much we eat....

'I forgot my mum had died' (19/2/2018)
After waking from a coma following a brain injury, Peter was forced to grieve all over again....

'How doodling helped my depression' (17/2/2018)
James Garden says drawing helps him cope with his feelings....

What you need to know about bread (17/2/2018)
Ultra-processed foods have been linked to cancer - so should we be worried about eating bread?...

Cleaning products linked to poorer lung function (17/2/2018)
Regular exposure to cleaning products significantly affects lung function, research has suggested....

Scientists have developed a lung probe that finds infections (16/2/2018)
The probe provides access deep inside a patient?s lung, which means doctors will be able to diagnose lung conditions much quicker and more accurately....

'I have Parkinson's at 39 but it's no reason to panic' (16/2/2018)
Marathon runner Aaron found he had Parkinson's aged 39 but through his love of exercise he's found a way to combat the symptoms....

Is loneliness affecting your health? (16/2/2018)
BBC Radio 4 wants you to take part in an experiment on the extent and effects of loneliness...

Probe provides rapid lung investigation (16/2/2018)
Scientists develop technology that goes inside the lung to make fast diagnoses of infection....

Fathers may pass ovarian cancer risk to daughters (16/2/2018)
Many cases of seemingly sporadic ovarian cancer might actually be inherited from paternal genes....

'Xanax made my daughter an aggressive zombie' (15/2/2018)
A mum describes how she had her daughter arrested after she became violent because of the drug alprazolam....

What makes us happy? (14/2/2018)
Scientists are researching how life's ups and downs affect our mental health....

'Punished for a crime I hadn't committed' (14/2/2018)
Joanna is one of at least 9,000 non-smokers in the UK diagnosed with lung cancer every year....

Orthorexia: My 'healthy food' eating disorder (14/2/2018)
Here's what extreme "clean-eating" did to one woman....

Cold open water plunge may provide instant pain relief (14/2/2018)
Doctors suggest a short, sharp cold water swim may offer an alternative to strong painkillers....

New antibiotic family discovered in dirt (14/2/2018)
The compounds are called malacidins and can kill several stubborn infections, including superbug MRSA....

Pakistan gang 'stole spinal fluid from women' (14/2/2018)
The gang obtained the fluid from more than 12 women, including a teen, to sell on the black market....

Menstruation taboo (13/2/2018)
How a traditional final rites ritual exposed a generational divide....

Dorset schoolgirl 'lost confidence after fat letter' (13/2/2018)
A cricket-loving schoolgirl says she lost her passion for the sport after receiving the letter....

Josh Quigley cycled the world after surviving suicide (13/2/2018)
Josh Quigley rode over 10,000 miles to raise awareness of mental health issues after attempting to take his own life....

Transgender child: 'I think I'm a girl in a boy's body' (13/2/2018)
Keira Puddefoot, 13, who is transgender, was previously known as Lucas....

Warning hundreds of fire deaths may be linked to skin creams (13/2/2018)
Skin creams containing paraffin are a fire risk, but most products do not contain a warning....

Take sick children to pharmacies first, parents told (13/2/2018)
Visits to GPs and A&E for "self-treatable" conditions cost the service 850m a year, NHS England says....

Dystonia chronic pain 'completely changed my life' (12/2/2018)
Ann Pierce-Jones used to be full of confidence but now lives "day-to-day" in chronic pain....

Why you should love your 'saggy boobs' (12/2/2018)
Blogger Chidera Eggerue wants women to celebrate breasts of all shapes and sizes....

'I could've recovered from anorexia sooner' (11/2/2018)
A woman says it was only when she had therapy as an adult that she started to recover from anorexia....

Sexual pain (10/2/2018)
One woman's story of a decade of wrongly diagnosed sexual pain has inspired a play - and with it, the hope that other women with sexual dysfunction can be helped....

Mum explains why she kept teen pregnancy secret (10/2/2018)
Lucy Sherwood explains why she kept her pregnancy secret at the age of 15....

First human eggs grown in laboratory (10/2/2018)
The feat could lead to new ways of preserving women's fertility....

Delayed cancer diagnosis leaves family with 'what ifs' (8/2/2018)
A grandfather faced delays for chemotherapy - only to find out his condition had become terminal....

Rochelle Bugg's cancer blog for bereaved children (8/2/2018)
31-year-old Rochelle blogs to try and help other young people who have lost a loved one....

What's going on in a toddler's brain? (8/2/2018)
Scientists want to find out more about how very young children develop a sense of self....

The promising leukaemia trial treatment (8/2/2018)
Simon Cox reports on developments in the treatment of the most common form of leukaemia....

Food may influence cancer spread (8/2/2018)
Study slowed breast cancer spread by blocking the nutrient asparagine....

Over-training osteoporosis (7/2/2018)
Bobby Clay reveals how over-training led her to develop osteoporosis but she's now back running....

Airlines get tough after surge in requests for 'support pets' (7/2/2018)
Airlines are stopping hedgehogs and turkeys being brought on board, after 76,000 requests for 'emotional support pets'....

Winter Olympics: Soldiers replace security staff after norovirus outbreak (7/2/2018)
More than a thousand private guards are withdrawn at Pyeongchang as 41 suffer vomiting and diarrhoea....

Bowel cancer 'never crossed my mind' before diagnosis (7/2/2018)
Caroline Richards was just 34 when she was diagnosed, and is now raising awareness of the symptoms....

HPV vaccine offered to men who have sex with men in England (7/2/2018)
England is following Scotland and Wales, who have already introduced vaccination programmes for men....

E-cigarettes 'should be on prescription' (7/2/2018)
A review into e-cigarettes found they were far safer than smoking, Public Health England says....

Fentanyl: The synthetic opioid being bought on darknet (6/2/2018)
The painkiller that's being taken to get a high, and has killed 112 people in the UK since 2016....

Teenage antidepressants 'doing more harm than good' (6/2/2018)
Prof David Healy questions why children are being given antidepressants when results are so poor....

Doctors given approval for UK's first 'three-person babies' (6/2/2018)
The advanced form of IVF aims to prevent genetic diseases being passed to children....

Illegal teeth whitening caused 'excruciating pain' (6/2/2018)
One beautician was secretly filmed by BBC London using illegal levels of hydrogen peroxide....

Undetected high blood pressure found in new mums (6/2/2018)
Study advises women with severe pre-eclampsia to monitor their blood pressure for a year post birth....

Teen who self-harmed finds boxing refuge (5/2/2018)
Kirsty, 16, has tried to take her own life but says she has found an escape at a boxing gym....

Disabled comedian faces 'aggressive' abuse over her size (5/2/2018)
Tanyalee Davis is 3ft 6in (109cm) tall because of a bone disorder and is taunted in the street....

Who, or what, defines you as a woman? (5/2/2018)
Why some feminists and trans activists are clashing over the way people legally change gender....

Rett syndrome: Woman fundraises for three-year-old daughter (4/2/2018)
Sophie Edes cannot talk due to the rare syndrome....

Rally in London calls for action on NHS 'crisis' (4/2/2018)
Thousands take part in a march calling for more government support for the NHS....

Philippines gripped by dengue vaccine fears (4/2/2018)
Fears over a dengue vaccine lead to a big drop in immunisation rates for preventable diseases....

The mum and baby pole dancing class (3/2/2018)
A fitness class in north Manchester is teaching new mums how to pole dance and do aerial hoops - and their babies can come along too....

Emotionally charged Commons hears stillbirth account (3/2/2018)
Labour MP weeps as she tells how not being able to register her stillborn daughter left her devastated....

'What if they leave her sitting in the corner?' (3/2/2018)
Three in four family carers have no plan for when they can't look after their relatives, a charity suggests....

Doctor shares dying children's wishes: 'Be kind and eat ice cream' (3/2/2018)
Paediatrician shares inspiring thoughts of kids in his palliative care and has overwhelming response....

Prostate cancer deaths overtake those from breast cancer (3/2/2018)
An ageing population means more men are developing and dying from prostate cancer....

January abstinence (2/2/2018)
How people have managed to give up alcohol for Dry January and animal-derived products for Veganuary...

'Forget 10,000 steps' (2/2/2018)
Experts say there is a better way to get fit than counting your steps....

Personality disorder (2/2/2018)
Mental health: I lost two jobs because my Borderline Personality Disorder was misdiagnosed....

Singapore vaping ban: My last legal puff (2/2/2018)
One Singapore vaper shares his thoughts on the ban on e-cigarettes....

Film-maker Tallulah Self, 18, challenges healthy eating advert (2/2/2018)
Film-maker Tallulah Self said a calorie-counting campaign was sending out a negative message to those living with eating disorders....

Eilidh Johnstone: Blind skier, 10, dreams of Paralympics (2/2/2018)
Eilidh Johnstone is in training to join a visually-impaired skiing team and has big ambitions....

Blood test finds toxic Alzheimer's proteins (2/2/2018)
The development is an early step towards a blood test for Alzheimer's disease....

Promising NHS money 'not good enough' (1/2/2018)
More reform - not just extra money - is needed to ensure the NHS stays relevant, says Lord Darzi....

Folic acid: Why scientists want it added to flour (1/2/2018)
Scientists hope folic acid in flour could lower the number of babies born with birth defects....

Endometriosis: 'My vagina tried to kill me' (1/2/2018)
Comedian Amy Vreeke has endometriosis and has written a comedy show about her condition....

10,000 steps: Marketing ploy or fit for purpose? (31/1/2018)
Is the daily target of walking 10,000 steps really just a marketing ploy? We put it to the test....

'Baby brain': Myth or reality? (31/1/2018)
"Four in five" women undergo changes in memory and concentration during pregnancy, new research suggests....

Stephen Hawking to take Hunt to court over NHS (31/1/2018)
A judicial review is granted over government health policy plans....

Hadiza Bawa-Garba: Medics rally behind struck off doctor (31/1/2018)
Thousands sign a letter criticising the case and more than 200,000 is raised for legal costs....

Tens of millions of prescription drugs on the black market (31/1/2018)
Criminal gangs smuggle 160 million tablets out of the UK's protected supply chain over three years....

Vaginal mesh: England review into scale of harm (31/1/2018)
The audit will reveal how many women have suffered ill consequences from the controversial treatment....

Japanese woman sues government over forced sterilisation (31/1/2018)
A Japanese woman who was forcibly sterilised at 15 sues the government in the first case of its kind....

Stop prescribing 'precious' antibiotics for sore throats, GPs told (30/1/2018)
GPs should instead be recommending pain relief drugs like paracetamol, new guidelines say....

London Underground noise could damage hearing, says academic (30/1/2018)
A BBC investigation reveals parts of the Underground network exceed noise safety levels....

Scientists discover how giardia parasite makes you ill (30/1/2018)
Giardia parasites mimic human cells to help bacteria feed off nutrients in the gut, a study says....

Handheld device sequences human genome (30/1/2018)
Reading human DNA used to take laboratories, a pile of cash and a long time....

'I was addicted to pulling my hair out' (29/1/2018)
Megan Malone says it stopped her doing things she loved....

Calls for mandatory health information on alcohol labels (27/1/2018)
The Royal Society for Public Health claims an "awareness vacuum" exists about the risks of alcohol....

Charlotte's search (26/1/2018)
Charlotte Church finds groundbreaking brain imaging and psychoactive drugs could treat mental illness....

Why stress makes you fat (26/1/2018)
Dr Michael Mosley explores the link between stress and over-eating - and the best stress-busting techniques....

Cloned monkeys: First primate clones are created in lab (26/1/2018)
Two monkeys named Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua have become the first primates to be cloned....

The Hove woman who has donated a kidney to her brother (26/1/2018)
When Claudio Capozzi needed a kidney, his sister Maria offered to donate one of hers....

Cure hope for Berkshire woman with vomiting condition (26/1/2018)
Rebecca Griffiths suffering from a debilitating syndrome may finally be about to get the cure she needs....

Carer filmed slapping Kettering dementia patient (26/1/2018)
The 78-year-old is slapped and told she stinks by the carer, who was given a police caution....

One cigarette a day 'increases heart disease and stroke risk' (26/1/2018)
Smoking even one cigarette a day increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, a study finds....

Former Labour minister opens up about being diagnosed with brain cancer (25/1/2018)
The former Labour minister on living with brain cancer and campaigning on treatment for others....

Theresa May urged to extend smear tests to under 25s (25/1/2018)
The prime minister says she will look at the rules and urges women not to avoid the tests....

First monkey clones created in Chinese laboratory (25/1/2018)
Two monkeys cloned using the 'Dolly the sheep' technique could bring the world a step closer to human cloning....

Should I find out? (24/1/2018)
Huntington's disease runs through Jackie Harrison's family, but should she take a test which will tell her if she will get it too?...

Sugar tax: Drinks becoming pricier and in smaller bottles (24/1/2018)
Those who like a fizzy drink will soon be paying more to enjoy them, when the sugar tax comes into force in April this year....

Joey Barton speaks out about gambling addiction (24/1/2018)
The footballer says he thinks he'll always be in recovery from the addiction....

Young people fear lack of job prospects (24/1/2018)
Young people share their worries, as a survey suggests youth confidence and happiness is declining....

Asthma patients 'not receiving basic care' (24/1/2018)
Majority of patients do not get the basic care which could prevent two out of three asthma deaths...

What happens during a smear test? (23/1/2018)
Doctor Philippa Kaye talks us through what's involved during a cervical screening test....

Disabilities caused in babies by epilepsy drug a 'scandal' (23/1/2018)
It is thought 20,000 children have been left with disabilities caused by sodium valproate....

Brazil declares yellow fever emergency in Minas Gerais (23/1/2018)
Minas Gerais is one of several southern states hit by an outbreak ahead of the carnival season....

Embarrassment makes women avoid smear tests, charity says (23/1/2018)
Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 but a majority are not aware of the risk....

Boxer Bradley Smith: 'How anxiety nearly ruined me' (21/1/2018)
Bradley Smith, 20, from St Ives, people should talk more about mental health....

The Ilford woman who carries her heart in a rucksack (21/1/2018)
Selwa Hussain is the first woman in the UK to leave hospital with an artificial heart....

Horse trampling woman's face rebuilt (20/1/2018)
Libby Keating's face was repaired by experts at St George's Hospital in Tooting....

'The infection took my nose and legs' (20/1/2018)
Oxford professor Liz Frood was fit and healthy until she was struck by what she thought was a stomach bug....

Persian shallot 'could help fight TB antibiotic resistance' (20/1/2018)
Properties in Persian shallots could boost the effects of antibiotic treatment, a study says....

The choir helping people with dementia (19/1/2018)
"He comes alive when he's here."...

Should there be a right to die? (19/1/2018)
Two women explain their opposing views on the contentious right-to-die issue....

Angelina Jolie gene testing for all? (19/1/2018)
Testing everyone for cancer risk genes would save lives and is cost effective say doctors....

Cancer blood test ?enormously exciting? (19/1/2018)
Scientists move nearer to one of the biggest goals in medicine - a universal blood test for cancer....

How nursing in the NHS has changed (18/1/2018)
Nurses haven been an integral part of the NHS since its inception. Here they talk about what has changed....

How community spirit helps a girl with autism and severe anxiety (18/1/2018)
A scheme to let parents close their streets to cars so children can play is hugely beneficial to one young resident, who has autism and severe anxiety....

Using cannabis helped ease 'frightening' tremors (18/1/2018)
A mother-of-two from Pembroke Dock wants to see cannabis legalised to help ease symptoms like hers....

Why are so many nurses quitting the NHS? (17/1/2018)
Why are so many nurses quitting the NHS?...

Cost legacy of decades-old NHS blunders begins to rise (17/1/2018)
Experts say maternity wards are still making the same "avoidable errors"....

Man ruptures throat by stifling a sneeze (17/1/2018)
Clamping your nose and mouth shut when you need to sneeze is dangerous, doctors warn the public....

Employers urged to 'normalise' menopause in the workplace (17/1/2018)
A BBC survey found 70% of women did not tell their employers about their menopause symptoms....

Sri Lanka's president rejects move to allow women to buy alcohol (16/1/2018)
The president overrules a government decision to let women buy alcohol for the first time in decades....

Weston's tribute to 'remarkable' Falklands surgeon (16/1/2018)
The Falkands veteran says Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly saved his life and transformed field medicine....

UK sends medics to halt Rohingya diphtheria outbreak (16/1/2018)
There have been 4,000 suspected cases of diphtheria in the overcrowded refugee camps and at least 31 deaths....

What 'Beads of Courage' mean to young cancer patients (16/1/2018)
Children undergoing cancer treatment receive beads to document their journey and one mum wants to expand the scheme....

What does NHS compensation pay for? (16/1/2018)
The Hord family were given an 8m settlement after an NHS mistake. But what does it pay for?...

'Being a teenage mother is so lonely' (16/1/2018)
New guidelines aim to cut UK teenage pregnancy rates which remain among the highest in Europe....

Coca-Cola to cut bottle size but increase price in face of sugar tax (16/1/2018)
Bottles of the famous fizzy drink will be smaller and more expensive from March onwards....

London's January air quality 'best in 10 years' (16/1/2018)
The capital has breached air pollution limits by 6 January every year since 2008....

'Floating on air' after surgeons remove 19kg tumour (15/1/2018)
Watch surgeons as they remove a 19.5kg tumour from a woman's body....

Living with Alzheimer's at the age of 30 (14/1/2018)
"I'm not going to get better, I'm just going to get worse," says Daniel Bradbury....

Personality issue (13/1/2018)
Professionals are asking for earlier and better treatment for this poorly understood condition....

Cycling does not harm men's sexual health, study says (13/1/2018)
The sexual and urinary health of cyclists is comparable with runners and swimmers, a study suggests....

Breast cancer survival 'unaffected by faulty gene' (13/1/2018)
Young breast cancer patients with faulty BRCA genes have the same survival chances as those without, a study has found....

Driving away depression (12/1/2018)
Like Minds: The little yellow car that's tackling depression....

Magician Dynamo surprises Hampshire youth club (12/1/2018)
The world famous magician performs tricks at a youth club and offers its members some advice....

The 3,000-mile trip for mental health (12/1/2018)
Jake Tyler began his epic expedition after suffering a "breakdown" in April 2016....

Hearing hints (11/1/2018)
The signs you have a problem - and what you can do about it....

They wouldn?t let sister die (11/1/2018)
A car crash left Polly Kitzinger with devastating brain injuries. Her family was unable to persuade doctors to let her die....

Bath hospital's giggle doctor making children smile (11/1/2018)
Dr Ding Dong entertains children in Bath's Royal United Hospital....

Sister shares graveside photo to encourage smear tests (11/1/2018)
A cancer victim's sister has shared a graveside picture to highlight the importance of smear tests....

Painting over loneliness - how art can beat the blues (11/1/2018)
A Singapore artist has taken to painting murals across the city to help alleviate her loneliness....

Gig Buddies helps people with learning difficulties to go out (11/1/2018)
A charity pairs people with learning difficulties, who feel daunted by going to gigs, with volunteers....

We've run out of beds, warn hospital bosses (11/1/2018)
NHS chiefs say care is being compromised as staff struggle to cope on unsafe and over-crowded wards....

'10-dummy trick' to help baby sleep a social media hit (10/1/2018)
How an Essex couple used the "10-dummy trick" to help their daughter sleep....

Is Worthing man the UK's fittest 76-year-old? (10/1/2018)
Ted Pollard once competed against Arnold Schwarzenegger in Mr Universe....

Double amputee teen racing driver makes comeback (10/1/2018)
Having his legs amputated below the knee hasn't stopped Billy Monger getting back in the driving seat....

Daughter's death from sepsis 'will stay with me forever' (10/1/2018)
A mother describes the harrowing moment her 17-year-old daughter died suddenly of sepsis....

Once-a-week pill for HIV shows promise in animals (10/1/2018)
Trials could begin in humans after successful tests of a slow-release oral tablet in pigs, claim US researchers....

Most people who try one cigarette become daily smokers, study says (10/1/2018)
The study's authors say the research shows the "remarkable hold" cigarettes can establish after one experience....

Coconut oil (9/1/2018)
Coconut oil sales are rocketing, but is it a cholesterol-busting wonder food, or is this dangerous hype?...

The teenager whose skin blisters at the slightest touch (9/1/2018)
Moin Younis goes through an excruciating skin care routine each day, that can last up to six hours....

Fighting ovarian cancer as a student (9/1/2018)
A student who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her first year of university has created videos and animations to help other young people through illness....

'Raw water': A dangerous new health craze? (9/1/2018)
Start-ups in the US are charging up to 4 per litre of untreated spring water....

Male suicide: The sisters fighting for their dad (9/1/2018)
Emma and Toni on the five letters that could save another man like their dad....

What is 'Aussie' flu and should we be worried? (9/1/2018)
The NHS is braced for a bad flu season as the 'Australian' virus strain H3N2 dominates....

Middle-aged can reverse heart risk with exercise, study suggests (9/1/2018)
But there is a catch - it takes two years of aerobic exercise, four to five days a week, a study says....

Singing 'speeds up' recovery from post-natal depression (9/1/2018)
Mothers in group singing sessions with babies have faster improvement in symptoms, a study suggests....

Teenagers turn to wrestling to help with mental health (8/1/2018)
Gym staff say wrestling has helped teenagers with a range of conditions to better manage their symptoms....

'I love my scars' (8/1/2018)
Women bare their scars and stories behind them....

Heart attack care dangerously unequal for women, study finds (8/1/2018)
Fewer women heart attack victims would die if they were given the same treatments as men, says a study....

The world's most obese man's attempt to lose weight (7/1/2018)
Juan Pedro Franco was declared the heaviest man alive in 2017, but he has lost weight since....

'Game changer' cancer treatment centre coming to UK (7/1/2018)
The first high-energy proton beam therapy centre run by the NHS is soon to open in Manchester....

Thai penis whitening trend raises eyebrows (6/1/2018)
A hospital said dozens of men had tried the service, though the health ministry says it's "unnecessary"....

Breast size dissatisfaction 'affects self-examination' (6/1/2018)
Women unhappy with their breast size are less likely to carry out regular self-examinations, a study suggests....

Theresa May sorry for NHS difficulties (5/1/2018)
The Prime Minster says she knows hospital problems are "disappointing" and "frustrating" for people....

NHS ambulance A&E delays: Stroke patient's hospital wait filmed (5/1/2018)
Two relatives tell us about their experiences both inside and outside A&E departments this winter....

Andrew Cotton: Surfer who broke back on 60-foot wave vows to return to the water (4/1/2018)
Devon surfer Andrew Cotton vows to return to the water despite breaking his back trying to ride 'the perfect wave' ....

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt sorry as A&Es struggle to cope (4/1/2018)
Health secretary apologises as 17 hospital trusts declare major incidents and non-urgent ops cancelled....

New Year's resolution fix (3/1/2018)
Most people have broken their resolutions by mid-January. Can you take steps to make them last?...

Going dry (3/1/2018)
If you are considering going dry for January, here are the benefits experts say it can bring....

Organ donation campaigner, 18, in New Year Honours (3/1/2018)
Lucia Mee, who has had three transplants, wants organ donation to be taught in schools....

Delicious but deadly mochi: The Japanese rice cakes that kill (3/1/2018)
Japan's mochi rice cakes are a new year delicacy but take the lives of several people each year....

Health headlines in 2018 (3/1/2018)
The BBC's global health correspondent Tulip Mazumdar takes us through what health stories to expect in the new year....

How to make your lunchboxes healthier (3/1/2018)
Parents are being urged to provide healthier snacks to children but which snacks are the most calorific?...

MBE for author of 'instruction manual' for autism (3/1/2018)
Deborah Brownson's experience as the parent of two autistic boys inspired book and support campaign....

'Wearing a stoma bag is part of my life and it is a great one' (3/1/2018)
Coming to terms with an ileostomy can be hard, but you can still live your life to the full...

NHS patients facing delays for operations (3/1/2018)
The move comes as some hospitals and ambulance trusts say they are facing intense winter pressures....

Limit children's snacks to 100 calories, health body says (3/1/2018)
Parents should only allow two healthy snacks a day, a health body says in new year drive....

AI early diagnosis could save heart and cancer patients (3/1/2018)
The systems will save billions of pounds by enabling the diseases to be picked up much earlier....

Taiwan dentist must repay mother for training fees (3/1/2018)
They signed a contract when he was 20, saying he would pay her 60% of his income after he qualified....

Fundraising Derbyshire women share cancer stories (1/1/2018)
The women - who have all battled against cancer - are raising money for two charitable causes....

Mental health: 'I restrained my son from killing himself' (31/12/2017)
A mother describes the affect her 12-year-old son trying to kill himself had on her own mental health....

Mitochondrial disease: Death of boy 'has to be for something' (31/12/2017)
Parents of a three-year-old who died from a rare illness said they want to "learn" from his death....

Drunk tanks may become norm, NHS boss warns 'selfish' revellers (30/12/2017)
Simon Stevens warns 'selfish' revellers that the NHS does not stand for 'National Hangover Service'....

World first for dog's broken leg (30/12/2017)
A new treatment that has saved a dog's broken leg is to be tried on humans....

The little girl who got toilet roll igloo for Christmas (29/12/2017)
All Maggie wanted for Christmas was toilet roll to play with, so her family got creative....

Crohn's 'felt like I'd eaten knives' (29/12/2017)
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