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The little girl who can't enjoy the summer

Fri, 18 May 2018 11:58:54 GMT

Seven-year-old Harper Mitchell Hyslop has rare lung condition which makes it difficult to be in any heat.


How likely is your e-cigarette to explode?

Fri, 18 May 2018 13:00:47 GMT

As a man dies from an exploding vape pen, we ask how dangerous are the devices?


'Memory transplant' achieved in snails

Mon, 14 May 2018 17:31:37 GMT

Memories are transferred from one snail to another in a laboratory.


BBC presenter Rachael Bland reveals 'incurable' cancer

Mon, 21 May 2018 15:00:40 GMT

Cancer blogger Rachael Bland says she is now a 'lab rat', as her hopes rest on clinical trials.


NHS: How much does it spend on the private sector?

Tue, 08 May 2018 15:41:29 GMT

NHS spending on the private sector was just over £9bn last year.


Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer

Mon, 21 May 2018 18:50:53 GMT

Early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia, says a UK scientist.


Dealing with a child who will not sleep through the night

Tue, 15 May 2018 08:34:29 GMT

Sleep clinics are helping parents ensure their children get a good night's rest.


Check the key targets in your area

Thu, 10 May 2018 16:46:18 GMT

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


Mum wants postnatal depression awareness after dad's suicide

Thu, 17 May 2018 16:17:24 GMT

Vicky Clayton cannot give her son the thing he wants most in the world - his dad.


What do people want to happen at life's end?

Thu, 17 May 2018 22:40:16 GMT

A hospice charity wants people to talk more about dying and bereavement.


Pepe's story: How I survived Spanish flu

Sun, 20 May 2018 23:14:56 GMT

José Ameal is believed to be the oldest Spanish survivor of the pandemic which followed World War I.


‘My hip replacement left me in constant pain'

Mon, 21 May 2018 11:28:44 GMT

More than 300 people have taken the manufacturers of allegedly faulty hip replacements to the High Court.


Comfort box gives Norfolk cancer patients a 'little lift'

Sat, 19 May 2018 23:26:49 GMT

The kindness in a box that is making a huge difference to women undergoing chemotherapy.


Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations begin in DR Congo

Mon, 21 May 2018 14:05:02 GMT

Some 4,000 vaccines are being used to try to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 26 people.


Rap producer Steel Banglez opens up about mental health

Tue, 15 May 2018 23:02:02 GMT

Rap producer Steel Banglez shares his struggles with depression and how he was able to overcome it.


Young encouraged to speak out over mental health

Thu, 17 May 2018 17:07:15 GMT

"Mental health is really hard to express in words" - one of the reasons See Me Scotland is launching a survey about young people's mental health.


Nanoparticles from tea leaves 'destroy lung cancer cells'

Sun, 20 May 2018 23:59:07 GMT

Scientists found tiny nanoparticles from the leaves destroyed 80% of cells they were applied to.


Growing resistance to antifungal drugs 'a global issue'

Thu, 17 May 2018 23:28:01 GMT

Scientists warn this could lead to more outbreaks of disease and affect people who are already ill.


Mental Health Awareness Week: 'My camera helped me beat anxiety'

Sat, 19 May 2018 23:07:21 GMT

A photographer's portraits of strangers helped him to overcome his mental health problems.


An egg a day to keep the doctor away?

Tue, 22 May 2018 00:28:43 GMT

A study in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of a stroke


Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?

Sat, 19 May 2018 23:25:54 GMT

Is when we eat clashing with our circadian rhythms and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health?


'Not just for naughty boys': The rise in adult ADHD pills

Tue, 08 May 2018 02:46:56 GMT

More than 1.6 million prescriptions for ADHD medication were dispensed last year - double 10 years ago.


Exercising regularly 'can keep heart and arteries young'

Mon, 21 May 2018 03:53:23 GMT

Four to five sessions a week are needed to stop the main arteries to the heart from furring up.


Why Ebola keeps coming back

Sun, 13 May 2018 23:42:11 GMT

It is unrealistic to think Ebola will ever be eradicated, but it is now easier to prevent a crisis.


Singapore's measures to reduce short-sightedness

Thu, 17 May 2018 17:42:11 GMT

As global rates of short-sightedness - or myopia - increase around the world, Singapore is hoping to buck the trend with three simple but innovative solutions.


DR Congo Ebola outbreak 'not global emergency'

Fri, 18 May 2018 16:05:42 GMT

The World Health Organization says it believes the outbreak can be brought under control.


Period power brings free sanitary towels to school

Mon, 21 May 2018 08:16:53 GMT

A group of teenagers at a school where free sanitary products are available tackle the stigma around periods.


Smart SoPhy socks send data to your physiotherapist

Wed, 16 May 2018 07:55:35 GMT

The socks have three sensors reading weight distribution, movement and orientation of the foot.


Patients lose hip replacement court case

Mon, 21 May 2018 10:51:16 GMT

Judge finds disputed metal-on-metal hip replacement "not defective" in group action at High Court.


Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say

Sun, 20 May 2018 21:36:53 GMT

Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say.


Josh Cullip: Coping with dementia at 11 years old

Wed, 16 May 2018 09:42:18 GMT

Josh has a rare genetic condition and is losing his memory but feels "positive" about his future.




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