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Lena Dunham marks nine months since hysterectomy

2 hours 3 min ago
It has been nine months since the actress had a total hysterectomy to remove her womb.

Opt-out donation plan 'will not increase donors'

12 hours 55 min ago
It is harder to judge the deceased's wishes if there is no free choice in the decision, a study claims.

Liver transplants 'may be unnecessary thanks to new drug treatment'

14 hours 48 min ago
A cancer drug can unlock the liver's ability to regenerate, early stage research suggests.

Sick babies at risk from lack of breathing tube monitoring

15 hours 58 min ago
Half of neonatal units lack equipment to check babies are breathing properly, a study suggests.

Judge throws out Scotland abortion pill challenge

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:33
A legal challenge against letting women take abortion pills at home in Scotland is thrown out.

Surgeons' warning over Botox on High Street

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 13:39
It comes after Superdrug said it would start offering the treatment in one of its stores.

Effects of psychedelic DMT 'similar to near-death experiences'

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:39
Near-death experiences are caused by changes in how the brain operates, say researchers.

Cystic fibrosis boy, 8, urges firm to lower Orkambi drug price

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:31
Luis Walker, 8, wrote to Vertex Pharmaceuticals saying Orkambi would make him "feel much better".

Reality Check: Public toilets mapped

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 04:29
A BBC map helps you find out how many public toilets have been cut in your area.

How the humble cabbage can stop cancers

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 01:22
Researchers reveal how chemicals in some vegetables can prevent bowel cancer.

Mum battling rare form of dementia at the age of 33

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 01:17
Rachel's daughter Brooke, eight, will have to wait until she is 18 to be tested for the condition.

Poor hospital discharge process puts patients 'at risk'

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 00:28
Professionals must take more responsibility and spend more time talking to families, a report says.

Bringing up your baby as a vegan

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 00:15
Laceinne Cooper is raising her child on a plant-based diet. She explains how and why.

Baby boxes accepted by 85% of Scottish parents

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 00:14
In the first year of the programme 52,065 baby boxes were gifted to parents of newborns.

Mood Kill: Real life mental health stories inspire new play

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:48
A writer's father opens up for the first time after she rewrote her show to encompass his mental health.

Babies in prams 'exposed to more pollution'

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:02
Infants in prams can be exposed to up to 60% more pollution than adults, a study suggests.

Mums of quadruplets meet for the very first time

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:11
Carla and Selina admit they can get through 700 nappies a month.

The radio 'saved my little girl's life'

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 08:50
A large trial in Burkina Faso suggests listening to the radio could improve child health.

Alcohol NI's 'biggest healthcare problem'

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 06:42
Alcohol misuse is the "greatest healthcare problem facing Northern Ireland", a coroner has said.

Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells'

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 03:47
E-cigarette vapour disables important immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation.