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Forest bathing: How a walk in the woods could do you good

6 hours 12 min ago
Examining the art of how trees can help you find health and happiness.

New prostate therapy recommended on NHS

7 hours 29 min ago
It's non-surgical and can treat an enlarged, non-cancerous condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Windrush: Albert Thompson gets date for cancer treatment

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 22:57
Albert Thompson was initially denied NHS treatment for prostate cancer until he proved his status.

Alfie Evans parents cannot take sick toddler to Italy

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 22:08
A judge says his ruling "represents the final chapter in the case of this extraordinary little boy".

London Marathon: Broken leg runner Jo Denton thanks heroes

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 17:22
Fellow runners and race volunteers gave piggy backs and carried the 41-year-old to allow her to make the finish line.

Where are you on the UK fat scale?

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:02
Use this calculator to find out how your BMI compares with the rest of the nation and get tips from health experts.

Plastic straws: Call for government to rethink policy

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:45
Ellie Simpson, who has cerebral palsy, said the government had not given proper consideration to people with disabilities.

Alfie Evans' life support withdrawn, father says

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:15
Tom Evans says son Alfie has been breathing on his own after life support was withdrawn on Monday.

New ban on epilepsy drug in pregnancy

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:39
Valproate will no longer be given to girls and women of childbearing age unless they sign a consent form.

Crossing Divides: How running is uniting old and young

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 02:11
Vivian combines exercise with tackling loneliness through regular runs to visit her 'coach' Dennis.

Britain's Fat Fight: Why we're losing

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 01:21
With Britain becoming the most obese country in Western Europe, chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall investigates.

Listening to your heartbeat can help with your feelings

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 01:08
“I wish I could feel happy or excited” - Tom is trying a new treatment that could help people with autism to better recognise their emotions.

How bacteria are changing your mood

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 01:05
Scientists think "mood microbes" are a new frontier for improving the health of the brain.

Parents facing 'unfair child abuse claims' over bruising

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 01:05
Chloe's son was taken away for a year, until his bruising was found to be down to a medical condition.

The female boxer with cerebral palsy

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 00:27
Kate Farley has cerebral palsy, but that doesn't stop her packing a punch in the ring - on her knees.

Awyr Las: Health board NHS charity cash probe urged

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 00:18
£450,000 is spent on a staff engagement plan to help a health board get out of special measures.

Alfie Evans parents lose 'last-ditch appeal' over life support

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 23:43
A High Court judge dismissed fresh submissions over the seriously ill toddler's life support.

US soldier gets world's first penis and scrotum transplant

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:38
The wounded veteran who received the organ transplant says he feels "finally more normal".

Alfie Evans granted Italian citizenship in life support legal row

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 18:50
The Italian foreign office says it hopes the terminally ill toddler "can get immediate transfer to Italy".

Boy recovering well after five-organ transplant

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:25
Jay Crouch has two new kidneys, a liver, pancreas and small bowel and is learning how to eat.