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Parkinson's disease patient: 'I can walk... it's really helped me'

5 hours 36 sec ago
Parkinson's disease patient Gail Jardine can walk more freely after having a spinal implant fitted.

Parkinson's results beyond researchers' wildest dreams

5 hours 8 min ago
Previously housebound patients are now able to walk more freely as a result of electrical stimulation to their spines. Researchers say the small trial of the treatment has gone 'beyond their wildest dreams'.

Older women exploited by IVF clinics, says fertility watchdog

20 hours 46 min ago
Clinics are using "selective success rates" to target older women, the fertility watchdog warns.

Campaign to tackle 'botched' cosmetic procedures

22 hours 16 min ago
The use of self-injected dermal and lip fillers is rising, along with dangerous cosmetic surgery.

The profoundly deaf girl who found her voice after brain surgery

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 00:48
Leia was born profoundly deaf but pioneering surgery and therapy has enabled her to hear sounds.

How making bars of soap 'started my life again'

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 00:22
Meet the people behind the soap company that help people with disabilities into the workplace.

Nottingham midwife saves best friend's life

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 10:31
Aimee Summers recognised the signs of a potentially fatal blood clot and gave emergency first aid.

Are plants a necessity or a luxury?

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 01:02
A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health.

Targeted checks 'prevent one-in-10 heart attacks'

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 00:27
Around 5,000 heart attacks and strokes a year could be prevented by personalising heart health checks.

London loneliness: Hackney Brocals help men find friends

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 00:19
The group aims to tackle male isolation across London through regular meet ups and trips.

Sore knee? Maybe you have a fabella

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 23:59
A little bone scientists thought was being lost to evolution seems to be making a comeback, say experts.

Mother 'felt suicidal' after baby death news reports

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:57
Holly Eastall says she felt suicidal after being falsely accused of abuse following her baby's death.

Learning disability 'trapped' in hospitals as NHS target missed

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:46
More than 2,200 people with learning disabilities are still being treated in hospitals, figures show.

Pembrokeshire GP job ad admits 'the hours stink'

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:34
A doctor in Pembrokeshire tweets a brutally honest job advert in a bid to relieve "tired" GPs.

'My boyfriend's sperm, or a donor's?'

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:54
"Emma" says it is unfair that she faces a deadline to choose how to fertilise her frozen eggs.

'The doctor wrote a question mark for my child's sex'

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 01:50
A child known as Baby A became the subject of a high court case that has prompted Kenya to start changing its approach to intersex children.

HIV used to cure 'bubble boy' disease

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 23:33
All eight infants now have fully functioning immune systems after undergoing treatment, say experts.

Salon opens 'safe space' for breastfeeding mums in Dereham

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 18:05
The owner offers a place for mums to feed their babies as her sister felt "uncomfortable" doing it in public.

Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 18:00
The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and death.

Ipswich murder-suicide: Crisis team 'missed opportunity'

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 16:43
A mental health crisis team is criticised for not intervening after the couple was found dead at their home.