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Rugby's Gareth Thomas on HIV: 'I want to break the stigma'

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 21:45
Former Wales captain Gareth Thomas says by revealing his condition he wants to educate everybody, including himself.

'Time outs' don't do any harm, parents told

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 00:13
If used appropriately, they can be effective in reducing problem behaviour, a US study suggests.

‘No-one asks new dads how they’re feeling at work’

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 22:00
Companies are doing more to support working dads but may overlook postnatal mental illness in men.

Byron burger allergy death: Owen Carey's family demand law change

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 13:47
Owen Carey said he had a dairy allergy but was not told his meal contained buttermilk, a coroner rules.

Chicken choke Hitchin toddler reunited with life-savers

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:59
Charlotte Smith, two, choked on a piece of chicken at her nursery.

Research on postmen's testicle warmth wins Ig Nobel

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:25
Fertility experts find that the left testicle is warmer, but only when a man has his clothes on.

Heavy menstrual bleeding: Keyhole hysterectomy technique 'more effective'

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:49
The problem affects a quarter of women in the UK and many end up having surgery to treat it.

Sepsis test could cut diagnosis time from days to minutes

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:23
The mother of a baby who developed sepsis says people "don't have hours to spare".

World's first malaria vaccine released

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:21
More than 300,000 children are expected to receive the vaccine over the next three years.

How virtual reality is helping people with dementia

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:17
Virtual reality is being used to help people with dementia revisit their past.

YouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:02
The video site's algorithm promotes medical misinformation in a number of languages, the BBC finds.

Fake cancer cures: Debunking myths found in videos on YouTube

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:01
Professor Justin Stebbing, a cancer expert at Imperial College London, debunks some of the unproven “cures” for cancer.

Transgender waiting lists 'putting people at risk'

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:00
Campaigners say there is a desperate need for the NHS to invest in services to catch up with demand.

FGM clinics open across England to support victims

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 18:03
One survivor who struggled to get support says it could have prevented more "psychological damage".

New drugs for cystic fibrosis patients in Scotland

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 09:38
They will have access to the "life-changing" treatment after ministers struck a deal with the drugs company.

Purdue Pharma 'reaches tentative agreement' to settle opioid cases

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 01:22
The manufacturer of painkiller OxyContin stands accused of helping fuel a deadly US crisis.

A week in the life of a London trauma surgeon

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 01:13
Prof Karim Brohi describes holding a stabbed man's heart in his hands amid rising knife crime in the capital.

Doctors said Herefordshire woman's bowel cancer was piles

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 01:08
Beth Hewitt, 35, had blood in her stools but said she was told she was too young to have bowel cancer.

Signs of a slowdown in new type 2 diabetes cases

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 00:36
The number of new cases of type 2 diabetes is stable, or even falling, a study suggests.

Hospitals need way out of 'toxic' NHS mortgages

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 00:35
The NHS in England still owes £55bn in PFI repayments for new buildings, experts say.

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