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Teenager Mercy Ngulube with HIV fighting for change

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 20:03
For 16 years, Mercy Ngulube felt unable to tell people she had HIV - but now she's a vocal campaigner.

Fathers may pass ovarian cancer risk to daughters

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:25
Many cases of seemingly sporadic ovarian cancer might actually be inherited from paternal genes.

Probe provides rapid lung investigation

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:02
Scientists develop technology that goes inside the lung to make fast diagnoses of infection.

Scientists have developed a lung probe that finds infections

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:09
The probe provides access deep inside a patient’s lung, which means doctors will be able to diagnose lung conditions much quicker and more accurately.

Transgender woman breastfeeds baby in first recorded case, study says

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:24
She was able to produce enough milk to be the baby's only food source for the first six weeks, a study says.

Taking control

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:44
Sofie Hartley, who's 27, wants to have a hysterectomy so that she can take back control of her body.

Organ donations rising across the UK

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:01
An online consultation into a possible opt-out scheme in England has received more than 11,000 replies.

Life expectancy gap between rich and poor widens

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 02:26
Boys born in the richest areas are likely to outlive those born in the poorest by 8.4 years, a study says.

Ultra-processed foods 'linked to cancer'

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 01:48
French researchers studied effects of highly-processed foods, such as cakes, bread and chicken nuggets.

Lena Dunham undergoes hysterectomy after chronic pain

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 17:40
The Girls star reveals the pain of endometriosis led her to have surgery to remove her womb.

Is loneliness affecting your health?

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 17:33
BBC Radio 4 wants you to take part in an experiment on the extent and effects of loneliness

'I have Parkinson's at 39 but it's no reason to panic'

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:52
Marathon runner Aaron found he had Parkinson's aged 39 but through his love of exercise he's found a way to combat the symptoms.

'Xanax made my daughter an aggressive zombie'

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:22
A mum describes how she had her daughter arrested after she became violent because of the drug alprazolam.

Valentine's Day prompts mini baby boom, NHS data shows

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:22
There were 16,263 babies conceived in the week of Valentine's Day in 2015, NHS figures estimate.

Majority of over-65s would like more sex, survey finds

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:20
More than half of over-65s would like more sex, a new UK survey shows.

'Punished for a crime I hadn't committed'

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:12
Joanna is one of at least 9,000 non-smokers in the UK diagnosed with lung cancer every year.

Anger as reports into Tawel Fan ward scandal are delayed

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:57
Families react angrily to news two reports into serious failings at a mental health ward are to be delayed.

Pakistan gang 'stole spinal fluid from women'

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:04
The gang obtained the fluid from more than 12 women, including a teen, to sell on the black market.

Non-smoker's lung cancer

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:01
BBC legal correspondent, Clive Coleman, says his sister's diagnosis came too late to save her.

Share your NHS stories and memories with the BBC

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:52
As the NHS turns 70 we want to hear from doctors, nurses, porters and patients, past and present about your memories and experiences