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'They took her teeth without telling me'

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 00:28
Readers tell the BBC of their experiences of dental surgery on people with learning disabilities.

NHS 10-year plan: May hails historic announcement

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 00:11
The prime minister promises "world class" treatments, but experts warn it will be tough to deliver.

Hospital patients who smoke or drink to be helped to quit

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 00:56
They will be given targeted advice in order to reduce ill health as well as demands on the NHS.

Cervical cancer screening campaigner Natasha Sale dies aged 31

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 19:31
Natasha Sale, 31, wanted to lower the cervical screening age from 25 to 18.

Norfolk hospital children 'reassured' by Medibears

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 16:49
Five soft toys, fitted with medical devices, aim to help children understand their procedures.

Tips on how to limit excessive screen time

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 14:53
If screen use is disrupting sleep, exercise and concentration, what can parents do?

Why did child screen advice not go further?

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 14:43
Leading paediatricians have stopped short of setting time limits for screen use, but why?

Fish fumes blamed for allergy death of Brooklyn boy

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 13:18
Police believe fish being cooked may have caused the death of 11-year-old Cameron Jean-Pierre.

Januhairy: Why women are growing out their body hair

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 05:06
Januhairy is a month-long campaign encouraging women to "love and accept" their natural body hair.

Worry less about children's screen use, parents told

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 00:48
There is a lack of evidence that screen time in itself is harmful, the first UK guidance says.

Royal Manchester Eye Hospital patient heard other patients' messages

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 00:10
A hospital trust apologises after a man heard other patients' voicemails when he rang up.

Sir Billy Connolly: 'Death doesn't frighten me'

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 16:15
Sir Billy reminisces about his life as he returns to Scotland for a documentary airing on Friday evening.

Is a breath test key to detecting cancer?

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:58
A clinical trial aims to find out if early cancer signs can be picked up in breath samples.

Yemen cholera epidemic strain 'came from eastern Africa'

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 11:58
Researchers believe the strain behind the worst epidemic in history was carried by migrants.

Hospitals 'coping better with winter'

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 10:53
NHS England data for the festive period shows fewer A&E closures and ambulance delays than last year.

I met my boyfriend 12 years after giving birth to his child

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 00:19
When Jessica Share bought sperm from an anonymous man to start a family, she never imagined she would ever meet the donor, never mind fall in love.

'I pray our child isn't born with my deformities'

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 00:13
Bucky Bailey was born with facial deformities and is worried that his unborn baby will share the same fate.

Matthew's experiment changed his family's attitude to sugar

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 18:08
An experiment by 12-year-old Matthew has changed the Carter family's attitude to sugar consumption.

Diabulimia: 'I've got my life and I've got my feet'

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 05:14
Becky Rudkin explains what it's like having diabulimia as funding is given for research into the condition.

Missed GP appointments 'cost NHS England £216m'

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 02:56
Officials urge patients to cancel consultations to free up doctors amid rising demand for services.