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'I thought if I was fat nobody could see that I was evil'

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 00:26
One woman explains how she used binge-eating and obesity to cope with being abused as a child.

Breast cancer: Test means fewer women will need chemotherapy

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 12:32
From Monday, about 70% of women with early stage cancer may be able to avoid the gruelling treatment.

Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard on surviving locked-in syndrome

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 01:50
Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard's heart stopped for 40 seconds - and then she developed locked-in syndrome.

Do you know what you're smoking?

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 00:02
Many shisha bars have been selling illegal tobacco to unsuspecting customers despite authorities' efforts to crack down on the trade.

Prostate cancer immune system drug results could be 'spectacular'

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 18:58
Immunotherapy treatment could provide "spectacular" results for some patients, doctors say.

'Virtual brain operation' moves a step closer to reality

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 01:08
Software that can map the structure of an individual human brain is being trialled in tumour patients.

Better orgasms and no leaks

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 00:25
Physiotherapist and stand-up comedian Elaine teaches women how to sort out their pelvic floors.

Baby's life saved by five-minute heart test

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 17:49
A five-minute heart test saved the life of a baby born at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry.

Tramadol emboldens vigilantes to fight Boko Haram

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 13:37
Tramadol is meant to treat severe pain - but in Nigeria it's being used by fighters.

Five tips for your fussy eaters

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:45
Here's some advice from a psychologist based on scientific research.

Rise in 'preventable' emergency readmissions to hospital

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 03:32
Undiagnosed pneumonia and pressure sores are behind the rise in hospitals in England.

Bereaved parents 'let down at work by lack of support'

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 03:15
Three out of five parents said no-one talked to them about the loss of their baby when they went back to work.

Educate children to tackle ethnic minority donor crisis, MPs say

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 02:48
MPs say teaching children about organ donation could boost donor numbers and bust some common myths.