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New antibiotic family discovered in dirt

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:51
The compounds are called malacidins and can kill several stubborn infections, including superbug MRSA.

Cold open water plunge may provide instant pain relief

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:46
Doctors suggest a short, sharp cold water swim may offer an alternative to strong painkillers.

Orthorexia: My secret eating disorder

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 01:08
Here's what extreme "clean-eating" did to one woman.

What makes us happy?

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 01:08
Scientists are researching how life's ups and downs affect our mental health.

Wombs for rent

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:16
Demand for surrogacy in Ukraine, one of Europe's poorest nations, is soaring. But what happens to the women involved?

Parkinson's sufferer ejected from Halfords 'for funny walk'

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:43
Chris Cartlidge says he was told to leave Halfords after his symptoms caused his leg to stiffen.

Josh Quigley cycled the world after surviving suicide

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 16:45
Josh Quigley rode over 10,000 miles to raise awareness of mental health issues after attempting to take his own life.

Transgender child: 'I think I'm a girl in a boy's body'

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:21
Keira Puddefoot, 13, who is transgender, was previously known as Lucas.

NHS Scotland embarks on global radiologist search

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 07:58
Nine health boards are trying to attract radiologists to fill 32 vacancies across Scotland.

Peter Rabbit film producers apologise over allergy scene

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 04:47
Sony Pictures "regrets" a scene in the film where bunnies pelt a character with blackberries.

Schizophrenia patients calmed by video game

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:59
The patients learnt to use the technique in their daily lives to reduce the power of hallucinations.

Dorset schoolgirl 'lost confidence after fat letter'

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:50
A cricket-loving schoolgirl says she lost her passion for the sport after receiving the letter.

Take sick children to pharmacies first, parents told

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:45
Visits to GPs and A&E for "self-treatable" conditions cost the service £850m a year, NHS England says.

Menstruation taboo

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:37
How a traditional final rites ritual exposed a generational divide.

Why you should love your 'saggy boobs'

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 07:50
Blogger Chidera Eggerue wants women to celebrate breasts of all shapes and sizes.

Dystonia chronic pain 'completely changed my life'

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 07:17
Ann Pierce-Jones used to be full of confidence but now lives "day-to-day" in chronic pain.

Dystonia patients' 'distress' over cancelled Botox clinics

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 06:50
People with the condition require regular Botox injections to prevent painful muscle spasms.

Warning hundreds of fire deaths may be linked to skin creams

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 00:36
Skin creams containing paraffin are a fire risk, but most products do not contain a warning.

'I could've recovered from anorexia sooner'

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 06:49
A woman says it was only when she had therapy as an adult that she started to recover from anorexia.

Is social media causing childhood depression?

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 00:16
Do children spend too much time online and does social media use make them anxious and unhappy?