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More students seek mental health support, analysis shows

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 09:59
The National Union of Students says university fees and a competitive job market are behind the rise.

Women over 34 are being refused IVF treatment

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 01:16
Around 80% of areas in England are not offering IVF to women up until the age of 42, as recommended.

Overcoming my stammer... on live national radio

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 00:56
Seventeen-year-old Morgan set himself goals to improve his confidence - including a live radio interview.

Are supplements safe and do they work?

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 00:32
What are some of the dangers of supplements and how beneficial are they for our health?

Opt-out organ donation plan wins Commons backing

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 17:16
Ministers estimate changing the law to one of presumed consent will save up to 700 lives each year.

Plymouth hospital in 'pioneering' deal with private health company

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 16:47
The trust said the deal would reduce waiting times but Labour called it 'front door privatisation'.

Burns survivor: How the Katie Piper Foundation 'gave me hope'

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 16:07
The Strictly Come Dancing star and burns survivor is opening a new rehabilitation centre.

'Singing to improve our mental health'

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:11
'More Than Just a Choir' is a place for people affected by mental health issues to meet others in a similar position.

Black mums 'don't talk about depression'

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 09:24
Mums Jen and Sandra struggle talking about mental health in the black community.

My intersex journey: Doctors gave me a new penis - now I want to find love

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 01:36
Anick - who was born intersex - had a series of operations to give him a fully-functioning penis. The BBC followed his progress.

Helping kids cope with the fear of medical treatment

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 01:24
Hi-tech gadgets are helping sick children express their feelings and soothe their fears.

New 'Trojan horse' antibiotic promising

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 00:30
It uses a clever trick to sneak inside bacteria in order to kill the bugs.

Rise in women having induced labours, NHS figures show

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 17:19
More older and overweight women giving birth is behind the trend, doctors say.

Sexually transmitted infections: What to do if you get one

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 15:14
Don't panic - these are the steps you need to take if you have an STI.

Love Island's Alex: Don't judge people who carry condoms

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 14:54
He says people shouldn't be judged for carrying condoms.

Pork gelatine use in NHS vaccines 'disappointing'

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:17
Public Health England say the gelatine is used as a stabiliser and there "may never" be an alternative.

The clocks go back and cold weather is on its way: Some tips to help you cope

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 09:33
Winter is coming, as the clocks go back and temperatures are set to fall. So are you prepared?

Breast cancer awareness month: 'Cancer doesn’t define me'

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 09:14
Kate Gray is one of 55,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK.

Mum's voice makes better smoke alarm for children

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 05:21
Only half of children in the study woke up with traditional alarms.

Fruit flies' brains studied to help crack dementia

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 00:44
Knowing a fruit fly's brain could help us understand what is going on with Alzheimer's disease.