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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.

Comedian Mike King: 'My comedy has been a mask my whole life'

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:56
New Zealand has the developed world's worst teenage suicide rate. One comedian is trying to change that.

Kia Gott: Quadruple amputee girl is welcomed home

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 20:25
A one-year-old girl who had her limbs amputated after contracting meningitis C has been allowed home.

'I can't walk uphill': Man's two-year wait for new hip

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 17:23
Meuris Willams from Llanrwst is in pain and wonders how much longer the wait will be.

Perfecting the pout: Which city is the UK's lip filler capital?

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 07:20
More searches for lip filling are made in one northern city than anywhere else in Britain, research suggests.

Boy, 12, helps father fight anxiety and depression

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 07:09
Stuart Gumm often suffers panic attacks, no longer drives, and rarely leaves the house.

Study casts doubt on 'healthy obesity'

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 00:51
Fat but otherwise healthy women are still likelier to have a stroke or heart attack, a study says.

Deficit for NHS trusts in England double the amount planned

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 00:29
Higher patient demand and staff costs are blamed for a total deficit of £960m for trusts in England.

Vaping - the rise in five charts

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 00:27
Spending on e-cigarettes is increasing. The BBC looks at what's behind the rise.