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Sharp rise in babies facing being taken into care

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 08:39
Data shows newborns in Wales are more likely to appear in care proceedings than those in England.

Bill Turnbull backs cannabis for medicinal use ahead of cancer doc

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 01:19
The former BBC Breakfast host says the UK needs to have a "proper conversation" about cannabis laws.

Children illegally sold vaping products

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 00:57
Almost 40% of sellers targeted by councils sold vaping goods to under-age teenagers in 2018-19.

More than half of A&Es 'not good enough'

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 00:56
The government in England must find a solution for social care to ease pressure, the regulator says.

Spikes - and other ways disabled people combat unwanted touching

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 00:55
When Bronwyn Berg found herself being manhandled once again, she decided to add spikes to her wheelchair to prevent a repeat.

Head injuries: Cheap drug 'could save thousands of lives a year'

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 00:55
A cheap, common drug could save hundreds of thousands of lives a year if used routinely, doctors say.

Questions remain over puberty-blockers, as review clears study

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 22:48
But questions remain over the use of puberty blockers, say Newsnight's Deb Cohen and Hannah Barnes.

Katy Brand: 'I didn't know what to do when I had a miscarriage'

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:44
Comedian Katy Brand tells 5 Live's Emma Barnett about her experience.

Mother's sepsis warning after hospital failure

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 00:06
Five-year-old Ava Macfarlane died from sepsis in December 2017.

Having children more a priority for Westerners - Swansea uni study

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 02:39
People in Western countries are more likely to look for a partner who wants children, a study finds.

Batten disease girl given custom-made drug

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 02:31
Mila is having far fewer - and briefer - seizures after a drug was designed just for her.

Slow walking at 45 'a sign of faster ageing'

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 00:08
Gait speed in mid-life indicates how fast the brain and body are ageing, researchers found.

'Unacceptable' delays in diagnosing secondary breast cancer

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 01:56
People should know the signs that the disease has spread to other parts of the body, says a charity.

The vegetarian Maasai: Life in a culture based around meat

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 00:19
Meat is an essential part of daily life for Kenya's Maasai. But Anthony Mututua is a rare vegetarian.

England sees 'worst summer on record' for A&E waits

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 18:57
Thousands of patients wait more than four hours, as doctors warn of a difficult winter ahead.

What do you think of a public transport snack ban?

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 16:24
Has the plan found favour with commuters across the country, or left a bad taste in the mouth?

Long-term Lyme disease 'actually chronic fatigue syndrome'

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 11:57
Most people who think they have chronic Lyme disease are more likely to have chronic fatigue syndrome, say experts.

Ellie Soutter: British snowboarder’s mother on losing her daughter

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 06:22
Snowboarder Ellie Soutter's mother talks to the BBC about losing her daughter, finding her voice and helping others.

Brexit: What will happen to European Health Insurance Cards?

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 02:36
The scheme works in 31 countries but only three have agreed to cover UK tourists if there is no deal.

Ban and tax our way out of obesity - top doctor

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 02:25
The outgoing chief medical officer warns ministers will fail on obesity unless they take bold action.