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Thousands run in Delhi 'smogathon'

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:20:19 GMT

Air pollution levels were eight times the safe level and doctors wanted the half marathon postponed.

Scots teen in bid for 'life-changing' bionic legs

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:54:19 GMT

Mark Sweeney says the robotic suit would allow him to walk for the first time in seven years.

Young people 'experimenting more in bed'

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:53:51 GMT

Study reveals increasing diversity in young people's heterosexual practices.

Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:03:40 GMT

The risk of stillbirth is doubled if women go to sleep on their backs in the last trimester, a study finds.

Care at home

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:07:41 GMT

There are not enough qualified professionals to do this job, says the Royal College of Nursing.

Tia has epidermolysis bullosa - known as 'butterfly skin'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:23:24 GMT

Four-year-old Tia is hoping for pioneering treatment for her fragile skin condition.

'I spent savings rather than wait'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:03:52 GMT

Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.

My gift

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:10:01 GMT

Why would anyone donate their eggs to help a stranger have a child? A donor gives her reasons.

Young people out of love with their own bodies, says report

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:32:33 GMT

Body dissatisfaction can start in children as young as six, warns the Youth Select Committee.

Social care: MPs seek cross-party group to 'sustain' NHS

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:04:18 GMT

Ninety MPs write to the PM, saying patients are being "failed" by strained NHS social care services.

Check the key targets in your area

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:48:00 GMT

Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.

Daytime wounds 'heal more quickly'

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 03:46:30 GMT

An average 11-day difference in recovery rates for burns may be explained by the body clock, a study says.

Are grandparents spoiling kids?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:08:53 GMT

A study says grandparents tend to give high-sugar snacks as treats - so we tracked some down.

Children join people with dementia in interactive light game

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:23:00 GMT

The game sees images projected on to a table that residents and children can interact with.

Dog ownership lowers early death risk, study finds

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:02:51 GMT

Researchers found a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, especially hunting breeds.

Acid attack

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:41:49 GMT

One of acid attacker Arthur Collins's victims recalls agony and pandemonium on her birthday night out.

'Stillbirth was hardest day of my life'

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:39:39 GMT

Women are now being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy.

Share of European Union staff leaving NHS rises following Brexit

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:01:25 GMT

Experts say job security and a fall in the value of the pound are behind the trend.

Autism concern over home schooling rise in Wales

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:25:27 GMT

Many autistic children are struggling to cope in schools and are being removed, a charity warns.

‘It's a challenge to meet people’

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:30:36 GMT

A former US surgeon general warns there is a growing "epidemic" of loneliness threatening our health.

Muckamore Abbey Hospital: Four staff members suspended

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:42:56 GMT

Four staff members are suspended from an Antrim hospital as police investigate claims of ill-treatment.

Why Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis every day for a month

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:06:32 GMT

Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis every day for a month to help tackle his depression.

Virtual help

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 06:45:51 GMT

As mental health problems increase, could virtual-reality programmes help with the demand for treatment?

Confined inside

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:00:13 GMT

"Postnatal confinement" is said to be widespread among the UK's Chinese community.

Some cancer patients have PTSD years after diagnosis, study finds

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:25:34 GMT

A fifth of cancer patients experience post-traumatic stress disorder.

Why do so many US women die giving birth?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:25:33 GMT

While progress has been made to curb death rates in other countries, the US has seen an increase.

Why is it so difficult to discover new antibiotics?

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:18:28 GMT

Over-reliance on and misuse of antibiotics has raised fears of a future without effective medicines.

'Hot, old and hyperactive': The menopause in 60 seconds

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:20:25 GMT

In 60 seconds three women sum up what is a normal phase for all women.

NI child heart patients going to Dublin triple in number

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:18:32 GMT

Between January and September this year, 23 children travelled to Dublin from Northern Ireland.


Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:18:05 GMT

A tale of abuse against ambulance workers prompts tales of gratitude and "heart-warming" encounters.

First gene-editing in human body attempt

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:40:14 GMT

Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.

Breast cancer tumours 'larger' in overweight women

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:03:17 GMT

Women with a higher body mass index might need more frequent mammograms, researchers suggest.

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