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Light and the circadian rhythm: The key to a good night's sleep?

10 hours 37 min ago
Getting enough sleep is fundamental to our wellbeing, but one key factor is often overlooked.

Markus Birdman talks about his stroke in his comedy routine

10 hours 40 min ago
Comedian Markus Birdman had a stroke at 40, and talks about the experience in his stand-up routine to raise awareness.

Nicki Chapman praised for sharing tumour diagnosis

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 14:01
Nicki Chapman will not host the Chelsea Flower Show following surgery to remove a brain tumour.

Electrotherapy warning over bogus psychiatrist Zholia Alemi

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:36
Scotland's chief medic says Zholia Alemi may have prescribed ECT and wrongly detained mental health patients.

What does the menopause do to the body?

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:37
The brain, heart, bones and skin can all be affected by the hormonal changes brought on by the menopause.

Mental health: The radio station helping its listeners

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:11
The mental health DJ who says he has helped his listeners out of "very dark places".

Medical cannabis: Breaking the law to help our child

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:55
The parents of a young girl with epilepsy have to travel from the UK to the Netherlands for medical cannabis.

Simon Thomas sets up blood cancer fund in memory of wife Gemma

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:29
Former Sky Sports and Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas says he "can't sit around and do nothing".

Spina bifida: Keyhole surgery repairs baby spine in womb

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:58
Doctors say the surgery could be the difference between some children learning to walk or not.

Bowel cancer rates rising 'among young adults'

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:30
If the trend continues, age screening guidelines may need to be reconsidered, researchers say.

Measles: Experts call for compulsory vaccination

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:19
Misleading campaigns claiming jabs are dangerous have left countries vulnerable, researchers say.

Cow's milk allergy: 'Going to a coffee shop could kill my child'

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:18
Five-year-old Evie Kinsella's cow's milk allergy is so severe she reacts to milk particles in the air.

NHS 'should not prescribe acne drug'

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:07
Patients unable to have sex are calling for the NHS to stop prescribing acne drug Roaccutane.

Ultra-processed foods 'make you eat more'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:16
The first trial of ultra-processed foods suggests they lead people to eat more and put on weight.

Cancer patient scans cancelled over equipment problems

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:14
The PET scans are used to investigate the spread of cancer and how it is responding to treatment.

'Bodybuilding helped me overcome my depression'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:30
How Sheetal "Strong" Kotak from Kenya used bodybuilding to help overcome her depression.

Ex-bodybuilder on how she became obsessed about weight

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:15
A former bodybuilder has spoken about how she became obsessed by her weight and body image.

'How to be body positive as a trans person'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:37
Being body positive while transitioning is important for Bristol artist Jessica Fletcher and her mental health.

Cancer: Breakthrough treatments to target drug resistance

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 05:14
The first treatments could be available within a decade, say scientists setting up a research centre.

Prescribing deer dung and pigeon slippers

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 02:07
Cambridge historians are digitising some unusual medical records from the 17th Century.

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