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Caroline Wyatt: The MS research that's offering me hope

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 01:26
The BBC's Caroline Wyatt looks at what medical advances might bring for people with multiple sclerosis.

‘How my son went from gamer to compulsive gambler’

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 01:04
As the NHS opens a clinic for young gaming and gambling addicts, the father of one tells his story.

NI abortion: Guidelines issued as October deadline looms

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 23:15
The Northern Ireland Office publishes new guidelines on abortion for the medical profession ahead of the 21 October deadline.

Harry, Meghan, William and Kate voice mental health advert

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 22:53
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are backing the "Every Mind Matters" campaign.

Mental health website struggles after royals feature in advert

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 22:41
The dukes and duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex voiced a promotional film which aired on television.

Summer heatwave 'death spike' seen in UK

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 14:07
There was an increase in deaths when Britain had its hottest day on record this summer.

How cells sense oxygen wins Nobel prize

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 12:12
Three scientists who discovered how cells adapt to oxygen share the prize for physiology or medicine.

Psychiatrist vacancies 'threaten' NHS transformation

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 01:35
Unfilled consultant posts in England double in six years, prompting fears over service improvements.

Shaken baby syndrome cases 'tip of the iceberg'

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 00:09
Hundreds of infants die from being shaken but experts say the full scale of the problem is unknown.

Endometriosis: Thousands share devastating impact of condition

Sun, 10/06/2019 - 23:02
Thousands of women have revealed to the BBC how endometriosis has affected their lives.

Endometriosis: The condition that can take over seven years to diagnose

Sun, 10/06/2019 - 22:59
In the largest survey of its kind, more than 13,500 women from across the UK have shared their experience of having endometriosis with the BBC.

France IVF bill: Protests gather thousands in Paris

Sun, 10/06/2019 - 22:17
The bill would give single women and lesbian couples access to fertility treatment.

Bake Off's Nadiya Hussain reveals childhood sexual assault

Sun, 10/06/2019 - 17:40
The Bake Off winner says the trauma she experienced as a five year old played a role in her PTSD.

Tafida Raqeeb: 'Law should be revisited', say parents

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 13:02
The NHS has said it will not appeal against a High Court decision to allow Tafida Raqeeb to travel abroad.

Diabetes: 'How my new insulin pump lets me play football'

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 09:01
Tilly-Rose was four when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

'Dementia is a thief, it takes the person you love'

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 00:45
Linda Barnes' husband Ken was diagnosed with early onset dementia when he was 52.

Endurance sport: Why people push their bodies to extreme limits

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 00:07
Five people who complete long-distance swims, cycles and runs tell us why they do what they do.

Mind-controlled exoskeleton allows paralysed man to walk

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 10:23
A mind-controlled exoskeleton has allowed a paralysed 30-year-old man to walk in French lab.

Personal trainer's photo stolen to promote diet pills

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 09:20
Personal trainer says the companies behind fake social media accounts feel untouchable.

What are the UK's laws on abortion?

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 03:31
The High Court has ruled Northern Ireland's abortion law breaches the UK's human rights commitments.