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Instagram: 'I don't want people to be ashamed of their scars'

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 11:39
People with a history of self-harm discuss Instagram's rules over removing images showing healed scars.

Ultra-processed food linked to early death

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 00:34
People are eating more ultra-processed food - but what impact is it having on their bodies?

Good Omens: Tennant and Sheen talk about the cost of fame

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 16:55
Good Omens co-stars, David Tennant and Michael Sheen, discuss the difficulty of losing your anonymity after fame.

Transgender no longer recognised as 'disorder' by WHO

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 15:55
The World Health Organization has amended its classification of transgender health issues.

Woman infertile after surgeon removed wrong fallopian tube

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 13:21
A surgeon removed Chelsie Thomas's healthy fallopian tube by mistake after an ectopic pregnancy.

English 'short-changed on care funding'

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 12:00
Funding per person in Scotland is 43% higher than in England, while in Wales it is 33% higher.

Homeless and disabled: ‘I’m at my wits’ end’

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 00:50
Stories from the streets of Birmingham of disabled and homeless men struggling to find a permanent home.

Teen shop worker goes ‘above and beyond’ for autistic girl

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 11:03
A proud father share's his son's "celebration alert" from work for his patience with an autistic girl.

Prostate gel spacer reduces bowel and bladder damage

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 06:24
The implant is put in place before radiation therapy and reduces the toxicity absorbed by patients.

Fertility paradox in male beauty quest

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 00:53
Men paradoxically damage their ability to have children during efforts to make themselves look more attractive.

PIP breast implant scandal: Victims visited by bailiffs

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 00:45
It is feared thousands of women who had faulty PIP breast implants may have to pay back compensation.

Tai chi: Primary school pupils learn to combat exam stress

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 00:36
Tai chi sessions at a primary school 'help pupils to combat stress'.

This invention cutting period poverty

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 00:10
Saying 'Goodbye' to pads and period poverty, and 'Hello' to the menstrual cup

Mark Radcliffe: I found a lump when I was shaving

Mon, 05/27/2019 - 14:36
Radio presenter Mark Radcliffe tells BBC Radio 5 Live about the first symptom that lead to his cancer diagnosis.

Male circumcision: 'My penis was mutilated'

Mon, 05/27/2019 - 00:03
Ashley says his childhood circumcision has left him physically and psychologically damaged.

NHS violence: Nurses talk of attacks by patients in hospital

Mon, 05/27/2019 - 00:03
Nurses at a hospital in Dorset speak about the times they have been attacked by their patients.

Working the night shift on Malaria's frontline in Sierra Leone

Mon, 05/27/2019 - 00:00
A night shift in the hospital on the frontline of the fight against malaria.

Thai vet helps woman give birth by Bangkok road

Sun, 05/26/2019 - 23:59
A veterinarian in Thailand stepped in to help a woman give birth on the side of the road in Bangkok.

Menopause: what are the symptoms and why does it happen?

Sun, 05/26/2019 - 15:13
Changes in hormones can have big effects on the body and how we behave.

Yvonne Murray: 'I'm an Olympic medal winner living with depression'

Sun, 05/26/2019 - 11:54
Athlete Yvonne Murray has spoken for the first time about how depression and anxiety nearly ended her life.

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