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Coronavirus: Foreign Office tells Britons to stay on cruise ship

4 hours 8 min ago
The Foreign Office says it hopes to evacuate the stranded UK passengers "later this week".

Patient plays violin during her brain surgery

9 hours 14 min ago
Professional musician Dagmar Turner was diagnosed with a large brain tumour in 2013.

Children facing uncertain future, experts warn

19 hours 47 min ago
The World Health Organization says "radical change" is needed before it is too late

East Kent baby deaths: 'It felt like a murder charge'

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 17:18
Helen Gittos lost her baby Harriet when she was eight days old, and she believes the death was preventable.

Heart doctors 'held back stent death data'

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 17:13
The trial suggested more people fitted with stents were dying after three years than those given surgery.

Jake Paul criticised after anxiety advice tweet

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 14:14
"Remember anxiety is created by you," the YouTuber told 3.7 million followers on Twitter.

Criminals end up with 'smaller brains'

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 00:57
Scans suggest people who show antisocial behaviour throughout life have some brain abnormalities.

Rapid tests to help tackle Glasgow's HIV outbreak

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 00:40
Results are available in minutes as the city tackles the worst outbreak of the infection in decades.

Should organ donors be paid? The heavy toll of US kidney shortage

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 00:01
Thousands of Americans die from kidney failure each year, but efforts to find organ donors remain contentious.

Transgender patients self-medicating over NHS waits

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 00:01
One woman, who has waited over two years to be seen, said it had left her suicidal.

Care provider Hft to shut services due to 'underfunding'

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 18:14
The chief executive of charity Hft said running the services was costing it £5,000 a week.

Surgeon suspended over treatment concerns

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 08:09
The doctor worked at the same private healthcare firm as rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson.

Coronavirus: Schools to be advised not to close over suspected cases

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 07:57
New guidance will tell schools not to close if there is a suspected case of coronavirus.

Coronavirus: A Cameroon student on how he recovered

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 00:12
China-based student Kem Senoua is the first African to contract the virus - he spoke to the BBC.

Egg-freezing: What's the success rate?

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 00:10
The fertility expert Lord Winston warns the success rate could be as low as 1% but others say it is considerably higher.

How safe are breast implants?

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 00:02
It's a question that's surprisingly difficult to answer.

'I lost my left ear to my tanning addiction'

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 00:01
Anthea Smith tells the BBC's Laura Mcmullan, who also had skin cancer, that she used sunbeds for years.

The doctors and lawyers giving advice on TikTok

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 00:01
The BBC meets the medics and lawyers across America who are using the app to help educate the public.

Young onset Parkinson's disease surgery gives Luton man 'lifeline'

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 00:00
The disease, which normally affects people later in life, forced Ryan to make a "scary" decision.

Coronavirus: Eight of nine UK patients receiving treatment discharged

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 15:51
More than 100 people remain in quarantine in a hotel after arriving from China last weekend.