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Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved

13 hours 16 min ago
It's hoped perfusion machines that "warm livers" will increase the number of viable donated organs.

The ultrasound scan you can do yourself

13 hours 40 min ago
A US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000 (£1,555).

Clean air: Do low emission schemes improve children’s lungs?

13 hours 44 min ago
Children in London and Luton are taking part in a study to measure how their lungs are affected by air pollution.

Contact lens recycling scheme launched across UK

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:10
The programme will give contact lens wearers the opportunity to recycle their lenses for free.

Rebecca Henderson: Transplant hope for rucksack heart woman

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:27
Scans show Rebecca Henderson has been clear of cancer for a year and is now eligible for a donor heart.

Family bids to get premature baby home to Wales from Vietnam

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:08
The mother of a baby girl born at 27 weeks says coming home is "the only thing keeping me going".

Breast cancer risk test 'game changer'

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 09:07
GPs would use the online calculator to tell women their risk of getting breast cancer, say scientists.

What is the right age to lose your virginity?

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 00:40
More than a third of women and a quarter of men think they got it wrong, research suggests.

Student makes bucket list after cancer diagnosis

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 00:04
Laura Nuttall had just started university when a routine eye test discovered several brain tumours.

Life-extending drug Perjeta approved for secondary breast cancer

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 16:52
The drug can prolong the lives of incurable breast cancer patients by up to 16 months.

Overstretched 'sandwich carers' trying to help parents and children

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:35
Carers looking after elderly parents and children face depression and stress.

Royal Papworth Hospital marks heart transplant anniversary

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 07:36
The hospital's first such procedure was carried out on a 44-year-old patient on 14 January 1979.

Lens replacement led to 'blind patches', says artist

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 05:00
Landscape painter Denise De Batista is considering legal action against lens manufacturer Oculentis

What does air pollution do to our bodies?

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 02:10
David Shukman examines the effect that air pollution has on our bodies.

Intersex surgeries: Is it right to assign sex to a baby?

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 01:37
Attitudes are changing to the medical practice, with some calling them limiting and unnecessary.

Government promises 'bold new goal' to tackle dirty air

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:34
Ministers hail the UK's "world leading" pollution plan, but green groups call it a missed opportunity.

Healthy eating: What is a correct food portion?

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:06
British Nutrition Foundation launches new 'handy' guide to stop people cooking and eating too much.

James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 15:28
Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has repeated remarks about race and intelligence.

Clinical waste 'backlog' pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 00:42
Photographs show piles of clinical waste following the collapse of processing firm HES in North Lanarkshire.

FOP: Instagram and my one-in-a-million illness

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 00:12
Zoe Buxton is a fashion and lifestyle blogger whose body is slowly turning to bone.