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NHS praised after racist tweet about sickle cell disease sufferers

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:09
Blood donors come forward after the NHS condemns comments about sickle cell disease sufferers.

Magic mushrooms can 'reset' depressed brain

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 00:34
Psilocybin - the hallucinogenic ingredient in mushrooms - may help in depression, a study suggests.

Breast reconstruction: 'I wanted to feel normal again'

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 00:03
Rita had a mastectomy last year, after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.

Girl's lung collapsed after screaming at One Direction

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:09
The girl became short of breath during the concert but continued cheering "because she was a super fan".

'First female nipple' broadcast in daytime TV advert for breast cancer

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 16:49
The advertisement for breast cancer awareness was seen on TV on Friday and will be fully broadcast on Monday.

'Psychotic nympho' Halloween outfit criticised by psychiatrists

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:07
Psychiatrists say the outfit stigmatises mental illness and is "one of the worst" they have seen.

DNA study provides insight into how to live longer

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:59
A year in school adds nearly a year to your life, study in Edinburgh shows.

Antibiotics 'may be lost' through overuse, says chief medical officer

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 08:10
England's chief medical officer is "really worried" about the threat of antibiotic resistance.

'Step change' needed in developing GP clusters, says report

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 06:10
Work pressure worries and a lack of clear direction are holding back GP "clusters" from doing more.

Prince Harry calls for regular HIV and Aids testing

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 01:02
The prince was accepting an award on his mother's behalf at the Attitude magazine awards in London.

Is there period poverty in the UK?

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 00:35
We spoke to four college students about their experience.

The little girl who is always hungry

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 00:31
Six-year-old Megan has the rare Prader-Willi syndrome, which means she never feels full.

Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust back in special measures

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 00:11
The Norfolk and Suffolk trust is the only NHS mental health trust to be put in special measures.

Baby talk: Mums' voices change when speaking to infants

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:24
Mums alter the timbre of their voice when talking to adults or babies, say US scientists.

Great Ormond Street Hospital 'failing' intersex children

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:00
A BBC investigation finds Great Ormond Street Hospital is failing to meet care standards.

Gloves off

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:41
Former Liverpool and England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland tells BBC Sport about his battle with anxiety.

Jeremy Hunt: Is government on track with more GPs promise?

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:14
The health secretary promised 5,000 more GPs by 2020.

Over the moon

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 14:26
Alison Farmer was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 40. Luckily, it was caught early. Here's the story of how she recovered - and went on to have her daughter.

NHS staff urged to get flu jabs to protect patients

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:52
Getting vaccinated is the best way to stop flu spreading and protect patients, NHS leaders say.

Elizabeth Hurley: ‘Breast cancer will be beaten’

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:59
Actress and model Elizabeth Hurley has told BBC Radio 5 live she believes breast cancer can be beaten.