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Miniature heart inventor

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 00:37
Scientific breakthroughs take time to catch on, says the inventor of miniature hearts.

Animal antibiotics reduced in bid to tackle superbugs

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 00:24
Vets and medical staff teaming up to reduce antibiotic use on farms.

The blind MMA champion helping others defend themselves

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 00:14
When Ronald Dlamini went blind it ended his sporting career, but now he's training other blind people to protect themselves.

Period poverty: Helping homeless and vulnerable women

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 00:07
The Homeless Period delivers collection boxes with sanitary products to centres supporting vulnerable women in Southampton.

Freebirth data 'should be collected across UK'

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 06:49
A woman tells of her choice to give birth without medical help, but experts warn it is dangerous.

Wearable tech could help stroke patients with recovery

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 01:40
US scientists are developing wearable sensors to speed up the recovery of stroke patients.

Grieving dad urges people to talk about mental health

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 00:00
Andrew MacLeod's daughter Kayley took her life, aged 21, after battling mental health problems.

New mother says she 'found bandages in my body'

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 22:45
A new mother says she pulled blood-soaked bandages from her body, seven weeks after giving birth.

Wearable tech aids stroke patients

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 21:10
US scientists develop sensors to allow doctors to follow their patients' progress away from the clinic.

World Hacks: Putting your leftover pills back to work

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:17
An app in Greece is helping people donate their leftover drugs to those who can't afford to buy them.

Stephen Fry recovering from prostate cancer surgery

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:00
The presenter had surgery for prostate cancer and says "it all seemed to go pretty well".

Rescue dog gets 'new lease of life' with 3D printed leg

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:19
Duke the Irish retriever is learning to walk on four paws after a 3D printed leg was made for him.

MPs debate changes to organ donations law

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:19
Up to 500 people a year could get a "second chance" at life with new donor consent laws, MPs are told.

What you need to know about fruit tea

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:09
Sipping acidic fruit teas between meals can wear away teeth, a study shows – and it's not the only thing.

Drug errors cause appalling harm and deaths, says Hunt

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:28
Mistakes made by GPs, pharmacists, hospitals and care homes could be a factor in more than 22,000 deaths a year.

Sipping acidic fruit teas can wear away teeth, says study

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:14
Even unsweetened drinks are acidic and should not be drunk between meals, researchers say.

Mini-tumours' created to battle cancer

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:22
The lab-grown versions made from a patient's cancer can predict whether drugs will actually work.

Are sick migrants avoiding NHS doctors over deportation fears?

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:12
Should doctors continue to hand over names and addresses to immigration officers, asks the NHS in England.

On anti-depressants

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:31
People with a history of depression tell the BBC about their experiences of taking anti-depressants

Warning over fake piercing magnet craze

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:58
One 12-year-old boy had to have part of his bowel removed after swallowing the magnetic balls.