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Parents of sick babies need more leave, charity says

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 00:19
Parents of sick babies need more paternity and maternity leave, a neonatal charity says.

Medicinal cannabis: Why has it taken so long to get to patients?

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 01:24
Medicinal cannabis was legalised in November 2018.

Short bursts of intense exercise 'better for weight loss'

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 01:05
Researchers suggest bursts of high intensity workouts, like sprinting, are more effective for weight loss.

Vitiligo: Skin condition bought Kenyan friends closer together

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 00:26
Kenyan friends Julie Asuju and Wangui Njee talk about their experiences of living with Vitiligo.

Tilly Lockey: 'I can paint with my bionic arms'

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:24
Tilly Lockey, 13, has bionic arms that are so sophisticated she can now use a paintbrush and apply make-up.

Brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:37
Late risers have poorer attention, slower reactions and increased sleepiness, a study suggests.

Most hip and knee replacements 'last longer than thought'

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:34
This helps doctors who often struggle to answer questions from patients on how they will last.

Super gonorrhoea: Why the STI could become untreatable

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:14
The challenges facing health workers in the fight against the STI.

Call the Midwife: BBC in abortion advice row

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:53
As Call the Midwife tackles the issue, BBC Action Line users say there is no advice on abortion.

Chemicals 'repair damaged neurons in mice'

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:30
Some early studies in mice suggest drugs can be developed to halt mental decline, say scientists.

Down's syndrome: Parents help Michael and Alison find love

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:23
A couple who both have Down's syndrome open up about their relationship.

A&E waits at worst level for 15 years

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:01
Nearly 330,000 patients waited longer than four hours in A&E as hospitals struggled with a shortage of beds.

'Know your cholesterol like you know your Pin code'

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 00:54
Going for a free health check could flag up early signs of cardiovascular disease, health bodies say.

The hairdressing salon for people who have cancer

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 00:28
The Feel Good Project is a place that people with cancer can go for beauty treatments, community support and specialist advice.

RAF Lakenheath: USAF nurses work in NHS hospitals

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 00:16
NHS bosses say it means patients are being seen "more quickly" and US medics gain wider experience.

Mouldy jam: Should you eat what's beneath?

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 18:04
Theresa May is said to eat jam after scraping mould off the surface. Is that safe?

Cannabis use in teens linked to depression

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 16:11
Experts link use of the drug in teenage years to cases of depression later in life.

Glasses in school scheme to aid pupils' reading

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:19
A trial to get glasses to children who need them to improve their maths and reading skills has begun.

Send patients email not letters, GPs told

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:13
Health Secretary Matt Hancock wants to see email used to communicate test results and prescriptions.

Having HPV 'isn't rude or shameful'

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 00:50
Most women have some form of the infection in their lifetime and so shouldn't be embarrassed, experts say.