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Gene-editing hope for muscular dystrophy

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 19:26
The technique was used to restore a protein that people with the condition are unable to make.

Carers not 'glorified bottom wipers'

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 17:29
Beth Sturgis posted a letter on social media with a message to those who "undervalue" her work.

Dentists say fines deterring poor patients

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 15:09
Dentists say a fear of unfair fines is causing a sharp fall in low-income families receiving treatment.

Idiopathic hypersomnia: When 40 winks turns into 48 hours of sleep

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 00:24
Lucy Taylor lives with idiopathic hypersomnia, a rare condition that makes her excessively sleepy.

Government proposes energy drinks ban for children

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 00:16
High levels of sugar and caffeine have been linked to obesity and other health issues.

Quarter of 14-year-old girls in UK 'self-harm'

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 01:41
Stereotypes around gender and worries about looks contribute to children's unhappiness, a report says.

Teenagers who smoke and drink suffer ill effects by age of 17

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 01:33
Signs of stiffening arteries show up by that age and can lead to heart problems in later life.

Contraception app advert banned by UK regulator

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 00:47
Complaint about advert offering to replace traditional contraception with natural methods is upheld.

'I was misled by the Natural Cycles app'

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 00:47
Rebecca Woodhead, 26, fell pregnant while using the Natural Cycles app, which has been criticised by the advertising watchdog.

Making Australia care about 'silent epidemic'

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 16:05
Syl Freedman's petition for an endometriosis drug went viral - then she helped to change policy.

The bladders made from other body parts

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 10:27
A surgeon wants to raise the profile of a procedure that replaces the organ when it is diseased.

Spice Girl singer Mel B entering rehab for PTSD

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 10:09
The Spice Girl says she's been drinking "to numb my pain".

Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba: GMC boss told position is 'untenable'

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 08:00
A union leader claims doctors' confidence in the GMC has collapsed over the Hadiza Bawa-Garba case.

Air pollution may harm cognitive intelligence, study says

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 07:46
Chronic exposure to poisonous air has a bigger negative impact on older men, a new study reveals.

Cystic fibrosis mothers' plea over 'life-changing' drug

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:11
Two mothers call on a drug firm and ministers to reach a deal over a 'life-changing' treatment.

Cystic fibrosis mum's drug plea for 'deserving' daughter

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:09
Ivy, aged three, has cystic fibrosis and her mum wants a £100,000-a-year to help control Ivy's condition.

Depressed? Try talking to this bot

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 00:13
Chatbots are being used to help people deal with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

Yemen cholera epidemic 'controlled' by computer predictions

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 21:21
Cases are slashed thanks to a new system that predicts where outbreaks will occur.

Using weather forecasts to stop outbreaks of deadly cholera

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 21:13
Cholera cases in Yemen have been slashed by a new system that predicts where outbreaks will occur.

'I vomit 30 times a day' - Caitlin's dilemma

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 15:11
Perth teenager Caitlin White says all the options of treatment open to her come with health risks.