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Hidden fats: What’s underneath your skin?

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 00:03
Sushi, 29, is an average-sized, healthy woman on the outside - but what about on the inside?

Breast screening error: What went wrong?

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 16:32
How does England's breast screening programme work and what went wrong?

David Goodall: Scientist, 104, begins trip to end his life

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 15:56
David Goodall is not terminally ill but wants to die, and resents that he cannot elect to do so in Australia.

Breast scan error 'shortened up to 270 lives' - Hunt

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 14:40
Hundreds of women in England may have died prematurely after failing to receive breast scan invitations.

270 women could have had 'lives shortened'

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 13:45
Jeremy Hunt says "there may be between 135 and 270 women who had their lives shortened as a result" of an IT problem.

Weight loss and loose skin: Patients ‘forgotten’ by NHS

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:34
A surgeon says people who need surgery to remove excess skin after massive weight loss are being overlooked.

'I lost 19 stone but hate my saggy skin'

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:33
Amy lost 19 stone but tells Newsbeat the excess skin she was left with is making her unhappy.

Doctors paying for sons to have cancer jab

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 00:51
Is boys' health being put at risk because they are not included in the official HPV immunisation programme?

Sex addiction: Five times a day 'wasn't enough'

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 00:27
Rebecca Barker says sex addiction took over her life and ruined her relationship.

Addenbrooke's to pioneer liver transplant technology

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 00:13
Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge will use a technique which can keep a liver "alive" outside the body.

UK's most polluted towns and cities revealed

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 22:26
Areas above the limit include London and Manchester, with the Welsh town Port Talbot the worst.

Noel Conway case: Ill man 'best judge' of 'undignified death'

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 22:07
A terminally ill man should have the right to decide when he dies, the Court of Appeal hears.

Bid to overturn homeopathy crackdown

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 17:35
The British Homeopathic Association takes NHS England to the High Court after it asked GPs to stop prescribing treatment.

Can traditional healers help fight HIV?

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 16:25
Once condemned as witch-doctors, traditional healers are now joining forces with medics in parts of rural South Africa.

'Black box' call for medical devices to detect errors

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:33
An IT expert believes bugs in medical devices and computers could be contributing to patient deaths.

Can a full Moon really affect your sleep?

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:35
One small study suggests it might be the case - but is it just another moon-based old wives' tale?

Jaw 'scaffolding' operation helps our baby breathe

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:52
Noah Connell, who turns one this weekend, is the youngest person in the UK to have had the surgery.

Jamie Oliver calls on Theresa May to act on childhood obesity

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:47
Jamie Oliver and fellow celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall are giving evidence to MPs.

Trust recalls 2,500 patients over treatment fears

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 09:57
The recall comes after a review of a neurology consultant at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

Critical window for learning a language

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 09:52
Scientists say there is a cut-off age for learning a language fluently.