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Dog owners have lower mortality, study finds

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:02:51 GMT

Researchers found a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, especially hunting breeds.

First gene-editing in human body attempt

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:40:14 GMT

Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.

Indulgent grandparents 'bad for children's health'

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:10:55 GMT

Regular "treating" and over-feeding is a common issue, according to a review of parents' opinions.

Giving birth on due date 'less risky' for older mums

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:34:34 GMT

Stillbirth risk is higher if older pregnant women are left to go over their due date, a study suggests.

FDA approves 'trackable' pill

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:10:00 GMT

The schizophrenia tablets have an embedded sensor that tells doctors whether the patient has taken them.

Depression link between fathers and teenage children, says study

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:46:24 GMT

Men who don't seek help for depression could have an impact on their children, a study suggests.

Liver test to aid paracetamol overdose treatment

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:52:55 GMT

Researchers say the test will help doctors identify which patients arriving in hospital need more intensive treatment.

Emotional toll of diabetes 'needs more recognition'

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:00:03 GMT

Living with diabetes can lead to significant emotional problems, a survey finds.

Drivers 'should have compulsory eye tests'

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:05:29 GMT

One in three optometrists say they know of patients who drive with vision below the legal standard.

'Urgent need' for football header research

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:00:26 GMT

Stirling University scientists call for more studies looking into dementia links following an Alan Shearer documentary.

Sex unlikely to cause cardiac arrest, study finds

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:54:27 GMT

Sudden cardiac arrest is linked to sexual activity far more often in men than women, a study finds.

Breast cancer 'can return 15 years after treatment ends'

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:10:18 GMT

Extending treatment with hormone therapy could reduce the risk of it recurring.

Daytime wounds 'heal more quickly'

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 03:46:30 GMT

An average 11-day difference in recovery rates for burns may be explained by the body clock, a study says.

Did you know you should give under-fives vitamin tablets?

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:36:05 GMT

Many parents are unaware of this vitamin supplement advice, a study finds.

Malaria breath test shows promise

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 03:21:26 GMT

People with the disease give off a distinctive "breath-print" that could aid rapid diagnosis, say experts.

Are grandparents spoiling kids?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:08:53 GMT

A study says grandparents tend to give high-sugar snacks as treats - so we tracked some down.

Children join people with dementia in interactive light game

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:23:00 GMT

The game sees images projected on to a table that residents and children can interact with.

Tia has epidermolysis bullosa - known as 'butterfly skin'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:23:24 GMT

Four-year-old Tia is hoping for pioneering treatment for her fragile skin condition.

What's the new craze of forest bathing?

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:49:09 GMT

One army veteran suffering from PTSD says Forest Bathing is helping him sleep.

Madagascar's 'worst plague outbreak' in 50 years

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:07:11 GMT

The island is one of the global hotspots most prone to the deadly disease.

Simon Dobbin: BBC's DIY SOS to transform home of football attack victim

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:32:04 GMT

Simon Dobbin was left with severe brain damage in an attack after a football match.

Heart donor appeal for six-week-old Charlie Douthwaite

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:22:17 GMT

The family of a six-week-old baby born with "half a heart" make an urgent appeal for donors.

Girl, 12, draws pictures of her life with heart condition

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:55:12 GMT

Emily Sullivan had open heart surgery three times before the age of seven.

How fear puts girls off PE

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 02:38:42 GMT

Girls are half as likely as boys to be physically active - and lack of confidence is to blame.

Just a few nights of bad sleep upsets your brain

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 01:18:41 GMT

Even a few nights of poor sleep can lead to "repetitive negative thinking", experts say.

My gift

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:10:01 GMT

Why would anyone donate their eggs to help a stranger have a child? A donor gives her reasons.

Confined inside

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:00:13 GMT

"Postnatal confinement" is said to be widespread among the UK's Chinese community.

War wounds

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:27:47 GMT

Meeting the patients of a MSF-run hospital in Jordan.

Disease of fear

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:47:32 GMT

The African country has been battling the worst outbreak in recent times.

'Therapist reignited my trauma'

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:49:46 GMT

The ineffective regulation of those practising talking therapies 'leaves patients at risk of harm'.

'A disgrace'

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 17:00:50 GMT

Online Chinese users are mulling the sexual education system after a spate of teen pregnancy videos.