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Smartphone 'orders' body to treat diabetes

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:08:18 GMT

A fusion of biology and technology is an "exciting glimpse" of medicine's future, scientists say.



Postpartum haemorrhage: Cheap lifesaver 'cuts deaths by a third'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:46:00 GMT

A drug to stop bleeding after giving birth could cut deaths by a third, research suggests.



'Exciting' blood test spots cancer a year early

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:00:42 GMT

The discovery allows doctors to detect returning tumours earlier and increases chances of a cure.



Air pollution: 'Heart disease link found'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:02:52 GMT

Extremely small particles of air pollution have the potential to end up in the body, a study suggests.



Premature lambs kept alive in 'plastic bag' womb

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:14:58 GMT

Scientists were able to keep premature lambs alive for a month using an artificial "plastic bag" womb.



Exercise 'keeps the mind sharp' in over-50s, study finds

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:14 GMT

The brain is fed with more oxygen and nutrients, boosting thinking and memory skills.



American woman gives birth during family trip to a zoo in Omaha, Nebraska

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:42:59 GMT

Kymica Hubbard was on a family day out at a zoo in Omaha, Nebraska, when she went into early labour.



Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:02:09 GMT

It should prevent four in 10 cases of the disease, but it is the first "real world" trial.



The volunteers helping ambulances to get to Syria

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:32:11 GMT

The BBC meets volunteers in the biggest ever convoy to transport medical vehicles from the UK to Syria.



'500kg' Egyptian woman's sister accuses Indian doctors of lying

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:51:21 GMT

The sister of an Egyptian woman who went to India for weight loss surgery lashes out at her doctors.



'The grief can damage your mental health'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:57:48 GMT

Survivors say the pain of bereavement can easily push people into mental illness without proper support.



Early hip fracture surgery will save hundreds of lives

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:12:41 GMT

A report shows 8% fewer patients die within 30 days if they get surgery within 24 hours.



Ted 2017: Frugal scientist offers malaria tools

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:09:49 GMT

A toy-inspired device for malaria detection that costs 20 cents is shown off at the Ted conference



Experts excited by brain 'wonder-drug'

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:05:26 GMT

A drug for depression could stop all neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, scientists hope.



Brain Tumour Charity cautious about Italy mobile phone ruling

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:39:59 GMT

Charity urges caution after a ruling in Italy about mobile phone use and brain tumour growth.



New evidence in France of harm from epilepsy drug valproate

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:21:36 GMT

A preliminary French study suggests valproate caused serious malformations in up to 4,100 children.



Motherhood in the time of Zika

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:06:36 GMT

Katie Falkenberg's photo feature on mothers caring for children damaged by the Zika virus in Brazil was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2017.



Schoolboy given goggles to regain sight

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:07:28 GMT

Charlie, now eight, started losing his sight aged four, and has only been able to see close up until now.



Three vloggers talk directly to their mental illnesses.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:46:03 GMT

Three vloggers are speaking directly to their mental illnesses.



Debbie Douglas on her breast surgeon Ian Paterson

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:01:23 GMT

Debbie Douglas speaks about surgeon Ian Paterson, who's guilty of intentionally wounding patients.



Poorna Bell on the addiction and suicide of her husband

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:56:00 GMT

Poorna Bell explains how her husband took his own life after a secret battle with heroin addiction



Cheap and accessible drug tackles death in childbirth

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:57:25 GMT

New research shows promising results for cutting the risk of women bleeding to death in childbirth.



Anne-Marie Slaughter: A year's maternity leave is too long for mothers

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:11:05 GMT

Former Hillary Clinton advisor Anne-Marie Slaughter clarifies why she thinks a year of maternity leave is too long for working mothers.



Inside a neonatal intensive care unit

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:51:08 GMT

What does it take to care for the sickest premature babies? 5 live takes a look inside the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Burnley General hospital.



Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:14:57 GMT

Study of 250,000 UK commuters shows walking is good too but suggests two wheels are best.



Is Komodo dragon blood the key to new antibiotics?

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:16:44 GMT

Scientists find a compound based on a molecule in dragon blood helps heal infected wounds in mice.



Serena Williams

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:49:06 GMT

Most women struggle to get out of bed when eight weeks' pregnant. How did Serena win a Grand Slam title?



Clean eating

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:29:21 GMT

The plant-based diet, beloved by celebrities, has got the experts worried.



Saying no to the jab

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:08:37 GMT

An island community with one of the lowest vaccination rates in the US has provoked a storm.



Tainted blood

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:24:47 GMT

Families of people infected with HIV and hepatitis by NHS treatments still seek a public inquiry.



Scars on stage

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:39:38 GMT

US beauty queen Victoria Graham has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) but isn't afraid to show her scars.



No consent

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:01:03 GMT

Victoria Vigo woke from an emergency caesarean to find she had been sterilised - without her consent. Now she is demanding justice.