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Aids deaths halve as more get drugs

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:57:13 GMT

One million people died from Aids last year, according to UNAids.

Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:51:52 GMT

They include hearing loss, smoking, and not finishing secondary education, a study says.

Zion Harvey: Double hand transplant boy plays baseball

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:45:40 GMT

World's first double hand transplant child continues to show improvement two years on.

Tobacco firms 'hamper anti-smoking push'

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:03:30 GMT

Countries covering two thirds of the world's population now have measures in place to encourage people to stop smoking.

Life expectancy rises 'grinding to halt' in England

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:52:01 GMT

Leading health expert says he is "deeply concerned" and austerity may be to blame.

Surgeons remove 27 contact lenses from woman's eye

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:10:48 GMT

"A bluish foreign body" turned out to be a "hard mass" of 17 lenses stuck together with mucus.

Charlie Gard: US doctor meets Great Ormond Street medics

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:40:49 GMT

Dr Michio Hirano has been given an honorary contract by Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Teeth-grinding in teens 'a sign of being bullied'

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:22:38 GMT

Schools and parents should be aware of the problem, dental experts say.

Children 'exercise less as they get older'

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:08 GMT

The number of children doing an hour of exercise a day falls by 40% between the ages of five and 12.

Stressful experiences 'can age the brain by four years'

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:35:21 GMT

Divorce, the death of a child and poverty may be factors in brain decline, researchers say.

Do you live in the world's least active country?

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:50:12 GMT

Scientists use smartphones to track and rank activity levels around the world.

NHS ranked 'number one' health system

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:26:35 GMT

But study of 11 nations raises concerns about quality of care in UK despite praising efficiency and affordability.

Contaminated blood scandal inquiry announced

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:38:43 GMT

Inquiry to be held into contaminated blood scandal that left at least 2,400 people dead, the prime minister says.

Measles 'tragedy' kills 35 across Europe

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:39:45 GMT

World Health Organization calls for "urgent measures" to stop measles spreading.

Coffee drinkers live longer - perhaps

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:54:02 GMT

Each cup adds minutes to a person's lifespan if latest research is proved correct, say experts.

Turning to strangers for public therapy

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:26:14 GMT

A clinical psychologist is experimenting with 'problem solving booths', staffed by strangers.

Man with motor neurone disease climbs Snowdon in wheelchair

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:02:33 GMT

Jason Liversidge, who has motor neurone disease, now plans to abseil off the Humber Bridge.

Why bar staff will not serve Afghanistan veteran

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:27:50 GMT

Could a brain injury identity card help a former soldier who gets refused service in bars?

Preventing dementia: Nine tips that could help you stay sharp

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:50:28 GMT

It often presents in old age but there are steps you can take before then to keep your brain healthy.

Parents take drug fight to High Court

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:44:36 GMT

'David' has a rare condition but the NHS refuses to pay for a treatment that could help him.

Food allergies - seven myths debunked

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:02:31 GMT

The Food Standards Agency has looked into the truth behind some of the most common allergy myths.

Kyran Duff, five, called 999 when his mum became unconscious

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:56:19 GMT

Five-year-old Kyran Duff has been given an award after calling 999 when his mum lost consciousness.

Noel Conway: Challenging law on assisted suicide

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:19:37 GMT

Noel Conway says his terminal illness will leave him in a zombie-like condition.

North Carolina man cheats death after 40 minutes with no pulse

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:48:54 GMT

Two police officers conducted CPR until the 36-year-old father-of-three's pulse returned.

Australian man's thumb surgically replaced by toe

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 06:56:14 GMT

Doctors recommended the eight-hour surgery after his thumb was severed by a bull.

Let me die

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:05:50 GMT

Adam Maier-Clayton had a condition which caused his body to feel severe physical pain. He fought for the right to die in Canada.

Reality Check: Why don't Charlie Gard's parents have the final say?

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:06:07 GMT

Charlie Gard's parents don't have the final decision on what happens to him so where do parental rights end?

Helping hands

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:14:28 GMT

A pilot scheme being run in the north east of England aims to put refugee doctors back to work and cover NHS shortages.

Down's syndrome

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:02:32 GMT

"We're sorry, your son has Down's syndrome"

Charlie Gard case explained

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:59:31 GMT

Why Charlie's parents think their terminally ill son needs a chance to have an experimental treatment.

'Shocking case'

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:21:52 GMT

"Shocking" case prompts call to Prime Minister to boost rights of learning disabled.

'Still hear screaming'

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 21:37:22 GMT

Three weeks on from the Grenfell Tower fire, many local people are still suffering "acute stress".

Mum on a mission

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:51:39 GMT

A mother says a wasted operation on her son pushed her over the edge and spurred her into action.