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Employers urged to 'normalise' menopause in the workplace

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:46:59 GMT

A BBC survey found 70% of women did not tell their employers about their menopause symptoms.

Man ruptures throat by stifling a sneeze

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:06:27 GMT

Clamping your nose and mouth shut when you need to sneeze is dangerous, doctors warn the public.

London's January air quality 'best in 10 years'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:57:11 GMT

The capital has breached air pollution limits by 6 January every year since 2008.

Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:00:03 GMT

Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.

Cycling does not harm men's sexual health, study says

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 03:51:50 GMT

The sexual and urinary health of cyclists is comparable with runners and swimmers, a study suggests.

Coca-Cola to cut bottle size but increase price in face of sugar tax

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:47:21 GMT

Bottles of the famous fizzy drink will be smaller and more expensive from March onwards.

'Being a teenage mother is so lonely'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:56:34 GMT

New guidelines aim to cut UK teenage pregnancy rates which remain among the highest in Europe.

French salmonella baby milk scandal 'affects 83 countries'

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:55:18 GMT

The boss of French firm Lactalis says up to 12 million boxes of formula are now subject to a recall.

Breast cancer survival 'unaffected by faulty gene'

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:26:25 GMT

Young breast cancer patients with faulty BRCA genes have the same survival chances as those without, a study has found.

Cost legacy of decades-old NHS blunders begins to rise

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:03:33 GMT

Experts say maternity wards are still making the same "avoidable errors".

Pharma giant Pfizer pulls out of research into Alzheimer's

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:00:59 GMT

Alzheimer's charities call the news a "heavy blow" to those living with dementia.

CES 2018: Willow and Freemie breast pumps offer mums freedom

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 03:25:46 GMT

The battery-powered devices are designed to be worn more discreetly than traditional pumps.

What does NHS compensation pay for?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:13:57 GMT

The Hord family were given an £8m settlement after an NHS mistake. But what does it pay for?

What 'Beads of Courage' mean to young cancer patients

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:22:28 GMT

Children undergoing cancer treatment receive beads to document their journey and one mum wants to expand the scheme.

UK sends medics to halt Rohingya diphtheria outbreak

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:52:49 GMT

There have been 4,000 suspected cases of diphtheria in the overcrowded refugee camps and at least 31 deaths.

Weston's tribute to 'remarkable' Falklands surgeon

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 02:23:41 GMT

The Falkands veteran says Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly saved his life and transformed field medicine.

'Floating on air' after surgeons remove 19kg tumour

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:44:40 GMT

Watch surgeons as they remove a 19.5kg tumour from a woman's body.

Living with Alzheimer's at the age of 30

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:27:32 GMT

"I'm not going to get better, I'm just going to get worse," says Daniel Bradbury.

The 3,000-mile trip for mental health

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:55 GMT

Jake Tyler began his epic expedition after suffering a "breakdown" in April 2016.

Magician Dynamo surprises Hampshire youth club

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:21:26 GMT

The world famous magician performs tricks at a youth club and offers its members some advice.

Singing 'speeds up' recovery from post-natal depression

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 01:04:05 GMT

Mothers in group singing sessions with babies have faster improvement in symptoms, a study suggests.

Sri Lanka's president rejects move to allow women to buy alcohol

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:30:25 GMT

The president overrules a government decision to let women buy alcohol for the first time in decades.

Driving away depression

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 01:17:56 GMT

Like Minds: The little yellow car that's tackling depression.

They wouldn’t let sister die

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 01:40:43 GMT

A car crash left Polly Kitzinger with devastating brain injuries. Her family was unable to persuade doctors to let her die.

What is 'Aussie' flu and should we be worried?

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 11:04:38 GMT

The NHS is braced for a bad flu season as the 'Australian' virus strain H3N2 dominates.

Hearing hints

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 01:41:56 GMT

The signs you have a problem - and what you can do about it.

Coconut oil

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:52:32 GMT

Coconut oil sales are rocketing, but is it a cholesterol-busting wonder food, or is this dangerous hype?

Personality issue

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:07:11 GMT

Professionals are asking for earlier and better treatment for this poorly understood condition.