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Matt Dawson's life changed by a tick bite

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:45:45 GMT

A bacterial infection spread through the former England rugby player's body after he was bitten.

Solar eclipse 2017: What you need to know

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:16:16 GMT

A few tips on the rare cosmic event, which last stretched across the US coast to coast 99 years ago.

Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:41:54 GMT

Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS.

Peanut allergy treatment 'lasts up to four years'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:17:29 GMT

Four years after children in a study took the oral treatment, 70% had no allergic reaction to peanuts.

Guatemala City hospital 'gang attack' leaves seven dead

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:23:05 GMT

Suspected gang members open fire while trying to free a jailed leader who was in hospital.

Time spent frail in old age 'doubles'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:14 GMT

More care homes are needed as an ageing population puts pressure on services, researchers suggest.

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:06:27 GMT

Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.

Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:14:05 GMT

A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.

Yemen cholera epidemic: Cases exceed 500,000 in four months

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:13:46 GMT

The overall caseload has declined since early July, but 5,000 people a day are still being infected.

Japanese fungus spreading in UK hospitals

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:42:25 GMT

More than 200 patients have been infected, but none has died, Public Health England confirms.

Spanish woman 'crushed between floors' in Seville hospital lift

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:48:14 GMT

The Spanish woman was being wheeled out of a lift when it began moving upwards, reports say.

Glasgow School of Art project personalises prosthetic limbs

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:34:02 GMT

A group of artisans are working with amputees in an effort to make artificial limbs more personal.

'Healthy people get lung cancer too'

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:03:20 GMT

Vicky Veness shared a photo of herself looking healthy that was taken just hours before she was diagnosed.

Dad gets tattoo of brain shunt after daughter's surgery

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:14:51 GMT

Briar Hickenbottom-Marriott says she doesn't feel lonely any more after her dad's show of support.

Masks for smear test patients in Thailand

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:08:05 GMT

A health clinic in Thailand is handing out masks to encourage more women to attend their cervical smear tests.

Stephen Hawking: 'I wouldn't be here without the NHS'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:29:04 GMT

The scientist backed the NHS in a speech that was critical of government policy and Jeremy Hunt.

Struggling after giving birth? You're not alone

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:23:30 GMT

These mums had traumatic births, and they want more to see more honesty about the toll it can take.

Mum leaves random notes in York for new mothers

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:45:58 GMT

The letters offer mums a chance to take a second for themselves.

How to get up mountains in a wheelchair

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:43:07 GMT

Michelle, who has multiple sclerosis, is going on a trek in the Lake District for the first time in more than 10 years.

Why Scottish babies might start sleeping in cardboard boxes

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:12:38 GMT

Baby boxes containing essential items are to be delivered to new mothers across Scotland.

Anger and hatred can make us feel happy, says study

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:42:12 GMT

People have higher life satisfaction if they feel emotions they desire - even if they are unpleasant.

World's oldest man, Auschwitz survivor Yisrael Kristal dies

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:53:59 GMT

Polish-born Yisrael Kristal survived two World Wars and Nazi camps before immigrating to Israel.

'Raise your voices'

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:05:02 GMT

A blog on birth trauma is prompting women to share their own difficult experiences.

Hard enough already

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:06:44 GMT

Flying with a wheelchair is hard enough - it's even harder when it's broken in transit.

Another U-turn?

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:22:39 GMT

The ex-prime minister, who has spoken about his battle to give up nicotine, is snapped with a cigarette at a festival.

Birth control

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:29:00 GMT

Elina Berglund Scherwitzl has created an app that offers women a "natural alternative" to the pill

Transgender puberty

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 04:08:04 GMT

How are the families we've been following for two years facing the future?

Opioid crisis

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 23:41:27 GMT

Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die from opioid overdoses, devastating families.