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Haemophilia A trial results 'mind-blowing'

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:45:57 GMT

Doctors use gene therapy to correct the defect that causes haemophilia A.

Is size important when it comes to wine glasses?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:54:08 GMT

If your wine was served in a smaller glass, would you drink less of it?

Heat-not-burn tobacco 'is a health risk'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:37:39 GMT

The new tobacco products are safer than cigarettes but not risk-free, say UK experts.

Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:34:01 GMT

Scientists say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years.

Bid to scrap Austria May 2018 smoking ban

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:28:28 GMT

Parties expected to form a coalition agree that a planned full ban in restaurants should be dropped.

Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:50:33 GMT

The UN's drugs agency warns smuggling of the opioid tramadol, used by Boko Haram, must be stopped.

Paying mothers incentivises breastfeeding, study finds

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:02:25 GMT

More than 10,000 new mums were offered up to £200 in shopping vouchers as encouragement to breastfeed.

Diabetes nightmare: A hypoglycemic attack on air

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:30:02 GMT

When Alex Ritson's blood sugar dropped, he was glad his team at the BBC World Service knew what to do.

Lactalis baby milk in global recall over salmonella fears

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 04:34:40 GMT

Britain and China are among the countries affected by the recall of baby milk formula products.

Babies' brains damaged by pollution, Unicef says

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:01:48 GMT

Toxic air is putting the brain development of millions of infants under one at risk, Unicef says.

Vaginal mesh ban 'a retrograde step', surgeons say

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:05:44 GMT

Many women benefit from the use of vaginal mesh and they should have a choice, surgeons say.

Organ donation: Views sought on new approach

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:39:45 GMT

The draft policy has been designed to get families talking about donations and consent.

Haemophilia patient: How gene therapy has changed my life

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:37:16 GMT

How pioneering gene therapy has given a haemophilia patient a new lease of life.

Man flu 'a near-death experience'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:31:45 GMT

We took to the streets of London to find out if you think 'man flu' is a real illness.

Shop vouchers could boost breastfeeding

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:55:21 GMT

A study suggests that offering shopping vouchers can increase breastfeeding among new mothers.

Hannah Witton: 'Why doesn't anyone wear condoms on TV?'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:01:58 GMT

Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters.

Baby Max spends first year in Southampton hospital

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:16:59 GMT

Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation.

'That's where the babies are suffering'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:31:57 GMT

Are campaigners standing outside abortion centres harassing women?

Vaccination plea after Halesworth boy's meningitis death

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:14:29 GMT

The parents of a boy, six, who died from meningitis B have called on all children to be vaccinated.

Top five celeb diets to avoid in 2018, according to dieticians

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:13:15 GMT

The British Dietetic Association says: "If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is".

Nigerian governor's sister made 'Commissioner of Happiness'

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:11:33 GMT

A governor appoints his sister to the new post, which is met with derision on social media.

Wearing a stoma

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:21:02 GMT

Natalie Toper tells her story of why she wears a stoma and how it has affected her daily life.

'£1 saved my life and found me love'

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:40:59 GMT

Two young stroke survivors meet by chance and fall in love.

A mother's loneliness

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:49:32 GMT

When Lauren Thomas, 19, became a mother, she found the experience incredibly lonely.

'People with schizophrenia aren't all dangerous'

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 01:26:13 GMT

Alice, a married 26-year-old mother-of-two, has schizophrenia and is fed up of being portrayed as dangerous because of her condition.

'Like hot knives' inside

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:28:39 GMT

Jaimee Rae McCormack says her symptoms prompted diagnoses from hypochondria to food poisoning.

Grow your own

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 01:09:11 GMT

Heart transplantation has become a routine surgical operation, but the future promises equally amazing progress.

Lethal adrenaline rush

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:33:29 GMT

Frank has a heart condition that means a sudden rush of adrenaline could kill him.