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Measuring muscle gap 'helps players back on their feet'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:26:41 GMT

The technique was tested on Barcelona footballers and their prized muscles.

Parkinson's disease 'may start in gut'

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:20:38 GMT

The brain disorder Parkinson's disease may actually start with bacteria living in the gut, according to scientists.

Cardiologist: Breast implants skew heart attack test

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:22:17 GMT

Breast implants make it trickier to run tests that can help spot a possible heart attack, a cardiologist says.

Cholesterol-lowering jab to help prevent heart disease

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:09:59 GMT

Human trials of a cholesterol-lowering jab are under way after successful studies in mice.

Prostate cancer blood test 'helps target treatment'

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 01:17:32 GMT

By detecting cancer DNA in blood, the test can identify which men will benefit from precision drugs.

Coconut oil 'as unhealthy as beef fat and butter'

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:50:43 GMT

It is packed with saturated fat which can raise "bad" cholesterol and pose a heart risk, say US experts.

Medicine information leaflets 'too scary', say experts

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:34:27 GMT

A more balanced view of the benefits and potential side effects is being called for in a report.

Charlie Gard: European Court orders life support to continue

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:52:07 GMT

The European Court of Human Rights says baby Charlie must be kept alive until a final ruling.

EU nurse applicants drop by 96% since Brexit vote

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:02:20 GMT

Numbers registering to work in NHS fall by 96%, as experts warn patient care could be put at risk.

Cardiff scientist to 'train' virus to fight ovarian cancer

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 05:05:10 GMT

A scientist will explore whether a virus which infects the airways can fight ovarian cancer.

Sleep disorder testing carried out by NHS doubles

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:53:53 GMT

Sleep apnoea is the most common disorder, which causes people to stop breathing during sleep.

NHS cyber-attack was 'launched from North Korea'

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:06:45 GMT

The Lazarus group - who targeted Sony Pictures in 2014 - believed to have been behind NHS cyber-attack.

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:41:05 GMT

Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey returns to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting Ebola there.

Pregnant women smoking rates 'concern' in England

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:56:07 GMT

Health charities say poorer women need more help to quit the damaging habit.

'Monumental U-turn' on cancer drug

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:26:09 GMT

Breast cancer drug Kadcyla should now become routine treatment in the UK.

Sugary cereals named and shamed by Liverpool health bosses

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:31:30 GMT

Kellogg's Frosties and Coco Pops contain three and a half sugar cubes or more per 40g serving, Public Health Liverpool finds.

Pioneering proton beam therapy for 10-year-old girl

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:31:25 GMT

Amelia Brome from Lancashire was diagnosed with cancer in January 2017.

'You never think your baby is going to die'

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:56:02 GMT

Kym Field's son died hours after birth due to a failure by medical staff to monitor his heart rate.

'I was in their shoes - now I'm better'

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:01:05 GMT

Lucy, 19, overcame an eating disorder and now helps others with the condition.

The man on a prosthetic hand mission

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:03:04 GMT

Nigel Ackland lost his arm in a factory accident in the UK, but now has one of the most sophisticated prosthetics in the world.

How to keep your baby safe in hot weather

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:02:36 GMT

A heatwave is on its way and there's more to it than ice lollies, paddling pools and parasols.

Transgender woman's selfies document transition

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 05:30:56 GMT

Christine Beynon came out as female in her mid-60s.

Warning over protein supplements use

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:15:11 GMT

Bodybuilders and fitness fanatics could be taking too many, according to dietitians.

Jade takes a stand against her body dysmorphic disorder

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:32:24 GMT

Jade, 21 from Liverpool suffers with body dysmorphic disorder - but she decided to take a stand against her condition.

Drug that creates a 'real sun-tan' could prevent cancer

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:01:59 GMT

The drug mimics sunlight to make the skin produce the brown form of the pigment melanin.

'Seductive names' make vegetables more appealing

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 01:35:55 GMT

Twisted citrus-glazed carrots and sweet sizzlin' green beans anyone?

Peace at last

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:40:08 GMT

Fifteen years ago there was no such thing as palliative care - care for the dying - in Mongolia. Now there is, thanks to Odontuya Davaasuren.

Safe sex revolution

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:50:45 GMT

Amelia Martyn-Hemphill meets the man behind Thailand's safe sex revolution

Rehydrating the bodies

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:56:34 GMT

Dr Alejandro Hernández Cárdenas has developed a new technique to help identify corpses.

Small and bullet-shaped

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:32:33 GMT

A woman travelling through Cairo airport may find her sanitary products confuse security staff.

Poison pill

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 23:50:04 GMT

A Canadian doctor says one short letter managed to convince doctors that opioids were safe.

How to manage back pain

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:59:31 GMT

Dr Rangan Chatterjee, from Doctor in the House, on the options available to people living with back pain.

Food for thought

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:02:42 GMT

As part of the fight against mental health problems we have a very much underutilised tool - food.


Mon, 22 May 2017 00:39:09 GMT

Jeanette was 50 when she discovered the truth about her own body.