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Macular degeneration: 'I've been given my sight back'

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:00:03 GMT

Two patients have had pioneering stem cell therapy to restore their vision.

I had a transplant after my hairstyle made me go bald

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:39:11 GMT

MC Paigey Cakey says she feels "empowered" after having a hair transplant because she had traction alopecia.

Men with low sperm counts at increased risk of illness, study suggests

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:59:44 GMT

A study finds men with low sperm counts are more likely to have health issues that put them at risk.

Alfie Dingley's medical cannabis petition to be handed to government

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:04:36 GMT

Alfie Dingley is six - his family want him to be able to use medical cannabis to manage his epilepsy.

Class A drugs 'brought in for patients' at Essex mental health trust

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:06:10 GMT

The BBC uncovers allegations that staff at an Essex mental health trust supplied vulnerable patients.

More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:24:12 GMT

A study finds chemicals in lavender and tea tree oil appear to be hormone disruptors.

Hawking: Did he change views on disability?

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:57:23 GMT

"I think he's done more than anyone else," says a former student.

Platypus milk: How it could combat superbugs

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:20:20 GMT

The weird semi-aquatic creature's milk could lead to the creation of a new type of antibiotic.

First steps taken for vaccine pills

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:14:50 GMT

Researchers hope it could pave the way for needle-free inoculations for lots of different diseases.

TV anchor Andrea McLean: 'Give menopausal women M badges'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:54:11 GMT

ITV's Andrea McLean, who reached early menopause, tells commuters to cut hot flush sufferers "slack".

Muscle loss in old age linked to fewer nerve signals

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 01:25:13 GMT

Research finds that nerves controlling the legs decrease by around 30% by the age of 75.

Teenagers with HIV: 'Just a little illness'

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:09:14 GMT

Missed sleepovers, exam issues, secrets from siblings - the challenges of growing up with HIV.

Cannabis oil: Meet the woman taking it for breast cancer recovery

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:54:53 GMT

Nikki Bednall says she takes cannabis oil through "desperation not recreation" after her breast cancer.

Chantelle Millward on Orkambi drug for cystic fibrosis patients

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:17:22 GMT

MPs are debating a petition calling for all people with cystic fibrosis to be given the life-changing, but very expensive, drug.

'Game changer' treatment for Multiple Sclerosis patients

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:48:42 GMT

Louise Willetts says she is completely well following treatment that was originally used on cancer patients.

What does your knee sound like inside?

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:39:02 GMT

A team at the Georgia Institute of Technology is developing a stethoscope for your knees.

Living healthily in Qatar: Why's it hard?

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:12:54 GMT

In Qatar, over 70% of the population is overweight or obese.

Dorset orchestra forms 'first ensemble of disabled musicians'

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:38:16 GMT

The musicians hope to show that disabled people can and should be more involved in classical music.

'I wish I had the confidence to go out without make-up'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:01:13 GMT

Twenty-nine-year-old Tracy has acne, and worries about what people think of her at work.

Girls' guide to what a 'normal' vulva looks like

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:27:11 GMT

The online reference tool, designed by health experts, aims to stem the cosmetic surgery "designer vagina" trend.

What are opioids and what are the risks?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:50:16 GMT

Donald Trump has announced plans to tackle the opioid crisis. What are they and why are they a problem?

Bad blood: The rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:59:58 GMT

How a woman came up with an idea that could have revolutionised blood testing - if it had worked.

'Nappies are like clothes, it's a fashion thing'

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:03:41 GMT

How Mexican entrepreneur Ixchel Anaya launched a reusable nappies business that exports around the globe.

Why is spitting so bad?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:14:18 GMT

Why are people so upset at the video of football pundit Jamie Carragher spitting?

'My periods made me suicidal so I had a hysterectomy at 28'

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 01:32:24 GMT

For years, Lucie was treated for mental health problems - in fact she had a severe form of premenstrual syndrome.

Russian spy: What are nerve agents and what do they do?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:44:08 GMT

A nerve agent was used to poison a Russian former spy and his daughter. What are they and what do they do?

How a single punch changed soul singer Only Girl's life

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 01:17:31 GMT

Ellen Murphy's boyfriend sustained brain damage in an unprovoked attack. She turned to music to help.