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Jérôme Hamon: Frenchman gets 'third face' in new transplant

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:33:00 GMT

Jérôme Hamon is the first patient to have two facial transplants and says he is doing well.

Does vaginal seeding boost health?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:03:12 GMT

Does vaginal seeding expose babies to good bacteria or is it too dangerous?

European women twice as likely to be blonde as men, study says

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:03:08 GMT

Women from European descent are twice as likely to be naturally blonde as men, a new study suggests.

Ketamine has 'fast-acting benefits' for depression

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 03:16:23 GMT

A study treating depressed patients with the drug via a nasal spray saw "significant improvements".

Regular excess drinking can take years off your life, study finds

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:49:02 GMT

People who drink more than 18 drinks a week could live four to five years less as a result, a study says.

The paramedic couple who mostly collect bodies

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 21:14:42 GMT

Mariela and her husband work as paramedics in one of the most violent cities in Mexico.

Genes behind deadly heart condition found, scientists say

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 01:45:40 GMT

Genes are found that cause a heart disease that kills 50% of victims within five years.

Going through the menopause at 11 years old

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 23:26:09 GMT

Amanda was 11 years old when she started experiencing symptoms of early menopause.

Why some cancers are 'born to be bad'

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:00:10 GMT

Breakthrough explains why some cancers are far more deadly than others.

Exercise benefits to the brain 'may be passed on'

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:31:51 GMT

A study in mice found that physical and mental exercise in adults improved offspring's learning ability.

YouTube star prompts conversation about social anxiety

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:46:22 GMT

It's like 'falling down the rabbit hole of endless what ifs' says one sufferer in a candid online debate

Late risers at increased risk of early death, study finds

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:01:40 GMT

Night owls are 10% more likely to have premature deaths than early risers, a study says.

Woman's missing jaw regrown by 9cm after cancer

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:12:20 GMT

Val's jaw has been reconstructed by "stretching" her own tissue and bone around a frame.

More than half your body is not human

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:36:39 GMT

Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count, while the rest are microscopic colonists.

Corrie actor: 'Amazing response’ to OCD storyline

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:38:13 GMT

Actor Colson Smith hopes the show has done its bit to help raise awareness.

'Theme park therapy' helps son to come alive, says mum

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:06:41 GMT

Robbie has the mental age of a two-year-old and is normally quiet and withdrawn.

Childhood dementia: Boy fronts Tube station poster campaign

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:17:54 GMT

George has a rare form of childhood dementia called Batten Disease.

Marathon runner describes how the sport saved her life

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:06:59 GMT

Lynsey Kelly is running the London Marathon to raise money for mental health after suffering PTSD.

First double face transplant patient 'well' in France

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:12:55 GMT

The first person in the world to receive two facial transplants is recovering in a Paris hospital.

Reece's top tips for living with ADHD

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:10:49 GMT

Reece Sinclair was diagnosed with ADHD when he was seven years old.

A solution to one of America’s biggest problems

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 23:31:50 GMT

Who will care for the soaring number of elderly Americans? One place has found a creative answer.

'I lost seven stone to save my liver'

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:08:46 GMT

Frances Carroll needed sticks to walk any distance when she was a size 22. Now she's a fitness instructor.

Man in hospital after eating world's hottest chilli

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 02:05:48 GMT

After eating a Carolina Reaper, a man experienced "thunderclap" headaches and went to a New York hospital.

Good bacteria: Why I put my poo in the post

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 23:53:02 GMT

How analysing faeces could unlock the secrets of good health.

How 'ninja polymers' are fighting killer superbugs

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:33:51 GMT

Is the fusion of biology and technology speeding us towards a synthetic future?

Breastfeeding: Abergavenny mums share nursing images online

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:34:20 GMT

The images are intended to start conversations about the difficulties nursing mothers can face.

Why do people enjoy taking part in chilli-eating contests?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:08:13 GMT

Chilli-eating competitions are proving popular in the UK, despite potential risks.

Sugar tax: Will paying more for fizzy drinks and alcohol make us healthier?

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:35:23 GMT

The price of some unhealthy drinks is about to go up - in the hope that we will make "better" choices.

How Amsterdam is reducing child obesity

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 08:45:44 GMT

Rising rates of childhood obesity are a global problem - but in Amsterdam they are falling.