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Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:25:10 GMT

The usual treatments are failing 60% of the time in some regions of Cambodia, scientists say.

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:45:58 GMT

It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.

Epilepsy drug warnings 'not reaching women', survey shows

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:47:57 GMT

Sodium valproate risks harming unborn babies, but some women haven't received the latest safety warnings.

Chronic fatigue therapy 'could help teenagers', study says

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:51:43 GMT

But ME charities said using children and young people in trials like this could damage their lives and health.

UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:01:34 GMT

Understanding the first moments of life could lead to better IVF and explain why women miscarry.

Sterilisation implant withdrawn from non-US sale

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:05:58 GMT

Some women needed a hysterectomy to remove the sterilisation device Essure.

Anger as Brazilian judge backs anti-gay 'therapy'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:17:26 GMT

Psychologists and celebrities vow to fight a court ruling approving the use of "conversion therapy".

Nerf guns can lead to serious eye injuries, doctors warn

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:40:22 GMT

Medics said they had treated patients with internal bleeding around the eye and blurred vision.

Eye worm infection 'could spread to UK'

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:54:59 GMT

Pet owners are being warned about a disease carried by flies that can infect dogs, cats and people.

'Kinder treatments in pipeline' for child brain cancer

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 02:43:35 GMT

Researchers discover that there are seven types of most common malignant child brain cancer.

Have you got the wrong impression about schizophrenia?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 02:45:09 GMT

It doesn't mean you have a split personality or that you always become violent, a charity campaign says.

Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant, best friend was donor

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:33:50 GMT

The US singer says she had a kidney transplant this summer, which was linked to her lupus.

Every childhood vaccine may go into a single jab

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:13:46 GMT

US scientists say their technology could have a "significant impact" around the world.

Women 'more likely to lose interest in sex than men'

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:01:12 GMT

A lack of emotional closeness affects both men and women's desire for sex, a study suggests.

Southern Health NHS Trust admits guilt over Connor Sparrowhawk's death

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:04:02 GMT

Southern Health admits breaching health and safety law over the death of patient Connor Sparrowhawk.

More pregnant women to get Group B Strep treatment

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:35:45 GMT

Using antibiotics to protect against infection will save more babies' lives, say experts.

'Weak evidence' light alcohol use in pregnancy harms

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:15:12 GMT

Mothers-to-be are still advised to avoid all alcohol "just in case", because it may not be completely safe.

NHS workers demand 3.9% pay rise

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:56:26 GMT

Fourteen unions write to the chancellor following the lifting of the pay cap for police and prison officers.

Beware of social media during terror events, NHS guidelines warn

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 23:17:45 GMT

Recounting events can make people "relive the worst parts", and may open themselves up to trolling.

'Pen' identifies cancer in 10 seconds

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 23:46:18 GMT

The technology could help surgeons ensure they remove all of a tumour.

'My baby is allergic to milk'

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:18:38 GMT

Tammy worries that her baby's allergy to milk protein damaged their bond.

Cedric Anselin: Ex Norwich City player on his fight against depression

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:44:54 GMT

Ex-Norwich City player Cedric Anselin said he considered taking his life.

Dear Cancer: What would you say?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:26:05 GMT

Three people who have experienced cancer on what they would write to the disease.

Mum's regret after taking epilepsy drug

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:23:47 GMT

Three of Julie Marjot's children have been affected by sodium valproate.

Brain surgery revolution

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:29:02 GMT

A brain surgeon in the UK has started using 3D printed titanium plates to replace parts of patients' skulls.

Do you know blood cancer symptoms?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:03:06 GMT

Ellie, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma when she was 15, describes the symptoms of blood cancer.

BBC reporter Satnam Rana films her breast cancer diary

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:03:31 GMT

The 40-year-old says she hopes to persuade more women to check themselves after she found a lump.

Measles vaccine: 'I cheated my daughter'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:48:17 GMT

Jo Walton's daughter was left severely disabled when the measles infection she had as a child returned 24 years later.

Girl's donated organs help a record eight people

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:07:56 GMT

The parents of Jemima Layzell, 13, said they were very proud of her legacy.

Tenth of men aged 50 'have heart age 10 years older'

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 23:26:23 GMT

Public Health England predicts 7,400 people will die from heart disease or stroke this month alone.

Hell in a bottle: I survived an acid attack

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:20:59 GMT

Acid attacks are on the rise. BBC Stories meets four survivors who have suffered as a result of this growing trend.

Living with pain

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:04:58 GMT

Alison Morton was 25 when she was diagnosed with an illness that leaves her with constant pain and profound fatigue.

Red alert

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 00:28:16 GMT

Many women don't go for cervical screening, so scientists found another way to test for abnormal cells.

Diabetes designs

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 23:28:15 GMT

Designer Poppy Nash weaves her blood sugar results into the fabric she designs to help manage her diabetes

Learning the lingo

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:31:17 GMT

For doctors who fled to the UK, training to work in the NHS means having to learn the local dialect.

Suicidal 'look'?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:44:39 GMT

A mum has shared striking photos to raise awareness that people with mental illness do not look a specific way

Race to stop disease

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:13:55 GMT

A team of UK experts is in Sierra Leone trying to prevent disease adding to the death toll from mudslides.

Walking again

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:05:03 GMT

A family holiday to Paris ends in a nun believing she has performed a miracle on a surly teenager.

Asperger's syndrome

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 02:20:07 GMT

When an old colleague returns to work. Maura's Asperger's syndrome means she doesn't hold back her thoughts about her friend's new hair style.