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Drinking a few times a week 'reduces diabetes risk'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:02:58 GMT

Wine can protect against the condition - but too much is still a bad thing, the research suggests.

Slimy slugs inspire 'potentially lifesaving' medical glue

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:08:04 GMT

The secretion is very strong, moves with the body and sticks to wet surfaces, scientists say.

Charlie Gard parents 'denied final wish' for more time

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:48:16 GMT

His mother says the couple have had "no control" over their son's life or death.

Should you finish a course of antibiotics?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:03:11 GMT

Experts are divided over whether people should always finish a course of antibiotics.

Sperm count drop 'could make humans extinct'

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:02:43 GMT

Sperm counts in men from North America, Europe and Australia halve in less than 40 years, research warns.

Antibody helps keep man's HIV at bay for 10 months

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:23:28 GMT

Injections of "broadly neutralising antibodies" may give hope to HIV patients.

Time, not material goods, 'raises happiness'

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:42:38 GMT

Contentment comes from paying others to take on chores such as cleaning and cooking, a study says.

Drugs cocktail 'cut HIV deaths by 27%'

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:54:45 GMT

Three lives were saved for every 100 treated, a trial using a mix of drugs found.

HIV-prevention ring trial a success among US teens

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:58:42 GMT

Teens in the study said the vaginal ring, which cuts HIV infections by 56%, was easy to use.

Japanese woman dies from tick disease after cat bite

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:14:37 GMT

It is thought this could be the first animal-to-human transmission of the disease.

South African child 'virtually cured' of HIV

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:32:15 GMT

The nine-year-old has no active HIV in the body after catching the infection at birth.

Hunt for HIV cure turns to cancer drugs

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 03:02:06 GMT

Scientists say new immunotherapy drugs may help researchers "unlock" treatment for the virus.

Injections ‘next revolution’ in HIV - study

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:13:44 GMT

The ''next revolution" in HIV could see daily drugs replaced with just six doses a year, say scientists.

Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:51:52 GMT

They include hearing loss, smoking, and not finishing secondary education, a study says.

Zion Harvey: Double hand transplant boy plays baseball

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:45:40 GMT

World's first double hand transplant child continues to show improvement two years on.

Cerebral palsy football: My disabled son deserves to play

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:54:15 GMT

Jude is nine years old and was born with cerebral palsy. His father started a football club in Stoke-on-Trent so Jude could play with kids like him.

What's in a disposable nappy?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:52:54 GMT

There may be some materials you did not expect.

Child cancer patient returns to Ipswich Hospital as nurse

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:48:27 GMT

Millie Osman, 22, was diagnosed with leukaemia aged two.

Eating for two? What to eat when pregnant

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:53:24 GMT

How much should you eat when you're pregnant? And what nutrients do you need?

Vlogger: I'm using magnets to treat depersonalisation

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:16:19 GMT

Vlogger Dodie Clark is trying a rare treatment to help her depersonalisation condition.

Eating disorders and me: Steve James' story

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:14:30 GMT

The sports journalist wants more support for men like him who have faced huge battles with eating disorders.

'If skin goes over my trousers, I feel that's fat'

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 02:19:00 GMT

25-year-old James has been struggling with anorexia for over five years. He shares how the anorexia took over his life and the challenges he faces.

How the body responds to stress

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:16:07 GMT

We analysed how the body responds to stress - by making presenter Jordan Dunbar do a comedy performance.

North Carolina man cheats death after 40 minutes with no pulse

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:48:54 GMT

Two police officers conducted CPR until the 36-year-old father-of-three's pulse returned.

Australian man's thumb surgically replaced by toe

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 06:56:14 GMT

Doctors recommended the eight-hour surgery after his thumb was severed by a bull.

'Spaced out'

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:04:37 GMT

Dodie describes how she plucked up the courage to try a new treatment for depersonalisation.

Asian and bulimic

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:01:40 GMT

Priyesh Vyas hid his bulimia because of the pressure to be a "strong Asian man".

Milk revolution

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:31:21 GMT

Since the first commercial substitute for breast milk was launched in 1865, formula has shaped the workforce.

Let me die

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:05:50 GMT

Adam Maier-Clayton had a condition which caused his body to feel severe physical pain. He fought for the right to die in Canada.

Charlie Gard: The story of his parents' legal fight

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:48:42 GMT

Why Charlie's parents have decided to end their legal battle over their son's treatment.

Helping hands

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:14:28 GMT

A pilot scheme being run in the north east of England aims to put refugee doctors back to work and cover NHS shortages.

Down's syndrome

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:02:32 GMT

"We're sorry, your son has Down's syndrome"