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We've had no help - epilepsy drug victims

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:53:24 GMT

Families say they have been left to fight for care and help for disabled children harmed by sodium valproate.

Contaminated blood: Victims can launch court damages action

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:03:11 GMT

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal are told they can seek damages in the High Court.

Vegetative-state patient responds to therapy

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:52:53 GMT

Surgeons fit a nerve stimulator into the man's chest to reverse 15 years of unresponsive wakefulness.

Lack of secure mental health beds scandalous, says judge

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:18:46 GMT

A teenager at risk to himself and others could not be found a secure mental health bed for a month.

Irish abortion law: Referendum 'to be held next year'

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:32:58 GMT

The government says a vote on whether to change the country's abortion law will be held next year.

Ban tackling in school rugby for safety, experts demand

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:01:56 GMT

But a World Rugby spokesman says there is no new evidence to challenge the current position.

Labour's Jon Ashworth calls for £500m NHS winter bailout

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:10:26 GMT

The shadow health secretary says the NHS is not prepared for a "serious winter" like the last one.

Doctors warn of rare but serious liposuction complication

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:04:09 GMT

A 45-year-old woman was affected by a condition called fat embolism syndrome after the procedure.

Sporty people likely to drink more alcohol, survey finds

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:09:50 GMT

Researchers say it could be down to the social aspect of sport.

Bath Spa University 'blocks transgender research'

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:49:44 GMT

It was feared studying people who reversed gender reassignment surgery could be "politically incorrect".

£1.4m mental health project to help school pupils

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:09:15 GMT

A trial is launched to help pupils showing early signs of anxiety, depression or self-harm.

'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.

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.

From eye loss to beautiful patches

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:08:46 GMT

Toni Crews lost her right eye to cancer and has been making customised eyepatches.

Buying fake Viagra online 'Russian roulette'

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:43:47 GMT

We follow police officers on a raid.

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.

Luis Herrera: Ex-cyclist says sun exposure caused his skin cancer

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:48:08 GMT

Luis Herrera, the first South American to win a Grand Tour, says he has skin cancer caused by exposure to the sun during his career.

Australian schoolgirl raises alarm over flesh-eating disease

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:14:51 GMT

An Australian girl whose knee was eaten away by a Buruli ulcer calls for better research funding.

Reality Check: Does debt interest cost more than NHS pay?

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:00:40 GMT

A look at the sums behind Theresa May's claim in Parliament.

Emotionally numb

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:10:39 GMT

For people living with depersonalisation disorder, the world appears unreal and can be void of emotion.


Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:09:19 GMT

Megan Davison hanged herself after years of hiding her diabulimia and not receiving the right type of care.

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.

My dwarfism

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:41:20 GMT

Mary Russell, a black woman with dwarfism, set off on a 900-mile journey through Vietnam with five other disabled people but quickly learned they were far from like-minded.

Winter flu

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:40:42 GMT

With Britons being warned over the worst outbreak of flu in Australia and New Zealand, should we all get a jab?

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.

Soft option

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 00:27:31 GMT

Amie drank 30 pints a weekend to "keep up with the boys" - but now she has had no alcohol for 16 months.

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