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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.

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.

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.

Baby left at Jersey hospital with 'cord attached'

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:08:37 GMT

Police have said they are "extremely concerned" about the baby's mother's welfare.

Pharmacists to 'cut care home medicines'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:31:52 GMT

The plan aims to review the number of medicines taken by residents, which can be 10 or more.

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".

Hundreds of nurses 'hit by student loan errors'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:29:33 GMT

Nursing students at a number of universities struggle with student loan overpayments, says the nurses' union.

Worcestershire Royal Hospital's ambulance wait 'catastrophe'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:27:09 GMT

Ambulance service bosses have warned Worcestershire Royal that patients face "significant risk of harm".

NHS accused of fuelling rise in opioid addiction

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:15:50 GMT

GPs prescribed nearly 24 million potentially addictive painkillers, equivalent to 2,700 an hour.

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.

MPs warn of 'poisonous air' emergency costing £20bn a year

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:02:14 GMT

Petrol and diesel cars must be phased out earlier than the 2040 target, Commons committees say.

Thousands more women with heavy periods to be offered test

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:07:23 GMT

A hysteroscopy examines the inside of the womb and improves diagnosis, health officials say.

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.

'You have to present the perfect face online'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:55:12 GMT

Lex has rosacea and says it's hard to be honest about her skin online.

A better way to care for dementia patients

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:15:11 GMT

Infrared technology and artificial intelligence offer a better way to take care of dementia patients. It can scan their vital signs 24 hours a day.

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.

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.

Why are some flu outbreaks so much worse than others?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:30:36 GMT

Flu comes along every year - but just how bad it will be is hard to predict.

How I saw Stephen Hawking's death as a disabled person

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:05:38 GMT

Why one disabled BBC journalist has found the reporting of Stephen Hawking's death troubling.

Skiing helps me take on the outside world

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:47:48 GMT

George and his mum Gina explain how skiing helps him cope with his autism.

'I was suicidal and the NHS didn’t know what to do'

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:07:22 GMT

At the age of 17 Sherry Denness tried to kill herself nine times in 10 days, and only then got the help she needed.

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.

Crossing the border for a sugar fix

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:51:43 GMT

Norway has led the way in introducing a sugar tax - but not everybody in the country is a fan.

So terrified of eating I stopped growing at 11

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:35:40 GMT

Allergies made a young dancer afraid of food and she was the size of a six-year-old at the age of 11.

Share your NHS stories and memories with the BBC

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:52:18 GMT

As the NHS turns 70 we want to hear from doctors, nurses, porters and patients, past and present about your memories and experiences


Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:03:41 GMT

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

Endometriosis: 'Don't give up on getting help'

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 01:40:41 GMT

One woman has finally found good care after years of struggling with the condition

'I had a hysterectomy after periods made me suicidal'

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.

Check the key targets in your area

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:41:58 GMT

Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.

'I spent savings rather than wait'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:03:52 GMT

Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.