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Restaurant chain 'cut sugary drink sales' with price rise

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:54:18 GMT

A fall in sales of high-sugar drinks in Jamie's Italian restaurant chain was linked to the levy and menu changes.

Hip implant patients sue manufacturer

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:15:57 GMT

More than 300 individuals want compensation for injuries they claim were caused by DePuy metal-on-metal hips.

Hospitals in England to ban 'super-size' chocolate bars

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:41:48 GMT

Sweets and chocolate should be under a 250-calorie limit, NHS England says.

Why I secretly taped my disability assessment

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:42:36 GMT

Some ill and disabled people are so worried about the process, they are using mobile phones to secretly record those interviews, critics say.

NHS patients to be asked about sexuality

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:35:38 GMT

NHS England says the question will deter discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

Mesh surgeon investigated by NHS trust in Bristol

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:13:55 GMT

Tony Dixon works at Southmead Hospital and at the Spire private hospital in Bristol.

Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 00:01:20 GMT

The one-week-old baby girls had to go on a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike.

Magic mushrooms can 'reset' depressed brain

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:34:38 GMT

Psilocybin - the hallucinogenic ingredient in mushrooms - may help in depression, a study suggests.

How VR is helping to train a new generation of surgeons

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 00:05:25 GMT

Virtual reality technology that lets trainee surgeons feel "flesh and bone" is developed.

Disabled children hate crime reports increasing

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 00:10:00 GMT

Families with disabled children describe being abused online and in the street.

NHS praised after racist tweet about sickle cell disease sufferers

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:09:47 GMT

Blood donors come forward after the NHS condemns comments about sickle cell disease sufferers.

Scottish cardiac arrest resuscitation rates rise

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:27:12 GMT

A report finds new "models of care" have led to more Scots being successfully resuscitated following an arrest.

Girl's lung collapsed after screaming at One Direction

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:09:06 GMT

The girl became short of breath during the concert but continued cheering "because she was a super fan".

Antibiotics 'may be lost' through overuse, says chief medical officer

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:10:57 GMT

England's chief medical officer is "really worried" about the threat of antibiotic resistance.

Breast reconstruction: 'I wanted to feel normal again'

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:03:30 GMT

Rita had a mastectomy last year, after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.

The little girl who is always hungry

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:31:00 GMT

Six-year-old Megan has the rare Prader-Willi syndrome, which means she never feels full.

Is there period poverty in the UK?

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:35:11 GMT

We spoke to four college students about their experience.

Elizabeth Hurley: ‘Breast cancer will be beaten’

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:59:26 GMT

Actress and model Elizabeth Hurley has told BBC Radio 5 live she believes breast cancer can be beaten.

The flying eye hospital

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:23:05 GMT

A pioneering surgical team use an operating theatre on a plane and virtual reality technology.

How a polio survivor is educating India's rural children

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:40:35 GMT

Sai Padma has not let the near constant pain of her disability stop her from teaching the children of remote Indian villages.

The origami-inspired bots that could perform surgery

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:46:21 GMT

Researchers at MIT have developed miniature bots that can fold into a number of different shapes.

Are men forgotten after miscarriages?

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:03:51 GMT

One in four couples who discover they are pregnant have a miscarriage, but some men feel they are often forgotten about in terms of emotional support.

Baby talk: Mums' voices change when speaking to infants

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:24:59 GMT

Mums alter the timbre of their voice when talking to adults or babies, say US scientists.

DNA study provides insight into how to live longer

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:59:53 GMT

A year in school adds nearly a year to your life, study in Edinburgh shows.

Mental health: 10 charts on the scale of the problem

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:12:45 GMT

Ten charts that show how mental illness affects people in the UK.

Flu vaccine: Is it more effective if you're in a good mood?

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:57:05 GMT

A study has linked positive mood with greater protection from flu following vaccination but here's what you need to know.

Gloves off

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:41:38 GMT

Former Liverpool and England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland tells BBC Sport about his battle with anxiety.

Over the moon

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:26:53 GMT

Alison Farmer was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 40. Luckily, it was caught early. Here's the story of how she recovered - and went on to have her daughter.

'My condition will kill me'

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:11:19 GMT

James Dunn has started a campaign to raise awareness for his rare genetic skin condition.

'You see so much sadness'

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:01:16 GMT

The paramedics at the forefront of life and death in BBC One's Ambulance.

Quick to act

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:01:09 GMT

The maid of honour's life was saved by her two cousins, who had just learned how to do CPR.

Drawing identity

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:50 GMT

Twenty years after Bethlem Hospital founded a gallery the artists reveal how their mental health influenced their work.