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Charlie Gard parents hold private talks about his end of life care

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:08:13 GMT

Both sides are discussing arrangements for terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard's end of life care.

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.

Diabetic sight loss cut by screening, research shows

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:09:58 GMT

Annual eyesight screening for diabetics in Wales is having a major impact, new research shows.

Diesel and petrol car ban: Clean air strategy 'not enough'

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:37:59 GMT

The clean air strategy should include a scrappage scheme and clean air zones, campaigners say.

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.

More than 86,000 NHS posts vacant, says report

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:23:33 GMT

An official report suggests the NHS in England is short of thousands of staff - particularly nurses and midwives.

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.

Scientists hope fish clues aid spinal cord injury treatment

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:54:32 GMT

Edinburgh scientists uncover a "vital mechanism" in damaged fish spines that helps nerve connections to regrow.

Disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson struck off by tribunal

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:53:58 GMT

Ian Paterson performed unnecessary surgery and asked to be struck off without the need for a hearing.

Vaginal implants: Report recommends recording complications

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:04:16 GMT

Better communication is needed over the use of vaginal mesh implants, says NHS report.

NHS 'does not need more money to improve'

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:48:00 GMT

The leading hospital inspector says there are more cost-effective ways of running the service.

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.

Food banks warn of school holiday hunger

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:56:15 GMT

Many children risk going hungry over the summer, warns the Trussell Trust, which runs 420 UK food banks.

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.

Cervical smear tests: 'Concerning' delays on results letters

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:07:47 GMT

A change to the screening system is thought to be the cause as fewer staff are replaced when they leave.

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.

Women 'unsure how much to eat while pregnant' - survey

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 01:32:55 GMT

Charities say they want to debunk the myth of "eating for two" that many women adhere to.

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.

Boots apologises for morning-after pill response

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 11:10:06 GMT

The company initially said it didn't want to "incentivise inappropriate use" of the pill.

Blood donation rules relaxed for gay men and sex workers

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:08:23 GMT

Accurate blood tests mean more groups can give blood safely, experts say.

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.

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.

Belfast medical students asked to wear 'skin cancer tattoos'

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:29:18 GMT

The Queen's University study aims to give medical students an insight into living with melanoma.

Reality Check: Why don't Charlie Gard's parents have the final say?

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:06:07 GMT

Charlie Gard's parents don't have the final decision on what happens to him so where do parental rights end?

'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.

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.

Charlie Gard case explained

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:06:32 GMT

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

Chatbot docs

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:28:24 GMT

Could health apps and AI-powered chatbots replace your traditional local doctor?

Questions about quality

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:38:19 GMT

Inspectors have revealed a quarter of care homes are not safe. But what's the best way of finding a good one?

Down's syndrome

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:02:32 GMT

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

'Shocking case'

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:21:52 GMT

"Shocking" case prompts call to Prime Minister to boost rights of learning disabled.

'Still hear screaming'

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 21:37:22 GMT

Three weeks on from the Grenfell Tower fire, many local people are still suffering "acute stress".