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Baby Lynlee 'born twice' after life-saving surgery

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:08:42 GMT

A baby girl is "born" twice after she is taken out of her mother's womb for 20 minutes for life-saving surgery.

'Robbed' of maternity leave with my premature son

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:33:54 GMT

Lauren Dunn, who gave birth to her son Henry early at 26 weeks, describes feeling "robbed" of her time at home with him.

Man who cut off own toes told he 'saved the foot'

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:36:05 GMT

Paul Dibbins cut off two toes when they went gangrenous and a hospital operation was cancelled.

'Ignoring diabetes left me with one leg'

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:50:58 GMT

Type 2 diabetes is responsible for most cases of kidney failure and lower limb amputation, other than accidents.

The shoe shop with a dark diabetes message

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:13:14 GMT

How did customers react when they uncovered the dark diabetes message hidden in a shoe shop?

The poem sending Shivers down spines

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:43:47 GMT

The Multiple Sclerosis poem sending Shivers down spines

Spanish woman Lina Alvarez gives birth at 62

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:17:30 GMT

Lina Alvarez has given birth at the age of 62. She spoke to waiting reporters outside the hospital in Lugo, Spain.

PIP breast implants: Campaigner welcomes patient register

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 08:54:32 GMT

PIP Action Campaigner Jan Spivey welcomes a register for patients with implants, but wants it extended.

Woman diagnosed with HIV after 30 years

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:53:03 GMT

People with HIV are being diagnosed late because hospitals and GP practices in England and Scotland are ignoring guidelines and failing to carry out HIV checks.

Council care cuts 'affecting A&E'

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 23:23:56 GMT

The Care Quality Commission annual report says emergency care is one of the poorest performing parts of the health system.

Why are some toddlers fussy eaters?

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 03:47:42 GMT

New research from scientists at UCL suggests fussy eating is down to genetic influences rather than the result of poor parenting.

Is health service transgender friendly?

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:59:45 GMT

Nurse Kirsty Cass looks at how transgender-friendly the health service is.

Schizophrenia patient's fear over psychiatric ward closure

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:18:51 GMT

A woman with schizophrenia says she is "very worried" over plans to close her local acute psychiatric unit.

Cancer drug 'helped me totally enjoy life'

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:38:46 GMT

A new cancer drug has been described as a potential "game changer", after promising results in the treatment of head and neck cancers.

Ollie Gardiner: Bid to raise £100k for cancer treatment for boy, 12

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:39:45 GMT

A family is trying to raise £100,000 for a 12-year-old boy who needs pioneering treatment for a brain tumour.

Mistake led a man to lose a foot

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 08:09:09 GMT

On average, 185 operations were carried out every week in the UK in 2014-15 to amputate the limbs of people with complications linked to diabetes.

Young women at 'highest mental health risk'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:42:12 GMT

Alice Thompson, 17, is in treatment for her mental health problems, which include anxiety and self-harm.

The hidden trauma of being torn during childbirth

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 09:17:57 GMT

Up to 85% of women have some sort of tear during their first vaginal birth. One woman with a severe injury has been talking about her experience.

Caroline Aherne’s brother: ‘I thought she would survive’

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:55:18 GMT

Caroline Aherne’s brother has told BBC Radio 5 live’s Emma Barnett that he thought his sister would survive cancer.

Rest: Are we getting enough of it in our lives?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:07:36 GMT

The results of the world's largest ever survey on rest show that two-thirds of us would like more of it.

Travelling poo tackles taboo

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:59:04 GMT

Bristol, a soft toy of the poo emoji, is travelling the world to raise awareness of colorectal cancer.

Professor David Nutt developed 'hangover-free' alcohol

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:49:56 GMT

A scientist has developed a new type of alcohol which he claims will not damage the liver or leave you with a hangover.

What a button battery can do to a child's throat

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:32:33 GMT

Medical correspondent Fergus Walsh demonstrates what can happen if a button battery gets lodged in a child's throat, after a warning from surgeons over the dangers.

Smoking is at a record low, so why do people still do it?

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:08:54 GMT

Smokers say stress keeps them in the habit, as smoking rates in England hit a record low

Smiling with sadness

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:54:01 GMT

The black women using art to talk about mental health.

How emergency services rescue obese people

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:18:14 GMT

Training exercise shows how emergency services cope with obese people who get stuck in their homes.