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Prince Harry and Rihanna get HIV tests in Barbados

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:06:32 GMT

Prince Harry and Rihanna have taken HIV tests together in Barbados to raise awareness on World Aids Day.

'I'm called a slut for being openly HIV+'

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:42:53 GMT

Tom Hayes discusses how there is still a stigma on HIV-infected people

How did World Aids Day come about?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:03:48 GMT

In 1988 around 140 countries took part in the first World Aids Day to raise awareness of the epidemic

What happens when someone calls 999

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:43:48 GMT

BBC Scotland follows a 999 call from the moment it is received by health service call handlers.

'She suddenly stopped eating'

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:08:31 GMT

The ITN newsreader talks about struggling to get the right care.

Are trampoline parks safe enough?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:40:22 GMT

A group of organisations, including the governing body of gymnastics, want trampoline parks to adhere to a set of safety guidelines.

A father and son talk about their experience battling OCD

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:51:22 GMT

Richard has suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder since he was a teenager. He and his father have been talking about their lives.

'Teachers worried my self-harm was contagious'

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:49:30 GMT

Emma, who has bipolar disorder, describes how her friends and teachers treated her

Paralympian David Smith: A letter to my younger self

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:25:23 GMT

Paralympian David Smith reads out a letter – written to his younger, pre-surgery self.

'We paid £6,000 for IVF add-ons'

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:47:12 GMT

Frankie Bailey-Wheeler and Tom Wheeler tell Victoria Derbyshire how they paid thousands of pounds for fertility treatments to boost IVF success rates.

Facial disfigurement: The children bullied for how they look

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:10:12 GMT

The Victoria Derbyshire programme meets children who have been bullied over the way they look.

100 Women 2016: Living with scars and life after self-harm

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:12:18 GMT

Two young women learn to live with the scars from when they self-harmed

Will NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans work?

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 12:32:26 GMT

Will the NHS's savings plan work? Mark Lobel reports.

Could you drink a bath full of soda?

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:34:00 GMT

UK teenagers drink enough sugar every year to fill a bathtub with fizzy cola, a Cancer Research UK study suggests.

Lansley: 'Incredibly difficult' for NHS

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:20:14 GMT

Former Health Secretary Andrew Lansley is disappointed by the Autumn Statement

Should NHS patients have to show their passport?

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:09:17 GMT

Dr Meirion Thomas says patients should have to prove they are eligible for NHS treatment

Should you talk about having cancer?

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:11:38 GMT

BBC Radio 4's Steve Hewlett was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus, he discusses the pros and cons of talking openly about your condition.

Dementia patient: 'Assessors say I'm improving'

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:06:45 GMT

Wendy Mitchell, who has early onset dementia, told the Victoria Derbyshire programme how her benefits have stopped following a reassessment.

Cornish nursing home worker: 'Morphine will shut her up'

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 00:10:11 GMT

A series of shocking incidents in a privately run residential nursing home in Cornwall is secretly filmed by the BBC.

How painkillers from dentist led to heroin addiction and prison

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:25:50 GMT

Former heroin addict Chris Foltz tells the BBC's World Have Your Say how a prescription for painkillers from a dentist, led him to heroin addiction and prison.

Girl helped by Children in Need on parents' cancer deaths

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:19:30 GMT

Abbie, a 16-year-old helped by Children in Need, shares her story on losing both parents to cancer.