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3D tech used in bowel cancer surgery

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:06:54 GMT

The surgeon is able to communicate with colleagues in the US and India during the operation.

'How horses helped me deal with anorexia'

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:01:38 GMT

Jamie Pye, from Norfolk, says his work with horses helped him deal with the condition.

'Mug's game': Inside the mind of a gambling addict

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:16:24 GMT

Paul Grover lost hundreds of thousands of pounds; now he's at a rehab centre for gambling addicts.

Henna crowns: 'Hair' for cancer patient

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:42:07 GMT

For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, losing their hair can be an extremely difficult consequence.

Sex life 'dead' after mesh implant

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:29:30 GMT

A couple married for 40 years say it's made it "impossible" for them to be intimate.

Prosthetic arms made in Salford help Ugandan machete attack victim

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:56:16 GMT

Machete attack victim Ninsiima is given prosthetic arms made by Salford University students.

Anna Raeburn: I had a backstreet abortion

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:05:48 GMT

Writer and broadcaster Anna Raeburn had an illegal abortion in 1965 when she was 21.

GP services in Northern Ireland are 'in crisis'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:27:23 GMT

Some patients in Northern Ireland are waiting up to three years to see a consultant about having surgery, following a referral.

Lord Steel: We should decriminalise abortion

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:21:04 GMT

Former Liberal leader Lord Steel says the 1967 Abortion Act is "out of date"

Man diagnosed with breast cancer

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:32:26 GMT

Ian Cranston underwent a mastectomy and warns that men can get breast cancer too.

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.

Catwalk debut for Down’s syndrome teen

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:06:31 GMT

Kate, 19, wants to challenge people’s perception of beauty.

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.