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Robotic dog in Dorset care home helps elderly residents

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:32:36 GMT

Biscuit the robotic dog responds to touch and speech to help people with dementia.

Things people with chronic illness are sick of hearing

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:15:25 GMT

Rose and Alex have set up a project encouraging people to write and draw about their chronic illness. The best friends have drawn up a list of things they're sick of hearing.

Call for Alfie Dingley to be allowed medicinal cannabis

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:55:41 GMT

A mother shows the bruises from her "aggressive and angry" six-year-old son in the campaign for a special licence to use medicinal cannabis to treat his epilepsy.

Patient and medics tackle Sahara race for Air Ambulance

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:28:26 GMT

Medics and a former patient take on a gruelling Sahara race to raise funds for London Air Ambulance.

Teenagers with HIV: 'Just a little illness'

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:09:14 GMT

Missed sleepovers, exam issues, secrets from siblings - the challenges of growing up with HIV.

Cannabis oil: Meet the woman taking it for breast cancer recovery

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:54:53 GMT

Nikki Bednall says she takes cannabis oil through "desperation not recreation" after her breast cancer.

Chantelle Millward on Orkambi drug for cystic fibrosis patients

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:17:22 GMT

MPs are debating a petition calling for all people with cystic fibrosis to be given the life-changing, but very expensive, drug.

'Game changer' treatment for Multiple Sclerosis patients

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:48:42 GMT

Louise Willetts says she is completely well following treatment that was originally used on cancer patients.

What does your knee sound like inside?

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:39:02 GMT

A team at the Georgia Institute of Technology is developing a stethoscope for your knees.

Living healthily in Qatar: Why's it hard?

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:12:54 GMT

In Qatar, over 70% of the population is overweight or obese.

Dorset orchestra forms 'first ensemble of disabled musicians'

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:38:16 GMT

The musicians hope to show that disabled people can and should be more involved in classical music.

'I wish I had the confidence to go out without make-up'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:01:13 GMT

Twenty-nine-year-old Tracy has acne, and worries about what people think of her at work.

'You have to present the perfect face online'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:55:12 GMT

Lex has rosacea and says it's hard to be honest about her skin online.

A better way to care for dementia patients

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:15:11 GMT

Infrared technology and artificial intelligence offer a better way to take care of dementia patients. It can scan their vital signs 24 hours a day.

'I take 'smart drugs' despite risks'

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:16:57 GMT

Leora is a student who takes a 'smart drug' to help her cope with the pressures of university.

Disabled girl's Hoddesdon home adapted by volunteers

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:29:17 GMT

A toddler who was born with a hole in her heart has had her home revamped by builders.

Professor Stephen Hawking's greatest wish

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:48:42 GMT

The physicist, who has died aged 76, had motor neurone disease.

Corbyn quotes Hawking to May

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:42:02 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn quotes the late Prof Hawkins when he asks about finances and staff numbers in the NHS.

The country where more than 70% of people are overweight or obese

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:20:26 GMT

Qatar is taking drastic action to help people lose weight and fight diabetes.

Australia fights drug addiction with plane flying lessons

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:19:13 GMT

A moment of fear in the air is part of a rehab programme in Australia.

A boy’s creative response to his mother’s illness

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:47:52 GMT

When Noah's mother was diagnosed with cancer, he came up with an idea to express his grief. Now his idea is being made into a book.

Sugar tax: The Norwegians travelling to Sweden for sweets

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 22:59:01 GMT

Here's why some Norwegians are making a day trip to Sweden to get their sugar fix.

Why two sisters are both having double mastectomies

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:01:59 GMT

A faulty gene means two sisters are at a higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

What I'd say to my younger self

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 00:24:40 GMT

Four people from the University of Birmingham's 1000 Elders group on what they might do differently.

Tumour patient's donor plea over snow-hit blood stocks

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 10:26:35 GMT

Beth Cobbold, 21, from Ipswich, said she would not be alive without blood donations.

3D nipple tattoos - helping women after mastectomies

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 01:00:04 GMT

Lucy, from Bradford, uses a US developed technique currently not available in the UK, to produce realistic 3D looking nipples for breast cancer survivors.

Rare identical triplets go home in Kansas City, Missouri

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 22:50:06 GMT

Mother Nicole decided against a Caesarean section, and all the boys are doing well.

Guess how many calories are in your lunch

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:55:05 GMT

Newsbeat went to find out if people could guess how many calories are in typical lunchtime meals.

Tom Rebair wins ambassador award after overcoming anorexia

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:13:57 GMT

Tom Rebair has won a Prince's Trust award for turning his life around after developing anorexia.

Trampoline park injuries 'more serious', hospital finds

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:16:38 GMT

Children suffered worse injuries at trampoline parks than when using home equipment, a hospital finds.

'Miracle' baby born between chemotherapy and menopause

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:43:14 GMT

Doctors told Sarah she had a 1% chance of conceiving after chemotherapy to treat her breast cancer.

'I had my leg cut off to get my life back'

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:23:06 GMT

Victoria Snell chose to have her leg amputated after six years of "constant pain".

What's it like to care for the dying?

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:15:35 GMT

Two former nurses from Ghana and Malawi share their experiences of caring for the dying.

Government must give more money to healthcare, says professor

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 08:48:45 GMT

Satisfaction with the NHS is falling and Prof John Appleby says the government needs to address this.

'I prayed to die' after FGM aged six, says victim

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:16:20 GMT

Hibo Wadere was a victim of female genital mutilation and talks about her experience.

'Wired differently': a mum's tribute to her son

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:03:24 GMT

Tristan has Asperger's syndrome and his mother penned a poem about his life.

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome not stopping Natalie Wilson's 5,000 mile ride

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:45:04 GMT

Natalie Wilson is starting a 5,000 mile challenge to cycle the coastline of Great Britain on a recumbent trike.

Teenager wants to raise awareness of rare eye condition

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:01:51 GMT

Holly was born with a condition that made it hard for her to open her eyes fully.

Period poverty: Helping homeless and vulnerable women

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:07:29 GMT

The Homeless Period delivers boxes with sanitary products to centres supporting vulnerable women.

The blind MMA champion helping others defend themselves

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:14:43 GMT

When Ronald Dlamini went blind it ended his sporting career, but now he's training other blind people to protect themselves.

Fighting female suicide in a country with a tragic record

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 01:51:21 GMT

How one former beauty queen made it her mission to reduce the rate of female suicide in her country.

Animal antibiotics reduced in bid to tackle superbugs

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:24:44 GMT

Vets and medical staff teaming up to reduce antibiotic use on farms.

Miniature heart inventor

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:37:20 GMT

Scientific breakthroughs take time to catch on, says the inventor of miniature hearts.

Wearable tech could help stroke patients with recovery

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 01:40:22 GMT

US scientists are developing wearable sensors to speed up the recovery of stroke patients.

Grieving dad urges people to talk about mental health

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:39 GMT

Andrew MacLeod's daughter Kayley took her life, aged 21, after battling mental health problems.

World Hacks: Putting your leftover pills back to work

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:17:36 GMT

An app in Greece is helping people donate their leftover drugs to those who can't afford to buy them.

What you need to know about fruit tea

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:09:03 GMT

Sipping acidic fruit teas between meals can wear away teeth, a study shows – and it's not the only thing.

'Anti-depressants help me function'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:21:45 GMT

Scientists say more people could benefit from taking pills to reduce the symptoms of acute depression.

Alfie Evans' father: 'My son's been sentenced to the death penalty'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:00:32 GMT

The parents of a boy with a mystery illness lose a fight in the High Court for doctors to continue life support.

Cancer drugs could help Nikki's blood vessel disorder

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:38:24 GMT

Scientists uncover faulty genes behind a rare blood vessel disorder and say cancer drugs could treat it.

How Malawi reduced infant mortality

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:31:53 GMT

Every year 2.6m babies around the world don't survive beyond a month but Malawi's number is dropping.

'I forgot my mum had died'

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:26:44 GMT

After waking from a coma following a brain injury, Peter was forced to grieve all over again.

What you need to know about bread

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:06:12 GMT

Ultra-processed foods have been linked to cancer - so should we be worried about eating bread?

'How doodling helped my depression'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:55:59 GMT

James Garden says drawing helps him cope with his feelings.

Is loneliness affecting your health?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:33:06 GMT

BBC Radio 4 wants you to take part in an experiment on the extent and effects of loneliness

'I have Parkinson's at 39 but it's no reason to panic'

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:52:35 GMT

Marathon runner Aaron found he had Parkinson's aged 39 but through his love of exercise he's found a way to combat the symptoms.

Scientists have developed a lung probe that finds infections

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:09:03 GMT

The probe provides access deep inside a patient’s lung, which means doctors will be able to diagnose lung conditions much quicker and more accurately.

'Xanax made my daughter an aggressive zombie'

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:22:39 GMT

A mum describes how she had her daughter arrested after she became violent because of the drug alprazolam.

Orthorexia: My 'healthy food' eating disorder

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 01:08:30 GMT

Here's what extreme "clean-eating" did to one woman.

'Punished for a crime I hadn't committed'

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:12:55 GMT

Joanna is one of at least 9,000 non-smokers in the UK diagnosed with lung cancer every year.

What makes us happy?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 01:08:17 GMT

Scientists are researching how life's ups and downs affect our mental health.

Transgender child: 'I think I'm a girl in a boy's body'

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:21:01 GMT

Kiera Puddefoot, 13, who is transgender, was previously known as Lucas.

Josh Quigley cycled the world after surviving suicide

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:45:11 GMT

Josh Quigley rode over 10,000 miles to raise awareness of mental health issues after attempting to take his own life.

Dorset schoolgirl 'lost confidence after fat letter'

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:50:57 GMT

A cricket-loving schoolgirl says she lost her passion for the sport after receiving the letter.

Why you should love your 'saggy boobs'

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 07:50:09 GMT

Blogger Chidera Eggerue wants women to celebrate breasts of all shapes and sizes.

Dystonia chronic pain 'completely changed my life'

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 07:17:09 GMT

Ann Pierce-Jones used to be full of confidence but now lives "day-to-day" in chronic pain.

'I could've recovered from anorexia sooner'

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 06:49:25 GMT

A woman says it was only when she had therapy as an adult that she started to recover from anorexia.

Mum explains why she kept teen pregnancy secret

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:08:04 GMT

Lucy Sherwood explains why she kept her pregnancy secret at the age of 15.

The promising leukaemia trial treatment

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 17:14:23 GMT

Simon Cox reports on developments in the treatment of the most common form of leukaemia.

What's going on in a toddler's brain?

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:39:53 GMT

Scientists want to find out more about how very young children develop a sense of self.

'I miss her so much': NHS doctor separated from daughter

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:01:22 GMT

An Egyptian doctor recruited by the NHS in 2016 has had an application for her three-year-old daughter to come to the UK rejected.

Rochelle Bugg's cancer blog for bereaved children

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:15:40 GMT

31-year-old Rochelle blogs to try and help other young people who have lost a loved one.

Harry Potter star's message of thanks to Hereford hospice

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:24:14 GMT

Daniel Radcliffe surprised staff with a message of thanks for the "incredible" work they do.

Delayed cancer diagnosis leaves family with 'what ifs'

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:17:00 GMT

A grandfather faced delays for chemotherapy - only to find out his condition had become terminal.

Fentanyl: The synthetic opioid being bought on darknet

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:53:56 GMT

The prescription painkiller that's being taken to get a high, and has killed 112 people in the UK since 2016.

The extraordinary healing powers of music

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:44:23 GMT

The US National Institutes of Health is exploring the relationship between music and the brain.

Who, or what, defines you as a woman?

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 03:29:05 GMT

Why some feminists and trans activists are clashing over the way people legally change gender.

Teen who self-harmed finds boxing refuge

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 00:26:08 GMT

Kirsty, 16, has tried to take her own life but says she has found an escape at a boxing gym.

Disabled comedian faces 'aggressive' abuse over her size

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 00:25:10 GMT

Tanyalee Davis is 3ft 6in (109cm) tall because of a bone disorder and is taunted in the street.

Rally in London calls for action on NHS 'crisis'

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 17:38:25 GMT

Thousands take part in a march calling for more government support for the NHS.

Rett syndrome: Woman fundraises for three-year-old daughter

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 09:27:54 GMT

Sophie Edes cannot talk due to the rare syndrome.

'What if they leave her sitting in the corner?'

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:09:05 GMT

Three in four family carers have no plan for when they can't look after their relatives, a charity suggests.

Emotionally charged Commons hears stillbirth account

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:28:38 GMT

Labour MP weeps as she tells how not being able to register her stillborn daughter left her devastated.

Comedian Karl Minns: 'My battle with depression'

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:22:52 GMT

The performer has discussed his real-life struggles and the issue of men's mental health.

The mum and baby pole dancing class

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:18:17 GMT

A fitness class in north Manchester is teaching new mums how to pole dance and do aerial hoops - and their babies can come along too.

Eilidh Johnstone: Blind skier, 10, dreams of Paralympics

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:52:56 GMT

Eilidh Johnstone is in training to join a visually-impaired skiing team and has big ambitions.

Film-maker Tallulah Self, 18, challenges healthy eating advert

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 13:50:58 GMT

Film-maker Tallulah Self said a calorie-counting campaign was sending out a negative message to those living with eating disorders.

Endometriosis: 'My vagina tried to kill me'

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:13:14 GMT

Comedian Amy Vreeke has endometriosis and has written a comedy show about her condition.

Singapore vaping ban: My last legal puff

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 07:25:43 GMT

One Singapore vaper shares his thoughts on the ban on e-cigarettes.

Folic acid: Why scientists want it added to flour

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:32:22 GMT

Scientists hope folic acid in flour could lower the number of babies born with birth defects.

Can you freeze your body?

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:49:50 GMT

Arizona-based company Alcor offers cryonic preservation in the hope of reviving you in the future.

'Baby brain': Myth or reality?

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 02:55:39 GMT

"Four in five" women undergo changes in memory and concentration during pregnancy, new research suggests.

10,000 steps: Marketing ploy or fit for purpose?

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 02:57:23 GMT

Is the daily target of walking 10,000 steps really just a marketing ploy? We put it to the test.

Promising NHS money 'not good enough'

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:21:01 GMT

More reform - not just extra money - is needed to ensure the NHS stays relevant, says Lord Darzi.

'I was addicted to pulling my hair out'

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 23:54:11 GMT

Megan Malone says it stopped her doing things she loved.

'Period ban is ruining my education'

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:48:11 GMT

Ghanaian schoolgirls have been banned from crossing a river to get to school while they are menstruating - and on Tuesdays.

Carer filmed slapping Kettering dementia patient

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:57:22 GMT

The 78-year-old is slapped and told she stinks by the carer, who was given a police caution.