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Drug 'reverses' ageing in animal tests

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:00:58 GMT

Mice had more stamina, hair and improved organ function with the drug.

Bed delay transfer figures reveal areas worst affected

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:37:19 GMT

Social care pressures blamed for delays in releasing people from hospital.

Teenage pregnancies down to record low

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:08:04 GMT

Conceptions among under 18s are at their lowest level since 1969, official stats show.

Luke Jenkins death: Family receive £100,000 settlement

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:57:38 GMT

Luke Jenkins suffered a cardiac arrest and died after being moved from intensive care to a ward.

Risky operation removes parasitic twin from baby

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:17:39 GMT

Baby Dominique is recovering in the US after an operation to separate her from her parasitic twin.

Right-to-die case: I face unbearable death

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:22:03 GMT

A 67-year-old man with terminal motor neurone disease is challenging the law on assisted dying.

'Wide awake drunk' on energy drinks and alcohol mix

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:25:03 GMT

Mixing caffeine-laden energy drinks with alcohol is a risky combination on a night out, scientists warn.

Baby teeth removals 'up 24% in a decade'

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:43:52 GMT

More than 9,000 children under four needed to go to hospital last year to have baby teeth removed.

Spider venom may offer stroke therapy

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:12:41 GMT

Protein extracted from funnel webs may help minimise the effects of brain damage after a stroke.

Canterbury hospital junior doctors moved over lack of training

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:10:05 GMT

Patients are to be taken to alternative hospitals because of a lack of junior doctor training.

This teenager with Down's syndrome addressed the UN in Geneva

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:43:34 GMT

A teenager with Down's syndrome has addressed the United Nations in Geneva asking them "why all this testing?"

Doctor admits misleading over Ebola

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:18:57 GMT

Dr Hannah Ryan took the temperature of Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey hours before she fell seriously ill.

Sperm swimming technique 'all down to simple maths'

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:16:07 GMT

Knowing why some sperm succeed and others fail could help treat male infertility, researchers say.

Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:43:03 GMT

It beats Denmark to the top spot as the UN ranks countries to mark international happiness day.

Hot chocolate serving 'has more salt than packet of crisps'

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:11:09 GMT

Every category of packaged food except one is exceeding target salt levels, a survey finds.

Modern mothers 'watched and judged', say researchers

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 01:25:32 GMT

Intrusive "policing" of lifestyle choices begins in pregnancy, say researchers.

'Role model' nurses inspire cancer survivor

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:34:38 GMT

A woman who survived cancer as a girl has been inspired to take up nursing.

Baby separated from parasitic twin in risky operation

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:46:50 GMT

Surgeons explain the challenges of the complex operation to separate Dominique from her parasitic twin.

How a life model uses nudity to explain his disability

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:22:33 GMT

Kevin French poses as a nude life model to explain more about his disability.

'So proud of my children with Down's syndrome'

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:08:54 GMT

A mother who has two children with Down's syndrome says she wants the world to know she's proud of them.

Online care home bed booking system aims to cut hospital bed blocking

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:06:34 GMT

The system is aiming to reduce hospital bed blocking with real time bookings of care home beds.

Restoring my femininity after cancer

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:32:50 GMT

Kat Roberts, from Plymouth, said the damage to her hair from the cancer treatment left her feeling "unfeminine".

Dementia diary: 'When your mother doesn't know who you are'

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:39:15 GMT

Joey Daley documents life with his mother after she was diagnosed with dementia.

Skin creams containing paraffin linked to fire deaths

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 01:03:42 GMT

Residue from creams containing paraffin can leave clothes and bedding flammable, experts warn.

Extreme exercise an 'escape from life', Cardiff Uni says

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:06:30 GMT

Extreme adventure challenges can help office workers deal with the "anxieties of modern life," research suggests.

Speeding up the search for life-saving medicines

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:08:28 GMT

How cloud computing is speeding up the development of potentially life-saving drugs.

NHS Health Check: How Germany's healthcare system works

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:12:04 GMT

Branwen Jeffreys asks if more spending on healthcare in Germany improves the system.

Reality Check: Who gets social care and who pays for it?

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:18:23 GMT

With rising demand and shrinking budgets, who is receiving social care from the state?

What can be done to tackle excessive crying?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:16:59 GMT

The crying of babies with colic may be reduced with acupuncture, according to controversial new research from Sweden.

The heroes who helped

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:55:47 GMT

There has been praise for the bravery of the emergency services and the public in the wake of the attack.

Man to man

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:34:20 GMT

Local communities around the country are doing their bit to help prevent suicides.

Fast track

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:42:20 GMT

A couple who struggled for years to get the braces their disabled child needed to sit in a chair have found a way to make them in hours rather than months.

'Out of control'

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:02:11 GMT

Australian Jessica May overcame acute anxiety by setting up a recruitment firm for people with mental and physical disabilities.

Obesity crisis

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:04:40 GMT

Could global trade in vegetable oil be to blame for our growing obesity crisis?

Binding decisions

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:27:45 GMT

After singer Rochelle Humes turns hers into art, we look at what else you can do with an umbilical cord.

Post-partum psychosis

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:44:07 GMT

As Mother's Day approaches one new mother shares the devastating experience of post-partum psychosis.

Hero hound

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:58:30 GMT

Magic the dog is able to detect dangerous shifts in his owner's blood sugar levels while she sleeps.

NHS Health Check: Which local services are under threat?

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:34:44 GMT

Find out what is happening to the health service in your local area in England.

NHS Health Check: Which part of the UK is doing the best?

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 21:45:34 GMT

The NHS is in the middle of its toughest winter for many years. So how are the four UK nations performing?

NHS gives BBC exclusive access to A&E

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 18:12:51 GMT

BBC News was given exclusive, unrestricted access to A&E for one week. This is the result.

Doing surgery while answering calls: An NHS surgeon's struggles

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 06:45:44 GMT

BBC reporter Ed Thomas has had exclusive access to discover what life is like in the NHS.

NHS Health Check: How one GP practice tackled waiting times

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:54:42 GMT

A GP practice in Plymouth is using paramedics and pharmacists to free up doctors to see more patients.

The health service taking a holistic approach to patients

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:00:53 GMT

"It's about 3% of our population that use about 50% of the resources."