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'Ban tackling in school rugby' for safety, experts demand

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:01:56 GMT

But a World Rugby spokesman says there is no new evidence to challenge the current position.

Doctors warn of rare but serious liposuction complication

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:04:09 GMT

A 45-year-old woman was affected by a condition called fat embolism syndrome after the procedure.

Bath Spa University 'blocks transgender research'

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:49:44 GMT

It was feared studying people who reversed gender reassignment surgery could be "politically incorrect".

£1.4m mental health project to help school pupils

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:09:15 GMT

A trial is launched to help pupils showing early signs of anxiety, depression or self-harm.

'My baby is allergic to milk'

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:18:38 GMT

Tammy worries that her baby's allergy to milk protein damaged their bond.

Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:25:10 GMT

The usual treatments are failing 60% of the time in some regions of Cambodia, scientists say.

Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes 'cut herself daily'

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:18:31 GMT

Dame Kelly Holmes won gold in the 800m and 1,500m in Athens in 2004, but had suffered with injury.

Australian schoolgirl raises alarm over flesh-eating disease

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:14:51 GMT

An Australian girl whose knee was eaten away by a Buruli ulcer calls for better research funding.

Abortion should not be a crime, says doctors' body

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:16:54 GMT

The pregnancy association votes to regulate terminations in line with other medical procedures.

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:45:58 GMT

It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.

Loneliness: The cost of the 'last taboo'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:48:54 GMT

Loneliness costs £6,000 per person in ill-health, says a study, with calls to end the "stigma".

Epilepsy drug warnings 'not reaching women', survey shows

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:47:57 GMT

Sodium valproate risks harming unborn babies, but some women haven't received the latest safety warnings.

Mental health staff on long-term stress leave up 22%

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:19:20 GMT

The number of staff taking long-term leave has risen steadily over the past five years.

Warwick medical students face re-sit after exam paper blunder

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:01:45 GMT

Medical students discovered half the questions were on a 2015 paper that was circulated online.

Epilepsy drug's safety reviewed over pregnancy risk

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:01:49 GMT

Women whose children have been harmed by sodium valproate will give evidence to a European panel.

The woman making eyepatches beautiful

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:08:46 GMT

Toni Crews lost her right eye to cancer and has been making customised eyepatches.

Buying fake Viagra online 'Russian roulette'

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:43:47 GMT

We follow police officers on a raid.

Cedric Anselin: Ex Norwich City player on his fight against depression

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:44:54 GMT

Ex-Norwich City player Cedric Anselin said he considered taking his life.

Dear Cancer: What would you say?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:26:05 GMT

Three people who have experienced cancer on what they would write to the disease.

Mum's regret after taking epilepsy drug

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:23:47 GMT

Three of Julie Marjot's children have been affected by sodium valproate.

Brain surgery revolution

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:29:02 GMT

A brain surgeon in the UK has started using 3D printed titanium plates to replace parts of patients' skulls.

Do you know blood cancer symptoms?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:03:06 GMT

Ellie, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma when she was 15, describes the symptoms of blood cancer.

BBC reporter Satnam Rana films her breast cancer diary

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:03:31 GMT

The 40-year-old says she hopes to persuade more women to check themselves after she found a lump.

Former 'heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty dies

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:39:45 GMT

A hospital in Abu Dhabi confirms the Egyptian's death despite recent weight-loss surgery.

Neanderthal brains 'grew more slowly'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:44:57 GMT

A new study shows that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than ours.

Reality Check: Does debt interest cost more than NHS pay?

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:00:40 GMT

A look at the sums behind Theresa May's claim in Parliament.

Emotionally numb

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:10:39 GMT

For people living with depersonalisation disorder, the world appears unreal and can be void of emotion.


Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:09:19 GMT

Megan Davison hanged herself after years of hiding her diabulimia and not receiving the right type of care.

Hell in a bottle: I survived an acid attack

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:20:59 GMT

Acid attacks are on the rise. BBC Stories meets four survivors who have suffered as a result of this growing trend.

My dwarfism

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:41:20 GMT

Mary Russell, a black woman with dwarfism, set off on a 900-mile journey through Vietnam with five other disabled people but quickly learned they were far from like-minded.

Winter flu

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:40:42 GMT

With Britons being warned over the worst outbreak of flu in Australia and New Zealand, should we all get a jab?

Living with pain

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:04:58 GMT

Alison Morton was 25 when she was diagnosed with an illness that leaves her with constant pain and profound fatigue.

Soft option

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 00:27:31 GMT

Amie drank 30 pints a weekend to "keep up with the boys" - but now she has had no alcohol for 16 months.

Red alert

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 00:28:16 GMT

Many women don't go for cervical screening, so scientists found another way to test for abnormal cells.

Diabetes designs

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 23:28:15 GMT

Designer Poppy Nash weaves her blood sugar results into the fabric she designs to help manage her diabetes