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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:34:39 GMT

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus chosen as new boss of the World Health Organization

'Half a glass of wine every day' increases breast cancer risk

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:09:21 GMT

That's what a report says - but we look at all the risks of breast cancer for women.

Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:23:23 GMT

Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.

Conservative social care funding cap: Theresa May defends changes

Mon, 22 May 2017 22:03:54 GMT

The PM says her plans will prevent the system from collapse after U-turn over cap on care costs.

Intersex patients 'routinely lied to by doctors'

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:43:07 GMT

Doctors in the UK routinely lied to patients with disorders of sex development known as intersex conditions, the BBC finds.

Assaults between care home residents reported daily

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:59:22 GMT

More than one assault a day was reported to police between 2014 and 2016, File on 4 found.

Microwave mushrooms 'to keep their goodness', scientists say

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:01:38 GMT

Grilling and microwaving are the best ways to cook the fungi, a Spanish study says.

Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:26:27 GMT

Essex police are looking into about 20 deaths, according to the mother of one of those who died.

UK's first proton beam machine arrives at Newport clinic

Sat, 20 May 2017 14:06:06 GMT

The UK's first high-energy proton beam machine will offer treatments next year, the firm behind it says.

Cigarettes sold in plain green packs under new rules

Sat, 20 May 2017 11:35:54 GMT

Standardised tobacco packaging rules come into force to try to put young people off smoking.

NHS performance data delay 'disappointing', regulator says

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:14:51 GMT

An NHS regulator was advised against publishing performance data by the government.

More than 10,000 defibrillators in public places 'could be faulty'

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:50:15 GMT

Users are urged to check the devices' battery connections, which may not be working properly.

IVF treatment girl returns to Newcastle Centre for Life

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:51:39 GMT

"I was made out of two tiny little cells in a little glass tube," says seven-year-old Hannah.

'Spice' ban one year on

Fri, 19 May 2017 03:36:16 GMT

It's a year since the ban on so-called legal highs, but has making it illegal stopped people from using it?

Five tips from the ‘happiest man on earth’.

Fri, 19 May 2017 15:53:06 GMT

Renowned expert and author on compassion and happiness Matthieu Ricard, often called the ‘happiest man on earth', offers his five top tips for happiness.

Dementia: Why son fears for mum's future care

Thu, 18 May 2017 23:02:11 GMT

The BBC last saw dementia-sufferer Andriani in 2014. Her deterioration has been rapid - while the costs to care for her rise.

Mum's warning after daughter dies of meningitis W

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:56:31 GMT

Lauren Sandell was 18 years old when she died from the disease, a few months after starting university.

Can too much caffeine kill you?

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:19:49 GMT

Sixteen-year-old Davis Cripe died in the US after drinking caffeine too quickly.

Echopixel - the new 3D image tool for surgeons

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:12:55 GMT

Echopixel allows surgeons to view and interact with a patient's scans in 3D.

Jeremy Hunt: 'Lessons will be learnt' from NHS cyber-attack

Mon, 15 May 2017 13:20:52 GMT

The Health Secretary told the BBC that some parts of the NHS IT network were vulnerable.

Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:32:32 GMT

Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than lowlanders.

Instagram 'worst for young mental health'

Thu, 18 May 2017 23:59:58 GMT

Users were asked to score social media platforms on issues including anxiety, loneliness, and body image.

Will free hospital parking cost £162m?

Mon, 08 May 2017 15:47:12 GMT

Labour says it will make car parking free at NHS hospitals at a cost of £162m.

Reality Check: How much will Labour's NHS plans cost?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:01:53 GMT

Reality Check looks at how much aspects of Labour's NHS proposals could cost.

Doctor in the house

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:02:42 GMT

As part of the fight against mental health problems we have a very much underutilised tool - food.

Body over mind

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:16:59 GMT

Research on the role of the immune system in depression.

Reproductive rebels

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:17:43 GMT

Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

Top doc

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:06:13 GMT

The World Health Organization is recruiting a boss. Hear from the three candidates for the top job in their own words.

Shock therapy

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:38:23 GMT

ECT has recently been used in some countries as a treatment for children who severely self injure.

A creepy solution

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:17:01 GMT

What are the options for tackling antibiotic resistance?

Jordan's story

Wed, 17 May 2017 05:21:33 GMT

Jordan Bone is a top beauty vlogger with more than 200,000 YouTube subscribers.