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Avatar therapy 'reduces power of schizophrenia voices'

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:53:05 GMT

Patients became less distressed and heard voices less often compared with those who had counselling.



Three cups of coffee a day 'may have health benefits'

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:32:57 GMT

But there is no reason to start drinking coffee for health reasons, the BMJ study found.



Outrage after India minister terms cancer 'divine justice'

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:44:10 GMT

An Indian minister's remark about the disease "saddens" patients and their family members.



Young people 'experimenting more in bed'

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:53:51 GMT

Study reveals increasing diversity in young people's heterosexual practices.



NHS overcharged by millions for key drug, says watchdog

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:32:26 GMT

A 6,000% price rise in an essential thyroid drug led the NHS to overpay, the UK competition body says.



Minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland to start in May

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:47:36 GMT

The move will raise the cost of the strongest, cheapest alcohol by setting a minimum price of 50p-per-unit.



Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:03:40 GMT

The risk of stillbirth is doubled if women go to sleep on their backs in the last trimester, a study finds.



Breast cancer tumours 'larger' in overweight women

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:03:17 GMT

Women with a higher body mass index might need more frequent mammograms, researchers suggest.



Some cancer patients have PTSD years after diagnosis, study finds

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:25:34 GMT

A fifth of cancer patients experience post-traumatic stress disorder.



Indulgent grandparents 'bad for children's health'

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:10:55 GMT

Regular "treating" and over-feeding is a common issue, according to a review of parents' opinions.



First gene-editing in human body attempt

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:40:14 GMT

Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.



Giving birth on due date 'less risky' for older mums

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:34:34 GMT

Stillbirth risk is higher if older pregnant women are left to go over their due date, a study suggests.



FDA approves 'trackable' pill

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:10:00 GMT

The schizophrenia tablets have an embedded sensor that tells doctors whether the patient has taken them.



Depression link between fathers and teenage children, says study

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:46:24 GMT

Men who don't seek help for depression could have an impact on their children, a study suggests.



'I'm not going to listen to you any more'

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 03:25:23 GMT

How avatar therapy is helping people stand up to schizophrenic voices by giving them a face.



Simon Dobbin: Brain-damaged fan gets BBC DIY SOS build

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:28:28 GMT

Simon Dobbin's home was transformed as part of the BBC television show.



Counting the cost of the tampon tax

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:16:35 GMT

What have you spent on tampons in your life, and how much of that goes to the government?



Budget 2017: Chancellor on funding for NHS in England

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:52:06 GMT

Philip Hammond says "we will always back it" and more patients were being treated by the NHS in England.



Anne Wafula-Strike: Paralympian wins train toilet payout

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:20:12 GMT

Anne Wafula-Strike was on a three-hour train journey with an out-of-order accessible loo.



NHS: The front-line nurses keeping patients out of hospital

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:53:08 GMT

District nurses help keep patients out of hospital, but in England numbers have halved since 2010.



Why do so many US women die giving birth?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:25:33 GMT

While progress has been made to curb death rates in other countries, the US has seen an increase.



'Stillbirth was hardest day of my life'

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:39:39 GMT

Women are now being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy.



Choice of tipple 'determines different moods'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:15:28 GMT

Spirits may make you angry or tearful, while red wine or beer may make you relax, research says.



Dog ownership lowers early death risk, study finds

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:02:51 GMT

Researchers found a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, especially hunting breeds.



Acting early

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:13:52 GMT

The singer, now 26, said she had the procedure done as she "always wanted a big family".



London's first Aids ward

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:07:51 GMT

Gideon Mendel's emotional photos of patients at the end of their lives.



Risky behaviour

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:11:14 GMT

The biohacker movement wants to cure disease without the help of government or big companies



Kids v Cars

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:02:09 GMT

How one woman championed a way to bring community spirit back to city streets and keep children fit.



Losing hope amid Uganda doctors' strike

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:06:10 GMT

The BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga finds abandoned hospitals and desperate patients in Uganda.



My gift

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:10:01 GMT

Why would anyone donate their eggs to help a stranger have a child? A donor gives her reasons.



Confined inside

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:00:13 GMT

"Postnatal confinement" is said to be widespread among the UK's Chinese community.



War wounds

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:27:47 GMT

Meeting the patients of a MSF-run hospital in Jordan.