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Maps reveal schizophrenia 'hotspots' in England

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:17:24 GMT

A study of GP prescriptions reveals patterns of the mental illness in England.

Fasting diet 'regenerates diabetic pancreas'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:11:43 GMT

Restoring the pancreas through diet could be "immensely" beneficial, doctors say.

Straight women have fewest orgasms

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:10:13 GMT

US study explores "orgasm gap" between genders and different sexual orientations.

Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10-a-day

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:23:49 GMT

More fruit and veg might prevent nearly eight million premature deaths each year, researchers say.

Adopted Romanian orphans 'still suffering in adulthood'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:07:20 GMT

Despite being adopted by caring UK families in the early 90s, the mental scars are often visible.

Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:01:08 GMT

Women in South Korea will be the first in the world to live an average of 90 years.

Brain scans 'may spot teen drug problems'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:05:16 GMT

Brain scans may help predict which teenagers go on to develop drug problems, a study suggests.

Testosterone replacement for men 'trade-off with risks'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:40:16 GMT

In those deficient, the therapy may improve bone health, but at what cost?

Snail venom compound 'offers chronic pain therapy'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:09:00 GMT

It could open the door to a new type of medicine for preventing and treating pain.

Canadian researchers set to study cannabis oil

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:23:51 GMT

A Canadian hospital will study the effects cannabis oil on a severe form of epilepsy

Risky treatment can stop multiple sclerosis for years

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:08:35 GMT

Doctors say only some patients will be suitable to try it, being so high risk.

Bill Gates 'hopeful' for global pandemic response plan

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:26:55 GMT

Bill Gates is 'hopeful' a Trump-led team could plan a response to a global epidemic

Drug manufacture 'major development'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:11:07 GMT

Researchers in Cardiff develop a new "highly-efficient" method of extracting disease-fighting compounds.

What future for E numbers after Brexit?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:28:22 GMT

How Brexit might create complications for the way food in the UK is labelled.

Vitamin D pills 'could stop colds or flu'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:39:37 GMT

Food should be fortified with the vitamin for improved health, researchers claim.

Face transplant recipient overwhelmed by result

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:42:02 GMT

Andy Sandness was 21 when a suicide attempt left him with a face almost destroyed by a gunshot.

Outlook for extremely premature babies 'improving'

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:37:44 GMT

Greater use of steroids in mothers-to-be and a focus on preventing infection are being credited.

Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:04:12 GMT

The discovery could lead to better tests and therapies for children with autism.

Football headers 'linked to brain damage'

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:58:02 GMT

Footballers suffer similar brain damage to boxers, a small scientific study suggests.

Cheshire woman pregnant with late husband's baby

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:55:08 GMT

Sarah Beattie lost her husband to cancer but is now expecting his child after IVF treatment success.

Is this snail the next medical breakthrough?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:09:38 GMT

The Conus regius is a species of cone snail that paralyses its prey with venom.

Inside the first children's hospital to get top marks

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:05:30 GMT

This Birmingham hospital is the first of its kind to get top marks from inspectors.

The meerkats helping disabled people

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:19:14 GMT

The therapy comes from watching the meerkats play and interact with each other in their playpen

The man championing wheelchair tourism in Brazil

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:18:40 GMT

Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.

Fearne Cotton talks about her struggle with depression

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:03:44 GMT

The TV and radio host has written a personal book on coping with depression.

Breast cancer diagnosed after breastfeeding problem

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:04:10 GMT

When her baby boy stopped breastfeeding, Sarah Boyle insisted on a hospital scan.

David Baddiel on impact of dad's dementia

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:49:38 GMT

Comedian David Baddiel has made a documentary about the impact of his father's rare form of dementia.

Bangladeshi girl may be first female with 'tree man syndrome'

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:36:52 GMT

Bangladeshi Sahana Khatun, 10, developed the first bark-like warts on her face four months ago.

Spider phobia brain 'processes unconscious fear'

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:09:11 GMT

Showing arachnopohobes images of spiders so briefly they remain unaware of them could help overcome their fear.

Jeepers Creepers

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:59:35 GMT

After the actress ate a spider's leg, we look at whether the UK should embrace eating insects.

Faster drugs?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:08:28 GMT

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

Warning signs

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 01:03:34 GMT

Every year in the UK, 3,000 people's sight is damaged by a condition called giant cell arteritis. Dr Saleyah Ahsan explains what to look out for.

Treatment withheld

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:45:03 GMT

A patient and a doctor in Kenya tell their stories of the dispute that is now into its 10th week.

Back in control

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:34:51 GMT

How I overcame anorexia and what to look for if you're worried someone you know has an eating disorder

Grain of truth

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 01:14:46 GMT

Does rice really contain harmful quantities of arsenic? Dr Michael Mosley of Trust Me, I'm A Doctor investigates.

Cold and tired?

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 01:45:44 GMT

Hypothyroidism affects one in 70 women and one in 1,000 men, but it can be tricky to diagnose and treat

Key unanswered questions

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:49:12 GMT

What we still don't know about the Zika virus and microcephaly.

What you need to know

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:43:34 GMT

An alarming and disturbing infection linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains is spreading.

'The worst day of my life'

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 01:52:15 GMT

The threat of the Zika virus has now become international, but the alarm was raised in Brazil last year when a growing number of cases of microcephaly began to emerge.

The mosquito menace

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:18:09 GMT

Why the mosquito that spreads the Zika virus is flourishing in the urban environment.