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Is heading a football bad for your health?

04:33 PM 17/07/2018

Study of retired players hopes to provide a definitive answer on the risks of repeatedly heading the ball.

Editing human embryos 'morally permissible'

11:33 PM 16/07/2018

An independent inquiry gives go-ahead to genetically altering human embryos, but advises caution.

Parents warned over 'toxic' slime

11:33 PM 16/07/2018

Consumer group Which? is concerned the popular children's products are not being properly vetted.

Kent and Medway NHS hernia policy 'may be rationing' surgery

12:18 AM 17/07/2018

Some hernia patients have to show they have a serious complication to get surgery, doctors say.

Hot summer leading to 'toxic' algae

11:00 PM 15/07/2018

Blooms have flourished during the warm spell but they pose a health risk to humans and animals.

Bowel cancer screening could shed light on other conditions

11:00 PM 16/07/2018

Researchers find bowel cancer screening can indicate whether people are at risk of other problems.

Heatwave causes spike in insect bite calls to NHS

12:59 AM 15/07/2018

Horsefly bites are painful and can lead to a skin infection that may require antibiotics, say doctors.

The eye doctor who could not see the stars

01:19 AM 14/07/2018

Dr Andrew Bastawrous has invented an app that has been shown in clinical trials to help more children see clearly.

Mencap wins 'unaffordable' overnight back pay appeal

11:27 AM 13/07/2018

The charity argued it would be forced out of business by a £400m bill for the past six years.

Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in talc cancer case

09:48 AM 13/07/2018

It is the largest payout over allegations that Johnson & Johnson's talc-based products cause cancer.

Seven-year-old granted cannabis licence

06:29 AM 14/07/2018

It is the first time a long-term license for the use of the drug is granted in the UK under the new panel system.

NHS still reliant on 'archaic' fax machines

12:15 PM 13/07/2018

The outdated technology was last widely used in the 1990s.

Mental health: Wait for therapy added to teen's anxiety

11:47 PM 12/07/2018

Naomi Lea was 15 when she needed help to cope with panic attacks and self harm but there was a long wait.

Adenomyosis: Pain '10 times worse than childbirth'

11:01 PM 16/07/2018

Three women describe living with the intense pain and heavy periods caused by adenomyosis.

The Cardiff woman who is allergic to water

11:26 PM 14/07/2018

Cherelle Farrugia, 25, breaks out in a painful rash every time she comes into contact with water.

Mental health: Wait for therapy added to teen's anxiety

11:45 PM 12/07/2018

"Massive" pressure on mental health services for young people is put down to over-referral by schools.

Could artificial intelligence replace doctors?

11:53 PM 11/07/2018

UK company Babylon Health is testing an artificially intelligent medical chatbot in Rwanda.

Brothers spread positive message about Down's Syndrome

12:20 AM 12/07/2018

Brothers Alex and Nick are making a documentary about Down's Syndrome.

TOWIE star: 'I bought cannabis oil for my friend'

02:15 PM 11/07/2018

Former TOWIE star Danielle Armstrong says she bought cannabis oil for her friend who was dying from breast cancer.

What is Novichok?

11:08 PM 09/07/2018

Laura Foster explains how the Novichok nerve agent works and what to do if you think you've been exposed to it.

Food and music - caring for people with dementia the Caribbean way

11:04 AM 11/07/2018

Valerie Paragon has created an African-Caribbean cultural setting at a Birmingham care home.

Emerging sex disease MG 'could become next superbug'

02:22 PM 11/07/2018

It can lead to an infection of the reproductive organs in women that can cause infertility.

'Virtual reality cured my fear of heights'

09:02 AM 12/07/2018

How Fay Nugent beat her phobia by riding Wilber the Whale through a 10-storey tower block.

STIs: Why is syphilis is on the rise?

12:01 AM 10/06/2018

More cases of the infection were diagnosed in England last year than at any point since WW2.

'Opening the grief of miscarriage'

11:09 PM 09/07/2018

Anna Whitehouse tells how sharing her experiences of five miscarriages was "essential" for her.

Nadiya Hussain on the sugar tax, takeaways and Bake Off adverts

12:02 AM 10/07/2018

The Bake Off winner doesn't think the rising cost will put people off buying sugary drinks.

'Sometimes we need help'

11:52 PM 07/07/2018

Gavin didn't leave his flat for four years because of his weight, but gastric band surgery gave him hope.

Amesbury Novichok poisoning: What we know so far

03:02 PM 11/07/2018

Multiple areas in Salisbury and Amesbury are cordoned off as police continue their investigation.

The drugs being used at UK festivals

01:05 AM 05/07/2018

Knowing more about what drugs people are using is crucial to protect them from harm.

Cave rescue: The Australian diving doctor who stayed with the boys

04:16 AM 11/07/2018

The expert caver gave the OK for the boys to dive their way out and was among the last to leave.

The dangers of smoke inhalation

11:26 AM 02/07/2018

As moorland fires continue to burn, what's the best way to stay safe and protect yourself?

Jeremy Hunt answers young people's questions on mental health

11:25 AM 03/07/2018

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt responds to young people's mental health care for adolescents' experiences.

NHS: 70 years in pictures

12:39 AM 05/07/2018

A look at key moments and striking pictures during 70 years of the NHS

NHS at 70: Early patient pays tribute to life saving treatment

12:36 AM 05/07/2018

As the NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary one of its first patients recalls her life-saving treatment.

NHS: A Bevan family business

05:44 AM 05/07/2018

The great-niece of Aneurin Bevan talks about her upbringing and how she was named after him.

Tragedy inspired Indian man to join NHS

12:37 AM 05/07/2018

Dennis Moss has worked for the Welsh Ambulance Service for more than four decades and was inspired to join by a tragedy, but had to put up with racism.

NHS at 70: Aneira Thomas the first NHS baby

12:31 AM 04/07/2018

Aneira Thomas arrived at one minute past midnight on 5th July 1948, at Glanamman hospital in west Wales.

NHS Street: Voices from Aneurin Bevan's Tredegar

12:00 AM 04/07/2018

Three generations of one family and a local doctor speak of the growing pressures on the NHS.

NHS at 70: Being a nurse in the 1940s versus now

07:14 PM 28/06/2018

Grace and Ethel have both worked in nursing. Grace is 20 and Ethel is 88, but what's changed?

Mosley: 'NHS reminds me of Afghanistan'

01:13 AM 28/06/2018

Michael Mosley compares working in A&E now and as a medical student 30 years ago.

'Husband with dementia drew short straw'

04:02 PM 26/06/2018

A wife describes losing a husband to dementia and worrying about how to pay for his care.

'I was a nurse at start of NHS'

11:48 PM 29/05/2018

Olive Belfield was a young nurse when Britain launched the National Health Service in 1948.

1948 and now for child patients

09:02 AM 19/06/2018

It's 70 years since the start of the NHS. How have hospitals changed for child patients since 1948?

How under-30s use the NHS

02:23 AM 21/06/2018

Debates about the NHS often focus on the pressures of an ageing population, but how do younger patients use the service?

Check the key targets in your area

09:42 AM 15/06/2018

Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.

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