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NHS pay: Unions agree deal for 1.3 million staff

02:27 PM 21/03/2018

Unions back a deal that gives NHS staff a minimum pay rise of more than 6% over three years.

Many back pain patients 'getting wrong care'

05:18 PM 21/03/2018

Experts are asking the medical profession to stop offering ineffective and potentially harmful treatments.

IVF egg donor use rises sharply, HFEA figures show

12:35 AM 21/03/2018

Experts say it may be down to a greater awareness of egg donation and more donors coming forward.

Under-doctored areas to get new medical schools

01:03 AM 20/03/2018

New courses are in under-doctored areas as ministers set out plans to expand student places by 25%.

Surgeon David Nott: Hack led to Syria air strike

02:25 PM 21/03/2018

David Nott had helped Syrian surgeons via the internet - weeks later, their hospital was destroyed.

Essex hospital exits special measures

11:08 AM 21/03/2018

However, inspectors conclude it still "requires improvement" in some areas.

Water bacteria probe extended to Queen Elizabeth Hospital

06:51 PM 20/03/2018

Four patients at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow are now being treated for infections.

'My 3,000 calorie-a-day addiction to energy drinks rules my life'

04:21 PM 20/03/2018

Emma Forrest gets up five times a night to satisfy her cravings and stockpiles cans of the drinks.

I had a transplant after my hairstyle made me go bald

01:39 AM 20/03/2018

MC Paigey Cakey says she feels "empowered" after having a hair transplant because she had traction alopecia.

Macular degeneration: 'I've been given my sight back'

04:00 PM 19/03/2018

Two patients have had pioneering stem cell therapy to restore their vision.

Class A drugs 'brought in for patients' at Essex mental health trust

01:06 AM 20/03/2018

The BBC uncovers allegations that staff at an Essex mental health trust supplied vulnerable patients.

Llandough Hospital: Barry woman's 'let my daughter home' plea

11:48 AM 20/03/2018

Laura Clode has been at a mental health unit at Llandough Hospital since last June.

Deaf access to NHS progress 'too slow', charity warns

12:43 AM 20/03/2018

People in Wales who are deaf or have hearing loss are not getting accessible information from their GP.

Alfie Dingley's medical cannabis petition handed to government

09:52 PM 20/03/2018

Alfie Dingley is six - his family want him to be able to use medical cannabis to manage his epilepsy.

Men with low sperm counts at increased risk of illness, study suggests

01:59 AM 18/03/2018

A study finds men with low sperm counts are more likely to have health issues that put them at risk.

More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'

01:24 AM 18/03/2018

A study finds chemicals in lavender and tea tree oil appear to be hormone disruptors.

Baby left at Jersey hospital with 'cord attached'

03:08 PM 18/03/2018

Police have said they are "extremely concerned" about the baby's mother's welfare.

Robotic dog in Dorset care home helps elderly residents

12:32 AM 21/03/2018

Biscuit the robotic dog responds to touch and speech to help people with dementia.

Things people with chronic illness are sick of hearing

09:15 AM 21/03/2018

Rose and Alex have set up a project encouraging people to write and draw about their chronic illness. The best friends have drawn up a list of things they're sick of hearing.

Call for Alfie Dingley to be allowed medicinal cannabis

02:55 PM 20/03/2018

A mother shows the bruises from her "aggressive and angry" six-year-old son in the campaign for a special licence to use medicinal cannabis to treat his epilepsy.

Patient and medics tackle Sahara race for Air Ambulance

04:28 PM 20/03/2018

Medics and a former patient take on a gruelling Sahara race to raise funds for London Air Ambulance.

Teenagers with HIV: 'Just a little illness'

01:09 AM 20/03/2018

Missed sleepovers, exam issues, secrets from siblings - the challenges of growing up with HIV.

Cannabis oil: Meet the woman taking it for breast cancer recovery

12:54 AM 20/03/2018

Nikki Bednall says she takes cannabis oil through "desperation not recreation" after her breast cancer.

Chantelle Millward on Orkambi drug for cystic fibrosis patients

03:17 PM 19/03/2018

MPs are debating a petition calling for all people with cystic fibrosis to be given the life-changing, but very expensive, drug.

'Game changer' treatment for Multiple Sclerosis patients

12:48 AM 19/03/2018

Louise Willetts says she is completely well following treatment that was originally used on cancer patients.

Children drawing more women in science

08:52 AM 20/03/2018

A US study shows that more children draw women scientists than they did in the 1960s and 1970s.

Carpool karaoke mums' Down's syndrome video goes viral

07:51 PM 17/03/2018

Rebecca Carless says the response to the video has been "mad" and they want everyone to see it.

Why are some flu outbreaks so much worse than others?

02:30 AM 19/01/2018

Flu comes along every year - but just how bad it will be is hard to predict.

What are opioids and what are the risks?

06:50 PM 19/03/2018

Donald Trump has announced plans to tackle the opioid crisis. What are they and why are they a problem?

How I saw Stephen Hawking's death as a disabled person

12:05 AM 16/03/2018

Why one disabled BBC journalist has found the reporting of Stephen Hawking's death troubling.

Skiing helps me take on the outside world

01:47 AM 14/03/2018

George and his mum Gina explain how skiing helps him cope with his autism.

'I was suicidal and the NHS didn’t know what to do'

03:07 AM 15/03/2018

At the age of 17 Sherry Denness tried to kill herself nine times in 10 days, and only then got the help she needed.

Bad blood: The rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

03:59 PM 15/03/2018

How a woman came up with an idea that could have revolutionised blood testing - if it had worked.

Crossing the border for a sugar fix

12:51 PM 12/03/2018

Norway has led the way in introducing a sugar tax - but not everybody in the country is a fan.

So terrified of eating I stopped growing at 11

01:35 PM 13/03/2018

Allergies made a young dancer afraid of food and she was the size of a six-year-old at the age of 11.

Check the key targets in your area

10:41 AM 08/03/2018

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

'I spent savings rather than wait'

11:03 PM 17/10/2017

Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.

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