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Life-extending lung cancer drug approved

11:40 PM 19/09/2017

A drug denied to restaurant critic AA Gill on the NHS will now be made available to patients in England.

Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

11:51 PM 19/09/2017

The findings come from 10,000 young people's views and make worrying reading, say UK researchers.

Miscarriage study points to IVF success chances

11:08 PM 19/09/2017

Women who miscarry in the first round of IVF are more likely to have a baby than those who do not conceive.

Nadiya Hussain opens up about her panic disorder 'monster'

11:24 AM 19/09/2017

The Bake Off winner talks candidly about how her "life revolves around not falling apart".

Nerf guns can lead to serious eye injuries, doctors warn

11:40 AM 19/09/2017

Medics said they had treated patients with internal bleeding around the eye and blurred vision.

Eye worm infection 'could spread to UK'

11:54 PM 18/09/2017

Pet owners are being warned about a disease carried by flies that can infect dogs, cats and people.

'Kinder treatments in pipeline' for child brain cancer

02:43 AM 18/09/2017

Researchers discover that there are seven types of most common malignant child brain cancer.

Southern Health NHS Trust admits guilt over Connor Sparrowhawk's death

03:04 PM 18/09/2017

Southern Health admits breaching health and safety law over the death of patient Connor Sparrowhawk.

Have you got the wrong impression about schizophrenia?

02:45 AM 18/09/2017

It doesn't mean you have a split personality or that you always become violent, a charity campaign says.

Type 2 diabetes plan targets those at high risk

10:27 AM 15/09/2017

People at the highest risk should be offered weight loss and healthy eating programmes, advice says.

Dame Tessa Jowell has brain cancer, family says

07:32 PM 17/09/2017

The Labour peer and former MP was diagnosed in May, her daughter-in-law announces.

Roger Bainton: Surgeon struck off for harming patients

01:01 PM 15/09/2017

Roger Bainton carried out dozens of unnecessary operations and "experimental procedures".

Meningitis not on GP's diagnostic radar, inquest hears

01:16 PM 19/09/2017

Kate Pierce was misdiagnosed with tonsillitis and suffered severe brain damage.

Every childhood vaccine may go into a single jab

12:13 AM 15/09/2017

US scientists say their technology could have a "significant impact" around the world.

Kate Pierce's brain damage after meningitis misdiagnosis

02:41 PM 18/09/2017

Kate Pierce died in 2013 seven years after a doctor misdiagnosed her meningitis as tonsillitis.

BBC reporter Satnam Rana films her breast cancer diary

06:03 PM 18/09/2017

The 40-year-old says she hopes to persuade more women to check themselves after she found a lump.

Measles vaccine: 'I cheated my daughter'

05:48 AM 19/09/2017

Jo Walton's daughter was left severely disabled when the measles infection she had as a child returned 24 years later.

Hyperemesis gravidarum: 'It's crippling sickness'

11:10 PM 15/09/2017

One sufferer of the pregnancy illness describes how difficult it made her daily life.

What’s it like to be awake during brain surgery?

09:21 PM 13/09/2017

Lisa Upton had brain surgery to remove a tumour and was wide awake throughout the entire process.

'I had a stillbirth when I was homeless and almost died'

11:34 PM 12/09/2017

Odette was sleeping rough in a park when she found out she was pregnant.

Prescription drug pregabalin linked to death rise

06:29 AM 11/09/2017

A BBC investigation has seen first-hand of the devastating impact of the prescription drug pregabalin which has 'flooded' the black market.

'You're not giving anything up - you're only gaining'

05:33 AM 09/09/2017

Four women explain why they have stopped drinking alcohol and how it's affected their outlook on life.

Meet the boy fighting medical odds to be a racing driver

09:15 AM 09/09/2017

Jack Ferguson, 13, races go-karts, despite conditions so severe doctors told him not to play sport.

Women 'more likely to lose interest in sex than men'

12:01 AM 14/09/2017

A lack of emotional closeness affects both men and women's desire for sex, a study suggests.

Puppy training to save life of allergy boy Mason Hale

10:23 AM 18/09/2017

Golden retriever Storm will be trained to raise the alarm when the six-year-old has a potentially fatal reaction.

Reality Check: Does debt interest cost more than NHS pay?

12:00 PM 08/09/2017

A look at the sums behind Theresa May's claim in Parliament.

'Unnecessary pain'

11:31 PM 16/08/2017

A Chilean woman campaigning for a change to Chile's total ban on abortions tells her story.

Winter flu

10:40 AM 13/09/2017

With Britons being warned over the worst outbreak of flu in Australia and New Zealand, should we all get a jab?

Living with pain

09:04 AM 11/09/2017

Alison Morton was 25 when she was diagnosed with an illness that leaves her with constant pain and profound fatigue.

Soft option

12:27 AM 09/09/2017

Amie drank 30 pints a weekend to "keep up with the boys" - but now she has had no alcohol for 16 months.

Red alert

12:28 AM 09/09/2017

Many women don't go for cervical screening, so scientists found another way to test for abnormal cells.

Diabetes designs

11:28 PM 06/09/2017

Designer Poppy Nash weaves her blood sugar results into the fabric she designs to help manage her diabetes

Learning the lingo

12:31 AM 06/09/2017

For doctors who fled to the UK, training to work in the NHS means having to learn the local dialect.

Suicidal 'look'?

02:44 PM 05/09/2017

A mum has shared striking photos to raise awareness that people with mental illness do not look a specific way

Unknown killer

12:20 AM 04/09/2017

Craig Stobo's pregnant wife Fiona died from sepsis and he almost lost his own life due to the condition.

Race against time

12:13 AM 01/09/2017

A team of UK experts is in Sierra Leone trying to prevent disease adding to the death toll from mudslides.

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