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'Flashing light therapy' for Alzheimer's

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 17:59
A flashing light therapy might help ward off Alzheimer’s, say scientists after successful trials in mice.

Flu outbreak closes Stockport high school for five days

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 16:21
A flu outbreak closes a school for five days after almost a third of pupils and members of staff were struck by the virus.

India doctor to operate on '500kg' Egyptian woman

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 15:05
An Egyptian woman, said to weigh 500kg, is to be airlifted to India for weight reduction surgery.

Cambridge neonatal nurse retires after 50 years of service

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 14:12
A neonatal nurse who has dedicated 50 years of her life to caring for thousands of newborn babies has said "it's time to retire".

Numbers game

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 13:18
For a second day, Paris is cutting car numbers according to odd or even licence plates. Do such schemes work?

Woman gives birth to grandson for her daughter

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:07
A woman has given birth to her own grandchild by having a surrogate baby for her daughter.

Pfizer fined record £84.2m for overcharging NHS

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:42
Drugs giant Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2m by the regulator for overcharging the NHS.

Australian court approves intersex child's surgery

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 05:30
A five-year-old child born genetically male will grow up as a sterilised female after a court ruling.

Hospital 'trolley waits' show sharp rise

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 00:11
Rising numbers of patients are facing long waits for beds in hospitals in England, the BBC finds.

Reluctantly casting doubt on 'life-saving' stoves

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 00:02
Research casts doubt on a global mission to use cleaner-burning stoves, to prevent pollution-induced illness in the world's poorest children.

'Overworked' pharmacist 'gave woman wrong pills'

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 16:54
An 'overworked' pharmacist gave out the wrong pills to a grandmother who later died, a court hears.

Kenya strike: Patient's brother says strike is "inhumane"

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 16:52
The brother of a patient in a Kenyan hospital tells the BBC's World Have Your Say he thinks the doctors' strike over pay is "inhumane".

Natural vs Caesarean

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 12:42
A look at the factors involved in how a woman will give birth.

Scottish primary schools 'should weigh pupils'

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:32
Scotland should follow England's lead and routinely weigh pupils while they are at primary school, a cancer charity recommends.

'Exercise boosts men's sperm count'

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:34
Doing half an hour of exercise three times a week may boost men's sperm count, scientists have found.

Rochdale woman, 102, has life-saving cancer surgery

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:31
A great-grandmother has life-saving cancer surgery - at the age of 102, and without a general anaesthetic.

Pubic hair grooming 'STI risk linked to skin tears'

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 01:58
People who regularly trim or remove all their pubic hair are at greater risk of STIs, research suggests.

Bucket list student Matt Greenwood 'overwhelmed by support'

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 00:51
A 21-year-old bone cancer patient says he's been overwhelmed by the support of friends who've raised more than £56,000 to help him achieve his bucket list.

Caesarean sections 'affect human evolution'

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 23:10
The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.

UK pushes ahead with sugar tax

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 16:49
The UK government publishes draft legislation for a tax on sugary drinks to begin from April 2018.