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Pollution linked to one in six deaths

8 hours 45 min ago
Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths each year worldwide, according to a report in The Lancet.

'Handful of changes' make cancer

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:16
It takes between one and 10 mutations to turn a healthy cell cancerous.

No applicants for GP job at locum-run Pembrokeshire surgery

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:38
Not a single person applied to work as a GP in the surgery which is currently staffed by locums.

Lord Steel: We should decriminalise abortion

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:21
Former Liberal leader Lord Steel says the 1967 Abortion Act is "out of date"

Health hero

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:35
The 12-year-old from the Black Country has been announced as one of BBC Radio 1's teen heroes.

Novelty contact lenses 'can cause sight loss'

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:23
Eye experts warn of nasty infections and even sight loss if they are not used safely.

'Steep rise' in self-harm among teenage girls

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 01:17
Researchers say it is likely the increase is real and not just down to better awareness from GPs.

Hundreds of families block organ donation

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 01:08
Legally, consent lies with the deceased, but in practice, relatives' wishes are always respected.

Families block organ donations from potential donors

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 01:06
Rachel wants to be an organ donor, but is concerned her family could override her wishes.

Protein 'can stop viruses developing'

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:51
Researchers at the University of the West of Scotland had already established the same protein can suppress cancer.

Sex life 'dead' after mesh implant

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:29
A couple married for 40 years say it's made it "impossible" for them to be intimate.

Women 'deserve apology' over vaginal mesh implants

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:12
Hundreds of women say the vaginal implants left them in pain and unable to walk, work or have sex.

Anna Raeburn: I had a backstreet abortion

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:05
Writer and broadcaster Anna Raeburn had an illegal abortion in 1965 when she was 21.

Dyslexia link to eye spots confusing brain, say scientists

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:48
Experts say the findings are exciting but unlikely to explain the causes for all dyslexia.

Chicken food poisoning levels falling

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:43
The bug campylobacter, present in some chickens, is the leading cause of food poisoning in the UK.

Children 'embarrassed by tipsy parents'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:36
Adults do not have to drink a lot for children to notice changes in their behaviour, a study says.

Catwalk debut for Down’s syndrome teen

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:06
Kate, 19, wants to challenge people’s perception of beauty.

'Go to the dentist and get fined £100'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:36
Dentists warn that thousands of vulnerable people are wrongly being fined over dental treatment.

Pre-sex HIV drug 'no-brainer" for NHS

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:34
Prep treatment could prevent a quarter of new HIV cases and save the NHS millions, experts calculate.

'I spent savings rather than wait'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:03
Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.