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VIDEO: 'I'd think twice': BBC tests new food label

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 18:10
The BBC has been asking shoppers what they think of the idea of being given food labels with exercise advice.

'Key piece of ageing puzzle' identified

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 17:01
A common drug, lithium, could hold the key to long life, in flies at least, according to research.

Virtual reality 'road to recovery'

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 13:50
Virtual reality to help patients get moving again.

Activity icons 'could help healthy living’

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 01:51
How much exercise does it take to burn off that chocolate bar?

VIDEO: NI abortion pills woman has 'no regrets'

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 20:30
A woman from Northern Ireland who has taken abortion pills bought online has said she has done nothing to be ashamed of.

VIDEO: Southern Health boss 'won't resign'

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 19:12
The chief executive of a NHS trust criticised by the Care Quality Commission over its failure to investigate deaths says she will not resign.

VIDEO: Mother hears dead son's heart after transplant

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 22:31
A mother in Nebraska in the US has heard the heartbeat of a man who received her son's heart in a transplant.

VIDEO: Can singing in a choir boost health?

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 07:47
Singing in a choir may be just what the doctor ordered for cancer patients, according to scientists.

Why babies all over the world are now sleeping in boxes

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:12
Why babies all over the world now are in cardboard beds

VIDEO: Warning over DIY teeth whitening kits

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 08:13
Councils in England and Wales are calling for tougher penalties for "rogue" beauticians who offer teeth whitening using dangerous kits.

Overcoming the emotional trauma of constipation

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 01:42
'My son had two or three accidents a day'