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Ministers consider council tax rise to cover social care funding

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 11:51
Ministers reportedly consider council tax rises in England to fund social care, amid "crisis" fears.

Contraceptive cuts: Warning over rise in abortions

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 09:32
Many GPs have stopped providing some forms of contraception because of funding cuts, it is claimed.

Distressed, not festive

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 07:52
Charlotte's grandmother has dementia and the 16-year-old says last year she got "quite distressed" during the festive season.

Mental health and relationships 'key to happiness'

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 04:00
Good mental health and having a partner bring more happiness than a higher income, a study suggests.

Down cycle?

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 00:25
A recent study linked the contraceptive pill with depression. But poorly interpreted statistics might pose a bigger risk for women.

The families living in unsafe rented flats

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 23:42
The BBC's Richard Bilton sees the work of one housing team in Liverpool examining the safety of rented properties.

Four arrested over Manchester ecstasy death

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 22:42
Four people are arrested following the death of a 19-year-old woman who had taken ecstasy.

AA Gill: Final article describes cancer treatment

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 10:17
Critic AA Gill, who died on Saturday, said he could not get potentially life-extending cancer therapy.

Legally dead?

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 01:36
Jewish people are traditionally wary of signing up to organ donation - but that may be changing.

Smoke and mirrors

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 00:18
One of the most repressive states in the world is trying to become one of the healthiest.

'It's life-changing'

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 00:00
Twenty-two-year old photographer James is terminally ill and struggles to use a camera alone, so a designer has come up with a way to help.

Doctors call for ban on diesel engines in London

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 12:21
A new campaign led by medical professionals is calling for all diesel cars to be banned from London.

Lucy Pasha-Robinson was given an induced menopause at 25

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 17:02
Journalist Lucy Pasha-Robinson suffered with endometriosis, a disease where cells like those in the womb appear elsewhere in a woman's body.

Vomiting bug 'at high level this winter'

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:52
The number of people falling ill with the vomiting bug norovirus in England this winter is at higher than average levels.

Self-harm hospital admissions of children show 'frightening rise'

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 00:44
The number of children hospitalised after self-harming has risen by 14% in three years, the NSPCC says.

Two women's different stories of fat shaming

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 14:04
One woman tells the BBC's World Have Your Say how fat shaming helped her to change her lifestyle, while another said abuse made her suicidal.

Baby boomers should 'stay in work to keep healthy'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:43
People aged between 50 and 70 should keep working to stay healthier for longer, England's chief medical officer says.

US life expectancy declines for first time in 20 years

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:37
Heart disease and dementia deaths contribute to the first drop in US life expectancy for 20 years.

'If I didn't meet you, I'd be dead in a year'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:49
Thomas was diagnosed with prostate cancer after Errol McKellar - mechanic and cancer survivor - persuaded him to get a test during a visit to his garage.

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