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Dissecting brains for medical research

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 11:26
Dr Laura Palmer shows us what happens inside a brain bank and and explains why such donations are vital.

'I had cancer at seven and again at 30'

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 09:30
Greig Trout was diagnosed with cancer at the age of seven, survived a blood clot at 21 and was diagnosed with cancer again at 30.

How Pokemon Go helped an autistic teen

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 08:48
A mobile phone game that has caught the attention of the world also appears to have caused a breakthrough with autism sufferers, as the Victoria Derbyshire programme finds out.

Poverty costs UK £78bn a year, Joseph Rowntree Foundation says

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 02:03
The effects of poverty in the UK cost the average taxpayer £1,200 a year, and the UK £78bn in total, with the NHS bearing the brunt, a report suggests.

Two-time survivor

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 01:24
A man who has survived cancer twice says the "worst part" of his journey was the fear of the disease returning after his second all-clear.

Cancer: Thousands surviving in UK decades after diagnosis

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 01:22
More than 170,000 people in the UK who were diagnosed with cancer up to 40 years ago are still alive, although many face lifelong side-effects, a report says.

Yogurts recalled over rubber fears

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 20:46
Five major UK supermarkets are warned to take thousands of pots of yogurt off their shelves amid concerns they may contain pieces of rubber.

Florida Zika cases prompt UK advice for pregnant travellers

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 04:13
Public Health England advises pregnant women to consider postponing any non-essential trips to Florida amid concerns over the Zika virus.


Sat, 07/30/2016 - 01:55
Young women with type 1 diabetes talk about the misunderstanding around the disease.

Zika virus: Florida cases 'likely' to be first US-based infections

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 17:51
Four people suffering from the Zika virus in Florida are probably the first cases contracted within the US, health officials say.

Sweden to investigate sex lives

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 14:30
Sweden is launching a three-year official study of its citizens' sex lives - the first for 20 years.

Southern Health NHS Trust 'paid millions' to Katrina Percy's associates

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 10:03
Southern Health NHS Trust paid millions of pounds to companies owned by previous associates of its embattled chief executive, the BBC learns.

'We want women to feel safe'

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 09:22
The UK's first maternity service for victims of rape and sexual abuse, which opens today at the Royal London Hospital.

Newport woman 'died from untreated pill side effects'

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 17:55
A woman died from the untreated side effects of the combined contraceptive pill, a coroner concludes.

Cheat's guide

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 16:19
Scientists say that having just an hour of exercise a day may help undo the damage of sitting at a desk all day. Here are five tips on how to be more active without having to go anywhere near a gym.

Cancer found in ancient human ancestor's foot

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 14:39
The earliest evidence of cancer in the human fossil record has been discovered in South Africa, say researchers.

Exercises you can do at your desk to counter sedentary job

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:59
Exercise can counter the dangers of an office job - if you're short of time, here are some moves you can do at your desk.

Stepping Hill Hospital cuts jobs as it loses £75 a minute

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:27
A hospital losing £75 a minute is to close a ward and axe 350 full time posts, an NHS trust reveals.

Antibiotic resistance: 'Snot wars' study heralds new class of drugs

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:06
A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial warfare taking place up people's noses, scientists report.

Hour's activity 'offsets sedentary day'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 23:37
An hour's "brisk exercise" each day offsets the risks of early death linked to a desk-bound working life, scientists suggest.