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Down and anxious

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 16:06
As a new national commission for loneliness is launched, two women share their experiences.

Breast tattoo service for cancer patients

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 14:40
Demand for a free monthly service to provide nipple tattoos for women who have undergone reconstructive breast surgery after cancer soars.

8,000 high risk drinkers died without accessing treatment

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 06:36
Thousands of high risk drinkers died in Wales without accessing alcohol treatment services, a report finds.

Can children learn to like green veg?

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 06:11
Research finds that eating something you do not like on a regular basis, can make you like it more.

Malaria drugs fail for first time on patients in UK

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 06:00
The drug combination was unable to cure four patients, who had all visited Africa, doctors say.

Girl, 9, diagnosed with 'one in a million' BPAN disorder

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 02:15
Heidi Cooke is one of 100 people in the world with a rare condition likened to Parkinson's disease.

Bacteria boost

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 22:17
Can you change your gut bacteria for the better? Michael Mosley investigates for Trust Me I'm A Doctor.

Loneliness tips from 90-year-old published

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 20:18
Derek Taylor, 90, wrote tips on tackling loneliness, which have now been been published.

More patients placed in mixed-sex wards in England

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 15:46
The number of patients placed in mixed-sex wards in England rises by almost 70% in the last year.

Teenager: So lonely 'I wanted to die'

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 13:22
A teenager explains how loneliness made her want to take her own life.


Mon, 01/30/2017 - 10:44
Police and social services were baffled when an elderly man with an American accent was found lost on the streets of the streets of Hereford. Who was he?

Twins born at 23 weeks are 'little miracles'

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 10:26
Identical twins, thought to be among the most premature ever recorded in Britain, are described by their parents as "little miracles".

Can robots be 'culturally sensitive'?

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 07:56
Dr Papadopulos explains what a culturally sensitive care robot might look like.

Boy in hospital after taking 'Darth Vader' tablet

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 06:56
A 14-year-old boy is treated for kidney failure after taking a drug known as "Darth Vader".

Mood monitor

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 06:03
A National Geographic explorer has walked the country, electronically measuring his changing mood.

Shark-inspired drug may help treat fibrosis, researchers say

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 04:48
Australian researchers hope an antibody found in sharks may help treat an incurable lung disease.

Robots could help solve social care crisis, say academics

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 02:13
The crisis in care of the elderly might be partly solved by robots with a good bedside manner.

Explorer uses brain scanner to track emotions on UK cities tour

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 00:32
Urban explorer Daniel Raven-Ellison has been journeying across Britain's cities, tracking his emotional response using a brain scanner.

‘Don't give us flak’

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 00:27
A transgender woman from Pennsylvania answers questions about her life and gives advice to others.

Researchers seek evidence on gardens and well-being

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 15:35
A project aims to investigate the social case for gardens and what impact they have on well-being.