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They wouldn’t let sister die

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 01:40
A car crash left Polly Kitzinger with devastating brain injuries. Her family was unable to persuade doctors to let her die.

Is Worthing man the UK's fittest 76-year-old?

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 00:56
Ted Pollard once competed against Arnold Schwarzenegger in Mr Universe.

Basildon, Southend and Broomfield hospitals discuss merger plans

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:21
Basildon, Southend and Broomfield hospitals could combine to become one of the largest NHS trusts.

Danielle Lloyd on why she wants to gender select her next child

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 17:37
Danielle Lloyd has told BBC 5 live she wants to pick the gender of her next child.

Once-a-week pill for HIV shows promise in animals

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 17:31
Trials could begin in humans after successful tests of a slow-release oral tablet in pigs, claim US researchers.

'True gent' lorry driver gets pregnant woman to hospital in Essex

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:48
A low-loader driver carries a pregnant woman's car through flood water while she is in labour.

Scottish A&E waits at highest level in final week of 2017

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:26
More than 1,000 people spent more than eight hours waiting in emergency departments over the festive break.

Women 'more likely' to suffer winter depression and mood changes

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:31
A University on Glasgow study suggests low mood and tiredness are not linked to lifestyle factors.

'10-dummy trick' to help baby sleep a social media hit

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 06:08
How an Essex couple used the "10-dummy trick" to help their daughter sleep.

Singing 'speeds up' recovery from post-natal depression

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 01:04
Mothers in group singing sessions with babies have faster improvement in symptoms, a study suggests.

Coconut oil

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:52
Coconut oil sales are rocketing, but is it a cholesterol-busting wonder food, or is this dangerous hype?

Male suicide: The sisters fighting for their dad

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:27
Emma and Toni on the five letters that could save another man like their dad.

Kickstart your fitness

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:25
Many of us make New Year's resolutions to lose weight and get fit, so can tech help us stick to them?

Travellers being encouraged to fake illness, says ABTA

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:05
ABTA says millions of holidaymakers are being asked to pretend they were sick while away.

'Raw water': A dangerous new health craze?

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 19:19
Start-ups in the US are charging up to £4 per litre of untreated spring water.

Daughter's death from sepsis 'will stay with me forever'

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:44
A mother describes the harrowing moment her 17-year-old daughter died suddenly of sepsis.

Student with allergy died after eating chicken burger

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:10
Shahida Shahid suffered severe brain damage after the restaurant meal and died three days later.

Apple investors urge action on 'smartphone addiction'

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 14:33
Two major investors urge Apple to address the growing issue of smartphone addiction in children.

Baby's heart surgery cancelled five times by Leeds hospital

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 13:01
One-year-old Evelyn Johnston-Smith needed surgery to repair a hole in her heart.

The teenager whose skin blisters at the slightest touch

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:59
Moin Younis goes through an excruciating skin care routine each day, that can last up to six hours.