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European women twice as likely to be blonde as men, study says

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:03
Women from European descent are twice as likely to be naturally blonde as men, a new study suggests.

Doctor due to qualify as GP 'saved from deportation'

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:21
Dr Luke Ong is five months from qualifying as a GP but missed an immigration deadline by 18 days.

'Live donors' urged to give organs to cut waiting times

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 09:22
An organ transplant is described as being "like having your appendix out" by a woman who donated to her father.

Australia flesh-eating ulcer 'epidemic' a mystery, doctors say

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 04:43
Doctors say they are perplexed by a "worsening epidemic" in the state of Victoria.

Ketamine has 'fast-acting benefits' for depression

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 03:16
A study treating depressed patients with the drug via a nasal spray saw "significant improvements".

Breastfeeding: Abergavenny mums share nursing images online

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 00:34
The images are intended to start conversations about the difficulties nursing mothers can face.

Painkillers in pregnancy may affect babies' future fertility

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 00:23
Edinburgh University found the drugs may also affect the fertility of future generations, by leaving marks on DNA.

A solution to one of America’s biggest problems

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 23:31
Who will care for the soaring number of elderly Americans? One place has found a creative answer.

Genes behind deadly heart condition found, scientists say

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 01:45
Genes are found that cause a heart disease that kills 50% of victims within five years.

Good bacteria: Why I put my poo in the post

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 23:53
How analysing faeces could unlock the secrets of good health.

'I lost seven stone to save my liver'

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:08
Frances Carroll needed sticks to walk any distance when she was a size 22. Now she's a fitness instructor.

Regular excess drinking can take years off your life, study finds

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:49
People who drink more than 18 drinks a week could live four to five years less as a result, a study says.

Woman hopeful for better life after leg amputation

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 04:20
Jess Laughton has faced a long battle to have her left leg removed - something she wanted because of her chronic pain.

Hellblade's psychosis theme noted at awards

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 01:45
A total of 45 games were nominated at Thursday night's Bafta Games Awards in London.

Going through the menopause at 11 years old

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 23:26
Amanda was 11 years old when she started experiencing symptoms of early menopause.

Why some cancers are 'born to be bad'

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 16:00
Breakthrough explains why some cancers are far more deadly than others.

Student suicide rates overtake non-students

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:05
Researchers warn of suicide rates among students rising above the rest of their age group.

The 10 worst A&Es for waits revealed

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:26
A BBC analysis has identified the services with the worst waiting times as performance slumps to record low.

Late risers at increased risk of early death, study finds

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:01
Night owls are 10% more likely to have premature deaths than early risers, a study says.

Chinese baby born four years after parents' death

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 02:00
A surrogate mother gave birth as the biological parents had frozen embryos before they died in a car crash.