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Anti-abortion campaigner: 'We will continue to hold vigils'

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:21
One campaigner says a 100m "buffer zone" at a London abortion clinic will not be a deterrent.

Exercise benefits to the brain 'may be passed on'

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 15:31
A study in mice found that physical and mental exercise in adults improved offspring's learning ability.

YouTube star prompts conversation about social anxiety

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:46
It's like 'falling down the rabbit hole of endless what ifs' says one sufferer in a candid online debate

NHS heart bypass surgery waiting times double in Wales

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:19
Heart surgery patients in Wales see the average waiting time rise from 43 days to 79.

Woman's missing jaw regrown by 9cm after cancer

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 07:12
Val's jaw has been reconstructed by "stretching" her own tissue and bone around a frame.

Brain injuries increase dementia risk, study finds

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 00:42
An analysis found people who had brain injuries were 24% more likely to be diagnosed with dementia.

Private hospitals warned over surgeons

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 00:39
Inspectors warn private hospitals that the lessons of rogue surgeon Ian Paterson must be learned.

Sport prosthetics to inspire child amputees

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 23:43
A mother's campaign has led to government funding that gives hope to child amputees.

The town with a plan to end loneliness

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:12
How one community works together to stop people feeling isolated

Why do people enjoy taking part in chilli-eating contests?

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 15:08
Chilli-eating competitions are proving popular in the UK, despite potential risks.

Man in hospital after eating world's hottest chilli

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 02:05
After eating a Carolina Reaper, a man experienced "thunderclap" headaches and went to a New York hospital.

More than half your body is not human

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 00:36
Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count, while the rest are microscopic colonists.

MasterChef finalist Nawamin aims to rid world of tuberculosis

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 23:55
Cooking competition finalist Nawamin Pinpathomrat spends his days as an Oxford researcher.

Record number of organ donors in 2017

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 23:51
Last year also saw the highest year-on-year increase in donors in the UK for 28 years.

Derby blogger: What to say when someone loses a baby

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 23:50
Nicola Gaskin gave birth to Winter Wolfe - who died a day later after a series of complications.

100 years of chemical weapons

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:35
From chlorine to novichok, Hamish de Bretton-Gordon takes us through the history of chemical weapons.

Prostate cancer: Four in 10 cases diagnosed late, charity says

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 23:01
A report by the charity Orchid found 37% of prostate cancer cases are diagnosed in the late stages.

Ipswich Hospital reviews policy after Ed Sheeran visit

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 23:28
Singer Ed Sheeran was treated at Ipswich Hospital after he broke his elbow and wrist.

Reclassify cancers to improve treatment, researchers say

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 22:30
Cancers should be classed by similarities in tumour types, not by where they are formed, a study says.

NI delays led to patient's spinal surgery in Turkey

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 16:43
In Northern Ireland, 14,000 people are waiting more than a year to receive treatment, compared to 1,800 in England.