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Quit smoking campaign Stoptober backs e-cigs for first time

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 00:51
Stoptober promotes vaping for the first time, as studies suggest a record for successful quit attempts.

My dwarfism

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 00:41
Mary Russell, a black woman with dwarfism, set off on a 900-mile journey through Vietnam with five other disabled people but quickly learned they were far from like-minded.

Court ruling not needed to withdraw care, judge says

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 21:55
Court consent will not be needed to remove nutrition from patients in a permanent vegetative state.

UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 18:01
Understanding the first moments of life could lead to better IVF and explain why women miscarry.

Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 15:54
The social network is testing a tool that will let people hide categories of ads for the first time.

Anger as Brazilian judge backs anti-gay 'therapy'

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 11:17
Psychologists and celebrities vow to fight a court ruling approving the use of "conversion therapy".

MMR vaccine first-dose target met in England

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 10:34
By the age of five, 95% of children are being vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.

Sterilisation implant withdrawn from non-US sale

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 10:27
Some women needed a hysterectomy to remove the sterilisation device Essure.

Hernia mesh surgery leaves men in pain

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 06:26
A group of NI men say they have been left in chronic pain after having mesh inserted for hernias.

Do you know blood cancer symptoms?

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 01:03
Ellie, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma when she was 15, describes the symptoms of blood cancer.

Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 00:51
The findings come from 10,000 young people's views and make worrying reading, say UK researchers.

Life-extending lung cancer drug approved

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 00:40
A drug denied to restaurant critic AA Gill on the NHS will now be made available to patients in England.

Miscarriage study points to IVF success chances

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 00:08
Women who miscarry in the first round of IVF are more likely to have a baby than those who do not conceive.

Meningitis not on GP's diagnostic radar, inquest hears

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 14:16
Kate Pierce was misdiagnosed with tonsillitis and suffered severe brain damage.

Nadiya Hussain opens up about her panic disorder 'monster'

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 12:24
The Bake Off winner talks candidly about how her "life revolves around not falling apart".

Measles vaccine: 'I cheated my daughter'

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 06:48
Jo Walton's daughter was left severely disabled when the measles infection she had as a child returned 24 years later.

'Eye worm infection could spread to UK'

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 00:54
Pet owners are being warned about a disease carried by flies that can infect dogs, cats and people.

Nerf guns can lead to serious eye injuries, doctors warn

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 00:54
Medics said they had treated patients with internal bleeding around the eye and blurred vision.

BBC reporter Satnam Rana films her breast cancer diary

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 19:03
The 40-year-old says she hopes to persuade more women to check themselves after she found a lump.

Driver charged over Edinburgh hospital bus crash

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 16:33
Eight people were injured when the double decker hit an overhead walkway at Edinburgh's Western General