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What happens during a smear test?, Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:22:27 GMT
Doctor Philippa Kaye talks us through what's involved during a cervical screening test.

The Ilford woman who carries her heart in a rucksack, Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:14:03 GMT
Selwa Hussain is the first woman in the UK to leave hospital with an artificial heart.

Boxer Bradley Smith: 'How anxiety nearly ruined me', Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:47:52 GMT
Bradley Smith, 20, from St Ives, says people should talk more about mental health.

'The infection took my nose and legs', Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:44:29 GMT
Oxford professor Liz Frood was fit and healthy until she was struck by what she thought was a stomach bug.

Horse trampling woman's face rebuilt, Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:58:08 GMT
Libby Keating's face was repaired by experts at St George's Hospital in Tooting.

Should there be a right to die?, Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:54:57 GMT
Two women explain their opposing views on the contentious right-to-die issue.

Using cannabis helped ease 'frightening' tremors, Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:42:20 GMT
A mother-of-two from Pembroke Dock wants to see cannabis legalised to help ease symptoms like hers.

The choir helping people with dementia, Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:52:05 GMT
"He comes alive when he's here."

How community spirit helps a girl with autism and severe anxiety, Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:10:38 GMT
A scheme to let parents close their streets to cars so children can play is hugely beneficial to one young resident, who has autism and severe anxiety.

Why are so many nurses quitting the NHS?, Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:34:55 GMT
Why are so many nurses quitting the NHS? One, Mary, tells us her reasons.

How nursing in the NHS has changed, Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:47:22 GMT
Nurses haven been an integral part of the NHS since its inception. Here they talk about what has changed.

What does NHS compensation pay for?, Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:13:57 GMT
The Hord family were given an £8m settlement after an NHS mistake. But what does it pay for?

What 'Beads of Courage' mean to young cancer patients, Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:22:28 GMT
Children undergoing cancer treatment receive beads to document their journey and one mum wants to expand the scheme.

UK sends medics to halt Rohingya diphtheria outbreak, Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:52:49 GMT
There have been 4,000 suspected cases of diphtheria in the overcrowded refugee camps and at least 31 deaths.

Weston's tribute to 'remarkable' Falklands surgeon, Mon, 15 Jan 2018 02:23:41 GMT
The Falkands veteran says Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly saved his life and transformed field medicine.

'Floating on air' after surgeons remove 19kg tumour, Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:44:40 GMT
Watch surgeons as they remove a 19.5kg tumour from a woman's body.

Living with Alzheimer's at the age of 30, Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:27:32 GMT
"I'm not going to get better, I'm just going to get worse," says Daniel Bradbury.

The 3,000-mile trip for mental health, Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:55 GMT
Jake Tyler began his epic expedition after suffering a "breakdown" in April 2016.

Magician Dynamo surprises Hampshire youth club, Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:21:26 GMT
The world famous magician performs tricks at a youth club and offers its members some advice.

Gig Buddies helps people with learning difficulties to go out, Thu, 11 Jan 2018 01:17:25 GMT
A charity pairs people with learning difficulties, who feel daunted by going to gigs, with volunteers.

Painting over loneliness - how art can beat the blues, Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:20:59 GMT
A Singapore artist has taken to painting murals across the city to help alleviate her loneliness.

Sister shares graveside photo to encourage smear tests, Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:29:53 GMT
A cancer victim's sister has shared a graveside picture to highlight the importance of smear tests.

'Raw water': A dangerous new health craze?, Mon, 08 Jan 2018 19:19:54 GMT
Start-ups in the US are charging up to £4 per litre of untreated spring water.

Bath hospital's giggle doctor making children smile, Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:42:26 GMT
Dr Ding Dong entertains children in Bath's Royal United Hospital.

Double amputee teen racing driver makes comeback, Wed, 10 Jan 2018 02:08:07 GMT
Having his legs amputated below the knee hasn't stopped Billy Monger getting back in the driving seat.

The 76-year-old bodybuilder who can still do the splits, Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:56:05 GMT
A 76-year-old who once competed against Arnold Schwarzenegger in Mr Universe says he is now fitter than the Hollywood superstar.

Male suicide: The sisters fighting for their dad, Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:27:08 GMT
Emma and Toni on the five letters that could save another man like their dad.

'I love my scars', Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:19:10 GMT
Women bare their scars and the stories behind them for a photography series.

Fighting ovarian cancer as a student, Mon, 08 Jan 2018 10:01:03 GMT
A student who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her first year of university has created videos and animations to help other young people through illness.

Danielle Lloyd on why she's choosing the sex of her next child, Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:37:50 GMT
Danielle Lloyd has told BBC 5 live she wants to pick the sex of her next child.

'10-dummy trick' to help baby sleep a social media hit, Tue, 09 Jan 2018 06:08:59 GMT
How an Essex couple used the "10-dummy trick" to help their daughter sleep.

Teenagers turn to wrestling to help with mental health, Sun, 07 Jan 2018 13:53:41 GMT
Gym staff say wrestling has helped teenagers with a range of conditions to better manage their symptoms.

The teenager whose skin blisters at the slightest touch, Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:59:45 GMT
Moin Younis goes through an excruciating skin care routine each day, that can last up to six hours.

'Game changer' cancer treatment centre coming to UK, Sat, 06 Jan 2018 10:52:10 GMT
The first high-energy proton beam therapy centre run by the NHS is soon to open in Manchester.

The world's most obese man's attempt to lose weight, Sat, 06 Jan 2018 01:45:42 GMT
Juan Pedro Franco was declared the heaviest man alive in 2017, but he has lost weight since.

NHS ambulance A&E delays: Patient's hospital wait filmed, Thu, 04 Jan 2018 21:15:19 GMT
Two relatives tell us about their experiences both inside and outside A&E departments this winter.

Theresa May sorry for NHS difficulties, Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:18:46 GMT
The Prime Minster says she knows hospital problems are "disappointing" and "frustrating" for people.

Five secrets of a well-run A&E department, Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:48:59 GMT
Luton & Dunstable hospital has the best-performing A&E in England. BBC's Hugh Pym explains why.

What a woman with a bionic hand can feel, Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:33:45 GMT
Scientists have unveiled the first bionic hand with a sense of touch that can be worn outside the laboratory.

'I'll be back' vows broken-back surfer, Wed, 03 Jan 2018 10:47:53 GMT
Devon surfer Andrew Cotton vows to return to the water despite breaking his back trying to ride 'the perfect wave' .

How to make your lunchboxes healthier, Tue, 02 Jan 2018 23:11:14 GMT
Parents are being urged to provide healthier snacks to children but which snacks are the most calorific?

Health headlines in 2018, Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:09:16 GMT
The BBC's global health correspondent Tulip Mazumdar tells us what health stories to expect in 2018.

Fundraising Derbyshire women share cancer stories, Sun, 31 Dec 2017 00:28:20 GMT
The women - who have all battled against cancer - are raising money for two charitable causes.

Crohn's 'felt like I'd eaten knives', Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:22:04 GMT
Chris Barker hasn't let a diagnosis of Crohn's disease stop him from becoming a personal trainer.

Mental health: 'I restrained my son from killing himself', Sat, 30 Dec 2017 07:03:42 GMT
A mother describes the affect her 12-year-old son trying to kill himself had on her own mental health.

Mitochondrial disease: Death of boy 'has to be for something', Sat, 30 Dec 2017 00:55:04 GMT
Parents of a three-year-old who died from a rare illness said they want to "learn" from his death.

The little girl who got toilet roll igloo for Christmas, Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:08:41 GMT
All Maggie wanted for Christmas was toilet roll to play with, so her family got creative.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Woman starts hospital navigation website, Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:09:29 GMT
A woman starts a website to help disabled people navigate hospitals and flag up their facilities.

MOBO choir sings for sickle cell disease, Sat, 23 Dec 2017 00:13:48 GMT
Singers with sickle cell disease take over London St Pancras.

Miniature donkeys visit care home to spread Christmas cheer, Sat, 23 Dec 2017 00:27:49 GMT
Christmas came early for these care home residents when they were visited by two little donkeys.

Premature twin boys home for Christmas after 20-week hospital stay, Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:08:36 GMT
Twins who were born more than three months early have finally made it home.

Kaci Sullivan: 'I gave birth as both genders', Thu, 21 Dec 2017 12:01:45 GMT
Kaci Sullivan's second child came after he began to transition and start living as a man.

Can a mobile device get the better of malaria?, Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:22:51 GMT
An Oxford firm has developed a device to sequence the genome of malaria parasites to help doctors detect the strain they're dealing with.

Son saves Dad thanks to CPR news item, Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:40:28 GMT
Neil Seviour managed to save his father's life after performing CPR he'd seen demonstrated on TV.

Frozen embryo record parents on 'miracle' baby, Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:48:14 GMT
Tina Gibson's daughter was born from an embryo that had been frozen for nearly 25 years.

Eating disorder care in Northern Ireland under review, Wed, 20 Dec 2017 18:00:34 GMT
Patients battling eating disorders in Northern Ireland often have to leave the country for treatment.

Superagers: Could drugs help defy the ageing process?, Wed, 20 Dec 2017 18:00:41 GMT
How scientists are working to keep us healthier, for longer.

Gifts for babies spending Christmas in hospital, Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:09:15 GMT
A couple whose son spent his first Christmas in hospital are giving presents to premature babies.

Surviving period poverty with 'socks and tissue', Tue, 19 Dec 2017 22:20:46 GMT
A Scottish government pilot project is helping women who can't afford sanitary products.

The mothers sharing breast milk on Facebook, Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:16:38 GMT
The Department of Health is coming under pressure to issue more guidance on the practice.

Approaching 100: Secrets of the 'superagers', Tue, 19 Dec 2017 18:32:55 GMT
People over the age of 80 give their take on how to age the right way.

Mum urges parents to talk about suicide, Tue, 19 Dec 2017 23:15:57 GMT
More children and young people are calling helplines about suicidal feelings, charities say.

Firefighter saves daughter's life, Tue, 19 Dec 2017 12:37:22 GMT
Firefighter Alex Hume gave his daughter a kidney, after years of being deemed incompatible.

Bristol grandmother writing to beat Parkinson's stigma, Mon, 18 Dec 2017 19:54:18 GMT
When Dawn May was diagnosed with the disease she wanted to teach her new grandson about it.

What does it take to be a sprinter at 84?, Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:09:38 GMT
Irene Obera, 84, is one of a growing number of so-called 'superagers', who are living long and healthy lives.

The woman who can smell Parkinson's disease, Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:24:06 GMT
Joy Milne has an amazing sense of smell that is bringing amazing results for scientists studying Parkinson's disease.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson: Centenary of woman doctor's death, Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:40:01 GMT
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was the first woman to qualify in Britain as a doctor.

New hope for disabled man's cancer battle, Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:33:14 GMT
Ian Shaw was sent home to die, but a doctor queried that decision after seeing his story on the BBC.

Vaginal mesh implants: The woman awarded a $57m payout, Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:57:20 GMT
Ella Ebaugh was awarded a $57m payout after a mesh implant left her disabled.

Haemophilia patient: How gene therapy has changed my life, Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:37:16 GMT
How pioneering gene therapy has given a haemophilia patient a new lease of life.

Man flu 'a near-death experience', Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:31:45 GMT
We took to the streets of London to find out if you think 'man flu' is a real illness.

Shop vouchers could boost breastfeeding, Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:55:21 GMT
A study suggests that offering shopping vouchers can increase breastfeeding among new mothers.

Hannah Witton: 'Why doesn't anyone wear condoms on TV?', Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:01:58 GMT
Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters.

Baby Max spends first year in Southampton hospital, Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:16:59 GMT
Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation.

'That's where the babies are suffering', Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:31:57 GMT
Are campaigners standing outside abortion centres harassing women?

Vaccination plea after Halesworth boy's meningitis death, Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:14:29 GMT
The parents of a boy, six, who died from meningitis B have called on all children to be vaccinated.

'Pimp My Zimmer' reduces falls, Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:00:52 GMT
Care home residents in Wales have been decorating their Zimmer frames to make them more identifiable.

Mum campaigns for disabled toilets with selfies on the loo, Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:13:44 GMT
A mum is taking photos of herself on the loo to campaign for disabled toilet facilities.

Dying mother starts petition to lower age of breast screening, Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:59:27 GMT
A mother dying from breast cancer has set up a campaign to expand a screening programme.

Anorexic student Averil Hart 'let down' by NHS, Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:36:11 GMT
University student Averil Hart's family said she starved herself to death in 10 weeks.

'I went from a screaming room of people to deadly silence', Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:44:51 GMT
Mother-of-two Hannah Freimanis suffered flashbacks after the traumatic birth of her first son, Marleigh.

Mental health: 'I was offered help two years later', Sun, 03 Dec 2017 15:04:03 GMT
George Hodgson tells the BBC he sought treatment for his mental illness, but faced a long wait.

Completely blind backpacker travelling around the world, Sat, 02 Dec 2017 00:07:48 GMT
Mr Giles’s first solo trip was to New Orleans in 2000 - he has now visited more than 120 countries.

Migraine is 'not just a headache', Sat, 02 Dec 2017 08:41:57 GMT
Tania suffers from extreme migraines that cause vomiting. A new treatment could ease that.

'We aim to hit the charts', Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:30:16 GMT
Pete Hirst has bipolar disorder and was sectioned after a spell of psychosis.

The autistic dance group body popping in Europe, Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:38:21 GMT
Autism With Attitude (AWA) will be representing the UK at next year's European dance championships in Germany.

'How I became a dad despite having HIV', Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:21:10 GMT
A gynaecologist from Brighton was the first doctor in the UK to enable a HIV-positive man to conceive a child who was HIV-free.

How I beat type 2 diabetes with a liquid diet, Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:45:46 GMT
Isobel took part in an intensive weight loss programme to reverse her type 2 diabetes

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