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Could talking about football help combat dementia?

Patients and their carers in Birmingham meet to reminisce about players and the game they love. Details...

Boy's rare eye cancer spotted in photograph

Noah Blanks, aged six, had an eye removed after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Details...

'There were no beds on the children's ward'

Louise Webb says she waited six hours in hospital for her daughter Lily to be seen by a paediatrician. Details...

Microblading: Therapist tattoos eyebrows for cancer patients

Beautician Laura Woodward is giving women their confidence back through beauty treatments. Details...

'My heart was dead for over six hours'

Audrey Schoeman's heart stopped beating after she developed hypothermia in a snowstorm. Details...

How do eggs protect us from flu?

Liverpool is home to the UK’s biggest flu vaccine manufacturing site, where 50 million doses are made using hen eggs. Details...

Jack Savoretti messages cancer girl Anna Drysdale

Anna Drysdale, 8, contracted osteosarcoma at five and says getting the singer's message was "amazing". Details...

‘I got HIV my first time’

Aged 17 when she was diagnosed with HIV, one woman tells the BBC about living with the virus. Details...

Breast cancer: 'I have one breast, would you like to see it?'

Three women tell us why having a mastectomy never made them feel less of a woman. Details...

General election 2019: 'Election now a fight for survival of NHS' says Corbyn

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says 'this election is now a fight for survival of our National Health Service.' Details...

General Election 2019: NHS is in no way on the table, says Johnson

Boris Johnson calls Labour's dossier a "diversionary tactic" and says "there will be no sale or privatisation of the NHS". Details...

Election 2019: NHS policy check - what to look out for

If you care about what the parties are promising on the NHS, here are some of the key issues to watch for. Details...

Justin Welby: 'I felt nervous about opening up about my mental health’

The Archbishop of Canterbury tells Emma Barnett about seeking help and challenging the stigma of mental health. Details...

Pneumonia: How a bead necklace is tackling the disease in Kenya

'Village doctor' Beatrice Lokwawi explains how she uses beads to diagnose people with pneumonia. Details...

Sir Chris Hoy and his wife reveal tiny nappies for premature babies

Sir Chris and Lady Sarra Hoy's son, Callum, was born 11 weeks early, in 2014. Details...

Teen Instagrammers open up on mental health chat

Harry and Samuel post videos with advice and tips for sufferers in the hope others will open up. Details...

Black henna: Kent children 'blistered and scarred' after Egypt trip

Twins from Margate could be left permanently scarred after getting black henna tattoos in Egypt. Details...

Treating acne: What ingredients could help your skin?

The UK is spending millions on skincare products promising to improve acne - we spoke to the experts about what works and what doesn’t. Details...

Algorithms helping patients on ventilators at London hospitals

The tests follow the discovery that ventilators can be both lifesaving and dangerous for patients. Details...

My circus 'gives me a reason to live'

Nell Gifford is living with advanced cancer, but is continuing to perform at the circus she founded. Details...

Nipple reconstruction tattooist 'keeps getting Facebook ban'

Kerry Irvine provides nipple reconstruction for women who have undergone mastectomies. Details...

HIV: Women 'failed by missed opportunities'

Women are being "failed" by missed opportunities to test for HIV, charities say. Details...

'Horrific' treatment of my autistic daughter

Father of autistic child calls for government action to stop 'horrific' detentions. Details...

Cwmbran's new hospital: A look behind the scenes

The Grange University Hospital is the biggest single investment in the history of the Welsh NHS. Details...

Ex-Liverpool player Stephen Darby on fight with 'brutal disease'

Stephen Darby, who is married to England women's captain Steph Houghton, has motor neurone disease. Details...

How 'horror smells' and 'care smells' are being used to manipulate emotions

From scaring to caring - how the smells used at theme parks are also helping patients with dementia. Details...

Dementia: New Alzheimer's drug 'could slow rate at which disease progresses'

Scientists believe they could be on the cusp of a breakthrough, after a drugs firm said it had the first treatment of its kind for Alzheimer's. Details...

Andover runner almost died drinking five litres of water

Marathon runner Johanna Pakenham almost died when she drank five litres of water. Details...

Milton Keynes pupils tackle hearing-impaired 'isolation'

School friends make a film about the challenges they face as young people with hearing problems. Details...

Girl's joy over news about cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi

The moment Isabelle Finn's mum shares the news has been watched thousands of times on social media. Details...

Deciding to donate a loved one's organs

How doctors and nurses help families reach a difficult decision which could save a stranger's life. Details...

Pica: Pregnancy cravings that make women eat rocks

Brenda suffers from pica, an eating disorder which leads to cravings of non-food items. Details...

The world's first artificial womb for humans

Doctors in the Netherlands say they are within 10 years of creating a 'second' womb for premature babies. Details...

Cancer survivor's joy at breast milk donations

Mum Emma Rees was unable to breastfeed after having a double mastectomy. Details...



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