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Ebola in DR Congo: Fear and mistrust stalk battle to halt outbreak

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 23:10:41 GMT

A snapshot from Butembo in DR Congo - one of the frontlines in the fight against the deadly virus.

‘I used to scream: For God’s sake, just eat!’

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 02:02:58 GMT

One family on their struggle to find support after their daughter was diagnosed with anorexia.

Ministers may advise on how much sleep people need

Sat, 13 Jul 2019 04:27:18 GMT

The advice is expected to form part of a series of proposals aimed at improving public health.

Wymondham girl, 10, making full recovery from stroke

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 07:55:31 GMT

Holly Browning lost feeling in her arm and couldn't speak.

Scotland has highest drug death rate in EU

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:18:34 GMT

The number of drug-related deaths in the country soared last year, with the rate now three times that of the UK as a whole.

'We need to know more on surgery for war-zone children'

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:39:05 GMT

A new medical guide aims to improve the chances of saving children's lives, and limbs, in war zones.

Anorexia stems from body as well as mind – study

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:00:12 GMT

The eating disorder charity Beat said the findings were groundbreaking.

Excluded from school: How boxing helps teenagers with ADHD

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 23:00:33 GMT

Excluded from mainstream school, these teenagers explain how boxing helps them channel their ADHD.

Conjoined twins: How doctors separated twins joined at the head

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:04:24 GMT

Exclusive access to Great Ormond Street as surgeons worked to separate two girls who shared a skull.

Essex doctor struck off for writing fake prescriptions

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:30:33 GMT

Dr Mohammad Khan was caught when prescribing menopause medication to a pregnant woman.

Paul Gascoigne v Snoop Dogg: Is cannabis or alcohol worse for you?

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 11:07:55 GMT

A debate has broken out after Snoop Dogg posted a photo of himself and Paul Gascoigne on Instagram.

What can be done about Scotland's drugs crisis?

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:41:31 GMT

Experts back five ways of trying to halt Scotland's rising toll of drug-related deaths.

Does 5G pose health risks?

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 23:33:17 GMT

Exposure from mobile networks including 5G fall well below limits set by international regulators.

Dementia: Lifestyle changes that could lower your risk

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 15:03:18 GMT

Research suggests up to a third of cases may be preventable with lifestyle changes.

Vision loss: 'I couldn't see as I walked down the aisle'

Mon, 01 Jul 2019 23:17:23 GMT

Charities claim a shortage of specialist staff for visually impaired people risks their safety.

Tafida Raqeeb: Parents bid to get daughter treated in Italy

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:43:02 GMT

Doctors treating Tafida Raqeeb in the UK have said it is in her best interests to be allowed to die.

Menstrual cups 'as reliable as tampons'

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:55:36 GMT

Scientific review shows they are as leakproof as other sanitary products, say researchers.

'I spotted a lump when preparing for my ritual bath'

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 23:10:09 GMT

Why female mikveh or ritual bath attendants are being trained to look out for signs of cancer and domestic violence.

Trieste’s mental health revolution: 'It’s the best place to get sick'

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:33:35 GMT

Ideas from a mental health 'revolution' in Trieste in the 1970s are helping patients recover today.

Waterloo battlefield therapy for British war veterans

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 23:11:13 GMT

Servicemen and women trying to overcome the effects of war are digging at the Battle of Waterloo site.

Kids using boxing to manage ADHD

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 23:00:43 GMT

Levi, 14, and Jamie, 11, are channelling their excess energy into boxing.