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Streeting begins talks to halt junior doctor strike

Tue, 09 Jul 2024 14:06:49 GMT

The new health secretary says reaching a fair pay deal is a top priority.

Top sunscreens fail protection tests, Which? says

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 12:03:16 GMT

Some cheaper lotions from supermarkets Aldi and Lidl outperformed more expensive brands, Which? said.

Narcissists mellow with age, study suggests

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 01:34:51 GMT

They do not fully grow out of a sense of self-importance, the survey of more than 37,000 people suggests.

Five surprisingly simple ways to optimise your diet

Fri, 03 May 2024 12:53:30 GMT

Here's five tips for better eating from BBC Ideas

Can health secretary name NHS trusts performing well?

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 09:09:11 GMT

Victoria Atkins is challenged to name some health trusts meeting their targets to cut waiting lists.

Mum admits ending life of terminally ill son

Wed, 03 Jul 2024 16:50:46 GMT

Police say they are investigating reports relating to "an apparent case of assisted dying" in 1981.

World first epilepsy device fitted in UK boy's skull

Sun, 23 Jun 2024 23:05:45 GMT

Oran, who is 13, was sometimes having hundreds of seizures a day due to his severe epilepsy.

How to pull off an election all-nighter

Thu, 04 Jul 2024 02:36:19 GMT

You want to watch the results, but you also have a life to live... we have the plan to get you through.

Are weight-loss injections the answer to obesity?

Sun, 19 Mar 2023 00:52:45 GMT

The appeal is clear - but should we be turning to appetite-suppressing injections?

UV levels explained - how do I protect myself?

Fri, 28 Jun 2024 15:25:28 GMT

How to be sun savvy and get the right level of protection from UV rays.

Scientists to launch human tests of Marburg virus vaccine

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 05:03:03 GMT

University of Oxford researchers to trial in-human vaccine against highly fatal Marburg virus.

Sunak reveals he fasts at beginning of the week

Mon, 29 Jan 2024 12:37:18 GMT

The PM says he tries to fast at the start of the week so he can indulge in his “weakness for sugary things” on other days.

Infected blood victims could get £2m compensation

Tue, 21 May 2024 15:32:17 GMT

Government unveils package after final report of public inquiry into scandal published on Monday.

What is the law on assisted suicide and euthanasia?

Tue, 04 Jun 2024 14:52:25 GMT

Many countries have legalised assisted dying, assisted suicide or euthanasia, which are different.

Your Voice, Your Vote: Mental health crisis in young

Tue, 02 Jul 2024 09:57:11 GMT

What will the main parties do to support children and young people with their mental health?

What is pregabalin and why can it be dangerous?

Thu, 21 Mar 2024 14:09:52 GMT

The prescription drug has been linked to a number of deaths in the UK and around the world.

Hugh Pym: Is sugar the missing ingredient in election manifestos?

Sat, 29 Jun 2024 23:33:14 GMT

Sugar taxes have been widely debated but in party manifestos, the word "sugar" barely appears. Why?

'An abuse by people supposedly there to care'

Mon, 20 May 2024 18:26:15 GMT

Victims of the scandal said they had been "gaslit for generations" and felt "vindicated" by the report.

Cyber-attack delays child's cancer operation

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 16:15:21 GMT

Dylan Kjorstad's surgery was delayed due to concerns over blood supplies following a cyber-attack.

What is the infected blood scandal and will there be compensation?

Tue, 21 May 2024 15:33:02 GMT

Thousands were infected with HIV and hepatitis C, in the worst treatment disaster in NHS history.

How 175 British children were infected with HIV

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 00:23:44 GMT

Families of some of those affected are giving evidence at a public inquiry into the treatment disaster.

'Blood compensation comes too late for my husband'

Tue, 21 May 2024 12:10:43 GMT

The government announced what it calls a "comprehensive" compensation scheme on Tuesday.

Nine whooping cough deaths in England as cases rise

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 12:54:52 GMT

Experts worry this is a peak year for whooping cough, which is particularly dangerous for babies.

Health secretary 'stunned' by NHS failings

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 19:58:05 GMT

Wes Streeting says there is "worse to come" as he orders a review into the health service.

How much do junior doctors really get paid?

Fri, 11 Aug 2023 12:51:17 GMT

The BBC asked two junior doctors in England to show us their payslips and reveal their salaries.

How Hollywood star Sheen helped uncover a dark secret

Mon, 24 Jun 2024 05:00:13 GMT

A chance scroll on the internet led the actor Michael Sheen on a journey to uncover a dark secret.

'There are loads of people that vape at school'

Mon, 29 Jan 2024 14:54:43 GMT

A group of teenagers in Fife have been making a documentary about the impact of disposable vapes.

Will the new Parliament pass the smoking bill?

Tue, 04 Jun 2024 14:41:55 GMT

The smoking bill was not passed before Parliament was dissolved ahead of the general election.

Senior doctors accept pay deal in England

Tue, 18 Jun 2024 11:07:19 GMT

The pay deal, worth up to 19.4% for some, comes after months of negotiations.

I lost mum, dad and sister to HIV in blood scandal

Mon, 13 May 2024 04:45:05 GMT

Families torn apart by the infected blood scandal break their silence to BBC Panorama.

Children used as 'guinea pigs' in clinical trials

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 21:00:43 GMT

They were given infected blood products in trials without their knowledge, the BBC has found.

NHS rolls out 'speedy' MS injection

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 10:41:05 GMT

NHS chiefs say the injection form of the medicine can help save patients' and clinicians' time.

Are we in a summer Covid wave?

Tue, 02 Jul 2024 10:17:53 GMT

Lots of people seem to have Covid at the moment but what is behind it and is it serious?

'I embrace my alopecia, but I’d love my old hair back’

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 23:36:30 GMT

People living with alopecia could have access to treatment on the NHS in Scotland for the first time.

Faces made of living skin make robots smile

Tue, 25 Jun 2024 17:06:29 GMT

Scientists find a way to attach living skin to robot faces for more realistic smiles and expressions.

Melanoma skin cancer cases rising in UK

Sun, 26 May 2024 23:40:31 GMT

The biggest increase is among the over 80s, with a marked rise in cases in adults aged 25-49.

Infected blood inquiry: Five things we have learned

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 15:34:45 GMT

An inquiry into the "worst treatment disaster in NHS history" hears its final evidence.

What is mpox and how is it spread?

Wed, 26 Jun 2024 15:56:09 GMT

Mpox, which used to be called monkeypox, is endemic in parts of west and central Africa.

How Dame Deborah James helped save a mum's life

Mon, 24 Jun 2024 09:06:52 GMT

A mother-of-three shared her story with Dame Deborah's mother Heather on BBC Breakfast.

I was arrested because of my baby's birthmark

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 13:00:06 GMT

Laxmi Thapa was arrested after her six-month-old son's birthmark's were mistaken for bruising.

Some smear test scientists investigated over screening

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 05:57:05 GMT

Referrals have been made to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) into biomedical staff.