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Coventry neurosurgeon gave patient 'appalling' surgery

1 hour 42 min ago
Doctors say his work on a woman now "virtually unable to walk" is deeply flawed.

'My hands and legs needed to go when I got meningitis'

4 hours 10 min ago
Mike Davies spent 70 days in intensive care with meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia.

The Lego bricks designed for children with sight loss

10 hours 35 min ago
Children at one UK school have been testing them out. Some say other approaches should also be taught.

Teenage albino model: 'I'm thankful for my skin tone'

10 hours 58 min ago
Kimberley Leech, 15, has appeared in the Italian edition of Vogue magazine.

Self-injecting fillers 'a slippery slope'

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 11:28
A campaign to highlight the dangers of cosmetic procedures is to be launched shortly by the government in England.

Dorset stroke survivor hopes to inspire others

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:25
Paul Lambert had three strokes in 15 months but is not letting it stop him from taking on new physical challenges.

Innovative child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 00:39
The treatment, developed over 30 years, is the first to give partial protection to children, WHO says.

Athletes risking their health by 'under-fuelling'

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 00:04
Distance runner Gina Paletta warns how "under-fuelling" during training left her on crutches.

Parkinson's disease patient: 'I can walk... it's really helped me'

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 18:46
Parkinson's disease patient Gail Jardine can walk more freely after having a spinal implant fitted.

Parkinson's results beyond researchers' wildest dreams

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 18:38
Previously housebound patients are now able to walk more freely as a result of electrical stimulation to their spines. Researchers say the small trial of the treatment has gone 'beyond their wildest dreams'.

Older women exploited by IVF clinics, says fertility watchdog

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 03:00
Clinics are using "selective success rates" to target older women, the fertility watchdog warns.

Campaign to tackle 'botched' cosmetic procedures

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:31
The use of self-injected dermal and lip fillers is rising, along with dangerous cosmetic surgery.

The profoundly deaf girl who found her voice after brain surgery

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 00:48
Leia was born profoundly deaf but pioneering surgery and therapy has enabled her to hear sounds.

How making bars of soap 'started my life again'

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 00:22
Meet the people behind the soap company that help people with disabilities into the workplace.

Nottingham midwife saves best friend's life

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 10:31
Aimee Summers recognised the signs of a potentially fatal blood clot and gave emergency first aid.

Breast cancer surgeon who got breast cancer

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 09:44
Liz O'Riordan had to stop working as a breast cancer surgeon because of her own cancer. How did she move on?

Are plants a necessity or a luxury?

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 01:02
A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health.

Targeted checks 'prevent one-in-10 heart attacks'

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 00:27
Around 5,000 heart attacks and strokes a year could be prevented by personalising heart health checks.

London loneliness: Hackney Brocals help men find friends

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 00:19
The group aims to tackle male isolation across London through regular meet ups and trips.

Sore knee? Maybe you have a fabella

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 23:59
A little bone scientists thought was being lost to evolution seems to be making a comeback, say experts.

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