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Encephalitis: 'I told my boyfriend I thought I was a monkey'

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:36
Lucy Evans had encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain that caused her frightening delusions.

The toxic legacy of the Vietnam War

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 00:58
How millions suffered from exposure to toxic chemicals sprayed by US forces during the Vietnam war

Nephew, 5, inspires hairdresser's Spargoland 'sensory' salon

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 08:08
A hairdresser says his five-year-old nephew, who has cerebral palsy, inspired his specialist salon.

Asthma: Young people in the UK 'more likely to die'

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 00:00
The UK lags behind other wealthy nations across a number of health indicators, a report finds.

Shark DNA could help cure cancer and age-related illnesses in humans

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 11:25
A new study maps the DNA of sharks and experts believe their genes could help cure human diseases.

Sepsis: New rapid test 'could save thousands of lives'

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 04:22
Researchers have developed a test that can detect the condition in minutes - instead of up to 72 hours.

Meet the women helping fill Russia's rural healthcare gap

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 00:30
After the closure of thousands of clinics in rural Russia, one region has taken matters into its own hands.

What is it like to suffer a stroke at 25?

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 01:01
Emily Cane's dance career was cut short and now she has communication difficulties.

Anorexia recovery: 'I know the darkest of the darkest'

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 00:23
Lara Rebecca, 18, says she knows the "darkest of the darkest" after recovering from her eating disorder.

Brexit: Will Brits living in the EU still get healthcare?

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 00:16
A reader asks about state healthcare for UK nationals in EU countries.

Parents of sick babies need more leave, charity says

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 00:19
Parents of sick babies need more paternity and maternity leave, a neonatal charity says.

Medicinal cannabis: Why has it taken so long to get to patients?

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 01:24
Medicinal cannabis was legalised in November 2018.

Short bursts of intense exercise 'better for weight loss'

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 01:05
Researchers suggest bursts of high intensity workouts, like sprinting, are more effective for weight loss.

Vitiligo: Skin condition bought Kenyan friends closer together

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 00:26
Kenyan friends Julie Asuju and Wangui Njee talk about their experiences of living with Vitiligo.

Tilly Lockey: 'I can paint with my bionic arms'

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:24
Tilly Lockey, 13, has bionic arms that are so sophisticated she can now use a paintbrush and apply make-up.

Brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:37
Late risers have poorer attention, slower reactions and increased sleepiness, a study suggests.

Most hip and knee replacements 'last longer than thought'

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:34
This helps doctors who often struggle to answer questions from patients on how they will last.

Super gonorrhoea: Why the STI could become untreatable

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:14
The challenges facing health workers in the fight against the STI.

Call the Midwife: BBC in abortion advice row

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:53
As Call the Midwife tackles the issue, BBC Action Line users say there is no advice on abortion.

Chemicals 'repair damaged neurons in mice'

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:30
Some early studies in mice suggest drugs can be developed to halt mental decline, say scientists.

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