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Royal Marines' Christmas gift for arthritis boy

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:54:21 GMT

Malachi Neat, 14, is given the chance to take on their assault course at their training base in Devon.

Halo brace boy from Long Stratton puts on brave face

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:26:21 GMT

A mother from Norfolk has said how scared her family was when doctors said her son needed a halo brace

Gently stroking babies 'provides pain relief'

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:25:57 GMT

A study monitored the brain activity of babies when they had a blood test while being stroked.

'Miracle' six-day-old baby survives Ebola

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:12:31 GMT

It took five weeks of round-the-clock treatment to keep Benedicte alive after her mother died.

Loughborough woman who lied about brain cancer jailed

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:44:09 GMT

Jasmin Mistry convinced friends and family she was terminally ill, and they raised £250,000 for treatment.

Dying woman's wedding wish at Berkhamsted hospice answered

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:01:22 GMT

The terminally ill bride married her fiance after it was arranged for her in just 36 hours.

‘I’ve got two months to find a donor’

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 00:49:30 GMT

Last Christmas, mum-of-twins Meena looked the picture of health. Now she urgently needs to find a stem cell match.

Why did Rachel Johnston die after having all her teeth removed?

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:02:54 GMT

The families of three people with learning difficulties tell the BBC all their teeth were taken out.

Are parents prepared for holiday hangovers?

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:37:58 GMT

Christmas parties are upon us, but how many parents think about how a hangover will affect their parenting?

Obamacare: Texas court rules key health law is unconstitutional

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 10:01:03 GMT

The challenge from a coalition of 20 US states is now likely to go to the US Supreme Court.

Psychiatric nurse jailed for patient punch

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:48:47 GMT

Patrick Maguire struck a patient three times in the face in retaliation for being being hit.

The secret I'm hiding under my oversized fashion style

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:35:10 GMT

Blogger Arooj Aftab explains why wearing oversized clothes is more than just a fashion statement for her.

Fury's message on mental health

Sun, 16 Dec 2018 21:43:54 GMT

Tyson Fury speaks at Sports Personality of the Year about his recovery from mental health problems and his return to the boxing ring.

E-cigarette use among US teens rises

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:50:56 GMT

Discreet versions of e-cigarettes and different flavours may be some of the reasons behind the surge.

Chronic fatigue: Overactive immune system 'may trigger ME-like symptoms'

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 02:12:41 GMT

Researchers say the study is a "light in the fog" in the search for the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome.

NHS Fife offers patients hip replacement day surgery

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:19:55 GMT

NHS Fife is the first health board in Scotland to perform hip replacements as day surgery for suitable patients.

The blind woman developing tech for the good of others

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:06:03 GMT

Chieko Asakawa, blind since 14, develops groundbreaking technology for the visually impaired.

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:59:21 GMT

Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations, A&E and mental health treatment.

Did my children die because I married my cousin?

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:39:11 GMT

Ruba and Saqib both carry a gene for I-cell disorder, which means their children have a one-in-four chance of dying in early childhood.

Doctor turns author after having strokes

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:09:06 GMT

A rare condition robbed Dr Louise Lightfoot of her dream job but has given her a new purpose.

Why do people experience phantom rectum?

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 01:12:15 GMT

YouTube star Hannah Witton grills two people with stomas on life, love and popping undigested peas after having her colon removed.

Bionic 3D-printed arm 'gives confidence' to young amputees

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:27:02 GMT

Open Bionics has developed the world's first medically-certified 3D-printed artificial arm

Dingwall Pupils fall ill after drinking vaping fluid

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:15:38 GMT

Young people and their parents are being warned that ingesting the toxic substance can be fatal.

Norovirus: Children banned from Northumbria hospital visits

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:37:22 GMT

Northumbria Healthcare bosses say they want to stop norovirus rates reaching "critical numbers".

'Why I chose to have my leg amputated'

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 02:30:06 GMT

Victoria Snell, who has a prosthetic limb, has just run a 5k race. She explains why she chose to have her leg amputated.

Life after burns: ‘I use my scars and pain to help others’

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:31:25 GMT

Svetlana Alekseeva was badly burned in a fire - now she's showing off her scars to inspire others like her.

Breastfeeding and formula feeding mums share stories

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:12:40 GMT

From breastfeeding to formula, five mums tell us how they found their way - and shunned mum shaming,

Luca Campanaro: Mother 'in awe' of football death son

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:25:12 GMT

The mother of a 14-year-old boy who died while playing football says she is "in awe" of her son.

Biohacker: Meet the people 'hacking' their bodies

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 08:38:57 GMT

Meet the biohackers - the people who want to make their bodies and brains function better by "hacking" their biology.

'My mummy's sick': Boy, 4, calls ambulance for mum using Siri

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:58:03 GMT

Beau Austin has now been given a bravery award for his quick thinking.

'I was aged 24, and dead for five minutes'

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 07:02:52 GMT

More than 80,000 young people in the UK could be living with undiagnosed heart conditions.

Climate change food calculator: What's your diet's carbon footprint?

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:47:18 GMT

Check the environmental impact of what you eat and drink.

Where are the most violent workplaces?

Fri, 02 Nov 2018 03:49:48 GMT

The Department of Health is drawing up plans to protect NHS staff better from violence.

Skin creams can lead to fire deaths

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:18:34 GMT

Products for conditions such as eczema can leave people at risk of setting themselves ablaze, experts warn.

Breast cancer screening error 'overstated'

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:24:54 GMT

There was no major incident, just confusion, and the scale of the problem was overstated, a report finds.

'Why I tried to cut off my breast'

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 02:14:11 GMT

Peter explains how his breast cancer treatment affected him.

Do autistic people 'get' jokes?

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 01:21:20 GMT

A new BBC podcast, 1800 Seconds on Autism, aims to dispel that no-humour myth, among other assumptions, with razor-sharp wit.