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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.

HPV vaccine stops 90% of cervical cancer cases

Thu, 16 May 2024 10:03:11 GMT

England began vaccinating teenage girls in 2008 and results show it is paying off.

'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.

'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.

People with HIV can be sperm and egg donors

Wed, 15 May 2024 01:33:42 GMT

UK laws have changed to keep up with the science that shows it can be safe.

Army backtracks on teen rejected over breast-cancer gene

Fri, 24 May 2024 09:12:22 GMT

The Army had been accused of sexism after rejecting a teen who may have a gene raising her risk of breast cancer.

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.

'Surgeon left a specimen bag inside me after hernia op'

Thu, 23 May 2024 21:03:15 GMT

Part of Tom Hadrys's bowel cut out during the operation was also left behind by the surgeon.

Boy, 5, is world’s youngest to use bionic hero arm

Fri, 24 May 2024 12:16:24 GMT

The life-changing Iron Man-style arm allows Jordon to grip two objects at the same time.

Rare illness dad could bleed to death at any moment

Fri, 24 May 2024 05:17:45 GMT

Alberto Almeida's life was saved by blood donations after his illness led to serious haemorrhages.

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.

General election will not delay infected blood compensation

Thu, 23 May 2024 13:52:21 GMT

Parliament should pass the necessary bill to progress the legislation, government says.

UK Covid inquiry comes to Scotland… in 90 seconds

Tue, 16 Jan 2024 11:51:26 GMT

The BBC's Kirsten Campbell outlines what can be expected during three weeks of evidence held in Edinburgh.

'Horrendous birth experience left me in therapy'

Mon, 13 May 2024 17:33:31 GMT

Hundreds of women have contacted BBC News with their traumatic experiences of giving birth.

'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.

AstraZeneca to withdraw Covid vaccine

Wed, 08 May 2024 11:27:55 GMT

The firm said the decision was taken because of a decline in demand for the vaccine.

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.

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.

Why are we so ill? The working-age health crisis

Mon, 22 Apr 2024 08:52:38 GMT

The number of under 65s struggling with poor health is rising - and it's a threat to the economy.

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

Mon, 13 May 2024 04:45:05 GMT

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

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.

'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.

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

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.

Junior doctors in England agree to talks with government

Wed, 15 May 2024 23:50:21 GMT

Members of the British Medical Association union have been staging walkouts for more than a year.

Lucy Letby denied permission for baby murders appeal

Fri, 24 May 2024 09:44:38 GMT

The 34-year-old was given 14 whole life terms last year after being found guilty of murdering babies.

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.

What is the law on assisted suicide and euthanasia?

Wed, 22 May 2024 10:25:00 GMT

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

Martha's rule: Mother encouraged as hospitals sign up

Mon, 27 May 2024 09:07:25 GMT

It will give seriously ill patients and their families access to a second opinion.

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.

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.

What is the new vaping tax and when will it start?

Wed, 06 Mar 2024 15:25:45 GMT

The government will introduce a new vaping tax on top of measures to stop children vaping.

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?

Assisted dying debate terrifying for disabled, says Liz Carr

Tue, 07 May 2024 05:01:33 GMT

As legal assisted dying receives more support, the actress expresses deep concern for disability rights.