• By BBC   -   Feb 20, 2019

    NEPHEW, 5, INSPIRES HAIRDRESSER'S SPARGOLAND 'SENSORY' SALON

    A hairdresser says his five-year-old nephew, who has cerebral palsy, inspired his specialist salon.

  • By BBC   -   Feb 20, 2019

    ASTHMA: YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE UK 'MORE LIKELY TO DIE'

    The UK lags behind other wealthy nations across a number of health indicators, a report finds.

    Asthma
  • By BBC   -   Feb 19, 2019

    SHARK DNA COULD HELP CURE CANCER AND AGE-RELATED ILLNESSES IN HUMANS

    A new study maps the DNA of sharks and experts believe their genes could help cure human diseases.

    Cures, Cancer
  • By BBC   -   Feb 19, 2019

    SEPSIS: NEW RAPID TEST 'COULD SAVE THOUSANDS OF LIVES'

    Researchers have developed a test that can detect the condition in minutes - instead of up to 72 hours.

  • By BBC   -   Feb 19, 2019

    MEET THE WOMEN HELPING FILL RUSSIA'S RURAL HEALTHCARE GAP

    After the closure of thousands of clinics in rural Russia, one region has taken matters into its own hands.

    Hands
  • By BBC   -   Feb 18, 2019

    WHAT IS IT LIKE TO SUFFER A STROKE AT 25?

    Emily Cane's dance career was cut short and now she has communication difficulties.

    Stroke
  • By BBC   -   Feb 18, 2019

    ANOREXIA RECOVERY: 'I KNOW THE DARKEST OF THE DARKEST'

    Lara Rebecca, 18, says she knows the "darkest of the darkest" after recovering from her eating disorder.

    Anorexia
  • By BBC   -   Feb 18, 2019

    BREXIT: WILL BRITS LIVING IN THE EU STILL GET HEALTHCARE?

    A reader asks about state healthcare for UK nationals in EU countries.

  • By BBC   -   Feb 17, 2019

    PARENTS OF SICK BABIES NEED MORE LEAVE, CHARITY SAYS

    Parents of sick babies need more paternity and maternity leave, a neonatal charity says.

    Baby
  • By BBC   -   Feb 16, 2019

    VITILIGO: SKIN CONDITION BOUGHT KENYAN FRIENDS CLOSER TOGETHER

    Kenyan friends Julie Asuju and Wangui Njee talk about their experiences of living with Vitiligo.

    Skin
  • By BBC   -   Feb 16, 2019

    MEDICINAL CANNABIS: WHY HAS IT TAKEN SO LONG TO GET TO PATIENTS?

    Medicinal cannabis was legalised in November 2018.

  • By BBC   -   Feb 16, 2019

    SHORT BURSTS OF INTENSE EXERCISE 'BETTER FOR WEIGHT LOSS'

    Researchers suggest bursts of high intensity workouts, like sprinting, are more effective for weight loss.

  • By BBC   -   Feb 15, 2019

    TILLY LOCKEY: 'I CAN PAINT WITH MY BIONIC ARMS'

    Tilly Lockey, 13, has bionic arms that are so sophisticated she can now use a paintbrush and apply make-up.

    Arm
  • By BBC   -   Feb 15, 2019

    SUPER GONORRHOEA: WHY THE STI COULD BECOME UNTREATABLE

    The challenges facing health workers in the fight against the STI.

    Face
  • By BBC   -   Feb 15, 2019

    BRAIN FUNCTION OF NIGHT OWLS AND LARKS DIFFER, STUDY SUGGESTS

    Late risers have poorer attention, slower reactions and increased sleepiness, a study suggests.

    Brain
  • By BBC   -   Feb 15, 2019

    MOST HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENTS 'LAST LONGER THAN THOUGHT'

    This helps doctors who often struggle to answer questions from patients on how they will last.

    Knees
  • By BBC   -   Feb 14, 2019

    THE HAIRDRESSING SALON FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE CANCER

    The Feel Good Project is a place that people with cancer can go for beauty treatments, community support and specialist advice.

    Cancer
  • By BBC   -   Feb 14, 2019

    DOWN'S SYNDROME: PARENTS HELP MICHAEL AND ALISON FIND LOVE

    A couple who both have Down's syndrome open up about their relationship.

  • By BBC   -   Feb 14, 2019

    CALL THE MIDWIFE: BBC IN ABORTION ADVICE ROW

    As Call the Midwife tackles the issue, BBC Action Line users say there is no advice on abortion.

    Abortion
  • By BBC   -   Feb 14, 2019

    CHEMICALS 'REPAIR DAMAGED NEURONS IN MICE'

    Some early studies in mice suggest drugs can be developed to halt mental decline, say scientists.

    Drugs