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Testosterone rules for female athletes 'unscientific'

6 hours 14 min ago
There is a lack of evidence for the cut-off point adopted by athletics chiefs, a BMJ editorial says.

NHS 'no chance of training enough staff'

6 hours 45 min ago
Experts are warning nurses and GP shortages will worsen in England, unless radical action is taken.

Unprecedented drug shortage linked to Brexit, NHS bosses say

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:19
Hospitals in England are experiencing a "spike" in medicine shortages, an NHS leader tells BBC Newsnight.

'My anorexia really loved Instagram'

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:02
One woman who has overcome anorexia says Instagram didn't cause her eating disorder, but it made it worse.

Instagram eating disorder content 'out of control'

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:00
Psychiatrists raise concerns as the BBC finds children are swapping extreme images of weight loss.

Childcare offered for free to smear-test mums

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:53
Dozens of childminders are offering an hour of free care so mothers can attend cervical screening appointments.

San Francisco moves to ban e-cigarettes until health effects known

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:37
The law would halt sales until vaping's health effects are fully evaluated by US regulators.

Weedkiller glyphosate a 'substantial' cancer factor

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:02
Jury to consider damages after one of the world's most widely-used weedkillers is blamed for cancer.

Potent cannabis increases risk of serious mental illness, says study

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:50
People who use potent cannabis increase their risk of serious mental illness, according to researchers.

Can exercise reverse the ageing process?

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:33
It's not for everyone, but older athletes are pushing the limits of what the body can do as it ages.

The good things about ADHD: 'It's my superpower'

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:25
ADHD can sometimes be portrayed quite negatively, so an ADHD parents' support group asked us to make a film looking at some of the good things about it.

Parkinson's smell test explained by science

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:11
A woman who can smell Parkinson's disease helps scientists discover what causes the musky odour.

Gestational diabetes: Women left at risk, say researchers

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:03
Left untreated, gestational diabetes can increase the risk of a stillbirth and other complications.

Medicinal cannabis: 'patients still in limbo'

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 18:01
It could take years for patients to get medicinal cannabis on the NHS, a parliamentary committee has heard.

Majorca in drive to rein in boozy tourists

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:52
Tourist haunts that run drink promotions face fines in the resort city of Palma, as do rowdy visitors.

Woman in China nearly dies after injecting herself with fruit juice

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:30
The woman in China suffered liver, kidney, heart and lung damage and spent days in intensive care.

People don't become 'adults' until their 30s, say scientists

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 07:24
Experts say people aged 18 are still going through changes in the brain that can affect behaviour.

First weight-loss surgery unit planned for Northern Ireland

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 07:07
The estimated costs of people being obese and overweight in Northern Ireland is £457m a year.

Egg freezing: Behind the scenes of a fertility clinic

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 02:19
With more and more women considering it, what exactly does egg freezing involve?

Cancer doctor shortage 'puts care at risk'

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 02:07
Despite patients urgently needing treatment, 7.5% of key posts are vacant, a study of NHS staffing finds.

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