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Liposuction rise linked to gym wear trend

2 hours 18 min ago
More women are seeking surgery, possibly to get a body that looks good in trendy gym clothing, says surgeon.

Autistic dad shares his struggles with being a parent

6 hours 43 min ago
Jude Morrow has Asperger's syndrome and found becoming a dad for the first time very difficult.

Contaminated blood inquiry: 'Infection has ruined my life'

6 hours 58 min ago
A Belfast woman speaks ahead of the contaminated blood inquiry hearing evidence in Belfast.

Too many children in mental health hospitals, says report

11 hours 12 min ago
A lack of support in schools and the community in England is contributing to the problem, says a report.

Type 1 diabetes: Baby given insulin powder in trial

12 hours 24 min ago
Chloe Phippard says taking part in the trial will give her daughter Ava a chance of "a normal life".

Staff shortages 'abusing good will of nurses'

12 hours 38 min ago
The Royal College of Nursing wants tougher safe staffing rules as 40,000 posts are vacant.

Chiari malformation: ‘I went from travel-obsessed to bedridden'

13 hours 4 min ago
Hailey wanted to travel the world as a doctor, until a mystery condition left her shaking uncontrollably.

We Are Middlesbrough: Sheesiders are 'the ultimate girl group'

13 hours 9 min ago
Two friends set up a "girl group" to save other women from "toxic friendships" and loneliness in Middlesbrough.

Light and the circadian rhythm: The key to a good night's sleep?

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 00:40
Getting enough sleep is fundamental to our wellbeing, but one key factor is often overlooked.

Markus Birdman talks about his stroke in his comedy routine

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 00:38
Comedian Markus Birdman had a stroke at 40, and talks about the experience in his stand-up routine to raise awareness.

Nicki Chapman praised for sharing tumour diagnosis

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 14:01
Nicki Chapman will not host the Chelsea Flower Show following surgery to remove a brain tumour.

Shock therapy warning over bogus psychiatrist Zholia Alemi

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:36
Scotland's chief medic says Zholia Alemi may have prescribed ECT and wrongly detained mental health patients.

What does the menopause do to the body?

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:37
The brain, heart, bones and skin can all be affected by the hormonal changes brought on by the menopause.

Mental health: The radio station helping its listeners

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:11
The mental health DJ who says he has helped his listeners out of "very dark places".

Medical cannabis: Breaking the law to help our child

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:55
The parents of a young girl with epilepsy have to travel from the UK to the Netherlands for medical cannabis.

Surgeons operate on baby inside womb

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:31
Surgeons at King's College Hospital have corrected spina bifida in an unborn baby.

Simon Thomas sets up blood cancer fund in memory of wife Gemma

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:29
Former Sky Sports and Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas says he "can't sit around and do nothing".

Spina bifida: Keyhole surgery repairs baby spine in womb

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:58
Doctors say the surgery could be the difference between some children learning to walk or not.

Bowel cancer rates rising 'among young adults'

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:30
If the trend continues, age screening guidelines may need to be reconsidered, researchers say.

Measles: Experts call for compulsory vaccination

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:19
Misleading campaigns claiming jabs are dangerous have left countries vulnerable, researchers say.

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