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Call for UK ban on 'grotesquely sugary' freakshakes

Action on Sugar surveyed milkshakes on sale in the UK - one contained 39 teaspoons of sugar.

Fat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer

A type of cell the body uses to destroy cancer gets clogged by fat and stops working, findings suggest.

Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco

The individual was on holiday in Morocco, a country deemed high risk by public health officials.

Britain's first specialist wound hub to open

Terror attack victims and injured soldiers are to benefit from research at the Birmingham centre.

'Fake ambulance' pulled over by Swansea police

The estate car was covered in paintwork and logos that made it look like an operational ambulance.

Northern Ireland child post-mortem examinations to be done in England

From January 2019 post-mortem examinations on children from Northern Ireland will have to be carried out in Liverpool.

Dementia risk: Five-minute scan 'can predict cognitive decline'

Scientists hope the test may offer a new way to spot those at risk of dementia, before symptoms show.

'Disturbing' self-harm rates and violence at youth prisons

A reform charity says new figures "illustrate in graphic detail why prison is no place for a child".

Premature baby parents 'need extra maternity leave'

The mum of a premature baby explains why maternity leave is inadequate for parents like her.

Drug firms fear 'wasting' money for a Brexit no-deal outcome

Experts say millions of pounds is being spent in case of a no-deal instead of creating new medicines.

'I was in excruciating pain from excess iron'

Too much iron in the blood, or haemochromatosis, is a little-known, debilitating condition, often undiagnosed.

'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates

Half of the world's countries now have too few babies being born to maintain their populations.

Michelle Keegan vlogs about her cervical cancer screening

Michelle Keegan admits she had put off cervical cancer screening but tells women it was not painful.

A 12-year-old boy with Tourette's Syndrome finds animals stop his tics

Malachi Ralph from Cornwall says he feels calmer when he is around animals as his tics reduce.

Cancer treatment patients get beauty workshops

Beauticians are giving cancer patients free workshops to help with the side effects of treatment.

'I do my school work from my hospital bed'

Ashleigh tells us how she copes with kidney disease

Teenager Chloe Bellerby's 200 mile walk for mental health

Why one teenager walked from Leeds to London to raise awareness of mental health.

Spinal injury garden legacy of boy killed by bear

The mother of a boy killed by a polar bear, has created a garden inspired by his idea.

Motor neurone disease: Joe Hammond's birthday legacy for sons

Joe Hammond has motor neurone disease and is leaving a birthday legacy for his sons after he dies.

WWE's Alexa Bliss: Bodybuilding helped me face anorexia

Alexa Bliss says she was 'saved' from an eating disorder by bodybuilding.

Sands United: The football team for fathers who've lost a baby

Every Sands United player has experienced the loss of a baby, either as a father or a family member.

Rugby protective headgear 'cuts impact by almost half'

A new Dundee University study calls for mandatory protective headgear to prevent injuries in the sport.

Lynette Mchendry 'asked to sign cancer death warrant'

Lynette Mchendry is one of 100,000 NI claimants being reassessed for disability or illness benefits.

Where are the most violent workplaces?

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

NHS funding: Is the boost worth £84bn or £20bn?

Both figures refer to the same thing, but they are based on different calculations.

'I feel really bad when I hurt my mum'

Families with autistic children say they struggle to get support to cope with violent outbursts.

Stillbirth: 'How I chose an outfit for my baby'

How do you go about dressing your baby for their final resting place when conventional clothes don't fit?

'I was told I'd die if I had a baby'

Babies are being born at the world's first clinic to help woman who have a baby after being heart attack survivors.

Should there be a tax on red meat?

It could save lives, experts say, but some people find being told what to eat too much to swallow.

What is it like to prevent a suicide?

Gillian Assor was walking her dog when she heard crying and what followed would change multiple lives.

'I call my OCD Olivia'

Catherine Benfield was diagnosed with OCD as a young mum. Creating a character who personifies her condition helped her recovery.

Architects: 'Beautiful' that Tom is still in our music after death

Brighton band Architects say their guitarist Tom, who died in 2016, is still part of their music.

Inside the hospital treating acid attack scars

The BBC has had unique access inside Europe's largest burns unit, to see how one survivor is recovering.

Does sex addiction really exist?

It's a year since movie mogul Harvey Weinstein checked himself into a sex addiction clinic - but does sex addiction really exist?

Veganism: Does it affect your social life?

Adrian Chiles says people don't ask him out for dinner any more - other vegans have their say.

How antibiotic resistance could take us back to the 'dark ages'

There are major concerns that the overuse of the drugs might lead to them becoming ineffective.

Reality Check: How healthy is your commute?

What forms of transport in urban environments expose you to the highest amounts of pollutants?

'Video games made me a better surgeon'

Rather than impede learning, gaming can improve your manual dexterity and concentration skills, one surgeon says.

'I never knew men could get breast cancer'

Moses Musonga, a 67-year-old Kenyan, got a shock when he was diagnosed with the disease.

Doctors gave me a new penis - I want to find love

Anick - who was born intersex - had a series of operations to give him a fully-functioning penis. The BBC followed his progress.

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