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Epilepsy drug warnings 'not reaching women', survey shows

Sodium valproate risks harming unborn babies, but 70% of women say they were not told of the risk.

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.

Epilepsy drug's safety reviewed over pregnancy risk

Women whose children have been harmed by sodium valproate will give evidence to a European panel.

Papworth Hospital granted royal title by Queen

Papworth Hospital opened as a tuberculosis colony and celebrates its 100th year in 2018.

Quit smoking campaign Stoptober backs e-cigs for first time

Stoptober promotes vaping for the first time, as studies suggest a record for successful quit attempts.

Court ruling not needed to withdraw care, judge says

Court consent will not be needed to remove nutrition from patients in a permanent vegetative state.

Nine in 10 GPs rated good or outstanding

Inspectors praise innovation by GPs as they outperform hospitals, mental health and social care in ratings.

Chronic fatigue therapy 'could help teenagers', study says

But ME charities said using children and young people in trials like this could damage their lives and health.

UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

Understanding the first moments of life could lead to better IVF and explain why women miscarry.

Australian schoolgirl raises alarm over flesh-eating disease

An Australian girl whose knee was eaten away by a Buruli ulcer calls for better research funding.

Life-extending lung cancer nivolumab drug approved

The drug nivolumab, denied to writer AA Gill on the NHS, will be available to patients in England.

Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

The findings come from 10,000 young people's views and make worrying reading, say UK researchers.

Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts

The social network is testing a tool that will let people hide categories of ads for the first time.

Sterilisation implant withdrawn from non-US sale

Some women needed a hysterectomy to remove the sterilisation device Essure.

MMR vaccine first-dose target met in England

By the age of five, 95% of children are being vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.

Anger as Brazilian judge backs anti-gay 'therapy'

Psychologists and celebrities vow to fight a court ruling approving the use of "conversion therapy".

Hernia mesh surgery leaves men in pain

A group of NI men say they have been left in chronic pain after having mesh inserted for hernias.

Miscarriage study points to IVF success chances

Women who miscarry in the first round of IVF are more likely to have a baby than those who do not conceive.

Nadiya Hussain opens up about her panic disorder 'monster'

The Bake Off winner talks candidly about how her "life revolves around not falling apart".

Nerf guns can lead to serious eye injuries, doctors warn

Medics said they had treated patients with internal bleeding around the eye and blurred vision.

Eye worm infection 'could spread to UK'

Pet owners are being warned about a disease carried by flies that can infect dogs, cats and people.

'Kinder treatments in pipeline' for child brain cancer

Researchers discover that there are seven types of most common malignant child brain cancer.

Southern Health NHS Trust admits guilt over Connor Sparrowhawk's death

Southern Health admits breaching health and safety law over the death of patient Connor Sparrowhawk.

Have you got the wrong impression about schizophrenia?

It doesn't mean you have a split personality or that you always become violent, a charity campaign says.

Type 2 diabetes plan targets those at high risk

People at the highest risk should be offered weight loss and healthy eating programmes, advice says.

Dame Tessa Jowell has brain cancer, family says

The Labour peer and former MP was diagnosed in May, her daughter-in-law announces.

Roger Bainton: Surgeon struck off for harming patients

Roger Bainton carried out dozens of unnecessary operations and "experimental procedures".

Meningitis not on GP's diagnostic radar, inquest hears

Kate Pierce was misdiagnosed with tonsillitis and suffered severe brain damage.

Every childhood vaccine may go into a single jab

US scientists say their technology could have a "significant impact" around the world.

Kate Pierce's brain damage after meningitis misdiagnosis

Kate Pierce died in 2013 seven years after a doctor misdiagnosed her meningitis as tonsillitis.

Mum's regret after taking epilepsy drug

Three of Julie Marjot's children have been affected by sodium valproate.

Brain surgery revolution

A brain surgeon in the UK has started using 3D printed titanium plates to replace parts of patients' skulls.

Do you know blood cancer symptoms?

Ellie, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma when she was 15, describes the symptoms of blood cancer.

BBC reporter Satnam Rana films her breast cancer diary

The 40-year-old says she hopes to persuade more women to check themselves after she found a lump.

Measles vaccine: 'I cheated my daughter'

Jo Walton's daughter was left severely disabled when the measles infection she had as a child returned 24 years later.

Hyperemesis gravidarum: 'It's crippling sickness'

One sufferer of the pregnancy illness describes how difficult it made her daily life.

What’s it like to be awake during brain surgery?

Lisa Upton had brain surgery to remove a tumour and was wide awake throughout the entire process.

'I had a stillbirth when I was homeless and almost died'

Odette was sleeping rough in a park when she found out she was pregnant.

Women 'more likely to lose interest in sex than men'

A lack of emotional closeness affects both men and women's desire for sex, a study suggests.

Puppy training to save life of allergy boy Mason Hale

Golden retriever Storm will be trained to raise the alarm when the six-year-old has a potentially fatal reaction.

Reality Check: Does debt interest cost more than NHS pay?

A look at the sums behind Theresa May's claim in Parliament.

'Unnecessary pain'

A Chilean woman campaigning for a change to Chile's total ban on abortions tells her story.

Hell in a bottle: I survived an acid attack

Acid attacks are on the rise. BBC Stories meets four survivors who have suffered as a result of this growing trend.

My dwarfism

Mary Russell, a black woman with dwarfism, set off on a 900-mile journey through Vietnam with five other disabled people but quickly learned they were far from like-minded.

Winter flu

With Britons being warned over the worst outbreak of flu in Australia and New Zealand, should we all get a jab?

Living with pain

Alison Morton was 25 when she was diagnosed with an illness that leaves her with constant pain and profound fatigue.

Soft option

Amie drank 30 pints a weekend to "keep up with the boys" - but now she has had no alcohol for 16 months.

Red alert

Many women don't go for cervical screening, so scientists found another way to test for abnormal cells.

Diabetes designs

Designer Poppy Nash weaves her blood sugar results into the fabric she designs to help manage her diabetes

Learning the lingo

For doctors who fled to the UK, training to work in the NHS means having to learn the local dialect.

Suicidal 'look'?

A mum has shared striking photos to raise awareness that people with mental illness do not look a specific way

Unknown killer

Craig Stobo's pregnant wife Fiona died from sepsis and he almost lost his own life due to the condition.

Race against time

A team of UK experts is in Sierra Leone trying to prevent disease adding to the death toll from mudslides.



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