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Scientists find that smoking harms livers of unborn babies

Researchers find that the cocktail of chemicals in cigarettes is harmful to developing liver cells.

Autism diagnoses 'could be reduced under NHS plan'

The National Autistic Society says it is deeply concerned about NHS plans in south-west London.

Why Greek mountain villagers have healthy hearts

Scientists say something in their genes protects their hearts against disease.

Charlie Gard's parents fight for Supreme Court hearing

The couple's ill eight-month-old Charlie Gard is unable to see, hear, make a noise or move.

Kettering General Hospital 'fiddled' waiting time records

A whistleblower says patients were removed because targets were missed.

Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise

Parents could be fined up to €2,500 if they fail to see a doctor about vaccinating their children.

Fitness trackers 'poor at measuring calories burned'

But they are accurate at measuring heart rate, a study of seven devices has found.

Ancestry.com denies exploiting users' DNA

The genealogy service says it is changing its terms and conditions after being criticised.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus chosen as new boss of the World Health Organization

'Half a glass of wine every day' increases breast cancer risk

That's what a report says - but we look at all the risks of breast cancer for women.

Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.

Conservative social care funding cap: Theresa May defends changes

The PM says her plans will prevent the system from collapse after U-turn over cap on care costs.

Intersex patients 'routinely lied to by doctors'

Doctors in the UK routinely lied to patients with disorders of sex development known as intersex conditions, the BBC finds.

Assaults between care home residents reported daily

More than one assault a day was reported to police between 2014 and 2016, File on 4 found.

Microwave mushrooms 'to keep their goodness', scientists say

Grilling and microwaving are the best ways to cook the fungi, a Spanish study says.

Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust

Essex police are looking into about 20 deaths, according to the mother of one of those who died.

UK's first high-energy proton beam machine in Newport

The UK's first high-energy proton beam machine will offer treatments next year, the firm behind it says.

Cigarettes sold in plain green packs under new rules

Standardised tobacco packaging rules come into force to try to put young people off smoking.

NHS performance data delay 'disappointing', regulator says

An NHS regulator was advised against publishing performance data by the government.

More than 10,000 defibrillators in public places 'could be faulty'

Users are urged to check the devices' battery connections, which may not be working properly.

Can fish skin help treat burns?

Doctors in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for burns by using fish skin.

IVF treatment girl returns to Newcastle Centre for Life

"I was made out of two tiny little cells in a little glass tube," says seven-year-old Hannah.

'Spice' ban one year on

It's a year since the ban on so-called legal highs, but has making it illegal stopped people from using it?

Five tips from the ‘happiest man on earth’.

Renowned expert and author on compassion and happiness Matthieu Ricard, often called the ‘happiest man on earth', offers his five top tips for happiness.

Dementia: Why son fears for mum's future care

The BBC last saw dementia-sufferer Andriani in 2014. Her deterioration has been rapid - while the costs to care for her rise.

Mum's warning after daughter dies of meningitis W

Lauren Sandell was 18 years old when she died from the disease, a few months after starting university.

Can too much caffeine kill you?

Sixteen-year-old Davis Cripe died in the US after drinking caffeine too quickly.

The new 3D image tool for surgeons

Echopixel allows surgeons to view and interact with a patient's scans in 3D.

Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than lowlanders.

Instagram 'worst for young mental health'

Users were asked to score social media platforms on issues including anxiety, loneliness, and body image.

Will free hospital parking cost £162m?

Labour says it will make car parking free at NHS hospitals at a cost of £162m.

Reality Check: How much will Labour's NHS plans cost?

Reality Check looks at how much aspects of Labour's NHS proposals could cost.

How to manage back pain

Dr Rangan Chatterjee, from Doctor in the House, on the options available to people living with back pain.

Body over mind

Research on the role of the immune system in depression.

Food for thought

As part of the fight against mental health problems we have a very much underutilised tool - food.

Reproductive rebels

Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

Top doc

The World Health Organization is recruiting a boss. Hear from the three candidates for the top job in their own words.

Shock therapy

ECT has recently been used in some countries as a treatment for children who severely self injure.

A creepy solution

What are the options for tackling antibiotic resistance?

Jordan's story

Jordan Bone is a top beauty vlogger with more than 200,000 YouTube subscribers.



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