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Under-doctored areas to get new medical schools

New courses are in under-doctored areas as ministers set out plans to expand student places by 25%.

Water bacteria probe extended to Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Four patients at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow are now being treated for infections.

I had a transplant after my hairstyle made me go bald

MC Paigey Cakey says she feels "empowered" after having a hair transplant because she had traction alopecia.

Macular degeneration: 'I've been given my sight back'

Two patients have had pioneering stem cell therapy to restore their vision.

Class A drugs 'brought in for patients' at Essex mental health trust

The BBC uncovers allegations that staff at an Essex mental health trust supplied vulnerable patients.

Llandough Hospital: Barry woman's 'let my daughter home' plea

Laura Clode has been at a mental health unit at Llandough Hospital since last June.

Deaf access to NHS progress 'too slow', charity warns

People in Wales who are deaf or have hearing loss are not getting accessible information from their GP.

Alfie Dingley's medical cannabis petition to be handed to government

Alfie Dingley is six - his family want him to be able to use medical cannabis to manage his epilepsy.

Men with low sperm counts at increased risk of illness, study suggests

A study finds men with low sperm counts are more likely to have health issues that put them at risk.

More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'

A study finds chemicals in lavender and tea tree oil appear to be hormone disruptors.

Baby left at Jersey hospital with 'cord attached'

Police have said they are "extremely concerned" about the baby's mother's welfare.

Pharmacists to 'cut care home medicines'

The plan aims to review the number of medicines taken by residents, which can be 10 or more.

Call for Alfie Dingley to be allowed medicinal cannabis

A mother shows the bruises from her "aggressive and angry" six-year-old son in the campaign for a special licence to use medicinal cannabis to treat his epilepsy.

Teenagers with HIV: 'Just a little illness'

Missed sleepovers, exam issues, secrets from siblings - the challenges of growing up with HIV.

Cannabis oil: Meet the woman taking it for breast cancer recovery

Nikki Bednall says she takes cannabis oil through "desperation not recreation" after her breast cancer.

Chantelle Millward on Orkambi drug for cystic fibrosis patients

MPs are debating a petition calling for all people with cystic fibrosis to be given the life-changing, but very expensive, drug.

'Game changer' treatment for Multiple Sclerosis patients

Louise Willetts says she is completely well following treatment that was originally used on cancer patients.

What does your knee sound like inside?

A team at the Georgia Institute of Technology is developing a stethoscope for your knees.

Living healthily in Qatar: Why's it hard?

In Qatar, over 70% of the population is overweight or obese.

Dorset orchestra forms 'first ensemble of disabled musicians'

The musicians hope to show that disabled people can and should be more involved in classical music.

TV anchor Andrea McLean: 'Give menopausal women M badges'

ITV's Andrea McLean, who reached early menopause, tells commuters to cut hot flush sufferers "slack".

Platypus milk: How it could combat superbugs

The weird semi-aquatic creature's milk could lead to the creation of a new type of antibiotic.

Why are some flu outbreaks so much worse than others?

Flu comes along every year - but just how bad it will be is hard to predict.

What are opioids and what are the risks?

Donald Trump has announced plans to tackle the opioid crisis. What are they and why are they a problem?

How I saw Stephen Hawking's death as a disabled person

Why one disabled BBC journalist has found the reporting of Stephen Hawking's death troubling.

Skiing helps me take on the outside world

George and his mum Gina explain how skiing helps him cope with his autism.

'I was suicidal and the NHS didn’t know what to do'

At the age of 17 Sherry Denness tried to kill herself nine times in 10 days, and only then got the help she needed.

Bad blood: The rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

How a woman came up with an idea that could have revolutionised blood testing - if it had worked.

Crossing the border for a sugar fix

Norway has led the way in introducing a sugar tax - but not everybody in the country is a fan.

So terrified of eating I stopped growing at 11

Allergies made a young dancer afraid of food and she was the size of a six-year-old at the age of 11.

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Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.

'I spent savings rather than wait'

Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.

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