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Social care: MPs seek cross-party group to 'sustain' NHS

Ninety MPs write to the PM, saying patients are being "failed" by strained NHS social care services.

Dog owners lowers early death risk, study finds

Researchers found a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, especially hunting breeds.

First gene-editing in human body attempt

Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.

Autism concern over home schooling rise in Wales

Many autistic children are struggling to cope in schools and are being removed, a charity warns.

Tia has epidermolysis bullosa - known as 'butterfly skin'

Four-year-old Tia is hoping for pioneering treatment for her fragile skin condition.

Depression link between fathers and teenage children, says study

Men who don't seek help for depression could have an impact on their children, a study suggests.

'Breakthrough' breast cancer drugs get NHS approval

Two new treatments can slow cancer down and delay the need for chemotherapy, research shows.

Boots 'breaking' morning-after pill promise, say Labour MPs

MPs urge the pharmacy to complete its roll-out of cheaper contraception across all of its stores.

Dying mother's bid to raise funds to keep her children out of care

Sam Kyme has motor neurone disease and wants her two sons to live with her sister in Australia.

Young people out of love with their own bodies, says report

Body dissatisfaction can start in children as young as six, warns the Youth Select Committee.

Mental health trusts restrain patients 'every 10 minutes'

More patients and staff are being injured during incidents of restraint, according to new figures.

Supreme Court backs Scottish minimum alcohol pricing

Scotland is set to be the first country in the world to establish a minimum price per unit of alcohol.

Indulgent grandparents 'bad for children's health'

Regular "treating" and over-feeding is a common issue, according to a review of parents' opinions.

Hormone pregnancy test 'no link to harm'

The use of a controversial hormonal pregnancy test between the 1950s and 1970s did not damage unborn children, a scientific review has found.

Giving birth on due date 'less risky' for older mums

Stillbirth risk is higher if older pregnant women are left to go over their due date, a study suggests.

Commuters urged to help stop suicides through small talk

The "Small Talk Saves Lives" campaign aims to prevent suicides on the UK's rail network.

Main motivation for steroid use 'to enhance image'

More than 680 people who use image and performance-enhancing drugs took part in the survey.

FDA approves 'trackable' pill

The schizophrenia tablets have an embedded sensor that tells doctors whether the patient has taken them.

Emotional toll of diabetes 'needs more recognition'

Living with diabetes can lead to significant emotional problems, a survey finds.

Drivers 'should have compulsory eye tests'

One in three optometrists say they know of patients who drive with vision below the legal standard.

Mother's fury at 'lack of support' for daughter

The mother of a teenager who took her own life said her daughter was let down by the system.

Why an 'epidemic' of loneliness affects health

A former US surgeon general warns there is a growing "epidemic" of loneliness threatening our health.

Why Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis every day for a month

Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis every day for a month to help tackle his depression.

Thousands run in Delhi 'smogathon'

Air pollution levels were eight times the safe level and doctors wanted the half marathon postponed.

Are grandparents spoiling kids?

A study says grandparents tend to give high-sugar snacks as treats - so we tracked some down.

Children join people with dementia in interactive light game

The game sees images projected on to a table that residents and children can interact with.

What's the new craze of forest bathing?

One army veteran suffering from PTSD says Forest Bathing is helping him sleep.

Madagascar's 'worst plague outbreak' in 50 years

The island is one of the global hotspots most prone to the deadly disease.

Simon Dobbin: BBC's DIY SOS to transform home of football attack victim

Simon Dobbin was left with severe brain damage in an attack after a football match.

Daytime wounds 'heal more quickly'

An average 11-day difference in recovery rates for burns may be explained by the body clock, a study says.

Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy

Trials suggest the trillions of micro-organisms living in us alter immunotherapy's effectiveness.

Why is it so difficult to discover new antibiotics?

Over-reliance on and misuse of antibiotics has raised fears of a future without effective medicines.

Share of European Union staff leaving NHS rises following Brexit

Experts say job security and a fall in the value of the pound are behind the trend.

My gift

Why would anyone donate their eggs to help a stranger have a child? A donor gives her reasons.


A tale of abuse against ambulance workers prompts tales of gratitude and "heart-warming" encounters.

Confined inside

"Postnatal confinement" is said to be widespread among the UK's Chinese community.

Virtual help

As mental health problems increase, could virtual-reality programmes help with the demand for treatment?

Acid attack

One of acid attacker Arthur Collins's victims recalls agony and pandemonium on her birthday night out.

Believe me

When Jennifer Brea got ME she began to interview fellow patients all over the world - from her bed.

'Therapist reignited sex abuse trauma'

The ineffective regulation of those practising talking therapies 'leaves patients at risk of harm'.

'Tubby and terrified

Girls are half as likely as boys to be physically active - and lack of confidence is to blame.

Check the key targets in your area

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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