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Being awake during brain surgery: 'You are hovering in between worlds'

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 00:06
Jazz musician Musa Manzini was kept awake for part of his surgery to have a tumour removed.

Why your new heart could be made in space one day

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 00:01
Microgravity is ideal for making a range of materials, but will space manufacture ever be cost effective?

Is it OK to take the pill every day without a break?

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 20:22
Women can avoid monthly bleeding if they run oral contraceptive pill packets back to back - but is it safe?

How Bournemouth's 'streaming' nurses ease A&E pressure

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 18:19
A Bournemouth hospital is stationing a nurse at its A&E entrance to redirect non-emergency cases.

Sickle cell: Call The Midwife shines spotlight on disease

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 17:04
Sickle cell carriers took to social media to praise the show's portrayal of the genetic disease.

Gosport hospital deaths: 'My father’s life was ended by someone else'

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 15:19
David Huntington told BBC Panorama of his anger over his father’s death at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

Thames Water staff offering mental health support to colleagues

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 12:34
Some companies are offering help and support to employees with mental health issues.

Ant McPartlin sent support from ADHD community

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 12:11
The TV presenter says he "found out stuff about me I hadn't addressed for years".

He Jiankui: China condemns 'baby gene editing' scientist

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 12:10
Investigators say He Jiankui sought "fame and fortune" with his claim to have edited baby genes.

Brexit: Concerns over medicines, EU workers and the poor

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 11:57
A report by Public Health Wales looks at the potential consequences of any form of Brexit.

British soldier sues Army over Q fever chronic fatigue

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 04:12
Wayne Bass claims his life has been ruined after catching the disease in Afghanistan.

Why are so many people still dying from snake bites?

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 02:14
Most of the world's population lives near venomous snakes - but some are at greater risk than others.

Women's frozen eggs 'should be stored for longer'

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 01:23
The 10-year limit for keeping a woman's frozen eggs is arbitrary and does not reflect current technology, campaigners say.

Night shifts: The toll they can take on your life

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 12:04
As more of us work through the night, one man finds out how 30 years of shifts has affected his life.

The pain of Tourette's: 'I'm always covered in bruises'

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 02:08
Charity Tourettes Action has discovered that patients are facing long delays in diagnosis.

Gosport hospital deaths: Evidence 'strong enough to bring charges'

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 01:44
More than 450 patients died after being prescribed painkillers at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

'I wear a mask to prevent cold allergy reaction'

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 00:06
Max Fisher, 23, gets red, itchy welts and swelling when in contact with anything cold.

Carter Cookson: Baby who needed new heart dies

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 23:27
His parents, who lost their first son in 2013, say Carter Cookson has "gained his angel wings".

Two dead after pigeon dropping infection at hospital

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 18:17
An investigation is under way after patients contracted a fungal infection associated with pigeon droppings.

Mental Health: Tougher checks before Superdrug Botox

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 01:55
High Street store to check mental health of customers before giving Botox or fillers.