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UK most overweight country in Western Europe says OECD

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 13:53
Britain's obesity rates rising faster than any other developed nation, with 63% of UK adults overweight.

Why is this baby so overweight?

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 13:06
Luis Manuel, from Mexico, is 10 months old and weighs 28kg.

Grieving mother's plea to teens after daughter's death

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 04:58
Harriet Nicol,16, from Billericay, Essex, took her life earlier this year.

What do people say before they die?

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 01:47
When you work with people who are dying, what do you find out?

Did you know you should give under-fives vitamin tablets?

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:36
Many parents are unaware of this vitamin supplement advice, a study finds.

Sick baby's treatment 'should continue', High Court told

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 17:35
Doctors say giving further intensive care treatment to Isaiah Hasstrup is not in his best interests.

'No-consent' circumcision doctor will not be prosecuted

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 15:31
A doctor who circumcised a boy without his mother's consent will not be prosecuted.

Child cancer survivor fights for better treatment

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 14:03
Vicky Forster beat leukaemia as a child. Now she works as a scientist, trying to change the lives of children with the same disease.

Blood vending machine 'a first' for NI

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 06:18
Blood vending machines are in operation the US and London, but it is a first for Northern Ireland.

Cervical cancer jab women will 'only need three smears'

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 01:39
Since 2008, the HPV vaccine has been offered to girls aged 11 to 13 and reported HPV cases have fallen.

Vitiligo model told he 'looked like a zebra'

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:06
Bashir Aziz used to hide his skin because he was told he looked like a zebra and a cow, now he's modelling his vitiligo to the world.

Breast cancer 'can return 15 years after treatment ends'

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:10
Extending treatment with hormone therapy could reduce the risk of it recurring.

Man runs 1,250 miles from Colosseum to the London Eye

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:54
Dan Keeley, who has bipolar disorder, completed the gruelling 1,250 mile run in aid of a charity.

The VR that allows you to become your own therapist

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:09
Developers are using virtual reality to try and find ways of easing the stress on mental health services.

Virtual help

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 06:45
As mental health problems increase, could virtual-reality programmes help with the demand for treatment?

Daytime wounds 'heal more quickly'

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 03:46
An average 11-day difference in recovery rates for burns may be explained by the body clock, a study says.

Birth complications 'twice as common' in some hospitals

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 02:59
While most women have a safe birth, there are some variations in care, a maternity report shows.

Believe me

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:58
When Jennifer Brea got ME she began to interview fellow patients all over the world - from her bed.

How 'butterfly boy's' life was transformed

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 18:02
A child has been given a new genetically modified skin that covers 80% of his body, in a series of lifesaving operations.

'Butterfly child' given life-saving skin

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 18:00
Hassan was born with skin so delicate it would tear and blister