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Dutch families win right to test DNA of sperm bank doctor

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 15:03
The late doctor of a Dutch IVF clinic is suspected of fathering 60 children using his own sperm.

TVs in children's bedrooms 'increase risk of obesity'

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 09:11
Our screens might be getting flatter but our children are getting fatter, researchers say.

Long waits for surgery 'have tripled in four years'

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 07:45
The "grim reality" of NHS financial pressures means many people are waiting in pain, surgeons say.

Police looking at claims of data 'fiddling' at hospital

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 06:55
A BBC investigation into patient waiting times at Kettering General led to allegations of misconduct.

Hundreds of Welsh children treated for sleep problems

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 05:06
At least 400 children in Wales have needed hospital treatment for sleep problems since March 2013.

Global diarrhoea deaths down by a third

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 00:47
Half a million children still die each year, with India and Nigeria among the most affected.

Joshua Paul: Nanny Viktoria Tautz guilty of killing shaken baby

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 16:04
Viktoria Tautz is found guilty of manslaughter after ten-month-old Joshua Paul died in her care.

Manchester attack: Lead children's surgeon 'angry'

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 15:47
Dr Ibrar Majid, who saved lives on the night of the attack, on his feelings as a Muslim for the bomber.

The long and short of it

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 14:23
TV presenter Nadia Sawalha posted a video online "confessing" she was losing her hair.

Washing hands in cold water 'as good as hot'

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 12:00
A US study says there is no benefit in terms of hygiene from washing in hot water rather than cold.

Charlie Gard parents to 'keep fighting'

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 11:52
The parents of nine-month-old Charlie Gard say they will keep fighting to get him treatment in the US.

Public sector employees 'more anxious', charity says

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 03:05
Mental health concerns raised in survey of 12,000 workers from across the UK.

Taboo topics?

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 02:31
Paying for social care has figured highly in the election. But other issues are not discussed.

Twins in sub-Saharan Africa 'more likely to die' in early childhood

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 01:29
The first study to look at twins in the region says urgent improvements are needed.

Freezing my eggs 'helped me after rape'

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 23:36
Winnie Li decided to have her eggs frozen after rape ruined her 30s.

Disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson jailed for 15 years

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 16:20
Breast surgeon Ian Paterson carried out needless surgery on patients he told had cancer.

Charlie Gard's life support to be maintained pending appeal decision

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 13:42
Supreme Court justices order Charlie Gard's life support to be maintained until at least 8 June.

Loose Women's Nadia Sawalha on losing her hair

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 12:30
The TV star fights back tears in a video on Facebook saying her trademark curls are fake.

Ian Paterson: How first-known victim's surgery unfolded

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:38
Gill Dallow almost died when she went under rogue surgeon Ian Paterson's knife.

Brexit expat pensioners 'may cost NHS millions'

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 00:23
The cost of treating expat pensioners at home - rather than abroad - could double to £1bn, say experts at the Nuffield Trust.