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Taiwan dentist must repay mother for training fees

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:47
They signed a contract when he was 20, saying he would pay her 60% of his income after he qualified.

Limit children's snacks to 100 calories, health body says

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:27
Parents should only allow two healthy snacks a day, a health body says in new year drive.

'Wearing a stoma bag is part of my life and it is a great one'

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 01:14
Coming to terms with an ileostomy can be hard, but you can still live your life to the full

Health headlines in 2018

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 00:09
The BBC's global health correspondent Tulip Mazumdar takes us through what health stories to expect in the new year.

Obesity 'my prison'

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 15:05
A 34 stone woman says she is desperate to lose weight but there is no help for her in north Wales.

Surge in Scottish ambulance calls at new year

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:22
The Scottish Ambulance Service says it has been "a challenge" to cope with a 38% rise in calls.

Fundraising Derbyshire women share cancer stories

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 00:28
The women - who have all battled against cancer - are raising money for two charitable causes.

Mental health: 'I restrained my son from killing himself'

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 07:03
A mother describes the affect her 12-year-old son trying to kill himself had on her own mental health.

Mitochondrial disease: Death of boy 'has to be for something'

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 00:55
Parents of a three-year-old who died from a rare illness said they want to "learn" from his death.

MBE for author of 'instruction manual' for autism

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 22:31
Deborah Brownson's experience as the parent of two autistic boys inspired book and support campaign.

Organ donation campaigner, 18, in New Year Honours

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 22:31
Lucia Mee, who has had three transplants, wants organ donation to be taught in schools.

Take three steps before visiting GP, public urged

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 14:59
Patients are being urged to consider other options before making an appointment with their family doctor.

Drunk tanks may become norm, NHS boss warns 'selfish' revellers

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 11:55
Simon Stevens warns 'selfish' revellers that the NHS does not stand for 'National Hangover Service'.

World first for dog's broken leg

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:35
A new treatment that has saved a dog's broken leg is to be tried on humans.

Immunotherapy: Using our immune system to fight cancer

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:38
Immunotherapy is a breakthrough technology that scientists hope will one day lead to cures for previously untreatable cancers.

Crohn's 'felt like I'd eaten knives'

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:22
Chris Barker hasn't let a diagnosis of Crohn's disease stop him from becoming a personal trainer.

The little girl who got toilet roll igloo for Christmas

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 16:08
All Maggie wanted for Christmas was toilet roll to play with, so her family got creative.

Myanmar Rohingya crisis: UK medics to help tackle diphtheria

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 13:52
British medical staff are travelling to Bangladesh where diphtheria is affecting refugee camps.

NHS parking charges: Hospitals made £174m in a year

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 11:35
Record sum comes as more hospitals charge disabled people and issue fines for non-payers.

Why spending time outdoors could help your child's eyesight

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 00:52
Worried about the impact of screens on your child's eyesight? Get them outdoors, say doctors.