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Charlie Gard's parents lose life support court appeal

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 18:02
Appeal court judges rule doctors can stop life-support treatment to eight-month-old Charlie Gard.

Ancestry.com denies exploiting users' DNA

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 16:19
The genealogy service says it is changing its terms and conditions after being criticised.

Fitness trackers 'poor at measuring calories burned'

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 08:39
But they are accurate at measuring heart rate, a study of seven devices has found.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 18:34
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus chosen as new boss of the World Health Organization

Assaults between care home residents reported daily

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 01:59
More than one assault a day was reported to police between 2014 and 2016, File on 4 found.

'Half a glass of wine every day' increases breast cancer risk

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 00:09
That's what a report says - but we look at all the risks of breast cancer for women.

Conservative social care funding cap: Theresa May defends changes

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 23:03
The PM says her plans will prevent the system from collapse after U-turn over cap on care costs.

Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 21:23
Freeze-dried rodent sperm stowed onboard the international space station fathers healthy baby mice.

Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 20:32
Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently lowlanders.

General election: Theresa May changes social care plans

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 15:54
Revised Tory plans will include an option for an "absolute limit" on total costs following criticism.

Microwave mushrooms 'to keep their goodness', scientists say

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 13:01
Grilling and microwaving are the best ways to cook the fungi, a Spanish study says.

Intersex patients 'routinely lied to by doctors'

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 12:43
Doctors in the UK routinely lied to patients with disorders of sex development known as intersex conditions, the BBC finds.

IVF treatment girl returns to Newcastle Centre for Life

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 10:51
"I was made out of two tiny little cells in a little glass tube," says seven-year-old Hannah.

Doctor in the house

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 10:02
As part of the fight against mental health problems we have a very much underutilised tool - food.

General election 2017: New warning over social care plans

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 09:47
An ex-minister says there is a "lottery" in the way councils use existing deferred payment schemes.

Body over mind

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 09:16
Research on the role of the immune system in depression.

Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 05:26
Essex police are looking into about 20 deaths, according to the mother of one of those who died.


Mon, 22/05/2017 - 01:39
Jeanette was 50 when she discovered the truth about her own body.

Reproductive rebels

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 00:17
Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

Parkrun triumph for runner who recovered from two strokes

Sun, 21/05/2017 - 15:33
Ben Parker ran the Kesgrave course despite having suffered two strokes caused by a hole in his heart.