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    Sore knee? Maybe you have a fabella

    Sore knee? Maybe you have a fabella


    A little bone scientists thought was being lost to evolution seems to be making a comeback, say...

    A little bone scientists thought was being lost to evolution seems to be making a comeback, say experts.
    Mother 'felt suicidal' after baby death news reports

    Mother 'felt suicidal' after baby death news reports


    Holly Eastall says she felt suicidal after being falsely accused of abuse following her baby's...

    Holly Eastall says she felt suicidal after being falsely accused of abuse following her baby's death.
    Pembrokeshire GP job ad admits 'the hours stink'

    Pembrokeshire GP job ad admits 'the hours stink'


    A doctor in Pembrokeshire tweets a brutally honest job advert in a bid to relieve "tired"...

    A doctor in Pembrokeshire tweets a brutally honest job advert in a bid to relieve "tired" GPs.
    'My boyfriend's sperm, or a donor's?'

    'My boyfriend's sperm, or a donor's?'


    "Emma" says it is unfair that she faces a deadline to choose how to fertilise her frozen...

    "Emma" says it is unfair that she faces a deadline to choose how to fertilise her frozen eggs.
    'The doctor wrote a question mark for my child's sex'

    'The doctor wrote a question mark for my child's sex'


    A child known as Baby A became the subject of a high court case that has prompted Kenya to start changing its approach to intersex...

    A child known as Baby A became the subject of a high court case that has prompted Kenya to start changing its approach to intersex children.
    HIV used to cure 'bubble boy' disease

    HIV used to cure 'bubble boy' disease


    All eight infants now have fully functioning immune systems after undergoing treatment, say...

    All eight infants now have fully functioning immune systems after undergoing treatment, say experts.
    Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

    Pig brains partially revived four hours after death


    The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and...

    The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and death.
    'I helped test a wonder drug - then I was denied it'

    'I helped test a wonder drug - then I was denied it'


    When Louise Moorhouse took part in a drug trial she was able to eat normally for the first time in her...

    When Louise Moorhouse took part in a drug trial she was able to eat normally for the first time in her life.
    Technology to keep dementia patients out of hospital

    Technology to keep dementia patients out of hospital


    Radar technology and tiny brain-monitors are just some of the devices being tested by a new research...

    Radar technology and tiny brain-monitors are just some of the devices being tested by a new research centre.
    A rasher of bacon a day 'ups cancer risk'

    A rasher of bacon a day 'ups cancer risk'


    Eating even small amounts of red or processed meat increases the risk of bowel cancer, study...

    Eating even small amounts of red or processed meat increases the risk of bowel cancer, study finds.
    Breech baby scan 'would save lives'

    Breech baby scan 'would save lives'


    A scan at 36 weeks could help spot tricky breech deliveries, when a baby's bottom or feet will emerge...

    A scan at 36 weeks could help spot tricky breech deliveries, when a baby's bottom or feet will emerge first.
    'Instagram triggers my epilepsy'

    'Instagram triggers my epilepsy'


    An epilepsy charity has called for social media seizure...

    An epilepsy charity has called for social media seizure warnings
    Swansea boy's 'neck pain' was rare throat cancer

    Swansea boy's 'neck pain' was rare throat cancer


    Eight-year-old McKenzie John, from Swansea, is due to undergo proton beam therapy next...

    Eight-year-old McKenzie John, from Swansea, is due to undergo proton beam therapy next month.
    Mental health nurses join police officers on duty

    Mental health nurses join police officers on duty


    Police officers say they are "overwhelmed" by calls to mental health patients and need round-the-clock help from medical...

    Police officers say they are "overwhelmed" by calls to mental health patients and need round-the-clock help from medical staff.
    Sleep myths 'damaging your health'

    Sleep myths 'damaging your health'


    US researchers have looked at the most common ones that we may fall...

    US researchers have looked at the most common ones that we may fall for.
    Free sanitary products plan extended to primary girls

    Free sanitary products plan extended to primary girls


    Move follows announcement of funding for free tampons and towels in secondary schools and colleges in...

    Move follows announcement of funding for free tampons and towels in secondary schools and colleges in England.
    How we became part of a kidney swap chain

    How we became part of a kidney swap chain


    Mandy Murray's husband Graham gave his kidney to someone in Belfast so his wife got a transplant in...

    Mandy Murray's husband Graham gave his kidney to someone in Belfast so his wife got a transplant in return.
    Statins 'don't work well for one in two people'

    Statins 'don't work well for one in two people'


    Fresh research questions the merit of the cholesterol-lowering pills taken by millions of...

    Fresh research questions the merit of the cholesterol-lowering pills taken by millions of Britons.
    Is it really worth injecting vitamins?

    Is it really worth injecting vitamins?


    There is a growing trend for intravenous "vitamin" drips - but what are the risks? And do they even...

    There is a growing trend for intravenous "vitamin" drips - but what are the risks? And do they even work?
    ‘I’m 35, with two young children – and Parkinson’s’

    ‘I’m 35, with two young children – and Parkinson’s’


    Ellie Finch Hulme is a translator and a busy mum of two children. And she also has a disease associated with people decades...

    Ellie Finch Hulme is a translator and a busy mum of two children. And she also has a disease associated with people decades older.
    Umbilical cord art - would you do it?

    Umbilical cord art - would you do it?


    Some mothers are making their baby's umbilical cord into artwork, but are getting mixed...

    Some mothers are making their baby's umbilical cord into artwork, but are getting mixed reactions.
    How physical activity supports children with SEND

    How physical activity supports children with SEND


    Research shows that being active improves children's mental well-being and academic achievement. It can also be particularly valuable in terms of developing confidence and social skills. Dr Anthony Maher of Edge Hill University explains the benefits for...

    Research shows that being active improves children's mental well-being and academic achievement. It can also be particularly valuable in terms of developing confidence and social skills. Dr Anthony Maher of Edge Hill University explains the benefits for children with SEND.