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Detailed images of baby heart inside the womb - 23 Mar 2019
New technology could improve the care of babies with congenital heart diseases.

Advertising watchdog rules fake autism 'cure' adverts must stop - 22 Mar 2019
The advertising watchdog is targeting practitioners of Cease therapy, which has no scientific basis.

'Baby Grady' gives fertility hope to boys with cancer - 22 Mar 2019
A new approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment - thanks to a baby monkey.

Cervical screening: DIY smear test could be 'game-changer' - 21 Mar 2019
Women who miss cervical screening appointments will be given home-testing kits in a pilot scheme.

IVF ethics pioneer Mary Warnock dies - 21 Mar 2019
The philosopher Baroness Mary Warnock has died at the age of 94.

Assisted dying: Doctors' group adopts neutral position - 21 Mar 2019
The Royal College of Physicians votes to adopt a neutral position on helping terminally ill patients die.

Hancock criticised over DNA test 'over reaction' - 21 Mar 2019
England's health secretary said it had saved his life by revealing a "higher risk of prostate cancer".

Testosterone rules for female athletes 'unscientific' - 21 Mar 2019
There is a lack of evidence for the cut-off point adopted by athletics chiefs, a BMJ editorial says.

NHS 'no chance of training enough staff' - 21 Mar 2019
Experts are warning nurses and GP shortages will worsen in England, unless radical action is taken.

My one-in-a-million daughter is a 'human timebomb' - 21 Mar 2019
Anya suffers from a one-in-a-million condition that is like having seven serious diseases all at once.

'No consent' for teeth removal op on woman who later died - 21 Mar 2019
Rachel Johnston, who had learning difficulties, died weeks after all her teeth were removed.

Unprecedented drug shortage linked to Brexit, NHS bosses say - 20 Mar 2019
Hospitals in England are experiencing a "spike" in medicine shortages, an NHS leader tells BBC Newsnight.

'My anorexia really loved Instagram' - 20 Mar 2019
One woman who has overcome anorexia says Instagram didn't cause her eating disorder, but it made it worse.

Instagram eating disorder content 'out of control' - 20 Mar 2019
Psychiatrists raise concerns as the BBC finds children are swapping extreme images of weight loss.

Childcare offered for free to smear-test mums - 20 Mar 2019
Dozens of providers are offering an hour of free care so mothers can attend cervical screening appointments.

San Francisco moves to ban e-cigarettes until health effects known - 20 Mar 2019
The law would halt sales until vaping's health effects are fully evaluated by US regulators.

Weedkiller glyphosate a 'substantial' cancer factor - 20 Mar 2019
Jury to consider damages after one of the world's most widely-used weedkillers is blamed for cancer.

Potent cannabis increases risk of serious mental illness, says study - 20 Mar 2019
People who use potent cannabis increase their risk of serious mental illness, according to researchers.

Can exercise reverse the ageing process? - 20 Mar 2019
It's not for everyone, but older athletes are pushing the limits of what the body can do as it ages.

The good things about ADHD: 'It's my superpower' - 20 Mar 2019
ADHD can sometimes be portrayed quite negatively, so an ADHD parents' support group asked us to make a film looking at some of the good things about it.

Parkinson's smell test explained by science - 20 Mar 2019
A woman who can smell Parkinson's disease helps scientists discover what causes the musky odour.

Gestational diabetes: Women left at risk, say researchers - 20 Mar 2019
Left untreated, gestational diabetes can increase the risk of a stillbirth and other complications.

Medicinal cannabis: 'Patients still in limbo' - 19 Mar 2019
It could take years for patients to get medicinal cannabis on the NHS, a parliamentary committee has heard.

Communication at infection outbreak hospital 'not great' - 19 Mar 2019
MSPs are told of communication issues between infection control nurses and maintenance staff at an outbreak-hit Glasgow hospital.

Majorca in drive to rein in boozy tourists - 19 Mar 2019
Tourist haunts that run drink promotions face fines in the resort city of Palma, as do rowdy visitors.

Woman in China nearly dies after injecting herself with fruit juice - 19 Mar 2019
The woman in China suffered liver, kidney, heart and lung damage and spent days in intensive care.

People don't become 'adults' until their 30s, say scientists - 19 Mar 2019
Experts say people aged 18 are still going through changes in the brain that can affect behaviour.

Egg freezing: Behind the scenes of a fertility clinic - 19 Mar 2019
With more and more women considering it, what exactly does egg freezing involve?

Cancer doctor shortage 'puts care at risk' - 19 Mar 2019
Despite patients urgently needing treatment, 7.5% of key posts are vacant, a study of NHS staffing finds.

'I was diagnosed with cancer at seven months pregnant' - 18 Mar 2019
It felt like Sarah Hanan's life had "come to a screeching halt", but it was only the start of her journey.

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