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A&E departments flooded with Easter egg over-indulgers

One hospital was forced to plead with people who had eaten too much to stay away on one of the busiest weekends of the year


Posted on 29 March 2016 | 8:44 am

Police officers deliver baby boy after being flagged down by van driver

Child named Alex after two constables come to the aid of a woman in Harrow


Posted on 29 March 2016 | 3:27 am

Pet owner spends £4,000 on operation to save beloved cat

10-year-old Burmese moggy fitted with metal stent after airway narrowed


Posted on 28 March 2016 | 7:45 pm

Mental illness mostly caused by life events not genetics, argue psychologists

Mental illnesses, like depression, are largely triggered by life events not genetics, and more funding should be allocated to find their true cause


Posted on 28 March 2016 | 5:27 pm

Simple blood test to detect concussion could mean children avoid scans

Scientists’ finding means children who bang their heads may not need to undergo radiation-exposing scans


Posted on 28 March 2016 | 5:00 pm

Yoga ‘cures cancer,’ claims senior Indian government official

The head of India’s ministry for alternative medicine said research at a Bangalore institute showed that yoga techniques could prevent or arrest the disease


Posted on 27 March 2016 | 1:07 pm

Aldo Zilli: A lot of British mums can’t cook

Aldo Zilli, the chef, argues parents should take responsibility for teaching their children to cook


Posted on 26 March 2016 | 6:00 am

Men with Zika should wait six months before unprotected sex say US health experts

New warning from US Centres for Disease Control says men should abstain from unprotected sex for six months


Posted on 26 March 2016 | 3:25 am

Nutritionists say ‘baffling’ official guidance to halve dairy food intake puts public health at risk

Public Health England, the Government’s official advisory body on diet, says reducing milk and cheese is vital to cut obesity


Posted on 25 March 2016 | 9:30 pm

Britain hit by severe Spring flu outbreak

Health officials issue warnings as flu figures reach five-year high


Posted on 25 March 2016 | 10:28 am

BBC News – Health

Height quiz

Test your knowledge of which nations are the tallest and which have grown the most over the past century.

Posted on 27 July 2016 | 12:04 am

Bedroom battleground

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers a dilemma over possible malaria prevention.

Posted on 26 July 2016 | 11:26 pm

NHS consultant paid £375,000 in overtime

Growing pressures are leading UK hospitals to increasingly rely on premium overtime pay to get consultants to do extra work, with one paid £375,000 last year, the BBC finds.

Posted on 26 July 2016 | 11:01 pm

How have Dolly the Sheep’s ‘siblings’ fared?

The prospect of using cloning to treat humans has been boosted by new evidence suggests that it can be used safely in animals.

Posted on 26 July 2016 | 8:58 pm

Binging on TV for hours ‘could kill’

Japanese scientists say watching TV for hours can raise the risk of you dying from a blood clot.

Posted on 26 July 2016 | 11:11 am

The British egg industry explains why runny eggs are now safe to eat

Mark Williams, chief executive of the British egg industry council, tells Radio 4’s Today programme they are “absolutely delighted”

Posted on 26 July 2016 | 9:49 am

Stem cell match for ‘one in nine million’ toddler Joey Ziadi

A toddler with a “one in almost nine million” blood disorder finds a matching stem cell donor after a two-year search.

Posted on 26 July 2016 | 8:44 am

Dutch men revealed as world’s tallest

When it comes to height, Dutch men and Latvian women tower over all other nationalities, a study reveals.

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 11:39 pm

Scans reveal how teenage brain develops

The areas of the brain involved in complex thought are the ones that change the most during the teenage years, research shows.

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 7:00 pm

Raw eggs ‘safe for pregnant women’

Pregnant women should no longer be told not to eat raw or lightly cooked eggs, a food safety committee recommends.

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 5:51 pm