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    NHS bosses look to overhaul cancer screening

    NHS bosses look to overhaul cancer screening


    The announcement comes the day after an "appalling" cervical-screening blunder hits more than 40,000...

    The announcement comes the day after an "appalling" cervical-screening blunder hits more than 40,000 women.
    Should we pay people for donating blood?

    Should we pay people for donating blood?


    Worldwide sales of blood plasma are increasingly strongly, but is it ethically right that people should be paid to donate...

    Worldwide sales of blood plasma are increasingly strongly, but is it ethically right that people should be paid to donate it?
    'I avoid kissing as my peanut allergy could kill me'

    'I avoid kissing as my peanut allergy could kill me'


    Oli Weatherall has to go to extreme lengths to keep himself alive because of a severe peanut...

    Oli Weatherall has to go to extreme lengths to keep himself alive because of a severe peanut allergy
    Shropshire baby deaths: Review cases rise to 215

    Shropshire baby deaths: Review cases rise to 215


    More than 200 families seek answers about their maternity care amid a review into baby...

    More than 200 families seek answers about their maternity care amid a review into baby deaths.
    Fighting heroin addiction: Bobby's story

    Fighting heroin addiction: Bobby's story


    Bobby was injecting heroin and crack cocaine up to six times a day. He's spoken to the BBC about what made him turn his life...

    Bobby was injecting heroin and crack cocaine up to six times a day. He's spoken to the BBC about what made him turn his life around.
    Britain's first specialist wound hub to open

    Britain's first specialist wound hub to open


    Terror attack victims and injured soldiers are to benefit from research at the Birmingham...

    Terror attack victims and injured soldiers are to benefit from research at the Birmingham centre.
    Rugby protective headgear 'cuts impact by almost half'

    Rugby protective headgear 'cuts impact by almost half'


    A new Dundee University study calls for mandatory protective headgear to prevent injuries in the...

    A new Dundee University study calls for mandatory protective headgear to prevent injuries in the sport.
    'Fake ambulance' pulled over by Swansea police

    'Fake ambulance' pulled over by Swansea police


    The estate car was covered in paintwork and logos that made it look like an operational...

    The estate car was covered in paintwork and logos that made it look like an operational ambulance.
    'I feel really bad when I hurt my mum'

    'I feel really bad when I hurt my mum'


    Families with autistic children say they struggle to get support to cope with violent...

    Families with autistic children say they struggle to get support to cope with violent outbursts.
    Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco

    Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco


    The individual was on holiday in Morocco, a country deemed high risk by public health...

    The individual was on holiday in Morocco, a country deemed high risk by public health officials.
    Cancer treatment patients get beauty workshops

    Cancer treatment patients get beauty workshops


    Beauticians are giving cancer patients free workshops to help with the side effects of...

    Beauticians are giving cancer patients free workshops to help with the side effects of treatment.
    Stillbirth: 'How I chose an outfit for my baby'

    Stillbirth: 'How I chose an outfit for my baby'


    How do you go about dressing your baby for their final resting place when conventional clothes don't...

    How do you go about dressing your baby for their final resting place when conventional clothes don't fit?
    'I was in excruciating pain from excess iron'

    'I was in excruciating pain from excess iron'


    Too much iron in the blood, or haemochromatosis, is a little-known, debilitating condition, often...

    Too much iron in the blood, or haemochromatosis, is a little-known, debilitating condition, often undiagnosed.
    'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates

    'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates


    Half of the world's countries now have too few babies being born to maintain their...

    Half of the world's countries now have too few babies being born to maintain their populations.
    'I was told I'd die if I had a baby'

    'I was told I'd die if I had a baby'


    Babies are being born at the world's first clinic to help woman who have a baby after being heart attack...

    Babies are being born at the world's first clinic to help woman who have a baby after being heart attack survivors.
    What is it like to prevent a suicide?

    What is it like to prevent a suicide?


    Gillian Assor was walking her dog when she heard crying and what followed would change multiple...

    Gillian Assor was walking her dog when she heard crying and what followed would change multiple lives.
    Should there be a tax on red meat?

    Should there be a tax on red meat?


    It could save lives, experts say, but some people find being told what to eat too much to...

    It could save lives, experts say, but some people find being told what to eat too much to swallow.
    'I call my OCD Olivia'

    'I call my OCD Olivia'


    Catherine Benfield was diagnosed with OCD as a young mum. Creating a character who personifies her condition helped her...

    Catherine Benfield was diagnosed with OCD as a young mum. Creating a character who personifies her condition helped her recovery.
    Inside the hospital treating acid attack scars

    Inside the hospital treating acid attack scars


    The BBC has had unique access inside Europe's largest burns unit, to see how one survivor is...

    The BBC has had unique access inside Europe's largest burns unit, to see how one survivor is recovering.
    Does sex addiction really exist?

    Does sex addiction really exist?


    It's a year since movie mogul Harvey Weinstein checked himself into a sex addiction clinic - but does sex addiction really...

    It's a year since movie mogul Harvey Weinstein checked himself into a sex addiction clinic - but does sex addiction really exist?
    Where are the most violent workplaces?

    Where are the most violent workplaces?


    The Department of Health is drawing up plans to protect NHS staff better from...

    The Department of Health is drawing up plans to protect NHS staff better from violence.
    Veganism: Does it affect your social life?

    Veganism: Does it affect your social life?


    Adrian Chiles says people don't ask him out for dinner any more - other vegans have their...

    Adrian Chiles says people don't ask him out for dinner any more - other vegans have their say.
    Reality Check: How healthy is your commute?

    Reality Check: How healthy is your commute?


    What forms of transport in urban environments expose you to the highest amounts of...

    What forms of transport in urban environments expose you to the highest amounts of pollutants?
    'Video games made me a better surgeon'

    'Video games made me a better surgeon'


    Rather than impede learning, gaming can improve your manual dexterity and concentration skills, one surgeon...

    Rather than impede learning, gaming can improve your manual dexterity and concentration skills, one surgeon says.
    'I never knew men could get breast cancer'

    'I never knew men could get breast cancer'


    Moses Musonga, a 67-year-old Kenyan, got a shock when he was diagnosed with the...

    Moses Musonga, a 67-year-old Kenyan, got a shock when he was diagnosed with the disease.
    Doctors gave me a new penis - I want to find love

    Doctors gave me a new penis - I want to find love


    Anick - who was born intersex - had a series of operations to give him a fully-functioning penis. The BBC followed his...

    Anick - who was born intersex - had a series of operations to give him a fully-functioning penis. The BBC followed his progress.
    Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area

    Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area


    Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations, A&E and mental health...

    Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations, A&E and mental health treatment.