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Parkinson's disease patient: 'I can walk... it's really helped me'

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 18:46
Parkinson's disease patient Gail Jardine can walk more freely after having a spinal implant fitted.

Housebound Parkinson's patients have movement restored

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 18:38
An electrical stimulus can help revive mobility for people with the disease, scientists have discovered.

Older women exploited by IVF clinics, says fertility watchdog

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 03:00
Clinics are using "selective success rates" to target older women, the fertility watchdog warns.

Campaign to tackle 'botched' cosmetic procedures

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:31
The use of self-injected dermal and lip fillers is rising, along with dangerous cosmetic surgery.

The profoundly deaf girl who found her voice after brain surgery

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 00:48
Leia was born profoundly deaf but pioneering surgery and therapy has enabled her to hear sounds.

How making bars of soap 'started my life again'

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 00:22
Meet the people behind the soap company that help people with disabilities into the workplace.

Nottingham midwife saves best friend's life

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 10:31
Aimee Summers recognised the signs of a potentially fatal blood clot and gave emergency first aid.

Are plants a necessity or a luxury?

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 01:02
A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health.

Targeted checks 'prevent one-in-10 heart attacks'

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 00:27
Around 5,000 heart attacks and strokes a year could be prevented by personalising heart health checks.

London loneliness: Hackney Brocals help men find friends

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 00:19
The group aims to tackle male isolation across London through regular meet ups and trips.

Sore knee? Maybe you have a fabella

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 23:59
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

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:57
Holly Eastall says she felt suicidal after being falsely accused of abuse following her baby's death.

Learning disability 'trapped' in hospitals as NHS target missed

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:46
More than 2,200 people with learning disabilities are still being treated in hospitals, figures show.

Pembrokeshire GP job ad admits 'the hours stink'

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:34
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?'

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:54
"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'

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 01:50
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

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 23:33
All eight infants now have fully functioning immune systems after undergoing treatment, say experts.

Salon opens 'safe space' for breastfeeding mums in Dereham

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 18:05
The owner offers a place for mums to feed their babies as her sister felt "uncomfortable" doing it in public.

Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 18:00
The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and death.

Ipswich murder-suicide: Crisis team 'missed opportunity'

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 16:43
A mental health crisis team is criticised for not intervening after the couple was found dead at their home.

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