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AUDIO: Man stung by bees in pain experiment

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 16:04
A PhD student has allowed bees to sting him 190 times - to find out which part of the body it hurts the most.

Living organ regeneration 'first'

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:08
An elderly organ in a living animal has been regenerated into a youthful state by DNA manipulation for the first time, UK researchers say.

'Youngest baby' with ear implants

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 09:29
A baby has become the youngest in the UK to have cochlear implants - at the age of three months and three days.

Most scarlet fever cases in 20 years

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:24
More cases of scarlet fever are reported in Wales since the start of the year than occurred during the whole of 2013.

Village hopes to stub out smoking

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 06:57
A village is hoping to become smoke-free by asking people not to smoke in public places.

Tube 'inserted in wrong patient'

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 06:08
A memo is sent out to staff in the Northern Health Trust after a plastic tube is accidentally inserted into the wrong patient at Antrim Area Hospital.

Spinal shocks revive paralysed legs

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 05:12
Four paralysed men have been able to move their legs for the first time in years after electrical stimulation of their spinal cords, US doctors report.

AUDIO: 'Rare condition which makes me smell'

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:37
A woman says she wants to raise awareness about her condition which causes her to smell of "rotten garbage" and "sewage."

Hunt's gay blood stance questioned

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 09:05
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham calls on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to explain his position on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland.

Cancer virus discovery helped by delayed flight

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 03:08
Story of the scientist who isolated the Epstein Barr virus

HIV home test kits given go-ahead

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 01:30
Kits allowing people to test themselves for HIV at home can be bought over the counter in the UK for the first time - but no kits exist yet in Britain.

VIDEO: Can smartphones ruin your sleep?

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 09:55
New technology such as smartphones and tablets could be affecting how much sleep people get, a survey suggests.

Living with the 'opposite of autism'

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 05:43
The joys and dangers of living with Williams Syndrome

Good teeth may help sporting success

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:04
Dentists say elite athletes could stand a better chance of winning gold medals if they took more care of their teeth.

'Huge variation' between hospitals

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:46
The chairman of England's health watchdog has told the BBC there are hospitals "where you would not want to go as a patient".

Scarlet fever cases rise in England

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:45
Cases of scarlet fever have risen to their highest weekly total for more than 30 years, says Public Health England.

Liver transplant scheme extended

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:31
People with a severe alcohol-related liver disease will be eligible for liver transplants for the first time in the UK under a pilot scheme.

Gadget light causing sleep problems

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:00
More than nine out of 10 young people say they are exposed to the sleep-disruptive blue light before bed.

Mali on alert over Ebola fears

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:38
Mali is on alert over the deadly Ebola virus after three suspected cases were reported near the border with Guinea, where 86 people have died.

Lung cancer survival rates 'poor'

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:41
Half of people with lung cancer die within six months of diagnosis, says a report from Macmillan Cancer Support which looked at cancer survival rates.

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