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'We want women to feel safe'

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 09:22
The UK's first maternity service for victims of rape and sexual abuse, which opens today at the Royal London Hospital.

Newport woman 'died from untreated pill side effects'

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 16:49
A woman died from the untreated side effects of the combined contraceptive pill, a coroner concludes.

Cheat's guide

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 16:19
Scientists say that having just an hour of exercise a day may help undo the damage of sitting at a desk all day. Here are five tips on how to be more active without having to go anywhere near a gym.

Cancer found in ancient human ancestor's foot

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 14:39
The earliest evidence of cancer in the human fossil record has been discovered in South Africa, say researchers.

Exercises you can do at your desk to counter sedentary job

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:59
Exercise can counter the dangers of an office job - if you're short of time, here are some moves you can do at your desk.

Stepping Hill Hospital cuts jobs as it loses £75 a minute

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 11:12
A hospital losing £75 a minute is to close a ward and axe 350 full time posts, an NHS trust reveals.

Antibiotic resistance: 'Snot wars' study heralds new class of drugs

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:06
A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial warfare taking place up people's noses, scientists report.

Hour's activity 'offsets sedentary day'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 23:37
An hour's "brisk exercise" each day offsets the risks of early death linked to a desk-bound working life, scientists suggest.

Bore out: Londoners share their views on boredom at work

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 21:26
The BBC's Laura Westbrook takes to the streets of London to ask people for their thoughts on being bored at work.

Ice Bucket Challenge mum praises ALS 'breakthrough'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 18:29
Nancy Frates, whose son Pete has ALS, welcomes a research breakthrough, but says more donations are needed to find a "cure".

Owen Smith proposes wealth tax to boost NHS spending

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:53
Leadership challenger Owen Smith sets out a series of policies to tackle inequality and says Labour should be "smashing the Conservatives".

Drug 'may slow' Alzheimer's brain death

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 16:47
A drug appears to slow the death of the brain and preserve mental function in patients with Alzheimer's disease, a study shows.

Ice Bucket Challenge funds gene discovery in ALS (MND) research

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:58
The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in 2014 has funded the discovery of an important gene in the neurodegenerative disease ALS, the ALS Association says.

Later menopause 'may increase diabetes risk'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 05:02
Those undergoing the menopause after the age of 55 have an elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.

Height quiz

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 01:04
Test your knowledge of which nations are the tallest and which have grown the most over the past century.

Bedroom battleground

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:26
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers a dilemma over possible malaria prevention.

NHS consultant paid £375,000 in overtime

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:01
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.

How have Dolly the Sheep's 'siblings' fared?

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 21:58
The prospect of using cloning to treat humans has been boosted by new evidence suggests that it can be used safely in animals.

Binging on TV for hours 'could kill'

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:11
Japanese scientists say watching TV for hours can raise the risk of you dying from a blood clot.

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

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:49
Mark Williams, chief executive of the British egg industry council, tells Radio 4's Today programme they are "absolutely delighted"

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