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VIDEO: 'Dalek' cleaner cutting infection

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:07
How remote robot cleaners are helping cut hospital infection rates in north Wales.

AUDIO: 'Steroids made my sperm count zero'

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:20
Bodybuilder Lee believes he is unable to have children because he has been taking steroids for 25 years.

AUDIO: 'On Saturday, I shall die'

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:22
BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme spoke to one woman who had chosen to end her life after being diagnosed with two brain tumours - and to her daughter about what happened next.

AUDIO: 'Heroin was a way to not face reality'

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 08:40
Former heroin addict Lisa Bryer tells Today programme presenter John Humphrys about her experiences with drugs and her recovery process.

AUDIO: Shift work 'increases diabetes risk'

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:33
IOSH's Jane White and London Business School's Lynda Gratton discuss new research suggesting Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts.

VIDEO: Yoga all at sea

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:20
SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water.

VIDEO: Water ATMs bring clean water to Delhi

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:20
The authorities is Delhi are piloting water dispensing machines to bring clean water to residents.

VIDEO: Clue to antibiotic resistance spread

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:06
Scientists trying to understand the rise of antibiotic resistance believe pilgrimages could provide clues to the mechanisms behind its spread.

VIDEO: The rehydration unit in an Indian slum

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:57
An Indian charity has set up a rehydration unit in their health centre to ensure local people get access to oral rehydration therapy

VIDEO: Healthy start for newborns

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:59
A new study shows that newborn babies can reap the health benefits of a delay in cutting their umbilical cord - whilst they're safe in their mothers' arms.

AUDIO: Gay man had shocks on NHS as 'cure'

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:22
A man who was given electric shocks on the NHS in the 1970's to 'cure' his homosexuality says he 'deeply regrets' it.

VIDEO: Heroin antidote offers cities hope

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 23:02
As the US grapples with a resurgence of heroin addiction, emergency workers and addicts' families are turning to an "antidote" called Naloxone to prevent overdose.

VIDEO: Schizophrenia 'impact and stigma'

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:54
New treatments for schizophrenia could be possible as vital clues behind the factors causing the mental illness are discovered. One person diagnosed with it explains the impact and the stigma.

VIDEO: New measures to tackle FGM

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:50
Parents who allow their daughters to be subjected to female genital mutilation will face prosecution under new legislation.

VIDEO: Clegg vows action to stop FGM

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 07:13
New measures aimed at ending female genital mutilation within a generation will be announced at a global summit in London.

VIDEO: NHS tests patient monitoring patch

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:42
A patch the size of a plaster is to be tested by the NHS as a new way of continuously monitoring a patient's heart rate, breathing and temperature.

AUDIO: UK mum 'spent £20,000' to have girl

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:46
A British mother tells 5 live she spent £20,000 on gender selection treatment in the US.

VIDEO: The six-year hair pulling selfie

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:46
Documenting hair pulling condition on YouTube

VIDEO: Do disabled children miss out on PE?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 06:45
PE provision for children with disabilities in mainstream schools is lacking and could damage Britain's Paralympic prospects in the future, according to a survey carried out by the Youth Sport Trust.

VIDEO: Assisted dying bill passes first hurdle

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 07:20
A bill to legalise assisted dying has passed its second reading in the Lords on Friday without a vote.