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VIDEO: 'I ended up in hospital from legal high'

5 hours 3 min ago
A teenager from Wales has spoken out about the night he ended up in hospital after taking a "legal high".

VIDEO: Face transplant man meets donor's sister

12 hours 29 min ago
A woman whose brother was killed in a car accident has met the man who was given his face, in a pioneering transplant operation.

VIDEO: 'I was afraid to look in a mirror'

15 hours 22 min ago
Body dysmorphic disorder sufferer Minnie Wright tells the BBC's John Maguire about the impact the condition has on her life.

VIDEO: 'Diblings' - the siblings created through donors

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:50
Being a 'dibling' - a child biologically connected through egg or sperm donation, can lead to a large family of half brothers and sisters, as the Victoria Derbyshire programme finds out.

VIDEO: Many drivers fail roadside drug tests

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:38
Half of drivers pulled over by police in some regions are failing drugs tests, according to new figures.

VIDEO: Vicar who contracted HIV after attack

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 09:15
Reverend Hayley Young who contracted HIV through a non-sexual attack speaks to the Victoria Derbyshire programme.

VIDEO: Can this app help teach surgeons?

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 09:30
The app which allows trainee surgeons to practice medical techniques

VIDEO: Why campaigners are giving toys disabilities

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 09:14
Toy Like Me campaigner Rebecca Atkinson explains why parents of children with disabilities want to see a new generation of toys bringing greater diversity to the playroom.

VIDEO: My cerebral palsy story - in animation

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 23:02
Bristol schoolgirl Tegan, 14, creates animation to help her friends understand her differences.

VIDEO: Smart knife identifies brain tumours

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 08:22
Researchers at Imperial College London are developing a device that could allow neurosurgeons to instantly identify cancerous brain tumours.

VIDEO: Why measure feet with iPads?

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 23:02
The Clarks shoe company started using iPads to measure children's feet last year, and it's all about capturing invaluable foot data.

VIDEO: Stepping Hill victim: 'No control over body'

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 13:07
Zubia Aslam was poisoned at Stepping Hill Hospital describes her ordeal saying she had ''no control'' over her body.

VIDEO: 'Poor care lets down dying patients'

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:58
Thousands of dying patients are being let down by poor end-of-life care, according to the organisation that investigates complaints about the NHS in England.

VIDEO: Nurses 'shocked' at Chua murders

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 08:43
The Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Stepping Hill Hospital, Judith Morris explains that the case had an emotional impact on staff and patients

VIDEO: The Filipinos who make fake diplomas

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 06:33
Detectives investigating the killings at Stepping Hill Hospital flew to Victorino Chua's native Philippines, where their investigation has cast serious doubt over his medical qualifications.

VIDEO: Did killer nurse fake qualifications?

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 21:31
Greater Manchester Police say the investigation which led to Victorino Chua's arrest and conviction was one of the the biggest and most complex it has ever carried out.

VIDEO: Hunt dismisses nursing concerns

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 07:13
The health Secretary has dismissed concerns voiced by the Royal College of Nursing about changes in pay conditions associated with delivering a 7-day health service.

VIDEO: The lucky iron fish

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 23:46
A fish-shaped lump of iron could be the answer to the global problem of anaemia.

VIDEO: 'Simple shaving cut could kill you'

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 13:32
Economist Jim O'Neill, the head of a UK government-appointed team looking at the impact of superbugs, tells Victoria Derbyshire the antibiotics crisis could cost millions of lives.

VIDEO: 'Prostate cancer drug extended my life'

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 13:22
Early treatment with a chemotherapy drug, Docetaxel, extends the lives of patients with advanced prostate cancer by nearly two years, a major study shows.