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VIDEO: Buttock silicone injections 'lethal'

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 07:44
The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela

AUDIO: NHS Trust 'blackened' doctor's name

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 09:36
A senior cardiologist, who exposed concerns about patient safety at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, has won an unfair dismissal case.

VIDEO: Warning over foreign doctor training

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:59
There are calls for stricter assessments of foreign-trained doctors before they practise in the UK.

VIDEO: Babylab studies development of ADHD

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:22
Scientists at a London laboratory carry out tests to try to discover how and why some people develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

AUDIO: Man amputated hand to get 'reaction'

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:37
A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen."

VIDEO: Lord Tebbit turns children's writer

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:01
Lord Tebbit, the former Tory minister and party chairman turns his hand to writing a children's novel, the central character being a 14-year-old boy left paralysed after a car crash.

AUDIO: RNIB: UK needs sight loss advisors

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:48
Every eye clinic in the UK should provide access to a sight loss advisor, the RNIB has claimed.

VIDEO: Sensors to prevent pain for amputees

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 01:44
Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed three-directional pressure sensors which they say could prevent dangerous sores for thousands of patients

AUDIO: Man held for giving wife pain patch

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 13:21
An elderly man was locked up for seven hours after giving his wife a painkiller patch at her care home.

AUDIO: Unison warns over paramedics' stress

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:06
The ambulance service is on the verge of breaking down because of paramedics' stress levels, union Unison has warned.

VIDEO: England 'being caught up on NHS'

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 06:14
The NHS in England is continuing to perform marginally better than other UK countries, but the gap is narrowing, according to a new report.

VIDEO: Hi-tech goggles 'detect cancer cells'

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 05:43
A US trial of hi-tech goggles could reduce the need for secondary operations for cancer patients.

VIDEO: Davina trainer's marathon tips

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 05:08
Fitness expert Professor Greg Whyte offers up some essential advice on running a successful marathon.

VIDEO: NICE urges greater action on steroids

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 06:42
Drugs workers must do more to help the growing number of people injecting themselves with steroids, the health watchdog says.

AUDIO: Man stung by bees in pain experiment

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 15:04
A PhD student has allowed bees to sting him 190 times - to find out which part of the body it hurts the most.

AUDIO: 'Rare condition which makes me smell'

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:37
A woman says she wants to raise awareness about her condition which causes her to smell of "rotten garbage" and "sewage."

VIDEO: Can smartphones ruin your sleep?

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 08:55
New technology such as smartphones and tablets could be affecting how much sleep people get, a survey suggests.

VIDEO: What do standardised packs look like?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:04
As the government moves forward with plans to ban branding on cigarette packs in England, the BBC's Peter Taylor visits a tobacconist in Australia where a ban was introduced in 2011.

VIDEO: Rise in fake HIV tests in Uganda

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:31
A BBC Africa investigation has revealed that some people in Uganda are buying fake HIV negative results.

VIDEO: Loneliness 'affects general health'

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 21:23
The emotional problems associated with loneliness have long been acknowledged, but now there is evidence that being lonely has an impact on overall health.