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Updated 2018-06-21 15:19
Stem cell match brother 'denied visa for life-saving op'
Shirley Kordie's brother Joseph is a "perfect" stem cell match and is ready to donate.
Sex, drugs and A&E: 10 charts on how the under-30s use the NHS
Debates about the NHS often focus on the pressures of an ageing population, but how do younger patients use the service?
Drug 'reduces hearing loss' after childhood cancer treatment
Given hours after chemotherapy, it showed promising results in children with a rare cancer.
Cases of cancer in elderly to surge by 2035, report says
By 2035 about 234,000 over-75s will get cancer each year - up from 130,000 now, a report estimates.
Hospitalised toddler gets 'lifeline' nursery care
A charity that provides nursery care for children who have to stay in hospital has been set up.
Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers 'shortened 456 lives'
Relatives call for a criminal inquiry into the "unforgivable" actions at the Gosport hospital.
'Charlie changed our lives completely'
The parents of Charlie Gard say they want a change in the law and 'will try and help anyone else who is in the same boat as us'.
Charlie Gard's parents want 'Charlie's Law'
The parents of Charlie Gard want to change the law so other cases like theirs don't end up in court.
Billy Caldwell: Campaigner's company sells cannabis oil
Charlotte Caldwell has been treating her severely epileptic son, Billy, with cannabis oil since 2016.
Cough syrup recall over mould risk from ingredients
Eight products are affected and the advice is to return bottles to where they were bought.
Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed opioids 'shortened 456 lives'
An inquiry found that painkillers were prescribed without medical justification to older patients.
Teenage volunteers make dementia residents 'feel alive'
Young people are giving up their time to provide comfort for care home residents living with dementia.
Oxford neurosurgeon helps thousands overcome tremors
Professor Tipu Aziz and his team have inserted electrodes into 2,000 patients' brains.
Gosport hospital deaths: Independent panel findings due
A panel has analysed hundreds of patient death certificates at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
NHS at 70: How Moorfields Eye Hospital changed the world
The London hospital has transformed eye care and saved the sight of millions since the start of the NHS.
The nurses tackling mental illness in police custody
About third of those arrested in England have mental health issues. The BBC met the nurses who help them.
Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by government
Families of epileptic children welcomed the move, which does not change rules on recreational use.
Cannabis: What are the risks of recreational use?
The government has dismissed calls to legalise cannabis for recreational use. What are the drug's risks?
The health impact of separating migrant children from parents
Experts say there is no downplaying the trauma that taking a child away from a parent causes.
Young people 'see cannabis as safer than alcohol'
As Lord Hague calls for a change in the law on cannabis, young people claim it is often seen as a "softer" stimulant.
Legalising cannabis: What you need to know
The debate on legalising cannabis has been reignited by the case of a 12-year-old boy with epilepsy.
Hague's call to legalise cannabis rejected by government
But the home secretary tells MPs there will be a review of cannabis-based medicines in the UK.
NHS 70: How have hospitals changed for children?
It's 70 years since the start of the NHS. How have hospitals changed for child patients since 1948?
Cannabis debate: I appealed to the prime minister
Hannah Deacon, whose son suffers from epilepsy, says she was given a pledge by Theresa May
Couple's anger after 'stillborn' son died in their arms
Ellie and Chris James's newborn son died in their arms - minutes after being told he was already dead.
Conjoined twins' joy at watching news report of birth
Anna and Barbara Rozycki made headlines around the world following their birth in 1970.
Wales 'behind' in technology to detect prostate cancer
The mpMRI scan is currently available in just three out of seven Welsh health boards.
Emotional eating 'learned by children not inherited'
Genes are significant in most eating behaviours but not emotional under- or overeating, say experts.
Cannabis oil row: Billy Caldwell discharged from hospital
The 12-year-old is treated in hospital for his severe epilepsy with the oil, which is illegal in the UK.
Theresa May is asked where NHS cash will come from
Theresa May is asked how the government will fund a £20bn cash increase for the NHS.
Review needed on medicinal cannabis cases, says May
Theresa May calls for a review into how cases involving the medical use of cannabis are handled.
How does gaming affect your brain?
Hamish loves playing the game Fortnite. Does his brain show signs of addiction?
Tax rise need to help pay for £20bn NHS boost, says PM
The prime minister promises any tax increases will be introduced in a "fair and balanced" way.
HPV vaccine cuts cancer-causing infection
The vaccine has brought about an 86% reduction in cancer-causing infection, a study has found.
Politicians unite to demand dignity for terminally ill
Politicians describe the current system as "cruel and lacking in dignity and compassion".
Hundreds of breast cancer patients 'denied reconstruction'
One in five NHS bodies is limiting access to corrective surgery, a breast cancer charity report says.
Veganism: Why is it on the up?
More and more people are buying plant-powered products. What’s behind the rise?
'Why UK Asians need to talk more about suicide'
Rates of attempted suicide among South Asian women are two-and-a-half times more than white women.
Billy Caldwell: Senior MP urges reform over medical cannabis
An MP leading an all-party group looking at medical cannabis calls for "more fundamental reform".
WHO: Gaming addiction 'a mental health condition'
For millions, it is a harmless hobby but for some it can become more than that.
NHS funding: Theresa May unveils £20bn boost
The PM says it will be part-funded by a "Brexit dividend" but Labour says this is a "hypothetical" windfall.
Cannabis oil row: Boy has epilepsy medication returned
Twelve-year-old receives oil for "medical emergency" after it was confiscated, home secretary says.
Over 40s health check to include dementia advice
Public Health England wants to give advice to patients to help reduce the risk of the condition.
Teenager's cowpox diagnosis surprises doctors
A 15-year-old boy is diagnosed with the historical disease now usually only found in animals.
The common condition that has no cure
One in five women in the UK are thought to have PCOS, a condition for which there’s no cure.
The youngster challenging children's perceptions of disability
Paddy and his mum visit schools to help challenge children's perceptions of disability.
Check the key targets in your area
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.
Children in England consuming 'twice as much sugar as recommended'
Youngsters in England have consumed their recommended 2018 sugar allowance before the end of June.
Babies most likely to be born at 4am, study finds
More than 70% of births took place outside working hours in England, a study of five million births found.
Nottingham beauty therapists taught to spot skin cancer signs
There are more than 2,400 deaths from melanoma every year, according to Cancer Research UK.