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 •  Babies in prams 'exposed to more pollution'
Infants in prams can be exposed to up to 60% more pollution than adults, a study suggests.
 
 •  The radio 'saved my little girl's life'
A large trial in Burkina Faso suggests listening to the radio could improve child health.
 
 •  Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells'
E-cigarette vapour disables important immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation.
 
 •  Postpartum psychosis: Adele spotted her friend's illness
Adele has posted an Instagram message supporting her best friend who's recovering from postpartum psychosis.
 
 •  Troubles victims' mental health 'epidemic'
A victims' group calls for support after a study highlights suicide attempts following terrorist incidents.
 
 •  Bowel cancer screening to start earlier at age 50 in England
This will lower the starting age by 10 years in some areas and bring England in line with Scotland.
 
 •  Essure sterilisation device: Australian women to launch lawsuit
The women say the Essure implant may have caused wide-ranging problems, including chronic pain.
 
 •  Weedkiller glyphosate 'doesn't cause cancer' - Bayer
The new owner of the Monsanto group insists glyphosate use is safe despite a cancer payout.
 
 •  Norfolk hospital plans 'in-patient' care at home
Up to 30 patients living near the hospital could be treated at home in bid to ease winter pressures.
 
 •  The unpleasant reason men navigate better than women
Scientists show innate ability is not the explanation for men navigating better than women.
 
 •  How smallpox claimed its final victim
How did British medical worker Janet Parker become the world's last victim of smallpox?
 
 •  Heatwave blamed for record A&E attendances in England
A&E attendances in England in July were at the highest level since records began in 2010.
 
 •  Gel and acrylic nails allergy warning
When applied at home or by untrained nail technicians, reactions can occur, skin experts say.
 
 •  Regular exercise 'best for mental health'
Exercising three to five times a week helps improved wellbeing over a month, US research finds.
 
 •  Amin Abdullah: Nurse who set himself on fire 'unfairly dismissed'
Amin Abdullah set himself on fire outside Kensington Palace after losing his "dream job".
 
 •  Ditching tight pants 'improves sperm count'
Could cooler testicles make for better swimming sperm - and more of them?
 
 •  Footballer heart death risk 'underestimated'
Doctors say deaths are still rare but we need to open our eyes to the risk.
 
 •  Beauticians dropped from new cosmetic filler register
Beauticians are banned from joining a new register designed to make cosmetic fillers safer.
 
 •  Why stealthy viruses are making you ill
Newly discovered trick used by viruses makes them more dangerous.
 
 •  HIV tests for sale on High Street for first time
The tests, which provide a result in 15 minutes, are going on sale in Superdrug stores across the UK.
 
 •  Women 'need to know egg freezing risk'
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists warns about low success rates and high costs.
 
 •  'I saved my teenage son's life with a defibrillator'
Stuart Askew helped save his son's life with a device which he had himself installed just two days previously.
 
 •  UK among worst for life expectancy rises
Increases to life expectancy in the UK have stalled since 2011, data from the ONS reveals.
 
 •  Coaching parents may reduce child’s obesity
Changing the way that parents interact with their infants could help combat child obesity, a US study suggests.
 
 •  Women doctors 'best for female heart patients'
Heart attack patients are more likely to survive if they are treated by a female doctor, a study suggests.
 
 •  NHS-funded homeopathic treatment to end in Bristol
Bristol was the last place in England patients could get NHS homeopathy - it is also available in Glasgow.
 
 •  Safety concerns over websites selling prescription drugs
A Panorama investigation reveals safety concerns relating to some websites selling prescription drugs.
 
 •  Girls admitted to hospital for self-harming nearly doubles
The NSPCC says the statistics, which have doubled over 20 years, are "sadly unsurprising".
 
 •  NHS England's most senior GP resigns over anonymous online posts
Dr Arvind Madan, NHS England's director of primary care, wrote remarks on a medical forum.
 
 •  Fentanyl and cocaine drug deaths rise
Drug policy campaigners say the government is responsible for "vulnerable people dying in droves".
 
 •  Opt-out organ donation 'in place by 2020' for England
Adults in England will be presumed to consent to donating their organs under "Max's Law".
 
 •  NHS told 'offer transgender fertility treatment' or face legal action
The equalities watchdog says it will take legal action over discriminatory and "outdated" policies.
 
 •  Maxine Peake: Actress hits back over NHS ad 'hypocrisy' claim
The actress voices an NHS recruitment ad after speaking out over health funding.
 
 •  Surgeons' 'toxic' rows added to mortality rate, says report
A report into the cardiac unit at a London hospital said the team was consumed by a "dark force".
 
 •  Vaginal thrush 'a growing problem worldwide'
Three out of four women develop thrush at least once and 6% suffer repeatedly, scientists say.
 
 •  Hospital sepsis deaths 'jump by a third'
Staff shortages and overcrowding blamed for a rise of more than a third in two years in recorded deaths.
 
 •  Low levels of air pollution linked to changes in the heart
The changes are similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure, experts say.
 
 •  Arrests over packages sent to hospitals
Police say two men were arrested after packages containing liquid were sent to a number of hospitals.
 
 •  Engineered pig lung transplant 'a success'
Scientists have successfully transplanted a bioengineered lung into a pig.
 
 •  Give new mums baby boxes to reduce co-sleeping risks, midwives say
Rolling the scheme out across the UK would provide all babies with a safe space to sleep, midwives say.
 
 •  Muckamore Hospital: Five patients assaulted by staff
Muckamore Abbey Hospital provides care to adults with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues.
 
 •  Life on steroids: 'It's my personal choice'
Inside a steroid clinic in Newport, south Wales - the first of its kind in the UK.
 
 •  Mood Kill: Real life mental health stories inspire new play
A writer's father opens up for the first time after she rewrote her show to encompass his mental health.
 
 •  Mums of quadruplets meet for the very first time
Carla and Selina admit they can get through 700 nappies a month.
 
 •  Alcohol NI's 'biggest healthcare problem'
Alcohol misuse is the "greatest healthcare problem facing Northern Ireland", a coroner has said.
 
 •  Man's leg amputated after dog poo got in wound
Collin Smith has welcomed a move by his council to fine dog owners who do not pick up after their pets.
 
 •  Natural Cycles: Do pregnancy prevention apps work?
There's a debate in Sweden over their reliability after women reported unwanted pregnancies.
 
 •  The pamper sessions in Nottingham for cancer patients
The sessions are run in a bid to help women boost their self-confidence as they fight against cancer.
 
 •  Edinburgh Fringe charity gala to raise brain tumour funds
The event has been organised by a co-director of venue Underbelly, whose six year old son was diagnosed with a tumour two years ago.
 
 •  Hollyoaks newcomer Talia Grant describes her autism as a blessing and a curse
Sixteen-year-old Talia Grant is the first autistic actress to play an autistic character in Hollyoaks.
 
 •  Online dating: Aim high, keep it brief, and be patient
Researchers say that contacting people "out of your league", can be a successful online dating strategy.
 
 •  Tongue splitting: Surgeons warn of serious health risks
The process, where the tongue is cut in half, can lead to blood loss and nerve damage, experts say.
 
 •  STIs: Why is syphilis is on the rise?
More cases of the infection were diagnosed in England last year than at any point since WW2.
 
 •  Why I chose to go it alone with IVF
Polly Kerr is one of a growing number of single women to have opted for IVF.
 
 •  The mentally ill 29-year-old helped to die
In January Aurelia Brouwers drank poison supplied by a doctor and lay down to die. She was 29.
 
 •  Are women turning their back on the pill?
Use of coils, implants and injections has nearly doubled in a decade, NHS figures show.
 
 •  The battle against skin-whitening cream
Shops continue to sell the illegal cream as Trading Standards struggle to regulate the sector.
 
 •  No going back in Argentina's abortion debate
The BBC's Katy Watson speaks to supporters and opponents of the abortion bill ahead of a key vote.
 
 •  How one autistic boy's glasses helped him read minds
How taking part in a study for autistic children using Google glasses and an app helped one boy.
 
 •  Alcohol and dementia - is moderate drinking safe?
Alcohol abuse is bad for the brain - but could there be health benefits for moderate drinkers?
 
 •  The scuba dive that crushed my spine
Four friends scuba-dived off the coast of Cyprus but their air tanks quickly ran out triggering a chain of catastrophic events.
 
 •  Will the EHIC be valid after Brexit?
Will you be able to use the European Health Insurance Card when the UK leaves the EU?
 
 •  Prostatitis: 'How I meditated away chronic pelvic pain'
The BBC's Henri Astier explains how mindfulness helped him beat the curse of chronic pelvic pain.
 
 •  Perinatal mental health: 'I wanted to abort my IVF baby'
For many women, pregnancy is a magical time. But what happens when it isn't what you expected?
 
 •  'Giving babies with spina bifida a chance'
Actress Ruth Madeley, who has spina bifida, considers the ground-breaking surgery that can help babies with the condition - while they're still in the womb.
 
 •  Parents of premature babies face a further trauma - PTSD
There is a lack of psychological support for parents in neonatal units, a charity says.
 
 •  Ebola: How a killer disease was stopped in its tracks
Hundreds of lives may have been saved during the latest Ebola outbreak after one key development.
 
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