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 •  Music 'calms nerves before surgery' as well as sedative
The "world's most relaxing song" could be just as good at calming patients' nerves, a study suggests.
 •  Plant-based milks on the rise: A quarter of Britons are drinking them
Whether it's almond, soy or coconut it seems cow's milk is being ditched for alternatives.
 •  NHS boss: Tax bills could mean 'loss of 60 doctors'
Doctors' refusal to work overtime is the issue, its chief executive warns.
 •  Measles outbreak: Loddon head teacher makes immunisation plea
Loddon head teacher Jim Adams writes to parents after three pupils contract the disease.
 •  Wolverhampton hospital's 'regret' over new mum's death
The trust running Wolverhampton's New Cross says lessons have been learned to better manage sepsis.
 •  UTI home-testing app to help women trialled by NHS
The app guides users through a urine test and allows the results to be analysed online by a pharmacist.
 •  DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency
The rare declaration comes after Ebola killed more than 1,600 people in DR Congo.
 •  Parents of sick and premature babies should get more leave - PM
Theresa May says "it's not fair" parents have to return to work before their baby leaves hospital.
 •  Skin cancer risk 'not just from holiday sun'
Cancer Research warns people in the UK to protect their skin at home and not only when they are away.
 •  Child mental health unit referrals 'up nearly 50%'
The figures, which are across the UK, are 'deeply worrying', say the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
 •  Children with gender identity issues 'need help from all sides'
Referrals to NHS gender identity clinics have more than tripled in the past five years.
 •  Menstrual cups 'as reliable as tampons'
Scientific review shows they are as leakproof as other sanitary products, say researchers.
 •  Luton house transformed to help parents of sick children
The former 1930s council house will support 420 families a year and has five bedrooms.
 •  What can be done about Scotland's drugs crisis?
Experts back five ways of trying to halt Scotland's rising toll of drug-related deaths.
 •  Excluded from school: How boxing helps teenagers with ADHD
Excluded from mainstream school, these teenagers explain how boxing helps them channel their ADHD.
 •  Ebola in DR Congo: Fear and mistrust stalk battle to halt outbreak
A snapshot from Butembo in DR Congo - one of the frontlines in the fight against the deadly virus.
 •  ‘I used to scream: For God’s sake, just eat!’
One family on their struggle to find support after their daughter was diagnosed with anorexia.
 •  Wymondham girl, 10, making full recovery from stroke
Holly Browning lost feeling in her arm and couldn't speak.
 •  'I spotted a lump when preparing for my ritual bath'
Why female mikveh or ritual bath attendants are being trained to look out for signs of cancer and domestic violence.
 •  Paul Gascoigne v Snoop Dogg: Is cannabis or alcohol worse for you?
A debate has broken out after Snoop Dogg posted a photo of himself and Paul Gascoigne on Instagram.
 •  Vision loss: 'I couldn't see as I walked down the aisle'
Charities claim a shortage of specialist staff for visually impaired people risks their safety.
 •  Conjoined twins: Sisters meet surgeons who separated them
Ritaj and Rital were born joined at the head. They're reunited with the doctors who saved their lives.
 •  'We need to know more on surgery for war-zone children'
A new medical guide aims to improve the chances of saving children's lives, and limbs, in war zones.
 •  Conjoined twins: How doctors separated twins joined at the head
Exclusive access to Great Ormond Street as surgeons worked to separate two girls who shared a skull.
 •  Trieste’s mental health revolution: 'It’s the best place to get sick'
Ideas from a mental health 'revolution' in Trieste in the 1970s are helping patients recover today.
 •  Waterloo battlefield therapy for British war veterans
Servicemen and women trying to overcome the effects of war are digging at the Battle of Waterloo site.
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