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 •  Matt Dawson's life changed by a tick bite
A bacterial infection spread through the former England rugby player's body after he was bitten.
 •  'Safer' Down's syndrome test to be introduced in Wales
The new test - which has a reduced risk of miscarriage - will be offered from next year.
 •  Solar eclipse 2017: What you need to know
A few tips on the rare cosmic event, which last stretched across the US coast to coast 99 years ago.
 •  Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS
Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS.
 •  Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials
Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.
 •  Ashbrooke Care Home closed over 'serious risk to life'
Ashbrooke Care Home is closed after an urgent inspection found failings that posed "serious risk to life".
 •  Inquiry call against health board over killer Kris Wade
Health officials did not follow procedures over sex assault complaints against a worker who later killed his neighbour.
 •  Peanut allergy treatment 'lasts up to four years'
Four years after children in a study took the oral treatment, 70% had no allergic reaction to peanuts.
 •  NHS call for equality over private hospitals' tax break
NHS Trusts demand the same 80% rebate granted to those private hospitals that register as charities.
 •  Newcastle health boss Sir Leonard Fenwick sacked
Longest serving NHS chief executive Sir Leonard Fenwick called it "an orchestrated witch hunt".
 •  Maternity 'must improve' at baby-deaths hospital trust
Progress is made at the Shrewsbury and Telford trust but maternity services must improve, the CQC says.
 •  Glasgow School of Art project personalises prosthetic limbs
A group of artisans are working with amputees in an effort to make artificial limbs more personal.
 •  How to stop 'doctor brides' from dropping out in Pakistan
Many female doctors in Pakistan drop out when they start a family. There's a new scheme to help them continue in practice by doing online video clinics on their laptops.
 •  'Healthy people get lung cancer too'
Vicky Veness shared a photo of herself looking healthy that was taken just hours before she was diagnosed.
 •  Dad gets tattoo of brain shunt after daughter's surgery
Briar Hickenbottom-Marriott says she doesn't feel lonely any more after her dad's show of support.
 •  Masks for smear test patients in Thailand
A health clinic in Thailand is handing out masks to encourage more women to attend their cervical smear tests.
 •  Stephen Hawking: 'I wouldn't be here without the NHS'
The scientist backed the NHS in a speech that was critical of government policy and Jeremy Hunt.
 •  Struggling after giving birth? You're not alone
These mums had traumatic births, and they want more to see more honesty about the toll it can take.
 •  Mum leaves random notes in York for new mothers
The letters offer mums a chance to take a second for themselves.
 •  How to get up mountains in a wheelchair
Michelle, who has multiple sclerosis, is going on a trek in the Lake District for the first time in more than 10 years.
 •  Anger and hatred can make us feel happy, says study
People have higher life satisfaction if they feel emotions they desire - even if they are unpleasant.
 •  Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine
A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.
 •  'Unnecessary pain'
A Chilean woman campaigning for a change to Chile's total ban on abortions tells her story.
 •  'Raise your voices'
A blog on birth trauma is prompting women to share their own difficult experiences.
 •  Hard enough already
Flying with a wheelchair is hard enough - it's even harder when it's broken in transit.
 •  Another U-turn?
The ex-prime minister, who has spoken about his battle to give up nicotine, is snapped with a cigarette at a festival.
 •  Contraceptive app
Elina Berglund Scherwitzl has created an app that offers women a "natural alternative" to the pill
 •  Transgender puberty
How are the families we've been following for two years facing the future?
 •  Do moisturisers work?
The actress says moisturisers probably don't work - but what do the experts say?
Updated: 190 minutes ago
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