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 •  British scientists in world-first TB breakthrough
British scientists say they now isolate different strains and so diagnose sufferers within days.
 
 •  Discovery enables 'mass produced blood'
Lab-made blood could solve the shortage of some blood types.
 
 •  Major pancreatic cancer study launched
A new pancreatic cancer project is to find ways to speed up scientific discovery to improve the survival rates of patients.
 
 •  Drug 'reverses' ageing in animal tests
Mice had more stamina, hair and improved organ function with the drug.
 
 •  Bed delay transfer figures reveal areas worst affected
Social care pressures blamed for delays in releasing people from hospital.
 
 •  Teenage pregnancies down to record low
Conceptions among under 18s are at their lowest level since 1969, official stats show.
 
 •  Luke Jenkins death: Family receive £100,000 settlement
Luke Jenkins suffered a cardiac arrest and died after being moved from intensive care to a ward.
 
 •  Risky operation removes parasitic twin from baby
Baby Dominique is recovering in the US after an operation to separate her from her parasitic twin.
 
 •  Right-to-die case: I face unbearable death
A 67-year-old man with terminal motor neurone disease is challenging the law on assisted dying.
 
 •  'Wide awake drunk' on energy drinks and alcohol mix
Mixing caffeine-laden energy drinks with alcohol is a risky combination on a night out, scientists warn.
 
 •  Baby teeth removals 'up 24% in a decade'
More than 9,000 children under four needed to go to hospital last year to have baby teeth removed.
 
 •  Spider venom may offer stroke therapy
Protein extracted from funnel webs may help minimise the effects of brain damage after a stroke.
 
 •  Canterbury hospital junior doctors moved over lack of training
Patients are to be taken to alternative hospitals because of a lack of junior doctor training.
 
 •  This teenager with Down's syndrome addressed the UN in Geneva
A teenager with Down's syndrome has addressed the United Nations in Geneva asking them "why all this testing?"
 
 •  Doctor admits misleading over Ebola
Dr Hannah Ryan took the temperature of Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey hours before she fell seriously ill.
 
 •  Sperm swimming technique 'all down to simple maths'
Knowing why some sperm succeed and others fail could help treat male infertility, researchers say.
 
 •  Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth
It beats Denmark to the top spot as the UN ranks countries to mark international happiness day.
 
 •  Hot chocolate serving 'has more salt than packet of crisps'
Every category of packaged food except one is exceeding target salt levels, a survey finds.
 
 •  Modern mothers 'watched and judged', say researchers
Intrusive "policing" of lifestyle choices begins in pregnancy, say researchers.
 
 •  'Role model' nurses inspire cancer survivor
A woman who survived cancer as a girl has been inspired to take up nursing.
 
 •  Baby separated from parasitic twin in risky operation
Surgeons explain the challenges of the complex operation to separate Dominique from her parasitic twin.
 
 •  How a life model uses nudity to explain his disability
Kevin French poses as a nude life model to explain more about his disability.
 
 •  'So proud of my children with Down's syndrome'
A mother who has two children with Down's syndrome says she wants the world to know she's proud of them.
 
 •  Online care home bed booking system aims to cut hospital bed blocking
The system is aiming to reduce hospital bed blocking with real time bookings of care home beds.
 
 •  Restoring my femininity after cancer
Kat Roberts, from Plymouth, said the damage to her hair from the cancer treatment left her feeling "unfeminine".
 
 •  Dementia diary: 'When your mother doesn't know who you are'
Joey Daley documents life with his mother after she was diagnosed with dementia.
 
 •  Skin creams containing paraffin linked to fire deaths
Residue from creams containing paraffin can leave clothes and bedding flammable, experts warn.
 
 •  Extreme exercise an 'escape from life', Cardiff Uni says
Extreme adventure challenges can help office workers deal with the "anxieties of modern life," research suggests.
 
 •  Speeding up the search for life-saving medicines
How cloud computing is speeding up the development of potentially life-saving drugs.
 
 •  NHS Health Check: How Germany's healthcare system works
Branwen Jeffreys asks if more spending on healthcare in Germany improves the system.
 
 •  Reality Check: Who gets social care and who pays for it?
With rising demand and shrinking budgets, who is receiving social care from the state?
 
 •  What can be done to tackle excessive crying?
The crying of babies with colic may be reduced with acupuncture, according to controversial new research from Sweden.
 
 •  Let them eat cake!
How one man revamped the menus and made food appetising again at Kingston Hospital.
 
 •  The heroes who helped
There has been praise for the bravery of the emergency services and the public in the wake of the attack.
 
 •  Man to man
Local communities around the country are doing their bit to help prevent suicides.
 
 •  Fast track
A couple who struggled for years to get the braces their disabled child needed to sit in a chair have found a way to make them in hours rather than months.
 
 •  'Out of control'
Australian Jessica May overcame acute anxiety by setting up a recruitment firm for people with mental and physical disabilities.
 
 •  Obesity crisis
Could global trade in vegetable oil be to blame for our growing obesity crisis?
 
 •  Binding decisions
After singer Rochelle Humes turns hers into art, we look at what else you can do with an umbilical cord.
 
 •  Post-partum psychosis
As Mother's Day approaches one new mother shares the devastating experience of post-partum psychosis.
 
 •  Hero hound
Magic the dog is able to detect dangerous shifts in his owner's blood sugar levels while she sleeps.
 
 •  NHS Health Check: Which local services are under threat?
Find out what is happening to the health service in your local area in England.
 
 •  NHS Health Check: Which part of the UK is doing the best?
The NHS is in the middle of its toughest winter for many years. So how are the four UK nations performing?
 
 •  NHS gives BBC exclusive access to A&E
BBC News was given exclusive, unrestricted access to A&E for one week. This is the result.
 
 •  Doing surgery while answering calls: An NHS surgeon's struggles
BBC reporter Ed Thomas has had exclusive access to discover what life is like in the NHS.
 
 •  NHS Health Check: How one GP practice tackled waiting times
A GP practice in Plymouth is using paramedics and pharmacists to free up doctors to see more patients.
 
 •  The health service taking a holistic approach to patients
"It's about 3% of our population that use about 50% of the resources."
 
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