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Using cannabis helped ease 'frightening' tremors
A mother-of-two from Pembroke Dock wants to see cannabis legalised to help ease symptoms like hers.
The choir helping people with dementia
"He comes alive when he's here."
How community spirit helps a girl with autism and severe anxiety
A scheme to let parents close their streets to cars so children can play is hugely beneficial to one young resident, who has autism and severe anxiety.
Why are so many nurses quitting the NHS£
Why are so many nurses quitting the NHS£ One, Mary, tells us her reasons.
How nursing in the NHS has changed
Nurses haven been an integral part of the NHS since its inception. Here they talk about what has changed.
What does NHS compensation pay for£
The Hord family were given an £8m settlement after an NHS mistake. But what does it pay for£
What 'Beads of Courage' mean to young cancer patients
Children undergoing cancer treatment receive beads to document their journey and one mum wants to expand the scheme.
UK sends medics to halt Rohingya diphtheria outbreak
There have been 4,000 suspected cases of diphtheria in the overcrowded refugee camps and at least 31 deaths.
Weston's tribute to 'remarkable' Falklands surgeon
The Falkands veteran says Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly saved his life and transformed field medicine.
'Floating on air' after surgeons remove 19kg tumour
Watch surgeons as they remove a 19.5kg tumour from a woman's body.
Living with Alzheimer's at the age of 30
"I'm not going to get better, I'm just going to get worse," says Daniel Bradbury.
The 3,000-mile trip for mental health
Jake Tyler began his epic expedition after suffering a "breakdown" in April 2016.
Magician Dynamo surprises Hampshire youth club
The world famous magician performs tricks at a youth club and offers its members some advice.
Gig Buddies helps people with learning difficulties to go out
A charity pairs people with learning difficulties, who feel daunted by going to gigs, with volunteers.
Painting over loneliness - how art can beat the blues
A Singapore artist has taken to painting murals across the city to help alleviate her loneliness.
Sister shares graveside photo to encourage smear tests
A cancer victim's sister has shared a graveside picture to highlight the importance of smear tests.
'Raw water': A dangerous new health craze£
Start-ups in the US are charging up to £4 per litre of untreated spring water.
Bath hospital's giggle doctor making children smile
Dr Ding Dong entertains children in Bath's Royal United Hospital.
Double amputee teen racing driver makes comeback
Having his legs amputated below the knee hasn't stopped Billy Monger getting back in the driving seat.
The 76-year-old bodybuilder who can still do the splits
A 76-year-old who once competed against Arnold Schwarzenegger in Mr Universe says he is now fitter than the Hollywood superstar.
Male suicide: The sisters fighting for their dad
Emma and Toni on the five letters that could save another man like their dad.
'I love my scars'
Women bare their scars and the stories behind them for a photography series.
Fighting ovarian cancer as a student
A student who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her first year of university has created videos and animations to help other young people through illness.
Danielle Lloyd on why she's choosing the sex of her next child
Danielle Lloyd has told BBC 5 live she wants to pick the sex of her next child.
'10-dummy trick' to help baby sleep a social media hit
How an Essex couple used the "10-dummy trick" to help their daughter sleep.
Teenagers turn to wrestling to help with mental health
Gym staff say wrestling has helped teenagers with a range of conditions to better manage their symptoms.
The teenager whose skin blisters at the slightest touch
Moin Younis goes through an excruciating skin care routine each day, that can last up to six hours.
'Game changer' cancer treatment centre coming to UK
The first high-energy proton beam therapy centre run by the NHS is soon to open in Manchester.
The world's most obese man's attempt to lose weight
Juan Pedro Franco was declared the heaviest man alive in 2017, but he has lost weight since.
NHS ambulance A&E delays: Patient's hospital wait filmed
Two relatives tell us about their experiences both inside and outside A&E departments this winter.
Theresa May sorry for NHS difficulties
The Prime Minster says she knows hospital problems are "disappointing" and "frustrating" for people.
Five secrets of a well-run A&E department
Luton & Dunstable hospital has the best-performing A&E in England. BBC's Hugh Pym explains why.
What a woman with a bionic hand can feel
Scientists have unveiled the first bionic hand with a sense of touch that can be worn outside the laboratory.
'I'll be back' vows broken-back surfer
Devon surfer Andrew Cotton vows to return to the water despite breaking his back trying to ride 'the perfect wave' .
How to make your lunchboxes healthier
Parents are being urged to provide healthier snacks to children but which snacks are the most calorific£
Health headlines in 2018
The BBC's global health correspondent Tulip Mazumdar tells us what health stories to expect in 2018.
Fundraising Derbyshire women share cancer stories
The women - who have all battled against cancer - are raising money for two charitable causes.
Crohn's 'felt like I'd eaten knives'
Chris Barker hasn't let a diagnosis of Crohn's disease stop him from becoming a personal trainer.
Mental health: 'I restrained my son from killing himself'
A mother describes the affect her 12-year-old son trying to kill himself had on her own mental health.
Mitochondrial disease: Death of boy 'has to be for something'
Parents of a three-year-old who died from a rare illness said they want to "learn" from his death.
The little girl who got toilet roll igloo for Christmas
All Maggie wanted for Christmas was toilet roll to play with, so her family got creative.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Woman starts hospital navigation website
A woman starts a website to help disabled people navigate hospitals and flag up their facilities.
MOBO choir sings for sickle cell disease
Singers with sickle cell disease take over London St Pancras.
Miniature donkeys visit care home to spread Christmas cheer
Christmas came early for these care home residents when they were visited by two little donkeys.
Premature twin boys home for Christmas after 20-week hospital stay
Twins who were born more than three months early have finally made it home.
Kaci Sullivan: 'I gave birth as both genders'
Kaci Sullivan's second child came after he began to transition and start living as a man.
Can a mobile device get the better of malaria£
An Oxford firm has developed a device to sequence the genome of malaria parasites to help doctors detect the strain they're dealing with.
Son saves Dad thanks to CPR news item
Neil Seviour managed to save his father's life after performing CPR he'd seen demonstrated on TV.
Frozen embryo record parents on 'miracle' baby
Tina Gibson's daughter was born from an embryo that had been frozen for nearly 25 years.
Eating disorder care in Northern Ireland under review
Patients battling eating disorders in Northern Ireland often have to leave the country for treatment.
Superagers: Could drugs help defy the ageing process£
How scientists are working to keep us healthier, for longer.
Gifts for babies spending Christmas in hospital
A couple whose son spent his first Christmas in hospital are giving presents to premature babies.
Surviving period poverty with 'socks and tissue'
A Scottish government pilot project is helping women who can't afford sanitary products.
The mothers sharing breast milk on Facebook
The Department of Health is coming under pressure to issue more guidance on the practice.
Approaching 100: Secrets of the 'superagers'
People over the age of 80 give their take on how to age the right way.
Mum urges parents to talk about suicide
More children and young people are calling helplines about suicidal feelings, charities say.
Firefighter saves daughter's life
Firefighter Alex Hume gave his daughter a kidney, after years of being deemed incompatible.
Bristol grandmother writing to beat Parkinson's stigma
When Dawn May was diagnosed with the disease she wanted to teach her new grandson about it.
What does it take to be a sprinter at 84£
Irene Obera, 84, is one of a growing number of so-called 'superagers', who are living long and healthy lives.
The woman who can smell Parkinson's disease
Joy Milne has an amazing sense of smell that is bringing amazing results for scientists studying Parkinson's disease.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson: Centenary of woman doctor's death
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was the first woman to qualify in Britain as a doctor.
New hope for disabled man's cancer battle
Ian Shaw was sent home to die, but a doctor queried that decision after seeing his story on the BBC.
Vaginal mesh implants: The woman awarded a $57m payout
Ella Ebaugh was awarded a $57m payout after a mesh implant left her disabled.
Haemophilia patient: How gene therapy has changed my life
How pioneering gene therapy has given a haemophilia patient a new lease of life.
Man flu 'a near-death experience'
We took to the streets of London to find out if you think 'man flu' is a real illness.
Shop vouchers could boost breastfeeding
A study suggests that offering shopping vouchers can increase breastfeeding among new mothers.
Hannah Witton: 'Why doesn't anyone wear condoms on TV£'
Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters.
Baby Max spends first year in Southampton hospital
Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation.
'That's where the babies are suffering'
Are campaigners standing outside abortion centres harassing women£
Vaccination plea after Halesworth boy's meningitis death
The parents of a boy, six, who died from meningitis B have called on all children to be vaccinated.
'Pimp My Zimmer' reduces falls
Care home residents in Wales have been decorating their Zimmer frames to make them more identifiable.
Mum campaigns for disabled toilets with selfies on the loo
A mum is taking photos of herself on the loo to campaign for disabled toilet facilities.
Dying mother starts petition to lower age of breast screening
A mother dying from breast cancer has set up a campaign to expand a screening programme.
Anorexic student Averil Hart 'let down' by NHS
University student Averil Hart's family said she starved herself to death in 10 weeks.
'I went from a screaming room of people to deadly silence'
Mother-of-two Hannah Freimanis suffered flashbacks after the traumatic birth of her first son, Marleigh.
Mental health: 'I was offered help two years later'
George Hodgson tells the BBC he sought treatment for his mental illness, but faced a long wait.
Completely blind backpacker travelling around the world
Mr Giles’s first solo trip was to New Orleans in 2000 - he has now visited more than 120 countries.
Migraine is 'not just a headache'
Tania suffers from extreme migraines that cause vomiting. A new treatment could ease that.
'We aim to hit the charts'
Pete Hirst has bipolar disorder and was sectioned after a spell of psychosis.
The autistic dance group body popping in Europe
Autism With Attitude (AWA) will be representing the UK at next year's European dance championships in Germany.
'How I became a dad despite having HIV'
A gynaecologist from Brighton was the first doctor in the UK to enable a HIV-positive man to conceive a child who was HIV-free.
How I beat type 2 diabetes with a liquid diet
Isobel took part in an intensive weight loss programme to reverse her type 2 diabetes
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