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The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?

And you don't have to be vegan to follow the "planetary health diet"....

Teenage cancer survival 'on the up' in England, report finds

But youngsters living in poorer areas of England had lower chances of survival, cancer data found....

Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved

It's hoped perfusion machines that "warm livers" will increase the number of viable donated organs....

What is the right age to lose your virginity?

More than a third of women and a quarter of men think they got it wrong, research suggests....

Becca Henderson: Transplant hope for rucksack heart woman

Scans show Becca Henderson has been clear of cancer for a year and is now eligible for a donor heart....

Breast cancer risk test 'game changer'

GPs would use the online calculator to tell women their risk of getting breast cancer, say scientists....

Contact lens recycling scheme launched across UK

The programme will give contact lens wearers the opportunity to recycle their lenses for free....

Lens replacement led to 'blind patches', says artist

Landscape painter Denise De Batista is considering legal action against lens manufacturer Oculentis...

James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race

Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has repeated remarks about race and intelligence....

Family bids to get premature baby home to Wales from Vietnam

The mother of a baby girl born at 27 weeks says coming home is "the only thing keeping me going"....

Clinical waste 'backlog' pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

Photographs show piles of clinical waste following the collapse of processing firm HES in North Lanarkshire....

Ella Kissi-Debrah 'pollution' death: Backing for new inquest

Nine-year-old Ella died from asthma but her family believe air pollution caused her health to fail....

Clean air: Do low emission schemes improve children’s lungs?

Children in London and Luton are taking part in a study to measure how their lungs are affected by air pollution....

The ultrasound scan you can do yourself

A US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000 (£1,555)....

Student makes bucket list after cancer diagnosis

Laura Nuttall had just started university when a routine eye test discovered several brain tumours....

Intersex surgeries: is it right to assign sex to a baby?

Attitudes are changing to the medical practice, with some calling them limiting and unnecessary....

Healthy eating: What is a correct food portion?

British Nutrition Foundation launches new "handy" guide to stop people cooking and eating too much....

What does air pollution do to our bodies?

David Shukman examines the effect that air pollution has on our bodies....

Medical students: More needed to meet demand for doctors

Northern Ireland needs at least 100 more medical students a year to meet the increasing demand for doctors....

The refuge for children with microcephaly

A school in Kenya is rescuing children with microcephaly, who are considered a curse by many local communities....

CES 2019: Skin printer wipes years from your face

Procter & Gamble has developed a handheld device that precisely covers blemishes....

Quadruple amputee given double hand transplant

Quadruple amputee Corinne Hutton, from Lochwinnoch in Renfrewshire, had been waiting five years for the surgery....

The breakthroughs that could save our lives

From reversing blindness and paralysis to new treatments for cancer and infertility....

Are flexitarians half-hearted vegetarians?

Can simply lowering meat consumption be considered a thing, or is it just "half-hearted" vegetarianism?...

Tips on how to limit excessive screen time

If screen use is disrupting sleep, exercise and concentration, what can parents do?...

Why did child screen advice not go further?

Leading paediatricians have stopped short of setting time limits for screen use, but why?...

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area

Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations, A&E and mental health treatment....

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