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Senate healthcare bill leaves 22m more without cover, CBO says


Millions of Americans could lose insurance under a Senate bill, a congressional report says.

Suntans on children 'are not healthy'


A suntan is a sign of skin damage, not glowing health, NHS England and the Met Office remind parents.

Tick saliva 'gold mine' blocks killer heart condition


Oxford scientists are excited by the prospect of making a drug from a bug.

Yemen faces world's worst cholera outbreak - UN


There are an estimated 5,000 new cases of cholera in Yemen every day, with 200,000 people affected.

Magnets used to control flickering eyes


A case study has shown how magnetic implants in the eye can successfully control the movement of the eye.

Middle-aged workers 'spend more time sitting than pensioners'


Researchers find 45 to 54-year-olds spend on average 7.8 hours per weekday sitting down.

Ebola virus burial teams may have 'saved thousands of lives'


A key part of reducing the number of Ebola deaths was ensuring safe burials, research says.

Measuring muscle gap 'helps players back on their feet'


The technique was tested on Barcelona footballers and their prized muscles.

Parkinson's disease 'may start in gut'


The brain disorder Parkinson's disease may actually start with bacteria living in the gut, according to scientists.

Iran's drug problem: Addicts 'more than double' in six years


The number of people suffering addiction to narcotics in Iran has surged, local media report.

'Remarkable' drop in new HIV cases among men


Among gay and bisexual men, new diagnoses have fallen for the first time in England.

NHS hernia mesh felt like 'scratching from inside'


Surgeons have warned the repair technique is leaving many patients in chronic pain.

How Syrian refugees battle against cancer


Ammash, 4, has leukaemia and the funds for his treatment are running out.

What happens when you're sleep deprived?


A new study is looking at the impact of sleep on your brain power.

Midge Ure and Tony Hadley back Kenny Thomas daughter appeal


Stars including Midge Ure, Kim Wilde and Tony Hadley supported singer Kenny Thomas' appeal.

Meet the designer making clothes for diabetic women


Natalie Balmain has type 1 diabetes and says the clothes she has designed will help women manage the condition.

Kid, 4, steals show during sickle cell Derbyshire chat


Gabriel, 4, gets distracted on set during a Victoria Derbyshire discussion on sickle cell disease.

Pioneering proton beam therapy for 10-year-old girl


Amelia Brome from Lancashire was diagnosed with cancer in January 2017.

'You never think your baby is going to die'


Kym Field's son died hours after birth due to a failure by medical staff to monitor his heart rate.

Older fathers have 'geekier sons'


They are more focused, intelligent and less bothered about fitting in, say scientists.

Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom


More must be done to protect young people from cosmetic procedure industry, a report says.

Out of control


Yemen cholera epidemic: 'I have never seen such suffering'

Peace at last


Fifteen years ago there was no such thing as palliative care - care for the dying - in Mongolia. Now there is, thanks to Odontuya Davaasuren.

Hymen surgery


Tunisian women are expected to be virgins when they marry, leading some to have hymen surgery.

Safe sex revolution


Amelia Martyn-Hemphill meets the man behind Thailand's safe sex revolution