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‘How a TV show led to my cancer diagnosis’

‘How a TV show led to my cancer diagnosis’

Image caption Victoria Derbyshire met Margaret and Maren over tea and cake When BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire spoke openly about the symptoms that led to her breast cancer diagnosis on ITV’s The Real Full Monty, two women contacted her to say it led to them being diagnosed themselves. Derbyshire has been to meet them. “I […]

Syphilis and gonorrhoea up by one-fifth

Syphilis and gonorrhoea up by one-fifth

Image copyright Getty Images England has continued to see a rise in cases of syphilis and gonorrhoea over the past year. New data shows a 20% increase in cases of syphilis and a 22% increase in gonorrhoea, compared with 2016. Diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England remain stable overall, with around the same […]

Denbighshire mum ‘paralysed’ after tick bite in garden

Denbighshire mum ‘paralysed’ after tick bite in garden

Image copyright SWNS Image caption Rachel Foulkes-Davies eyes were badly swollen following the bite A woman suffered severe facial paralysis- and could only eat through a straw – after being bitten by a tick in her garden. Rachel Foulkes-Davies, 43, said the bite started off as small red mark before it caused her eyes to […]

Cuts to sexual-health services imminent

Cuts to sexual-health services imminent

Media captionLiv from north Norfolk has to travel 25 miles to get to her nearest sexual health clinic Some sexual-health clinics face closure or reduced hours as almost half the councils in England plan to cut spending, a BBC investigation reveals. Of the 151 councils that responded to a BBC Freedom of Information request, 72 […]

‘Remarkable’ therapy beats terminal breast cancer

‘Remarkable’ therapy beats terminal breast cancer

Image copyright Judy Perkins The life of a woman with terminal breast cancer has been saved by a pioneering new therapy, say US researchers. It involved pumping 90 billion cancer-killing immune cells into her body. Judy Perkins had been given three months to live, but two years later there is no sign of cancer in […]

World Cup fans advised to get MMR jab

World Cup fans advised to get MMR jab

Image copyright Reuters Football fans travelling to Russia for the World Cup should ensure they are up-to-date with their MMR jab, Public Health England has advised. It follows ongoing large measles outbreaks in Europe. Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be fatal. The Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine is given in two […]

Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard on surviving being ‘locked’ inside her body.

Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard on surviving being ‘locked’ inside her body.

Image copyright Katrine Philp Image caption Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard could only communicate by blinking Imagine suddenly finding yourself in a world where you can’t speak, move or even breathe unaided. Your heart stopped on the way to hospital, meaning you’ve briefly technically died, but they managed to keep you alive. But now you have to, […]

Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard on surviving locked-in syndrome

Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard on surviving locked-in syndrome

Image copyright Katrine Philp Image caption Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard could only communicate by blinking Imagine suddenly finding yourself in a world where you can’t speak, move or even breathe unaided. Your heart stopped on the way to hospital, meaning you’ve briefly technically died, but they managed to keep you alive. But now you have to, […]

‘Virtual brain operation’ moves a step closer to reality

‘Virtual brain operation’ moves a step closer to reality

Image copyright Hannelore Aerts Image caption A large brain tumour (highlighted in orange) Software that can map the structure of an individual human brain is being trialled in Belgium in tumour patients. Researchers at Ghent University modelled the brains of 25 tumour patients and 11 controls. They found that the software could accurately predict the […]

Better orgasms and no leaks

“I had had three kids and was a bit leaky,” says Elaine Miller. Her experience is very common, so now she teaches others how to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles. Squeeze along as she shares some exercises with a group of mums. Video production: Ruth Evans and Tom Beal Better orgasms and no leaks