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Detailed images of baby heart inside the womb New technology could improve the care of babies with congenital heart diseases.


Italy home circumcision kills child The five-month-old boy was airlifted to hospital but died after the intervention by his parents.


'Baby Grady' gives fertility hope to boys with cancer A new approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment - thanks to a baby monkey.


Testosterone rules for female athletes 'unscientific' There is a lack of evidence for the cut-off point adopted by athletics chiefs, a BMJ editorial says.


Potent cannabis increases risk of serious mental illness, says study People who use potent cannabis increase their risk of serious mental illness, according to researchers.


San Francisco moves to ban e-cigarettes until health effects known The law would halt sales until vaping's health effects are fully evaluated by US regulators.


Weedkiller glyphosate a 'substantial' cancer factor Jury to consider damages after one of the world's most widely-used weedkillers is blamed for cancer.


Parkinson's smell test explained by science A woman who can smell Parkinson's disease helps scientists discover what causes the musky odour.


People don't become 'adults' until their 30s, say scientists Experts say people aged 18 are still going through changes in the brain that can affect behaviour.


UK medicinal cannabis 'patients in limbo' It could take years for patients to get medicinal cannabis on the NHS, a parliamentary committee has heard.


Woman in China nearly dies after injecting herself with fruit juice The woman in China suffered liver, kidney, heart and lung damage and spent days in intensive care.


Egg freezing: Behind the scenes of a fertility clinic With more and more women considering it, what exactly does egg freezing involve?


Majorca in drive to rein in boozy tourists Tourist haunts that run drink promotions face fines in the resort city of Palma, as do rowdy visitors.


Cancer's 'internal wiring' predicts relapse risk Breast cancer is 11 separate diseases each with a different risk of relapse, says study.


'I was diagnosed with cancer at seven months pregnant' It felt like Sarah Hanan's life had "come to a screeching halt", but it was only the start of her journey.


MPs call for tax on social media companies Their report says the money should be used to fund research into the health impact of social media.


Cholesterol-lowering pill 'new option for statin users' A new type of drug could help some people with high cholesterol.


Mushrooms may 'reduce the risk of mild brain decline' Eating the fungi more than twice a week cut people's risk of memory and language problems, a study found.


Instagram cleaners: Using housework as therapy Harriet Knock shares cleaning tips on Instagram and encourages people to talk about mental health.


'My anorexia really loved Instagram' One woman who has overcome anorexia says Instagram didn't cause her eating disorder, but it made it worse.


Bradford schoolchildren act as mental health mentors Children in Bradford are learning how to support each other with mental health.


Racing driver Robert Kubica returns to Formula 1 after serious accident Polish racing driver Robert Kubica is returning to Formula 1 after a serious accident in 2011 partially severed his arm.


How long are you going to live? See how people react when you tell them how long they're going to live.


Vulvodynia: 'Tampons and certain underwear are agony' Georgia is using art to cope with the pain of vulvodynia, which causes chronic pain in the vulva.


Lizzie's Fund to find cancer cure raises thousands Lizzie Bramall died in 2018 just nine months after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.


The Londonderry barber shop offering men head space Bareknuckle Barbershop in Londonderry is offering men the chance to open up about their mental health.


Margaret Thatcher: PM sent alternative medicines by Cartland Romance novelist Barbara Cartland sent her alternative medicine, newly released files reveal.


Raw-meat dog food 'risk to owners' It can harbour nasty bugs that pose an infection risk, warn vets.


Can exercise reverse the ageing process? It's not for everyone, but older athletes are pushing the limits of what the body can do as it ages.


The good things about ADHD: 'It's my superpower' ADHD can sometimes be portrayed quite negatively, so an ADHD parents' support group asked us to make a film looking at some of the good things about it.


The human cost of insulin in America Diabetics in the US are rationing insulin - and dying. How did we get to this point and what's the fix?


'I thought my twins just had a cold at first' When Stephanie Elderton's twin boys caught a cold, she never imagined that one of them would end up in intensive care.


Why was I accused of inventing my daughter's illness? Why was I accused of inventing my daughter's illness?


'How my life turned around with new treatment' A pioneering hospital has abandoned the practice of restraining mental health patients, with dramatic results.


Opioid crisis: US schools prepare for student overdoses Teaching staff in Alabama are being trained in how to use injections to revive pupils.


Can acupuncture help menopause symptoms? A new study suggests acupuncture may be useful in reducing hot flushes and night sweats.


Face blindness: 'I can't recognise my loved-ones' Boo James has a condition called face blindness - now scientists are trying to find out more about it.


What do the people of the world die from? It will happen to all of us, but how and when we die speaks volumes about who we are and where we live.