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Vaping nearly killed me, says British teenager Vaping caused a catastrophic reaction in Ewan Fisher's lungs that meant he could not breathe.


Cannabis-based medicines: Two drugs approved for NHS The drugs, used to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, are recommended for use by the NHS in England.


Does UK lag behind other rich nations on health and care? NHS praised as being accessible, but it gets by with fewer staff, and elderly care is lacking.


Two cases of deadly diphtheria detected in Lothian area NHS Lothian has confirmed two related cases of the disease and say infection protocols are in place.


Brain implants used to fight drug addiction in US Four addicts will have brains "hacked" to control their addictions in the first trial of its kind in the US.


Left-handed women's quirk over sense of smell Some can smell normally despite missing the part of the brain which science says is crucial.


Fentanyl smugglers: Nine jailed in landmark US-China operation Donald Trump has urged China to crack down on the drug, which is 50 times more potent than heroin.


Baby with rare skin condition abandoned at Italian hospital Four-month-old Giovannino, who must be kept from direct sunlight, is being cared for by nurses.


Lead levels in Canadian water 'exceed safe limit' in a third of cases Some cities show lead levels "similar" to the notorious case of Flint, Michigan.


Yoga teachers 'risking serious hip problems' Pushing their bodies to repeat the same yoga positions is leading to a rise in hip problems among teachers, a leading physio warns.


Why being kind could help you live longer A new institute has been set up to study kindness - as an antidote to an increasingly polarised world.


'Did I inherit loneliness from my mum?' Two women share their experience of loneliness and how it relates to their parents and children.


Ending stigma and shame over sanitary pads Diane Shaibu's tweet about patriarchy and periods has resonated with many.


Pesticide poisoned French paradise islands in Caribbean France has a pollution crisis in the Caribbean caused by toxic chlordecone sprayed on banana crops.


Butt lift surgery: 'Why I'm getting rid of my implants' Sophie Elise had surgery to make her bum bigger five years ago. Now she's getting them removed.


Periods: Can women sharing stories break down taboos? From helping friends insert tampons to panicky confessions on first dates, people have been sharing stories about periods on social media.


Knife crime: Inside the London hospital treating the victims Clive Myrie meets London's knife crime victims and the people who treat them


‘How my son went from gamer to compulsive gambler’ As the NHS opens a clinic for young gaming and gambling addicts, the father of one tells his story.


Measles, mumps and rubella: How do we eliminate them? A future free of the three diseases is "within reach" despite recent outbreaks, a health boss says.


Black henna: Kent children 'blistered and scarred' after Egypt trip Twins from Margate could be left permanently scarred after getting black henna tattoos in Egypt.


Treating acne: What ingredients could help your skin? The UK is spending millions on skincare products promising to improve acne - we spoke to the experts about what works and what doesn’t.


Algorithms helping patients on ventilators at London hospitals The tests follow the discovery that ventilators can be both lifesaving and dangerous for patients.


My circus 'gives me a reason to live' Nell Gifford is living with advanced cancer, but is continuing to perform at the circus she founded.


Nipple reconstruction tattooist 'keeps getting Facebook ban' Kerry Irvine provides nipple reconstruction for women who have undergone mastectomies.