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Restaurant chain 'cut sugary drink sales' with price rise A fall in sales of high-sugar drinks in Jamie's Italian restaurant chain was linked to the levy and menu changes.


Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation The one-week-old baby girls had to go on a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike.


Hospitals in England to ban 'super-size' chocolate bars Sweets and chocolate should be under a 250-calorie limit, NHS England says.


Magic mushrooms can 'reset' depressed brain Psilocybin - the hallucinogenic ingredient in mushrooms - may help in depression, a study suggests.


Hip implant patients sue manufacturer More than 300 individuals want compensation for injuries they claim were caused by DePuy metal-on-metal hips.


NHS patients to be asked about sexuality NHS England says the question will deter discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual people.


DNA study provides insight into how to live longer A year in school adds nearly a year to your life, study in Edinburgh shows.


Disabled children hate crime reports increasing Families with disabled children describe being abused online and in the street.


Baby talk: Mums' voices change when speaking to infants Mums alter the timbre of their voice when talking to adults or babies, say US scientists.


Prince Harry calls for regular HIV and Aids testing The prince was accepting an honour on his mother's behalf at the Attitude magazine awards in London.


Child and teen obesity spreading across the globe Obesity rates have risen ten-fold in the last four decades, meaning 124m boys and girls are now too fat.


Children's door-crush finger injuries 'can be lifelong' Plastic surgeons say parents should fit safety catches on doors at home to prevent serious injury.


Breast reconstruction: 'I wanted to feel normal again' Rita had a mastectomy last year, after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.


The little girl who is always hungry Six-year-old Megan has the rare Prader-Willi syndrome, which means she never feels full.


Is there period poverty in the UK? We spoke to four college students about their experience.


Elizabeth Hurley: ‘Breast cancer will be beaten’ Actress and model Elizabeth Hurley has told BBC Radio 5 live she believes breast cancer can be beaten.


The flying eye hospital A pioneering surgical team use an operating theatre on a plane and virtual reality technology.


How a polio survivor is educating India's rural children Sai Padma has not let the near constant pain of her disability stop her from teaching the children of remote Indian villages.


The origami-inspired bots that could perform surgery Researchers at MIT have developed miniature bots that can fold into a number of different shapes.


Are men forgotten after miscarriages? One in four couples who discover they are pregnant have a miscarriage, but some men feel they are often forgotten about in terms of emotional support.


Girl's lung collapsed after screaming at One Direction The girl became short of breath during the concert but continued cheering "because she was a super fan".


Can prosecco ever be hangover-free? As claims abound of a prosecco that leaves you feeling fine the morning after, we ask if they're true.


Gloves off Former Liverpool and England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland tells BBC Sport about his battle with anxiety.


Over the moon Alison Farmer was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 40. Luckily, it was caught early. Here's the story of how she recovered - and went on to have her daughter.


'My condition will kill me' James Dunn has started a campaign to raise awareness for his rare genetic skin condition.


Quick to act The maid of honour's life was saved by her two cousins, who had just learned how to do CPR.


No laughing matter Following a brutal assault Paul Pugh was left with pathological laughter - a condition which causes him to laugh at the most inappropriate moments.


Men and miscarriage Researchers think half of unexplained miscarriages could be linked to the man's health and have possibly found a treatment.