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Brexit: What will happen to European Health Insurance Cards?

European Health Insurance Cards let UK residents get medical care for free, or at a reduced cost, in 31 countries. But if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal, that will ...

Why tomato puree might improve male fertility

Lycopene – a nutrient found in tomatoes – may boost sperm quality, a study has suggested. Healthy men who took the equivalent of two tablespoons of (concentrated) tomato ...

Hancock wrong on compulsory child vaccinations – top doctor

The health secretary is wrong to think compulsory child vaccination will help tackle falling immunisation rates in England, a leading doctor says. Matt Hancock has said he is “looking ...

Caroline Wyatt: The fight to reverse damage caused by MS

“I don’t like to think of the future. It’s such a big question mark. I just keep living in the present.” Karine Mather was diagnosed with MS when she was ...

Teenager’s jaw rebuilt after horror horse accident in Derbyshire

A teenager’s jaw was so badly damaged in a horse riding accident her surgeon described it as the worst injury he had seen outside a war zone. Emily Eccles, 15, from Sheffield, ...

Secondary Sisters: Friends with incurable breast cancer set up support group

Two women with incurable breast cancer whose lives were “flipped upside down” by the diagnosis have set up a group to offer hope to others. Nicky Newman and Laura Middleton-Hughes, ...

Caroline Wyatt: The MS research that’s offering me hope

“I don’t like to think of the future. It’s such a big question mark. I just keep living in the present.” Karine Mather was diagnosed with MS when she was ...

How cells sense oxygen wins Nobel prize

Three scientists who discovered how cells sense and adapt to oxygen levels have won the 2019 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. Our body’s cells use oxygen to convert food ...

Psychiatrist vacancies ‘threaten’ NHS transformation

Plans to transform mental health services in England will fail if the rise in unfilled NHS psychiatrist posts continues, the profession is warning. The number of vacancies has doubled ...

Endometriosis: Thousands share devastating impact of condition

Media playback is unsupported on your device More than 13,500 women have taken part in BBC research revealing the devastating effect of endometriosis. Half said they ...