107026502 p079q4dj - Migraine: What happens in the brain when you have one?
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Migraine: What happens in the brain when you have one?

It’s estimated that one in seven people experience migraines. They cause some people to see flashing lights and can even lead to temporary blindness. Others feel dizzy, get pins and needles and vomit. But what happens in the brain when you get a migraine? Find out how it feels to live with migraines in the […]

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Autistic dad shares his struggles with being a parent

Image copyright Jude Morrow Image caption Jude Morrow found it difficult to understand his son Ethan’s facial expressions. Becoming a parent for the first time is a life-changing moment for anyone but it can pose extra challenges when you have autism. Jude Morrow has Asperger’s syndrome, a type of autism spectrum disorder, and he struggled […]

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Contaminated blood inquiry: 'Infection has ruined my life'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMarie Cromie says a contaminated blood transfusion “ruined my life” A Belfast woman has said her life was ruined after she was given infected blood following a transfusion. Marie Cromie found out she had hepatitis C in 2005 and has had to have two liver transplants. She […]

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Staff shortages 'abusing good will of nurses'

Image copyright Getty Images The good will of nurses in England is being abused by politicians who have failed to get to grips with a desperate shortage of staff, nurse leaders say. Royal College of Nursing general secretary Dame Donna Kinnair will call for safe staffing levels to be enshrined in law in a speech […]

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Sheesiders: The 'ultimate girl group' for Middlesbrough

Two women say they want to set up “the ultimate girl group” to help other women in Middlesbrough make new friends. Jordanne McMullan, 27, and Aimee Franks, 26, moved away from their hometown for university and work. When they returned they felt they had lost touch with childhood friends. They set up Sheesiders and use […]

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Light and the circadian rhythm: The key to a good night's sleep?

Image copyright Getty Images The cycle of sleep and wakefulness is one of the key human behaviours. We spend about a third of our lives asleep and cannot survive without it. When asleep, our brain memorises and processes information. Our body clears toxins and repairs itself, allowing us to function properly when awake. Even short-term […]

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Shock therapy warning over bogus psychiatrist Zholia Alemi

Image copyright Cumbria Police Image caption Zholia Alemi was found guilty of four theft and fraud charges after a week-long trial A bogus psychiatrist who treated hundreds of patients in Scotland may have referred some for needless electro-convulsive therapy, Scotland’s chief medical officer has warned. Dr Catherine Calderwood said others may have been detained under […]

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What does the menopause do to the body?

Image copyright Getty Images The menopause is when women’s periods stop and they can no longer become pregnant naturally. The menopause is a natural part of ageing which normally happens between the ages of 45 and 55, but can also be brought on by surgery to remove the ovaries or the womb (hysterectomy). In the […]

106966308 p07982yz - Mental health: The radio station helping its listeners
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Mental health: The radio station helping its listeners

Adam Turner is a presenter at Radio Respect, a station run by volunteers who all have mental health problems. The hip-hop artist from Portsmouth also makes his own music about anxiety and depression. He takes calls and messages from listeners who he says he’s helped out of “very dark places”. The station, based in Bognor […]

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Medical cannabis: Breaking the law to help our child

The parents of a child with epilepsy say they are breaking the law because they can’t get cannabis oil to treat her condition in the UK. Anthony and Tannine have told the BBC’s Fergus Walsh they may no longer be able to make the journey to the Netherlands for the private prescription, and they fear […]

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Surgeons operate on baby inside womb

Doctors have used keyhole surgery to correct a baby’s spine while he was still inside the womb. A 20-week scan found Jaxson Sharp from Horsham, West Sussex, had spina bifida. Surgeons used a technique called fetoscopy to operate – the first time an procedure of its kind has been carried out in the UK. Medics […]

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Bowel cancer rates rising 'among young adults'

Image copyright Getty Images More young people under 50 are being diagnosed with bowel cancer, two studies of the disease in European and high-income countries have found. Although total numbers of cases in young people remain low, the studies highlighted a sharp rise in rates in 20 to 29-year-olds. Researchers are not clear why this […]