Health

Mentally ill ‘spend months on hidden waiting list’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhile waiting for therapy, Paul tried to take his own life Patients with mental illnesses are left languishing for months on “hidden” waiting lists by England’s NHS talking therapy service, the BBC can reveal. The service – called Improving Access to Psychological Therapies – provides therapy, such […]

Seizures of illegal diazepam tablets double in a year

Typhoid vaccine ‘works fantastically well’

Once-a-month oral contraceptive pill in tests

Technology

Mars rover hopes to grab a piece of history

Image caption Adam Camilletti hopes to win a contract from Esa next year to take the design to the next level British engineers have begun testing technologies that will be needed to bring samples of Martian rock to Earth. The Airbus team is training a prototype rover to recognise and pick up small cylinders off […]

Distant star’s vision of our Sun’s future ‘death’

Climate change is causing birds to shrink, study says

Greta Thunberg’s Atlantic crossing: ‘Why I wanted to help’