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  1. Max Fisher, 23, gets red, itchy welts and swelling when in contact with anything cold.
  2. Betty Bienias said she was shocked to find out she was expecting triplets - two of which had been conceived naturally.
  3. Children in London and Luton are taking part in a study to measure how their lungs are affected by air pollution.
  4. This group of high kicking, power-punching pensioners prove "it's never too late to learn".
  5. A US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000 (£1,555).
  6. Laura Nuttall had just started university when a routine eye test discovered several brain tumours.
  7. Attitudes are changing to the medical practice, with some calling them limiting and unnecessary.
  8. British Nutrition Foundation launches new "handy" guide to stop people cooking and eating too much.
  9. David Shukman examines the effect that air pollution has on our bodies.
  10. Northern Ireland needs at least 100 more medical students a year to meet the increasing demand for doctors.
  11. A school in Kenya is rescuing children with microcephaly, who are considered a curse by many local communities.
  12. Zoe Buxton is a fashion and lifestyle blogger whose body is slowly turning to bone.
  13. Tilly Rose challenges people's pre-conceived ideas about her and helps others get a university place.
  14. A single mum from Birmingham has changed the way she thinks about herself by using "positive chitter-chatter".
  15. The soft toys are fitted with tubes and other medical equipment to put young patients at ease.
  16. After she had to give birth without any help, one Himalayan woman decided to train to become the first midwife in her area.
  17. EyeQue's smartphone accessory lets owners order new glasses without having to see an optician.
  18. Sir Billy reminisces about his life as he returns to Scotland for a documentary airing on Friday evening.
  19. Some transgender people get free fertility treatment but it's not the same for everyone who's transitioning.
  20. Jack Towers is crowdfunding for surgery to remove his excess skin, but the NHS won't pay for it.
  21. E-cigarettes are significantly less harmful than traditional cigarettes, a government advisory body says.
  22. Care home staff say a cycling scheme has improved wellbeing among residents living with dementia.
  23. Strangers with long-term mental and physical illnesses are being paired up and encouraged to send gifts to one another to stop them feeling isolated.
  24. When she started knitting after her bereavement, Clare didn’t realise it would raise thousands for charity – and help her find love again.
  25. Three people who all drank in their teens tell how they have turned their back on alcohol.
  26. Former US President Barack Obama plays Santa - delivering gifts, singing and greeting patients.
  27. If you've recently found out that your child has an allergy, here's some charity-endorsed tips to help.
  28. After 18 months of pain and embarrassment over botched lip filler, we follow Paige, 22, from Doncaster, as she gets hers dissolved.
  29. A rare condition robbed Dr Louise Lightfoot of her dream job but has given her a new purpose.
  30. Regulars have learned Makaton sign language to perform five-year-old Oliver Callis's favourite song.

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