The Arab country turning to ‘female Viagra’

Image caption Flibanserin is produced in Egypt by a local pharmaceutical company As Egypt becomes the first Arab country to authorise the production and sale of a drug meant to boost the female libido, the BBC’s Sally Nabil explores whether there’s a market for it in such a socially conservative country. “I felt drowsy and […]

Carter Cookson ‘has hours to find new heart’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCarter Cookson: Parents say ‘we haven’t failed him’ A three-week-old baby in desperate need of an organ transplant may only have hours left to find a new heart, his parents have said. Carter Cookson has suffered three cardiac arrests and is on a life-support machine. Doctors at […]

What’s So ‘Indecent’ About Female Pleasure?

On display at CES was a wide array of female-oriented products, including breast pumps, fertility trackers and skin-care tools, but critics point out that many of them exist to enable women to support something or someone else. “They’re in service of fertility, of society as a whole, of the household,” said Ms. Vars, the technical […]

‘My son’s severe asthma is very distressing’

Image copyright Asthma UK Image caption Oscar has been in hospital 57 times with his asthma Five-year-old Oscar’s life has regularly hung in the balance because of severe asthma. On his second birthday, he was so ill he did not respond to any medicines, leaving his parents fearing the worst. “I will never forget how […]

‘I’m just ill – respect me for who I am’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEllen has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a condition that affects connective tissue and joints “You’re too pretty to be disabled, you’re too young to be disabled, you’re too smart to be disabled” – all things Ellen Blunsdon has been told in the street. It’s encounters like these that have […]