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Effects of psychedelic DMT 'similar to near-death experiences'

2 hours 2 min ago
Near-death experiences are caused by changes in how the brain operates, say researchers.
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Cystic fibrosis boy, 8, urges firm to lower Orkambi drug price

2 hours 11 min ago
Luis Walker, 8, wrote to Vertex Pharmaceuticals saying Orkambi would make him "feel much better".
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Public toilets mapped: Where have they all gone?

6 hours 13 min ago
A BBC map helps you find out how many public toilets have been cut in your area.
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How the humble cabbage can stop cancers

9 hours 19 min ago
Researchers reveal how chemicals in some vegetables can prevent bowel cancer.
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Poor hospital discharge process puts patients 'at risk'

10 hours 14 min ago
Professionals must take more responsibility and spend more time talking to families, a report says.
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Bringing up your baby as a vegan

10 hours 27 min ago
Laceinne Cooper is raising her child on a plant-based diet. She explains how and why.
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Baby boxes accepted by 85% of Scottish parents

10 hours 28 min ago
In the first year of the programme 52,065 baby boxes were gifted to parents of newborns.
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Mood Kill: Real life mental health stories inspire new play

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:48
A writer's father opens up for the first time after she rewrote her show to encompass his mental health.
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Babies in prams 'exposed to more pollution'

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:02
Infants in prams can be exposed to up to 60% more pollution than adults, a study suggests.
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Mums of quadruplets meet for the very first time

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:11
Carla and Selina admit they can get through 700 nappies a month.
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The radio 'saved my little girl's life'

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 08:50
A large trial in Burkina Faso suggests listening to the radio could improve child health.
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Alcohol NI's 'biggest healthcare problem'

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 06:42
Alcohol misuse is the "greatest healthcare problem facing Northern Ireland", a coroner has said.
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Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells'

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 03:47
E-cigarette vapour disables important immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation.
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Adele's support for friend's postpartum psychosis recovery

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 20:31
Adele has posted an Instagram message supporting her best friend who's recovering from postpartum psychosis
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Struck-off Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba wins appeal to work again

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:22
Dr Bawa-Garba was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of a young boy.
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Troubles victims' mental health 'epidemic'

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 09:38
A victims' group calls for support after a study highlights suicide attempts following terrorist incidents.
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Essure sterilisation device: Australian women to launch lawsuit

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 09:02
The women say the Essure implant may have caused wide-ranging problems, including chronic pain.
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Natural Cycles: Do pregnancy prevention apps work?

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 00:38
There's a debate in Sweden over their reliability after women reported unwanted pregnancies.
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Man's leg amputated after dog poo got in wound

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 00:37
Collin Smith has welcomed a move by his council to fine dog owners who do not pick up after their pets.
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Norfolk hospital plans 'in-patient' care at home

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 09:09
Up to 30 patients living near the hospital could be treated at home in bid to ease winter pressures.
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