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Parents giving children alcohol too young, researchers say

5 hours 9 min ago
Giving youngsters too many takeaways is also criticised as a health risk by the researchers.
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Four Seasons Health Care gains breathing space

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:31
Four Seasons Health Care, which looks after 17,000 elderly residents, has secured its future for now.
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Joe Biden comforts John McCain's daughter over cancer

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:57
The ex-VP offers words of advice on the senator's cancer during an emotional TV talk show encounter.
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NHS in England told to reveal avoidable deaths data

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:21
Most NHS trusts in England will publish information on deaths caused by failings in patient care by 2018.
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Haemophilia patient: How gene therapy has changed my life

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 02:37
How pioneering gene therapy has given a haemophilia patient a new lease of life.
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Is size important when it comes to wine glasses?

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 01:54
If your wine was served in a smaller glass, would you drink less of it?
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Haemophilia A trial results 'mind-blowing'

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 01:45
Doctors use gene therapy to correct the defect that causes haemophilia A.
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Booze calculator

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:21
How does your drinking measure up to the average from countries around the world?
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Liver surgeon Simon Bramhall marked initials on patients

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:16
Simon Bramhall admits marking his initials on the livers of two transplant patients.
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Is England a healthy nation?

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:13
From weight worries to smoking and drinking, the annual Health Survey for England provides a revealing insight into lifestyles.
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Myles Bradbury: Victim 'destroyed’ by Addenbrooke's abuse doctor

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:59
The blood cancer specialist used a spy pen to take pictures of his victims and was jailed for 22 years.
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Hannah Witton: 'Why doesn't anyone wear condoms on TV?'

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 09:01
Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters.
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Cold weather and loneliness 'lethal in winter'

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 03:10
England's chief nurse urges people to look out for family, friends and neighbours to help save lives.
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Wearing a stoma

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 01:21
Natalie Toper tells her story of why she wears a stoma and how it has affected her daily life.
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Man flu 'a near-death experience'

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 20:31
We took to the streets of London to find out if you think 'man flu' is a real illness.
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Heat-not-burn tobacco 'is a health risk'

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:37
The new tobacco products are safer than cigarettes but not risk-free, say UK experts.
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Shop vouchers could boost breastfeeding

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:55
A study suggests that offering shopping vouchers can increase breastfeeding among new mothers.
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Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:50
The UN's drugs agency warns smuggling of the opioid tramadol, used by Boko Haram, must be stopped.
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HIV positive man unable to become a commercial pilot

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:38
He said it was "utterly devastating" to discover that he could not join an airline's training scheme.
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Physical assaults on ambulance staff at five-year high

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:09
There have been 21 attacks on ambulance staff in the Western Trust area in 2017.
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