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Updated: 2 hours 42 min ago

'I've been left devastated by Lyme disease'

5 hours 12 min ago
Former model Jessica Bennett says her life has been devastated by Lyme disease.
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Cancer patients face 'absurd' travel insurance costs

6 hours 3 min ago
Patients are struggling to find affordable travel insurance, long after any key treatment is finished.
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An insole with GPS tracking for dementia patients

6 hours 31 min ago
The NHS in Dorset is trialling a 'smart insole' that can help to keep dementia patients safe.
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MP Carol Monaghan leads campaign for new ME treatment

9 hours 4 min ago
Patients, carers and MPs say exercise therapy prescribed for chronic fatigue syndrome can be harmful to patients.
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University student suicide rates revealed

9 hours 46 min ago
The Office for National Statistics publishes higher education suicide rates for the first time.
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Terminally ill woman makes memory boxes for her children

20 hours 9 min ago
Angela Rose, who has terminal cancer says the boxes will be "part of me to give to them when I die".
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Will new obesity measures make your life easier?

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 14:42
New rules aiming to tackle child obesity have been broadly welcomed - with some reservations.
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NHS use of 'unsafe' syringes to be examined

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 14:30
It follows claims the devices, used to give powerful painkillers, could have caused widespread deaths.
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Child obesity plan targets sweets at checkouts

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 00:32
New measures also target junk food ads and aim to halve childhood obesity by 2030 in England.
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Artists create Supershoes for children with cancer

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 00:19
The custom-made shoes feature characters and designs to suit the child's tastes.
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Sophie Gradon: Friend says 'Love Island needs to offer more aftercare'

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 08:05
Malin Andersson - who was on the show with Sophie Gradon - says people don't see the downside to reality TV.
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Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 01:15
Adding or removing the colour cyan can have an impact on sleep, according to biologists.
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How to manage your hay fever this summer

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 00:09
After a Met Office warning about unusually high pollen levels, here are some top tips for sufferers.
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'Refusing my guide dog is not just illegal, it's wrong'

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 00:00
Taxi drivers are not allowed to say no to guide dogs, but that doesn't stop them.
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WHO gaming disorder listing a ‘moral panic’, say experts

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 18:34
Experts say the WHO's decision risks "pathologising" a behaviour that is harmless for most people.
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Stem cell match brother 'denied visa for life-saving op'

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:18
Shirley Kordie's brother Joseph is a "perfect" stem cell match and is ready to donate.
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Sex, drugs and A&E: 10 charts on how the under-30s use the NHS

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 03:23
Debates about the NHS often focus on the pressures of an ageing population, but how do younger patients use the service?
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Drug 'reduces hearing loss' after childhood cancer treatment

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 01:44
Given hours after chemotherapy, it showed promising results in children with a rare cancer.
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Cases of cancer in elderly to surge by 2035, report says

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 01:33
By 2035 about 234,000 over-75s will get cancer each year - up from 130,000 now, a report estimates.
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Hospitalised toddler gets 'lifeline' nursery care

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 00:08
A charity that provides nursery care for children who have to stay in hospital has been set up.
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