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Prostate cancer: New urine test hope

10 hours 3 min ago
The test sorts early cancers according to risk, so many men might be spared over-treatment, researchers say.
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San Francisco becomes first US city to ban e-cigarettes

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 23:11
The US city, home to market leader Juul, is the first to ban sales in-store and from online retailers.
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'Why we're using a male contraceptive gel'

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 15:06
A couple from Edinburgh describe what it's like to use a male contraceptive gel.
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MMR vaccination rates in slight fall among children in Scotland

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 14:27
Uptake rates from children receiving the vaccine by five years of age have dropped slightly but remains high at 96.6%
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Pret allergy death: Parents 'delighted' by 'Natasha's law' plan

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 02:33
The new rules follow teenager Natasha Ednan-Laperouse suffering a fatal reaction to a sandwich in 2016.
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Do you know the hygiene hot spots in your home?

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 02:14
Where and when you should be cleaning to avoid infections and illness in your family, according to experts.
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Child obesity drive 'stalled by Brexit'

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 02:10
Slow progress is being made on junk food advertising restrictions and calories labelling, it is claimed.
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Twelve died in Essex Strep A outbreak

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 00:35
A total of 32 people were infected with the Group A streptococcal infection, a report reveals.
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Judges overturn 'forced abortion' ruling

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 21:22
Three Court of Appeal judges overrule an earlier decision to allow an abortion to be carried out.
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Hundreds more cases in Shropshire baby deaths review

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:22
New cases are understood to include still births and baby deaths in the final stages of labour.
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Aneurin Bevan: Trusts apologise after death of NHS founder's great-nephew

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:50
The great-nephew of Aneurin Bevan died after a delay in him being offered radiotherapy.
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Our son took his own life after gambling addiction

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 09:48
Jack Richie started gambling at school and took his own life at 24. His parents say the addiction is 'not unlike a heroin addiction'.
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Gambling addiction clinic first to target vulnerable young

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 01:17
The NHS is to open its first gambling addiction clinic for young people.
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Residents in care homes 'missing out on dental care'

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 00:02
Inspectors warn care homes and the NHS to do more to look after the teeth of vulnerable residents.
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Conor Devine - the Ironman with MS

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 13:36
Conor Devine, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007, is fighting back against his illness.
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Shiyenze Khasoha: 'My designs fund my cancer treatment'

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 02:59
Kenyan Shiyenze Khasoha sells clothes she designs to pay for her ovarian cancer treatment.
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Power and endurance training 'key to all-round fitness'

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 01:25
Blend of strength and endurance training makes team sport players the fittest of all, a study finds.
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Dwarfism drug aims to boost healthy growth

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 05:23
Nine-year-old Sam is taking part in a trial of a new drug researchers hope can boost healthy bone growth.
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Healing young and old with a singalong

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 03:58
How a cross-generational therapeutic knees-up can help old and young alike.
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The medical student who died of measles

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 01:28
The death of a student doctor from a preventable disease shows how Ukraine has become the measles capital of Europe.
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