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Updated: 2 hours 38 min ago

Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana

9 hours 3 min ago
The country becomes only the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use.
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Self-lubricating condom designed to reduce infections

12 hours 18 min ago
Scientists hope it'll make condoms easier to use and cut rates of sexually transmitted infections.
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The bang on the head that made me forget English

12 hours 25 min ago
Hannah Jenkins speaks English in the morning and German in the afternoon - it all started with a cycling accident.
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Legal cannabis in Canada: Should pot convicts get amnesty?

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 21:09
As cannabis becomes legal, 500,000 people with possession convictions want their records expunged.
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Women told they aren't thin enough for eating disorder treatment, MPs told

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:23
MPs debating the stigma surrounding eating disorders say the "medical profession are failing patients with eating disorders".
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Winter deaths in Scotland at highest level in 18 years

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:28
More than 23,000 people died between December 2017 and March 2018 - the highest figure since 1999/2000.
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Pepper the robot tells MPs about artificial intelligence

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:54
Pepper the robot answers questions from MPs on the education select committee about helping to care for older people.
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I saved my dad's life with CPR

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:11
When his dad collapsed, Aaron Groves says the training he got as a scout made all the difference.
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Bill Turnbull: Having prostate cancer is 'relentlessly boring'

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:27
The presenter also admits he asked doctors to stop his chemo as he "couldn't bear it any longer".
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Robot seeks out skin cancer with suction

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 23:57
Fitted with a dermatoscope, the prototype can check for signs of skin abnormalities.
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'Concerns' raised about jailed surgeon Sudip Sarker

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 20:07
An inquest is being held into the deaths of three patients of Sudip Sarker who was jailed earlier this year.
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Which? testing reveals 'unsafe' child stair gates

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 18:13
Consumer group Which? urges parents not to use three models of stair gates, saying they could be unsafe.
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Crackdown on painkillers amid addiction fears

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 17:11
Pregabalin and gabapentin to be reclassified as class C drugs from April, the government announces.
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Children 'should be weighed up to age 18', report says

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:23
A report by child health experts warns England is falling behind other countries unless policies change.
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Dance lessons for the lonely - on the NHS

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:09
GPs in England are to prescribe "social" activities, such as dance and cookery lessons, to tackle loneliness.
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Cwm Taf baby deaths: 'My baby is buried 4,000 miles away'

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 00:15
Chioma Udeogu's daughter Favour was stillborn after failings on a Welsh maternity ward.
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The teen battling cancer and 'living every day as it comes'

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 01:41
Billy White, 16, has cancer for the third time, but he's not letting it get him down.
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A day in the life of a 10-year-old patient at Alder Hey

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 00:09
She has cystic fibrosis and shared a day in her life to show what it's like for her.
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New checks to crack down on free prescription fraud

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 00:04
Checking eligibility before drugs are issued could halve false claims, the government says.
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Billy Monger: 'Why I don't want to compete in disabled sport'

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 01:08
Billy Monger, 19, had a crash 18 months ago which resulted in both his legs being amputated.
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