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Updated: 2 hours 34 min ago

Fake drugs: How bad is Africa’s counterfeit medicine problem?

4 hours 35 min ago
Seven African countries are meeting in Togo to tackle the issue of fake drugs.
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Stroke consultant shortage 'hurtling towards crisis'

11 hours 44 min ago
Some 48% of hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland do not have the staff they need, figures suggest.
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Social media data needed for 'harm' research, say doctors

12 hours 17 min ago
Understanding usage by children is key to studying potential harms and benefits, psychiatrists say.
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A snapshot of what it’s like to be autistic or dyspraxic

13 hours 38 min ago
Exceptional Individuals is showing employers how to make their work environment neurodiverse friendly.
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Scotland bid to regulate beauty filler industry

13 hours 42 min ago
A new licensing scheme targets non-healthcare professionals who carry out work like lip enhancements.
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Deaf children: 'We fundraised to communicate with Lola'

13 hours 45 min ago
Provision of sign language courses for parents of deaf children is found to be "patchy".
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Utah condom campaign halted over racy packaging

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 22:16
The US state was to distribute 100,000 condoms for free as part of an HIV-prevention campaign.
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'My sister died after taking a line of cocaine'

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 20:04
Research for the BBC by NHS Digital shows a huge rise in mental and physical illness linked to cocaine.
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Susan Warby: Errors in woman's bowel surgery - inquest

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 19:35
Susan Warby, 57, died five weeks after surgery at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, an inquest hears.
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'Alarming' one in five deaths due to sepsis

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 17:07
The most detailed study of sepsis shows it is a much bigger problem than previously thought.
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Dementia: Does heading a football cause the disease?

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:02
Concerns are growing that heading a football may increase the risk of players developing dementia.
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Scottish FA 'could ban children heading balls within weeks'

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 06:09
The move follows a study which found that former players are three and half times more like to die of dementia.
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Running Stories: 'Epilepsy was a blessing in disguise'

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 01:14
Ellie-May is a runner who stopped partying and lost mates due to epilepsy but running changed that.
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Why are opioids still given for chronic pain?

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 00:44
Opioids work only for some with long-term pain - so why are they still being given to patients?
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NHS tells betting firms to stop 'vicious gambling cycle'

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 00:11
Free bets other incentives should be banned to make gambling safer, a letter to companies says.
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HIV infection rate falls by 73% in the UK

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 00:09
New figures suggest the UK is on track to eliminate HIV transmission by 2030.
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MND: The search for new treatments

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 17:01
A major study will assess if new - and existing - drugs can help people with motor neurone disease.
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'The reality is I shouldn't be here - it's a miracle'

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 12:18
‘You, Me and the Big C’ presenter Deborah James tells 5 Live she is currently ‘free’ of cancer.
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Warning over warring Great Ormond Street surgeons

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 12:08
A 'fractured' relationship between two doctors is described in hospital board papers.
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Worst-performing mental health trust NSFT 'still has a way to go'

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 02:48
Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust improves from "inadequate" status but stays in special measures.
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