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General election 2019: Labour vows to outspend Tories on the NHS

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 01:00
The party says it would tax the "wealthiest" to cut hospital waiting times if it wins the election.
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Children 'become less active during primary years'

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:53
Between the ages of six and 11, children became 17 minutes less active per week every year - study.
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Project Nightingale: Google accesses trove of US patient data

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:02
The tech giant has struck a deal with huge US health firm Ascension, giving it access to the records.
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Some people 'genetically wired' to avoid some vegetables

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:43
An inherited gene makes certain healthy foods taste exceptionally bitter and unpleasant, according to researchers.
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Cancer patient is first in Wales to get gene treatment

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 09:23
John Davies' blood cells will be genetically modified in a US lab in the hope of curing him.
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Vaping nearly killed me, says British teenager

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 00:36
Vaping caused a catastrophic reaction in Ewan Fisher's lungs that meant he could not breathe.
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'Uncoordinated' codeine use caused Ipswich woman's death

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 22:27
An inquest hears the woman was able to get online prescriptions without her GP's knowledge.
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Why being kind could help you live longer

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 22:24
A new institute has been set up to study kindness - as an antidote to an increasingly polarised world.
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Black henna: Kent children 'blistered and scarred' after Egypt trip

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 14:11
Twins from Margate could be left permanently scarred after getting black henna tattoos in Egypt.
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Cannabis-based medicines: Two drugs approved for NHS

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 02:05
The drugs, used to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, are recommended for use by the NHS in England.
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Two cases of deadly diphtheria detected in Lothian area

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 12:00
NHS Lothian has confirmed two related cases of the disease and say infection protocols are in place.
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General election 2019: Tory pledge to boost GP numbers

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 02:58
But a previous Conservative pledge to recruit an extra 5,000 GPs by 2020 is not close to being met.
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Treating acne: What ingredients could help your skin?

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 00:20
The UK is spending millions on skincare products promising to improve acne - we spoke to the experts about what works and what doesn’t.
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Brain implants used to fight drug addiction in US

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 14:24
Four addicts will have brains "hacked" to control their addictions in the first trial of its kind in the US.
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General election 2019: Tory plan to attract more NHS staff from abroad

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 04:45
The Royal College of Nursing says the proposed "NHS visa" will not do enough to fix staff shortages.
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'Did I inherit loneliness from my mum?'

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 03:22
Two women share their experience of loneliness and how it relates to their parents and children.
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Five things everyone with a vagina should know

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 00:59
Pubic hair is there for a reason, and other top tips from the woman known as Twitter's resident gynaecologist.
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Flu-vaccine nasal spray delayed for some schoolchildren

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 16:17
At-risk children in affected schools are advised to go to their GP for an injection.
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Does UK lag behind other rich nations on health and care?

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:40
NHS praised as being accessible, but it gets by with fewer staff, and elderly care is lacking.
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Algorithms helping patients on ventilators at London hospitals

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 01:59
The tests follow the discovery that ventilators can be both lifesaving and dangerous for patients.
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