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What does the menopause do to the body?

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:37
The brain, heart, bones and skin can all be affected by the hormonal changes brought on by the menopause.
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Mental health: The radio station helping its listeners

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:11
The mental health DJ who says he has helped his listeners out of "very dark places".
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Medical cannabis: Breaking the law to help our child

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:55
The parents of a young girl with epilepsy have to travel from the UK to the Netherlands for medical cannabis.
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Surgeons operate on baby inside womb

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:31
Surgeons at King's College Hospital have corrected spina bifida in an unborn baby.
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Simon Thomas sets up blood cancer fund in memory of wife Gemma

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:29
Former Sky Sports and Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas says he "can't sit around and do nothing".
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Spina bifida: Keyhole surgery repairs baby spine in womb

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:58
Doctors say the surgery could be the difference between some children learning to walk or not.
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Bowel cancer rates rising 'among young adults'

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:30
If the trend continues, age screening guidelines may need to be reconsidered, researchers say.
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Measles: Experts call for compulsory vaccination

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:19
Misleading campaigns claiming jabs are dangerous have left countries vulnerable, researchers say.
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Cow's milk allergy: 'Going to a coffee shop could kill my child'

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:18
Five-year-old Evie Kinsella's cow's milk allergy is so severe she reacts to milk particles in the air.
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NHS 'should not prescribe acne drug'

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:07
Patients unable to have sex are calling for the NHS to stop prescribing acne drug Roaccutane.
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Ultra-processed foods 'make you eat more'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:16
The first trial of ultra-processed foods suggests they lead people to eat more and put on weight.
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Cancer patient scans cancelled over equipment problems

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:14
The PET scans are used to investigate the spread of cancer and how it is responding to treatment.
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'Body building helped me overcome my depression'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:30
How Sheetal "Strong" Kotak from Kenya used bodybuilding to help overcome her depression.
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Ex-bodybuilder on how she became obsessed about weight

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:15
A former bodybuilder has spoken about how she became obsessed by her weight and body image.
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'How to be body positive as a trans person'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:37
Being body positive while transitioning is important for Bristol artist Jessica Fletcher and her mental health.
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Cancer: Breakthrough treatments to target drug resistance

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 05:14
The first treatments could be available within a decade, say scientists setting up a research centre.
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Prescribing deer dung and pigeon slippers

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 02:07
Cambridge historians are digitising some unusual medical records from the 17th Century.
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Rise in parents paying for umbilical cord blood banking

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 01:51
Frozen stem cells from umbilical cord blood and tissue can be used if babies get ill in the future.
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Snakebites: Like having my hand smashed by a hammer'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 01:15
The bites are a "hidden" health crisis causing a death every four minutes, says World Health Organization
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What we wished we'd known about the menopause

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 01:11
A group of women who've gone through the menopause share what they wish they'd known before it started.
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