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Terminal breast cancer patients 'abandoned' in nurse shortage

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 00:00
Thousands of incurable cancer patients are "being denied a dedicated specialist nurse".
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Princess Eugenie's dress showed off her scoliosis scar

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 21:15
14-year-old Georgie says Princess Eugenie’s decision to wear a wedding dress that showed off her scoliosis scar was “an inspirational thing to do.”
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C-section births surge to 'alarming' rates worldwide - study

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:51
A doubling in worldwide cases of the birth procedure in 15 years is "unjustified", a study says.
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Princess Eugenie: 'I wanted my wedding dress to show my scar'

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:42
Princess Eugenie had major surgery on her back as a child.
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NHS waste scandal firm has been 'vilified', boss says

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 05:31
It comes after Healthcare Environmental Services was stripped of NHS waste handling contracts.
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Anorexic girl's porridge passion 'saved her life'

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 03:18
The hearty breakfast staple became Madeleine Harris's favourite food during her recovery from anorexia.
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Why my bones are crumbling at 27

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 00:55
Lizzie Porter was anorexic throughout her teens, and the years of starvation have left a permanent imprint.
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Age boys start puberty 'linked to mothers'

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 00:36
The age at which boys begin puberty is linked to when their mothers started having periods, a study suggests.
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Doctors can prescribe medical cannabis from November in UK

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 18:43
The move follows an outcry over two young epilepsy sufferers being denied access to cannabis oil.
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Same-sex mice have babies

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:00
Scientists break the rules of reproduction, so what does it mean for the future of sex?
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'Obesity discrimination damaged my career'

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 14:36
Kathryn Szrodecki says obese people are passed over for promotion and paid less due to their weight.
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Severe obesity four times more likely in poor primary schools

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 12:06
Pupils in England's poorest areas are four times more likely to be severely obese, the latest data shows.
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Are we living in a 'nanny state'?

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:37
Is there a backlash brewing against planned government crackdowns on sugary drinks and fatty foods?
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NHS England staff must explain if they refuse to have flu jab

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 06:00
Health workers in England who decline the jab may be moved away from working with vulnerable patients.
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Standing desks 'boost work performance'

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 04:25
Employees who use desks that allow them to sit or stand are healthier and happier, research suggests.
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Festival organised in honour of disabled teenager

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 04:18
Unable to attend mainstream festivals, a 16-year-old girl has one organised in her honour.
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What works for treating children's colds?

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 00:41
They get twice as many colds as adults but there's no magic cure - or is there?
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Public faces 'care injustice' as NHS struggles

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 00:41
Regulator says harder in England to get care from hospitals, care services and mental health units.
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'Flexitarian' diets key to feeding people in a warming world

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 00:39
Eating more plant-based foods, ending waste and improving farming are vital for the future, say scientists
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World Mental Health Day: What is mindfulness?

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 19:13
On World Mental Health Day, experts explain how mindfulness can help you make the most of each moment.
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