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Conjoined twins' joy at watching news report of birth

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:12
Anna and Barbara Rozycki made headlines around the world following their birth in 1970.
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Wales 'behind' in technology to detect prostate cancer

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:05
The mpMRI scan is currently available in just three out of seven Welsh health boards.
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Emotional eating 'learned by children not inherited'

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:57
Genes are significant in most eating behaviours but not emotional under- or overeating, say experts.
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Cannabis oil row: Billy Caldwell discharged from hospital

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:37
The 12-year-old is treated in hospital for his severe epilepsy with the oil, which is illegal in the UK.
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Theresa May is asked where NHS cash will come from

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:24
Theresa May is asked how the government will fund a £20bn cash increase for the NHS.
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Review needed on medicinal cannabis cases, says May

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:10
Theresa May calls for a review into how cases involving the medical use of cannabis are handled.
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How does gaming affect your brain?

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:02
Hamish loves playing the game Fortnite. Does his brain show signs of addiction?
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Politicians unite to demand dignity for terminally ill

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 06:48
Politicians describe the current system as "cruel and lacking in dignity and compassion".
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HPV vaccine cuts cancer-causing infection

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 01:54
The vaccine has brought about an 86% reduction in cancer-causing infection, a study has found.
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Hundreds of breast cancer patients 'denied reconstruction'

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 01:53
One in five NHS bodies is limiting access to corrective surgery, a breast cancer charity report says.
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Veganism: Why is it on the up?

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 01:25
More and more people are buying plant-powered products. What’s behind the rise?
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'Why UK Asians need to talk more about suicide'

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 01:24
Rates of attempted suicide among South Asian women are two-and-a-half times more than white women.
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NHS funding: PM calls for 10-year plan to spend cash

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 01:07
PM wants NHS to ensure "every penny" is well spent - but questions continue on how the increase will be funded.
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Billy Caldwell: Senior MP urges reform over medical cannabis

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 22:42
An MP leading an all-party group looking at medical cannabis calls for 'more fundamental reform'.
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Computer game addiction: 'I spend 20 plus hours a week gaming'

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 22:02
The World Health Organisation lists gaming addiction as a mental health condition for the first time.
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NHS gets £20bn 'birthday present'

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 23:38
New five-year funding deal announced as health service prepares for 70th anniversary celebrations.
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Cannabis oil row: Epileptic boy will have supply returned

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 14:20
Twelve-year-old to get oil for "medical emergency" after it was confiscated, home secretary says.
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Over 40s health check to include dementia advice

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 04:58
Public Health England wants to give advice to patients to help reduce the risk of the condition.
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Teenager's cowpox diagnosis surprises doctors

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 03:09
A 15-year-old boy is diagnosed with the historical disease now usually only found in animals.
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The common condition that has no cure

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 02:40
One in five women in the UK are thought to have PCOS, a condition for which there’s no cure.
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