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Common cold stopped by experimental approach

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 16:03
It may be possible to make our bodies inhospitable for the cold virus after promising early research.
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Christopher Eccleston: 'I'm a lifelong body-hater'

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 13:15
Doctor Who star reveals his "lifelong battle" with anorexia and how he considered suicide.
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What can restaurants do to help customers with allergies?

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 07:45
Some allergy sufferers say they are "terrified" when dining out and have asked eateries to do more to make them safe.
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Meningitis: 'I'm no longer Miss Independent'

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 00:37
A survey shows few understand the long-term effects of meningitis for people like Lesley.
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Universities 'in dark' over student mental health needs

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 00:01
A former health minister wants universities to be bound by law to meet students' mental-health needs.
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Gareth Thomas and HIV stigma: 'It takes people like him to fight against it'

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 15:46
Gareth Thomas can have a positive impact on HIV stigma, says George, who lives with the virus.
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Vaginismus: 'My body won't let me have sex'

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 00:53
Vaginismus is a psychosexual disorder that can destroy people's lives - so why does no one talk about it?
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Rugby's Gareth Thomas on HIV: 'I want to break the stigma'

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 21:45
Former Wales captain Gareth Thomas says by revealing his condition he wants to educate everybody, including himself.
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'Time outs' don't do any harm, parents told

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 00:13
If used appropriately, they can be effective in reducing problem behaviour, a US study suggests.
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‘No-one asks new dads how they’re feeling at work’

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 22:00
Companies are doing more to support working dads but may overlook postnatal mental illness in men.
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Byron burger allergy death: Owen Carey's family demand law change

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 13:47
Owen Carey said he had a dairy allergy but was not told his meal contained buttermilk, a coroner rules.
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Chicken choke Hitchin toddler reunited with life-savers

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:59
Charlotte Smith, two, choked on a piece of chicken at her nursery.
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Research on postmen's testicle warmth wins Ig Nobel

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:25
Fertility experts find that the left testicle is warmer, but only when a man has his clothes on.
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Heavy menstrual bleeding: Keyhole hysterectomy technique 'more effective'

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:49
The problem affects a quarter of women in the UK and many end up having surgery to treat it.
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Sepsis test could cut diagnosis time from days to minutes

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:23
The mother of a baby who developed sepsis says people "don't have hours to spare".
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World's first malaria vaccine released

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:21
More than 300,000 children are expected to receive the vaccine over the next three years.
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How virtual reality is helping people with dementia

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:17
Virtual reality is being used to help people with dementia revisit their past.
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YouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:02
The video site's algorithm promotes medical misinformation in a number of languages, the BBC finds.
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Fake cancer cures: Debunking myths found in videos on YouTube

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:01
Professor Justin Stebbing, a cancer expert at Imperial College London, debunks some of the unproven “cures” for cancer.
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Transgender waiting lists 'putting people at risk'

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:00
Campaigners say there is a desperate need for the NHS to invest in services to catch up with demand.
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