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Edinburgh Fringe charity gala to raise brain tumour funds

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 18:19
The event has been organised by a co-director of venue Underbelly, whose six year old son was diagnosed with a tumour two years ago.
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Weedkiller glyphosate 'doesn't cause cancer' - Bayer

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 14:25
The new owner of the Monsanto group insists glyphosate use is safe despite a cancer payout.
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Hollyoaks newcomer Talia Grant describes her autism as a blessing and a curse

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 00:08
Sixteen-year-old Talia Grant is the first autistic actress to play an autistic character in Hollyoaks.
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Travelling around London with autism

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 17:15
Claire Lindsey on what it's like to use public transport when you have an invisible impairment like autism
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Bowel cancer screening to start earlier at age 50 in England

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 13:06
This will lower the starting age by 10 years in some areas and bring England in line with Scotland.
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Meet the 'end-of-life doulas' guiding people to their death

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 02:26
Terminally ill people are seeking out end-of-life doulas to prepare them and their families for death.
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How smallpox claimed its final victim

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 02:22
How did British medical worker Janet Parker become the world's last victim of smallpox?
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Gel and acrylic nails allergy warning

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:43
When applied at home or by untrained nail technicians, reactions can occur, skin experts say.
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The unpleasant reason men navigate better than women

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:20
Scientists show innate ability is not the explanation for men navigating better than women.
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BBC's Sue Marchant fulfils cancer patient's wish

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:17
A teenage girl, who has incurable leukaemia, had a wish to hang out with a DJ.
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Bradley Lowery's mum: 'I believe he was here for a reason'

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:12
Gemma Lowery says her son’s legacy is improving the lives of children with cancer.
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Heatwave blamed for record A&E attendances in England

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 15:20
A&E attendances in England in July were at the highest level since records began in 2010.
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Transgender woman's death 'drove parents to help others'

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 10:59
Synestra de Courcy died just days before her gender reassignment surgery was approved.
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Medical hack poses pacemaker risk

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:14
Researchers disclose an unfixed vulnerability that threatens medical devices.
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Amin Abdullah: Nurse who set himself on fire 'unfairly dismissed'

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 01:05
Amin Abdullah set himself on fire outside Kensington Palace after losing his "dream job".
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The mentally ill 29-year-old helped to die

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 00:48
In January Aurelia Brouwers drank poison supplied by a doctor and lay down to die. She was 29.
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Ditching tight pants 'improves sperm count'

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 00:14
Could cooler testicles make for better swimming sperm - and more of them?
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Regular exercise 'best for mental health'

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 00:09
Exercising three to five times a week helps improved wellbeing over a month, US research finds.
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Science and stigma: the parents who lost sons to suicide

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 22:54
The parents of young men who died by suicide discuss mental health and what it is like to lose someone you love.
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Footballer heart death risk 'underestimated'

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 21:58
Doctors say deaths are still rare but we need to open our eyes to the risk.
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