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Updated: 4 hours 46 min ago

Online dating: Aim high, keep it brief, and be patient

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 19:07
Researchers say that contacting people "out of your league", can be a successful online dating strategy.
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Why stealthy viruses are making you ill

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 16:31
Newly discovered trick used by viruses makes them more dangerous.
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Beauticians dropped from new cosmetic filler register

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 16:05
Beauticians are banned from joining a new register designed to make cosmetic fillers safer.
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HIV tests for sale on High Street for first time

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:17
The tests, which provide a result in 15 minutes, are going on sale in Superdrug stores across the UK.
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How to use a defibrillator and save a life

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:59
Defibrillator trainer Helen Tennant shows how to respond in an emergency.
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Women 'need to know egg freezing risk'

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:14
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists warns about low success rates and high costs.
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'I saved my teenage son's life with a defibrillator'

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:53
Stuart Askew helped save his son's life with a device which he had himself installed just two days previously.
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No going back in Argentina's abortion debate

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 22:34
The BBC's Katy Watson speaks to supporters and opponents of the abortion bill ahead of a key vote.
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Coaching parents may reduce child’s obesity

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 16:10
Changing the way that parents interact with their infants could help combat child obesity, a US study suggests.
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UK among worst for life expectancy rises

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:21
Increases to life expectancy in the UK have stalled since 2011, data from the ONS reveals.
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Women doctors 'best for female heart patients'

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:14
Heart attack patients are more likely to survive if they are treated by a female doctor, a study suggests.
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Bid to end NHS-funded homeopathic treatment in Bristol

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 03:46
Bristol is the last place in England patients can get NHS homeopathy - it is also available in Glasgow.
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Are women turning their back on the pill?

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 01:02
Use of coils, implants and injections has nearly doubled in a decade, NHS figures show.
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The battle against skin-whitening cream

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 23:51
Shops continue to sell the illegal cream as Trading Standards struggle to regulate the sector.
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Safety concerns over websites selling prescription drugs

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 18:45
A Panorama investigation reveals safety concerns relating to some websites selling prescription drugs.
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Girls admitted to hospital for self-harming nearly doubles

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 15:55
The NSPCC says the statistics, which have doubled over 20 years, are "sadly unsurprising".
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Prescription-only drugs being sold by online doctor sites

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:32
Some doctor sites are selling prescription-only drugs to potentially vulnerable patients, BBC Panorama finds.
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Fentanyl and cocaine drug deaths rise

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 11:58
Drug policy campaigners say the government is responsible for "vulnerable people dying in droves".
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Maxine Peake: Actress hits back over NHS ad 'hypocrisy' claim

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 10:54
The actress voices an NHS recruitment ad after speaking out over health funding.
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NHS England's most senior GP resigns over anonymous online posts

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 19:27
Dr Arvind Madan, NHS England's director of primary care, wrote remarks on a medical forum.
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