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Why some cancers are 'born to be bad'

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:00
Breakthrough explains why some cancers are far more deadly than others.
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Student suicide rates overtake non-students

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:05
Researchers warn of suicide rates among students rising above the rest of their age group.
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A&E waits hit new record worst level

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:12
Latest performance figures show difficult winter for NHS has continued into March.
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Late risers at increased risk of early death, study finds

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:01
Night owls are 10% more likely to have premature deaths than early risers, a study says.
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Chinese baby born four years after parents' death

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 03:00
A surrogate mother gave birth as the biological parents had frozen embryos before they died in a car crash.
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Anti-abortion campaigner: 'We will continue to hold vigils'

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 21:21
One campaigner says a 100m "buffer zone" at a London abortion clinic will not be a deterrent.
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Exercise benefits to the brain 'may be passed on'

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:31
A study in mice found that physical and mental exercise in adults improved offspring's learning ability.
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YouTube star prompts conversation about social anxieties

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:46
Social anxiety is like 'falling down the rabbit hole of endless what ifs' says one suffer in a candid online debate.
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NHS heart bypass surgery waiting times double in Wales

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:19
Heart surgery patients in Wales see the average waiting time rise from 43 days to 79.
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Woman's missing jaw regrown by 9cm after cancer

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 08:12
Val Blunden's jaw has been reconstructed by "stretching" her own tissue and bone around a frame.
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Brain injuries increase dementia risk, study finds

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 01:42
An analysis found people who had brain injuries were 24% more likely to be diagnosed with dementia.
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Private hospitals warned over surgeons

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 01:39
Inspectors warn private hospitals that the lessons of rogue surgeon Ian Paterson must be learned.
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Child amputees get new sport prosthetics fund

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 00:43
A mother's campaign has led to government funding that gives hope to child amputees.
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The town with a plan to end loneliness

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 18:12
How one community works together to stop people feeling isolated
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Why do people enjoy taking part in chilli-eating contests?

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 16:08
Chilli-eating competitions are proving popular in the UK, despite potential risks.
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Man ends up in A&E after eating world's hottest chilli

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 03:05
He is the first man to experience 'thunderclap' headaches after eating the Carolina Reaper.
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More than half your body is not human

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 01:36
Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count, while the rest are microscopic colonists.
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MasterChef finalist Nawamin aims to rid world of tuberculosis

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 00:55
Cooking competition finalist Nawamin Pinpathomrat spends his days as an Oxford researcher.
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Record number of organ donors in 2017

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 00:51
Last year also saw the highest year-on-year increase in donors in the UK for 28 years.
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Derby blogger: What to say when someone loses a baby

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 00:50
Nicola Gaskin gave birth to Winter Wolfe - who died a day later after a series of complications.
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