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Aberdeen scientists identify 'club foot' gene

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 13:41
Research at the University of Aberdeen could eventually help children avoid unnecessary treatment.
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Patients 'left in pain' by surgery delays

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:27
Surgeons say those waiting for hip and knee treatment are worst affected by decisions to put off operations.
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Russian spy: What are nerve agents and what do they do?

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:01
A nerve agent was used to poison a Russian former spy and his daughter. What are they and what do they do?
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Isaiah Haastrup parents announce death of 'brave baby boy'

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 09:19
The baby's parents, who fought a court battle over his treatment, say their son "fought bravely".
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Health 'to start failing at 47' in parts of Blackpool and Middlesbrough

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 16:43
The gap in healthy life expectancy between the best and worst areas is more than 30 years, figures show.
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Guess how many calories are in your lunch

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:55
Newsbeat went to find out if people could guess how many calories are in typical lunchtime meals.
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Girl, six, died after doctor 'failed to spot meningitis'

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:09
Layla Rose Ermenekli had a rash consistent with meningitis on her hip at hospital, an inquest hears.
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Five patients made 8,303 emergency calls in a year

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 01:32
One caller rang an ambulance service 3,594 times in 12 months.
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Charli Howard: Is this really a 'plus-size' model?

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 01:21
Charli Howard went from being an anorexic teenager to a campaigner for body positivity.
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How a single punch changed soul singer Only Girl's life

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 01:17
Ellen Murphy's boyfriend sustained brain damage in an unprovoked attack. She turned to music to help.
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Tom Rebair wins ambassador award after overcoming anorexia

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 17:13
Tom Rebair has won a Prince's Trust award for turning his life around after developing anorexia.
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Alfie Evans: Decision to remove life support upheld by judge

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 15:13
The Court of Appeal rules doctors can stop treating seriously ill 21-month-old Alfie Evans.
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Leeds hospital ward killings revealed in report

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 14:56
Harry Bosomworth had been treated for paranoid schizophrenia but his medication was stopped.
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Russian spy: How do you find out whether poisoning has occurred?

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 14:17
A Russian man and his daughter are critically ill. How will officials find out whether they were poisoned?
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Alzheimer's researchers win brain prize

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 14:15
Four dementia scientists share this years 1m euro prize for their pivotal work.
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Serena Williams: Statistics on deaths in pregnancy or childbirth 'heartbreaking'

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 09:42
Tennis great Serena Williams says it may be time for "women to be comfortable with having uncomfortable conversations".
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Xanax: The anxiety drug putting lives at risk

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 01:13
Counterfeit Xanax tablets laced with a deadly painkiller are being used as a party drug
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Britain needs to go on a diet, says top health official

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 01:04
Health officials want a cut in the portion sizes of pizzas, ready meals, processed meat and takeaways.
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Trampoline parks: Regulation calls after injuries increase

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 00:18
Children suffered worse injuries at trampoline parks than when using home equipment, a hospital finds.
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Trampoline park injuries 'more serious', hospital finds

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 00:16
Children suffered worse injuries at trampoline parks than when using home equipment, a hospital finds.
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