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NHS told 'offer transgender fertility treatment' or face legal action

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 05:56
The equalities watchdog says it will take legal action over discriminatory and "outdated" policies.
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Opt-out organ donation 'in place by 2020' for England

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 02:55
Adults in England will be presumed to consent to donating their organs under "Max's Law".
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Books 'open blind boy Ted's eyes to world'

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 00:02
Nine-year-old Ted has Stickler syndrome - which caused his retinas to detach resulting in him becoming blind.
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Breastfeeding mothers in Colombia gather to break taboo

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 18:34
Mothers across Colombia gathered to breastfeed in public as part of World Breastfeeding Week.
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Vaginal thrush 'a growing problem worldwide'

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 09:59
Three out of four women develop thrush at least once and 6% suffer repeatedly, scientists say.
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Surgeons' 'toxic' rows added to mortality rate, says report

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 06:50
A report into the cardiac unit at a London hospital said the team was consumed by a "dark force".
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Bees living on top of a London mosque

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 19:57
There are 400,000 bees living on the roof of the East London Mosque in Whitechapel.
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Asthma awareness: 'My son was gone just like that'

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 16:03
Donna Green's son Tiernan died aged 20 from an asthma attack. Now she's educating others to raise awareness.
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Arrests over packages sent to hospitals

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:59
Police say two men were arrested after packages containing liquid were sent to a number of hospitals.
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Engineered pig lung transplant 'a success'

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 12:24
Scientists have successfully transplanted a bioengineered lung into a pig.
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The heatwave which made London stink

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 11:35
Temperatures hit the 30s and there were no proper drains, bringing flies, disease and panic.
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Muckamore Hospital: Five patients assaulted by staff

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 09:20
Muckamore Abbey Hospital provides care to adults with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues.
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Hospital sepsis deaths 'jump by a third'

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 07:08
Staff shortages and overcrowding blamed for a rise of more than a third in two years in recorded deaths.
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Are you applying sun cream properly?

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 02:29
Why we may get less than half the sun protection we expect.
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Low levels of air pollution linked to changes in the heart

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 02:08
The changes are similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure, experts say.
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Tongue splitting: Surgeons warn of serious health risks

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 02:05
The process, where the tongue is cut in half, can lead to blood loss and nerve damage, experts say.
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Learning how to read emotions aged nine

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 01:03
How taking part in a study for autistic children using Google glasses and an app helped one boy.
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Why I got calf implants: 'There was no other option'

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 16:23
Personal trainer Mark Henderson to 5 Live that he struggled with his body image after an accident.
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Give new mums baby boxes to reduce co-sleeping risks, midwives say

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 14:29
Rolling the scheme out across the UK would provide all babies with a safe space to sleep, midwives say.
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Alcohol and dementia - is moderate drinking safe?

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:40
Alcohol abuse is bad for the brain - but could there be health benefits for moderate drinkers?
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