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Cannabis 'more harmful than alcohol' for teen brains

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:14
The drug impairs working memory and reasoning and there are long-term effects, a study suggests.
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Pret a Manger to label products after allergy death

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 13:22
Sandwich chain to list all ingredients including allergens on its products after death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse.
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Protein research takes Chemistry Nobel

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:58
The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for their discoveries in enzyme research.
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Gay, Muslim and living with HIV

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:01
Shamal Waraich on what it's like to be gay, Muslim and living with HIV.
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Why HIV is misunderstood among UK South Asians

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 08:46
HIV is stigmatised in many UK South Asian communities, stopping some from seeking support.
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Swapping clapping for 'jazz hands'

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 08:01
Students in Manchester are being encouraged to wave their hands at events instead of clapping.
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Cervical cancer: Australia 'to be first to eliminate disease'

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 02:53
The world-first national achievement could happen within 20 years, modelling shows.
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Is it worth giving up alcohol for a month?

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 01:26
Sober October or Dry January - are they actually good for your health?
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Sexual health clinics 'struggling' with big STI rise

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 01:13
The use of dating apps is blamed for an increase in syphilis and gonorrhoea in Wales.
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Tinchy Stryder gives blood to raise sickle cell awareness

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:53
The rapper has donated his blood for the first time to help the fight against sickle cell disease.
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Costa Coffee advert banned for criticising avocado breakfasts

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:45
The coffee chain urged customers to buy a bacon roll or egg muffin rather than avocados.
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Processed meat 'linked to breast cancer'

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:38
The findings come from a review of 15 studies involving more than one million women.
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GP at Hand's smartphone doctor ads ruled misleading

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:02
The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints about ads run by the GP at Hand service.
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MP's 'horror' at getting £4.2bn to digitise NHS with no plan

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 16:21
Former NHS Digital minister George Freeman says there was a "horror story" behind the huge scheme.
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Man paralysed in Troubles hit with £30k care bill

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 15:13
Kevin Rafferty, shot and paralysed in a sectarian attack, struggles to pay for his care after benefit changes.
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TB outbreak declared at Cardiff prison

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:52
A new case of the disease is related to one at the prison in 2017, Public Health Wales said.
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Southern Health NHS trust 'still requires improvement'

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:25
An inspection of Southern Health finds improvements but maintains its "requires improvement" rating.
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Antidepressant withdrawal 'hits millions'

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:07
Nearly two million people in England experience bad side-effects when coming off the tablets, experts say.
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Drug use: Is Sheffield Students' Union right to offer advice?

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:44
A father whose two sons died after taking ecstasy praises a university union's different approach.
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Conservative conference: Emergency £240m to free up hospital beds

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 03:45
Health Secretary Matt Hancock will announce funding for councils to ease winter pressure on NHS.
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