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‘My Pakistani relatives thought my cancer was infectious’

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 02:21
British-Pakistani Saj Dar was given a disposable plate by her family, who feared she was infectious.
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Peanut-allergy therapy 'protection not a cure'

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 01:26
Immunotherapy works by suppressing the allergic response, rather than curing it, a study suggests.
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Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat'

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 00:39
Seven in every 10 inhalers prescribed in England contain propellants harmful to the environment, researchers say.
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Fertility treatment: 'Putting on brave face at work was exhausting'

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 00:05
BBC 5 live listeners explain how fertility treatment affected them in their jobs.
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'Game changing' tuberculosis vaccine a step closer

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 08:13
TB is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide and kills 1.5 million people each year.
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Sperm donors should waive anonymity, fertility regulator says

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 02:13
A man who has fathered up to 110 children says it is impossible for sperm donors to be anonymous.
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Cwmbran's new hospital: A look behind the scenes

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 01:14
The Grange University Hospital is the biggest single investment in the history of the Welsh NHS.
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Brain illness spread by ticks has reached UK

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 00:50
Public Health England says it has found tick-borne encephalitis virus in ticks in the UK for the first time.
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Narcissists 'horrible people but happy'

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 00:43
They might be shameless attention-seekers but narcissists are also likely to be happier people.
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Restaurant highchairs 'dirtier than tables'

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 00:17
Parents are calling for tables and highchairs to be tested in routine hygiene checks at restaurants.
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Derby coroner confirms man's listeria death

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 15:23
A coroner says cancer patient Ian Hitchcock died from liver failure and listeria infection.
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Girl with cerebral palsy walks for the first time

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 13:39
The mother of a seven-year-old with cerebral palsy had been "unsure" her daughter would ever walk.
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Health bosses' 'serious concerns' over homeopathy

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 10:51
The UK's largest group of registered homeopaths should not be accredited, NHS bosses say.
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My doctor flew off when cosmetic surgery went wrong

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 02:09
Surgeons who fly in from abroad are leaving patients exposed if complications arise, the BBC finds.
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Frozen eggs storage 10-year limit 'should be changed'

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 01:46
The current 10-year limit is frustrating women who want to delay parenthood, experts say.
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Stroke recovery clue from patient walking speed

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 01:33
Researchers are looking at walking speed and outdoor rehabilitation to help younger stroke patients.
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Ex-Liverpool player Stephen Darby on fight with 'brutal disease'

Sun, 10/27/2019 - 15:00
Stephen Darby, who is married to England women's captain Steph Houghton, has motor neurone disease.
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How 'horror smells' and 'care smells' are being used to manipulate emotions

Sun, 10/27/2019 - 00:05
From scaring to caring - how the smells used at theme parks are also helping patients with dementia.
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Dementia: New Alzheimer's drug 'could slow rate at which disease progresses'

Sat, 10/26/2019 - 00:05
Scientists believe they could be on the cusp of a breakthrough, after a drugs firm said it had the first treatment of its kind for Alzheimer's.
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Even babies 'understand concept of counting'

Sat, 10/26/2019 - 00:01
Toddlers might better recognise the concept of quantity if numbers are counted out, scientists say.
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