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Brain back-up firm Nectome loses link to MIT

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:40
MIT severs ties with a start-up attempting to copy people's memories when they die.
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Obesity-related hospital admissions 'double in four years'

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:18
There were 617,000 hospital admissions in England in 2016-17 where obesity was a factor.
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Unspoken UK Punjabi alcohol problem

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:36
Alcohol consumption is glamorised across different aspects of Punjabi culture and shame stops many seeking the help that they need.
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Birth trauma mother 'wanted to die'

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 01:06
A woman traumatised by being ignored during labour had long-lasting physical and mental problems.
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The doctor who really feels his patients' pain

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 00:41
For Dr Joel Salinas, music creates colours, numbers have personalities and another person's pain feels almost like his own.
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UK's first proton beam cancer centre to open in Newport

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 17:45
The family of a Neath child who had the treatment abroad says it gave them their little girl back.
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Ex-health secretary being treated for bowel cancer

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 04:53
Lord Lansley, who was in the cabinet in 2010, is calling for the roll-out of a national screening scheme.
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Syphilis patient calls for public debate as cases rise

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 00:05
One patient says he's been embarrassed by a disease he thought belonged in the Middle Ages.
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'One-stop shops' set to speed up cancer diagnosis

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 00:02
The aim is to stop patients from being referred for several tests for different forms of the illness.
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How Amsterdam is reducing child obesity

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 09:45
Rising rates of childhood obesity are a global problem - but in Amsterdam they are falling.
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How parents' arguments really affect their children

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 00:51
It is normal for parents to argue, but the way rows affect children varies greatly.
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Dementia patient to show she can run London Marathon

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 00:04
Sue Strachan, who has early onset dementia, wants to show it's possible to live well with the disease.
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Lily Bailey busts four myths about OCD

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 06:53
Model and writer Lily Bailey wants to change how people talk about obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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India's Gorakhpur hospital: The night the children died

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 01:38
Did lack of oxygen really cause the deaths of 30 children in one night at an Indian hospital?
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The Bucket List: Seeing things for the last time

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 10:09
Eight-year-old Alexa is going blind and has created a list of things she wants to see before that happens.
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Paramedics set to prescribe medicines

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 00:57
Up to seven out of 10 people currently seen by paramedics may need help but not a hospital visit.
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Hospital's 'artificial feeding' letter to mothers criticised

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 00:12
The hospital described mothers who use formula milk as "artificially" feeding babies.
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NHS no to dandruff and diarrhoea treatment

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 17:42
Crackdown on 35 "minor" treatments in cost cutting drive by NHS bosses - but patient group concerned about poorest.
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We've not got enough beds or staff - NHS bosses

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 00:36
Managers warn 2018-19 will be hard with one in 12 posts vacant and hospitals short of up to 15,000 beds.
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Me and my endometriosis: 12 women share their stories

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 00:09
Endometriosis affects about 1 in 10 women. These incredible ladies are speaking out after spending years in agonising pain, fighting to get a diagnosis.
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