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Poor toilet hygiene behind E. coli superbug spread

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 01:11
Not washing hands after going to the toilet is behind the spread of a key strain of E. coli.
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Heavy social media use linked to poor sleep

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 01:09
Teenagers spending more than three hours on their phones are more likely to sleep badly, a study suggests.
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Blood pressure pills 'work better at bedtime'

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 01:06
Evening doses gives more protection against heart attacks and strokes, a study suggests.
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Babies born at 22 weeks 'can now survive'

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 01:01
Guidance says improvements in care mean extremely premature babies now have a better survival chance.
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Drugs: UK should consider legalising possession, MPs say

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 00:51
The UK's position on drugs is "clearly failing" and a "radical new approach" is required, MPs say.
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Paralympian, 40, ends her life through euthanasia

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 22:47
Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort ends her own life through euthanasia at the age of 40.
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Breast cancer detected by thermal imaging scan in Edinburgh

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 17:07
A thermal imaging camera in Edinburgh showed that a Slough visitor's breast was a different colour.
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First drug that can slow Alzheimer's dementia

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 16:44
Drug company says it will seek permission in the US to start marketing the potentially 'life-changing' new drug.
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Talbot Green pharmacist jailed for £76k prescription scam

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 14:59
Michael Lloyd prescribed cheaper forms of medication but billed the NHS for more expensive drugs, a court hears.
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Northern Ireland abortion and same-sex marriage laws change

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 08:08
Abortion is now decriminalised and same-sex marriage is to be legalised in Northern Ireland.
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Eating disorders: Over-65s unable to access some clinics

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 01:16
Over-65s with eating disorders are being prevented from accessing specialist clinics.
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'Ask about sexual orientation to improve LGBT inequalities'

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 01:08
Hospitals and care homes should be fined if they do not ask about sexual orientation, MPs say.
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Viewpoint: Let's not wait any longer for the male pill

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 00:42
Blurring of traditional gender roles could finally mean that the male pill is on the horizon.
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Deciding to donate a loved one's organs

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 18:34
How doctors and nurses help families reach a difficult decision which could save a stranger's life.
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Prime editing: DNA tool could correct 89% of genetic defects

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 16:00
New technology - called prime editing - is like a "genetic word processor" able to re-write DNA.
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'George Michael' comment NHS doctor struck off

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 15:09
The NHS bowel surgeon told patients to "assume the George Michael position", a tribunal hears.
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Dementia in football: Ex-players three and a half times more likely to die of condition

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 13:17
Former professional footballers are three and a half times more likely to die of dementia than people of the same age range in the general population, according to new research.
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Air pollution 'triggers hundreds more heart attacks and strokes'

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 07:05
People also suffer more strokes and asthma attacks on days when air quality is poor, academics say.
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Cancer research: Scientists seek clues to how disease 'is born'

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 01:32
Cancer researchers from the UK and US are teaming up to search for the very earliest signs of cancer.
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Measles, mumps and rubella: How do we eliminate them?

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 00:11
A future free of the three diseases is "within reach" despite recent outbreaks, a health boss says.
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