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Tessa Jowell: Her last campaign

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 20:29
The late Dame Tessa Jowell successfully campaigned for better access to cancer treatment on the NHS after being diagnosed herself.
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World Cup fans advised to get MMR jab

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 18:52
A surge in measles cases in Russia means football fans should protect themselves before travelling.
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'Remarkable' therapy beats terminal breast cancer

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 16:00
Judy Perkins had been given three months to live, but two years later there is no sign of cancer in her body.
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Baby decapitated due to doctor's actions

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:26
A tribunal rules that the 43-year-old chose the wrong method to deliver the baby in Dundee in 2014.
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School meal smoothie ban in obesity fight

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 11:21
Fruit juices could also disappear from school lunch menus, while the amount of fruit and vegetables increase.
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Pencader student drops out over loss of care allowance

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 01:30
A young carer who dropped out of college because she would lose her allowance wants a change in the law.
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'I thought if I was fat nobody could see that I was evil'

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 00:26
One woman explains how she used binge-eating and obesity to cope with being abused as a child.
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Breast cancer: Test means fewer women will need chemotherapy

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 12:32
From Monday, about 70% of women with early stage cancer may be able to avoid the gruelling treatment.
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Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard on surviving locked-in syndrome

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 01:50
Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard's heart stopped for 40 seconds - and then she developed locked-in syndrome.
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Do you know what you're smoking?

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 00:02
Many shisha bars have been selling illegal tobacco to unsuspecting customers despite authorities' efforts to crack down on the trade.
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Prostate cancer immune system drug results could be 'spectacular'

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 18:58
Immunotherapy treatment could provide "spectacular" results for some patients, doctors say.
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'Virtual brain operation' moves a step closer to reality

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 01:08
Software that can map the structure of an individual human brain is being trialled in tumour patients.
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Better orgasms and no leaks

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 00:25
Physiotherapist and stand-up comedian Elaine teaches women how to sort out their pelvic floors.
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Baby's life saved by five-minute heart test

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 17:49
A five-minute heart test saved the life of a baby born at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry.
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Tramadol emboldens vigilantes to fight Boko Haram

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 13:37
Tramadol is meant to treat severe pain - but in Nigeria it's being used by fighters.
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Five tips for your fussy eaters

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:45
Here's some advice from a psychologist based on scientific research.
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Rise in 'preventable' emergency readmissions to hospital

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 03:32
Undiagnosed pneumonia and pressure sores are behind the rise in hospitals in England.
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Bereaved parents 'let down at work by lack of support'

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 03:15
Three out of five parents said no-one talked to them about the loss of their baby when they went back to work.
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Educate children to tackle ethnic minority donor crisis, MPs say

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 02:48
MPs say teaching children about organ donation could boost donor numbers and bust some common myths.
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Comedian Mike King: 'My comedy has been a mask my whole life'

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:56
New Zealand has the developed world's worst teenage suicide rate. One comedian is trying to change that.
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