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Cannabis-derived medicines: What you need to know

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 21:26
UK doctors will be able to legally prescribe medicinal cannabis to patients from the autumn.
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World Down Syndrome Congress in Glasgow

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 18:44
Meet some people from the World Down Syndrome Congress, being held in Glasgow.
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Medicinal cannabis products to be legalised

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 16:19
It follows high-profile cases involving children with severe epilepsy being denied access to cannabis oil.
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The 12-year-old author who writes with his eyes

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 15:38
Jonathan Bryan was born with severe cerebral palsy which makes it difficult to communicate.
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Nurses' pay: Union chief apologises over mix-up

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 13:54
Nurses have complained on social media their pay went up by much less than their union had promised.
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Meet the NHS duo keeping the elderly safe at home.

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 09:01
An NHS scheme in Burnley aims to keep people safe at home and reduce hospital admissions.
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Regular heatwaves 'will kill thousands'

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 08:14
The current hot conditions could become the new normal for British summers within 30 years, MPs say.
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'Giving babies with spina bifida a chance'

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 02:04
Actress Ruth Madeley, who has spina bifida, considers the ground-breaking surgery that can help babies with the condition - while they're still in the womb.
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Boys more 'cliquey' than girls

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 00:58
Boys are more likely to keep the same group of friends, research suggests.
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ADHD diagnosis for adults 'can take seven years'

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 00:17
Charity ADHD Action is calling on the government to formally record adult ADHD figures.
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Dizziness when getting up could increase dementia risk, US study says

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 21:00
The light-headed feeling is caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure, known as orthostatic hypotension.
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NHS contract with Capita could have put patients at risk

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 11:50
The outsourcing of NHS England's back office tasks was a "shambles" according to a committee of MPs.
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Aston Hall: Dr Kenneth Milne 'would have been quizzed' for rape

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 11:30
Dr Kenneth Milne would have been interviewed over claims a "truth drug" was used to carry out abuse.
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Coventry woman to speak at World Down Syndrome Congress

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 08:26
Heidi Crowter, from Coventry, is speaking at the World Down Syndrome Congress in Glasgow.
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NHS: New health secretary Matt Hancock says use more apps

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 06:35
Matt Hancock, who replaced Jeremy Hunt as health secretary, tells Newsbeat there is "loads to do" with apps in the NHS.
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Mother calls for families to speak about organ donation

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 02:00
Stella Curran's nine-year-old daughter Belle is waiting for lung transplant.
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Why suntan lotions don't work for most

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 01:08
People are getting less protection than they should because of slapdash application, scientists say.
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Animal robots comfort Cornwall dementia patients

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 00:40
A researcher is working to develop cheaper robotic pets for use in care homes.
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'I helped deliver world's first IVF baby'

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 00:29
A retired fertility expert speaks of helping to deliver the world's first IVF baby 40 years ago.
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Louise Brown: World's first IVF baby's family archive unveiled

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 00:14
Hundreds of cards and letters were received by Louise Brown's family after her birth in July 1978.
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