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How much screen time should children be allowed?

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 19:55
New World Health Organization guidelines say under twos should not have any sedentary screen time.
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'Exhilarating' implant turns thoughts to speech

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 18:00
The technology could eventually help those who have lost their voice to speak again.
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No sedentary screen time for babies, WHO says

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 14:31
Children under two should not be given screens or TV to keep them quiet, new guidelines say.
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Coventry neurosurgeon gave patient 'appalling' surgery

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 09:18
Doctors say his work on a woman now "virtually unable to walk" is deeply flawed.
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'My hands and legs needed to go when I got meningitis'

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 06:51
Mike Davies spent 70 days in intensive care with meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia.
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The Lego bricks designed for children with sight loss

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 00:26
Children at one UK school have been testing them out. Some say other approaches should also be taught.
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Teenage albino model: 'I'm thankful for my skin tone'

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 00:03
Kimberley Leech, 15, has appeared in the Italian edition of Vogue magazine.
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Self-injecting fillers 'a slippery slope'

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 11:28
A campaign to highlight the dangers of cosmetic procedures is to be launched shortly by the government in England.
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Dorset stroke survivor hopes to inspire others

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:25
Paul Lambert had three strokes in 15 months but is not letting it stop him from taking on new physical challenges.
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Innovative child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 00:39
The treatment, developed over 30 years, is the first to give partial protection to children, WHO says.
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Athletes risking their health by 'under-fuelling'

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 00:04
Distance runner Gina Paletta warns how "under-fuelling" during training left her on crutches.
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Parkinson's disease patient: 'I can walk... it's really helped me'

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 18:46
Parkinson's disease patient Gail Jardine can walk more freely after having a spinal implant fitted.
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Housebound Parkinson's patients have movement restored

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 18:38
An electrical stimulus can help revive mobility for people with the disease, scientists have discovered.
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Older women exploited by IVF clinics, says fertility watchdog

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 03:00
Clinics are using "selective success rates" to target older women, the fertility watchdog warns.
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Campaign to tackle 'botched' cosmetic procedures

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:31
The use of self-injected dermal and lip fillers is rising, along with dangerous cosmetic surgery.
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The profoundly deaf girl who found her voice after brain surgery

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 00:48
Leia was born profoundly deaf but pioneering surgery and therapy has enabled her to hear sounds.
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How making bars of soap 'started my life again'

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 00:22
Meet the people behind the soap company that help people with disabilities into the workplace.
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Nottingham midwife saves best friend's life

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 10:31
Aimee Summers recognised the signs of a potentially fatal blood clot and gave emergency first aid.
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Breast cancer surgeon who got breast cancer

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 09:44
Liz O'Riordan had to stop working as a breast cancer surgeon because of her own cancer. How did she move on?
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Are plants a necessity or a luxury?

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 01:02
A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health.
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