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'Spinal implant helped me walk again'

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 19:05
Kelly Thomas learned to walk again after doctors attached an electrical patch to her spinal cord.
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Is being vegan better for the environment?

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 15:20
An increasing number of people are choosing the plant-based diet.
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Stalled Royal Liverpool Hospital PFI deal could be ditched

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 13:52
Work on the Royal Liverpool Hospital stopped following the collapse of construction giant Carillion.
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Life expectancy progress in UK 'stops for first time'

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 12:36
Improvements have ground to a halt for the first time since records began, in 1982, ONS data shows.
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EpiPen shortage 'worrying' for people with allergies

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:56
Limited supplies have meant long waits for some people to get the potentially life-saving drug.
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King's Lynn QE Hospital may suspend some surgery

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 01:38
The hospital was placed in special measures by inspectors who said patients were discharged too soon.
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Wales tops England on NHS doctors' and dentists' pay deal

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:44
The backdated increases put in place all the recommendations made by an independent pay review panel.
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Electrical implant helps paralysed people to walk again

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 20:46
Three paralysed patients are able to walk after an electrical patch is fitted to their spinal cords.
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New cancer machine treats first patient in UK

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 19:05
A pioneering new machine allows doctors to see tumours as they administer radiotherapy to them.
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Gene editing wipes out mosquitoes in the lab

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 16:57
Researchers have used gene editing to completely eliminate populations of mosquitoes in the lab.
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Life as a young dementia carer

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 15:38
Krastan Antonov, 24, wants to remain working as a carer despite better paid jobs being available.
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How to help a friend who's struggling with mental health

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 14:46
Mental health nurse Laura Nuttall says encouraging them to see a GP is a "great stepping stone".
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Laxative sales may be restricted under government review

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:51
The government is considering action amid fears they are being abused by people with eating disorders.
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Dentists call for pudding and sweet soft drinks ban in schools

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 10:30
Dentists are asking the Scottish government for a "bolder approach" on healthy food choices in schools.
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Mental health: Five hour journey for anorexia help

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 07:51
One teenage girl has to travel five hours to London to get treatment for anorexia due to a lack of Welsh services.
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Obesity 'to be linked to more female cancers' than smoking

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 07:39
Cancer Research UK predicts excess weight will be linked to more cancers in women than tobacco in 25 years.
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Women harassed after seeking sperm donors online

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 07:13
One woman says a potential donor turned out to be married and had undergone a vasectomy.
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Contaminated blood scandal inquiry is 'too little, too late'

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 03:39
Barbara's husband was a victim of the contaminated blood scandal that left nearly 3,000 people dead.
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Care job vacancies in England rise to 110,000

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 02:24
The government will launch an adult social care recruitment campaign to promote care careers.
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Contaminated blood scandal: Inquiry 'must uncover truth'

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 01:32
A public inquiry into a contaminated blood scandal that left nearly 3,000 people dead is due to begin.
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