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'I broke every bone in my face - and survived'

6 hours 12 min ago
Tom Locke is one of 1,600 people alive today thanks to a change in the way the NHS works, a study suggests.
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Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 01:39
A study shows higher risk of fatal lung disease in adults exposed to cigarette smoke in childhood.
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The Paralympic wheelchair maker

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 00:06
Vince Ross' Paralympic experience led him to create a successful wheelchair-making business.
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The first humanist lead chaplain in the NHS

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 00:05
Lindsay van Dijk is the first humanist lead chaplain in the NHS.
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Rise in type 2 diabetes in young people in England and Wales

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 01:21
Child health experts say the rise is "alarming" and more should be done to reduce obesity.
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'Lost' contact lens removed from woman's eyelid after 28 years

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:09
A 42-year-old woman was hit by a shuttlecock when she was 14 and thought the lens had fallen out.
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E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 03:20
Vaping is much less harmful than normal cigarettes and it shouldn't be treated the same way, MPs warn.
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Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 02:28
Moderate carbohydrate consumption is best for health and longevity, researchers say.
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NYU offers free tuition for all its medical students

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 01:18
The New York medical school will fund all students, due to fears of graduates' "overwhelming" debt.
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'Painful wait' for miscarriage support on Welsh NHS

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 00:15
A mother who lost four babies in four years says she went through a "harrowing experience" trying to get help.
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Lena Dunham marks nine months since hysterectomy

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 16:28
It has been nine months since the actress had a total hysterectomy to remove her womb.
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Opt-out donation plan 'will not increase donors'

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 05:36
It is harder to judge the deceased's wishes if there is no free choice in the decision, a study claims.
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Liver transplants 'may be unnecessary thanks to new drug treatment'

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 03:43
A cancer drug can unlock the liver's ability to regenerate, early stage research suggests.
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Sick babies at risk from lack of breathing tube monitoring

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 02:33
Half of neonatal units lack equipment to check babies are breathing properly, a study suggests.
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Judge throws out Scotland abortion pill challenge

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:33
A legal challenge against letting women take abortion pills at home in Scotland is thrown out.
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Surgeons' warning over Botox on High Street

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:21
It comes after Superdrug said it would start offering the treatment in one of its stores.
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Effects of psychedelic DMT 'similar to near-death experiences'

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:39
Near-death experiences are caused by changes in how the brain operates, say researchers.
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Cystic fibrosis boy, 8, urges firm to lower Orkambi drug price

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:31
Luis Walker, 8, wrote to Vertex Pharmaceuticals saying Orkambi would make him "feel much better".
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Public toilets mapped: Where have they all gone?

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 04:29
A BBC map helps you find out how many public toilets have been cut in your area.
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How the humble cabbage can stop cancers

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 01:22
Researchers reveal how chemicals in some vegetables can prevent bowel cancer.
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