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Mother's sepsis warning after hospital failure

8 hours 41 min ago
Five-year-old Ava Macfarlane died from sepsis in December 2017.
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Having children more a priority for Westerners - Swansea uni study

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 02:39
People in Western countries are more likely to look for a partner who wants children, a study finds.
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Batten disease girl given custom-made drug

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 02:31
Mila is having far fewer - and briefer - seizures after a drug was designed just for her.
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Slow walking at 45 'a sign of faster ageing'

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 00:08
Gait speed in mid-life indicates how fast the brain and body are ageing, researchers found.
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'Unacceptable' delays in diagnosing secondary breast cancer

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 01:56
People should know the signs that the disease has spread to other parts of the body, says a charity.
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The vegetarian Maasai: Life in a culture based around meat

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 00:19
Meat is an essential part of daily life for Kenya's Maasai. But Anthony Mututua is a rare vegetarian.
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England sees 'worst summer on record' for A&E waits

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 18:57
Thousands of patients wait more than four hours, as doctors warn of a difficult winter ahead.
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What do you think of a public transport snack ban?

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 16:24
Has the plan found favour with commuters across the country, or left a bad taste in the mouth?
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Long-term Lyme disease 'actually chronic fatigue syndrome'

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 11:57
Most people who think they have chronic Lyme disease are more likely to have chronic fatigue syndrome, say experts.
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Ellie Soutter: British snowboarder’s mother on losing her daughter

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 06:22
Snowboarder Ellie Soutter's mother talks to the BBC about losing her daughter, finding her voice and helping others.
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Brexit: What will happen to European Health Insurance Cards?

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 02:36
The scheme works in 31 countries but only three have agreed to cover UK tourists if there is no deal.
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Ban and tax our way out of obesity - top doctor

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 02:25
The outgoing chief medical officer warns ministers will fail on obesity unless they take bold action.
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How surf lifesaving saved my life

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 00:11
Student Sophie Bennett developed anxiety and depression but then she discovered surf lifesaving.
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If pain was an object, what would it look like?

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 23:23
US photographer Justin J Wee has chronic back pain and uses images to depict living with pain.
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Coastal Erosion: Cornwall’s dental problem

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 12:58
Thousands of children in seaside areas are having multiple teeth extractions in hospital because of tooth decay.
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Wheelchair user 'forced to wet himself' after buses fail to stop

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 10:59
Ryan McDade says he felt "dehumanised" by bus drivers and was left stranded for an hour.
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Emily Eccles was left holding her jaw in her hands after a riding accident

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 10:27
Part of Emily Eccles's jaw was left hanging on by a flap of skin after her horse bolted and she hit a wooden post.
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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay man $8bn over breast growth

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 07:33
A US jury finds Johnson & Johnson guilty of negligence over an anti-psychotic drug.
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Royal College of Nursing begins strike action ballot in NI

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 06:39
The Royal College of Nursing says there are crises over pay and staffing in Northern Ireland.
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Why tomato puree might improve male fertility

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 03:35
Lycopene - a nutrient found in tomatoes - may boost sperm quality, a study suggests.
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