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General election 2019: Labour vows to end dental check-up charges

11 hours 11 min ago
Check-up charges in England of £22.70 will be scrapped under a Labour government, the party says.
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Switch to vaping 'helps smokers' hearts'

Sat, 11/16/2019 - 00:47
A month-long study on smokers suggests vaping could reduce the risk of heart attacks and stroke.
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Worcester University student in meningitis warning after collapse

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 15:57
Matthew Griffin, 21, thought he would be able to sleep off his symptoms after feeling unwell.
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Abusive note left on ambulance in Southend

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 11:43
The ambulance service said the person who left the message should "remember crews are there to save lives".
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Severe allergic reactions rise in children in England over past five years

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 00:51
The parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who died in 2016, call the increase "deeply alarming".
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Complementary cancer therapies 'do more harm than good'

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 03:23
Garlic and ginger pills can delay the healing of skin wounds when breast cancer spreads, expert says.
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General election 2019: Is the NHS the best health service possible?

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 01:37
The major parties in England have pledged billions more for the NHS over the next five years.
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Teen Instagrammers open up on mental health chat

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 00:41
Harry and Samuel post videos with advice and tips for sufferers in the hope others will open up.
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Getting NHS back on track 'could take many years'

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 00:03
Targets covering A&E, cancer and routine operations have been missed for more than three years.
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Election 2019: NHS policy check - what to look out for in party manifestos

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 00:01
If you care about what the parties are promising on the NHS, here are some key issues to watch for.
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Flu vaccine delay for schoolchildren across Scotland

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 00:00
A UK-wide shortage of the nasal spray is leading to delays in school flu programmes across Scotland.
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Ebola vaccine approved as second jab trialled

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 17:31
A second Ebola vaccine is to be offered to thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Northern Ireland's nurses set for December strike

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 17:26
Nurses will hold a 12-hour strike on 18 December, with more action planned before the new year.
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The recurring nightmare of my daughter's anorexia

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 02:23
Simon Brown lost his eldest child to the eating disorder - now he works with those who handled her care.
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Polio in Nigeria: 'I opposed vaccinations until my son caught polio'

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 01:51
A Nigerian father who used to chase health workers away from his home has a change of heart.
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General election 2019: Labour vows to outspend Tories on the NHS

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 01:00
The party says it would tax the "wealthiest" to cut hospital waiting times if it wins the election.
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Children 'become less active during primary years'

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:53
Between the ages of six and 11, children became 17 minutes less active per week every year - study.
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Project Nightingale: Google accesses trove of US patient data

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:02
The tech giant has struck a deal with huge US health firm Ascension, giving it access to the records.
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Some people 'genetically wired' to avoid some vegetables

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:43
An inherited gene makes certain healthy foods taste exceptionally bitter and unpleasant, according to researchers.
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Cancer patient is first in Wales to get gene treatment

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 09:23
John Davies' blood cells will be genetically modified in a US lab in the hope of curing him.
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