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World Hacks: Putting your leftover pills back to work

13 hours 31 min ago
An app in Greece is helping people donate their leftover drugs to those who can't afford to buy them.
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Rescue dog gets 'new lease of life' with 3D printed leg

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:06
Duke the Irish retriever is learning to walk on four paws after a 3D printed leg was made for him.
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Stephen Fry recovering from prostate cancer surgery

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:00
The presenter had surgery for prostate cancer and says "it all seemed to go pretty well".
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MPs debate changes to organ donations law

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:19
Up to 500 people a year could get a "second chance" at life with new donor consent laws, MPs are told.
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What you need to know about fruit tea

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:09
Sipping acidic fruit teas between meals can wear away teeth, a study shows – and it's not the only thing.
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Drug errors cause appalling harm and deaths, says Hunt

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:28
Mistakes made by GPs, pharmacists, hospitals and care homes could be a factor in more than 22,000 deaths a year.
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Sipping acidic fruit teas can wear away teeth, says study

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:14
Even unsweetened drinks are acidic and should not be drunk between meals, researchers say.
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Mini-tumours' created to battle cancer

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:22
The lab-grown versions made from a patient's cancer can predict whether drugs will actually work.
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Are sick migrants avoiding NHS doctors over deportation fears?

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:12
Should doctors continue to hand over names and addresses to immigration officers, asks the NHS in England.
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On anti-depressants

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:31
People with a history of depression tell the BBC about their experiences of taking anti-depressants
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Warning over fake piercing magnet craze

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:58
One 12-year-old boy had to have part of his bowel removed after swallowing the magnetic balls.
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Consultants criticise 'catastrophic' rise in 12-hour A&E waits

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:13
Hospital consultants warn over patient safety as the longest waits to be seen in emergency units rise.
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'Anti-depressants help me function'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:21
Scientists say more people could benefit from taking pills to reduce the symptoms of acute depression.
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India doctors remove world's 'largest brain tumour'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:43
The patient had been living for three years with the 1.8kg tumour, which was larger than his head.
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Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:11
Scientists hail "good news for patients" as analysis finds 21 drugs reduce symptoms of depression.
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Asthma inhalers recalled in device alert

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:43
Specific batches of Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler do not deliver the full dose.
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NHS 'dangerously' short of 100,000 staff

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:25
Figures show one in 12 posts in England is unfilled - enough to staff 10 large hospitals.
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Boozy brain

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:25
What do we know about the risks of dementia from drinking alcohol?
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Review ordered into epilepsy drug, vaginal mesh and Primodos

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:14
The PM wants concerns over a pregnancy test, vaginal mesh implants and an epilepsy drug to be looked at.
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Red wine compound 'could help tooth decay and gum disease fight'

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:09
Polyphenols found in red wine helped fend off harmful bacteria in the mouth, a study finds.
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