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Organ donation: 'My hero, he gave me his liver'

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:45
Tom Wilson died after an accident during a hockey match, but his organs and tissues have saved more than 50 people.
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Candida auris: The new superbug on the block

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 01:49
The fungus was only discovered 10 years ago, but is now a problem in hospitals across the world.
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Clatterbridge Cancer Centre 'may lose proton beam therapy'

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 16:47
Aging proton beam technology at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre may not be replaced, health bosses warn.
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Women take legal action over breast implant cancer link

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:02
Twenty UK women are taking legal action over a rare type of breast implant-related cancer.
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'Hundreds' seek private clinics for medical cannabis

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 00:53
Private cannabis clinics have now opened in the UK, charging up to £800 per month for prescriptions.
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Patients who cannot eat food 'fear for lives'

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 00:52
Problems making "liquid nutrition" have led to a national emergency, the NHS says.
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Ipswich Hospital blackout caused by faulty battery

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 21:26
Ipswich Hospital was affected during the UK-wide power outage last Friday.
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Nuneaton man loses 14 stone after refusing surgery

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 16:38
Jason Anderson had high blood pressure and was offered a gastric band but refused.
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Drug deaths soar to highest level on record

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 12:02
A government adviser blames cuts to treatment programmes as the death toll hit 2,917 in 2018.
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Lyme disease: Older white women 'at highest risk'

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 01:22
White older women in south-west England appear most likely to contract the disease, a study suggests.
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Dental surgeons urge England's schools to go sugar-free

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 01:21
They say tackling tooth decay - which affects a quarter of five-year-olds - is a priority.
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Hair removal can be a struggle for some trans women but this electrologist can help

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 00:18
Trans women often struggle with hair removal, so Siobhan set up her own clinic in Manchester providing electrolysis - the only form of permanent hair removal.
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The lengths Americans go to for cheap medicine

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 00:14
With drug prices soaring in the US, people are travelling to Canada to buy life-saving medication.
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Stop cuts to adult social care, petition urges

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 18:14
More than 1.4 million over-65s in England lack vital support, campaigners say.
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Drugs firm to pay NHS £8m after competition probe

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:53
Aspen will make the payment after a competition probe into a life-saving treatment for thousands of patients.
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Simon Armitage pens poem on cancer pill

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 08:01
The Poet Laureate has his work micro-engraved on to a tablet to honour a new research centre.
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Social-media use 'disrupting teen sleep and exercise'

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 01:05
Checking sites multiple times a day means less time is spent on healthy activities, a UK study suggests.
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Deaths by suicide and drugs highest among Generation X

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 17:16
People born in the 1960s and 70s stand out as the generation most likely to die by suicide or drug poisoning, data shows.
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The son giving the gift of his voice to his father

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 17:08
Bob Alderman, 70, lost his voice to motor neurone disease - until his son stepped in to help.
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Israeli flight attendant dies from measles

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 14:15
The woman fell ill during an El Al flight in April, amid a worldwide rise in cases of the disease.
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