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'Acne does not define me'

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:38
Abigail has faced abuse from strangers because of her cystic acne but is now fighting back using social media.
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MRI scan death of Torbay teenager investigated

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:35
Alice Sloman's heart had grown to twice the normal size due to growth hormone treatment.
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Decriminalise prostitution, say nurses

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 07:54
Nurses are worried sex workers are risking their health and safety because of the laws around prostitution.
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'Broken' care system for most vulnerable

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:19
Patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down, a report says.
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Don't be complacent over laughing gas risks, say nurses

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:13
Nurses are warning drug use can cause breathing and heart problems - and sometimes death.
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Baby loss: The hospital helping bereaved families

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 00:44
As a hospital plans to build a safe haven for those experiencing baby loss, mums tell their stories.
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Mum whose baby died speaks of pain of hearing others cry

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 00:39
Lynette Parkes lost her baby at seven months and spoke of the added pain of hearing other newborns cry nearby.
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Heart scan 'could pick up signs of sudden death risk'

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:20
Researchers used detailed images of the heart to look for signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
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Hoddesdon dental patients offered HIV tests

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 18:29
Hundreds of dental scaling patients are offered blood tests over fears about unsterilised equipment.
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Stress from poverty 'over-medicalised'

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 17:37
Community support groups are a powerful way of tackling mental distress - but they are being lost, a report says.
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Artificial intelligence diagnoses lung cancer

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 17:26
AI appears better than specialist doctors at diagnosing the disease from lung scans, say researchers.
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Harri Stickler: Transplant joy for baby with rare cancer

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:08
Harri Stickler is "doing great" after a donor was found following an appeal.
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Liposuction rise linked to gym wear trend

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:09
More women are seeking surgery, possibly to get a body that looks good in trendy gym clothing, says surgeon.
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Contaminated blood inquiry: 'Infection has ruined my life'

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:36
A Belfast woman speaks ahead of the contaminated blood inquiry hearing evidence in Belfast.
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Migraine: What happens in the brain when you have one?

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 07:17
It's estimated that one in seven people are affected by migraines.
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Autistic dad shares his struggles with being a parent

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 06:44
Jude Morrow has Asperger's syndrome and found becoming a dad for the first time very difficult.
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Too many children in mental health hospitals, says report

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:15
A lack of support in schools and the community in England is contributing to the problem, says a report.
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Type 1 diabetes: Baby given insulin powder in trial

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 01:03
A mum agrees to her baby taking part in a medical trial because of the risk of diabetes.
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Staff shortages 'abusing good will of nurses'

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 00:49
The Royal College of Nursing wants tougher safe staffing rules as 40,000 posts are vacant.
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Chiari malformation: ‘I went from travel-obsessed to bedridden'

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 00:23
Hailey wanted to travel the world as a doctor, until a mystery condition left her shaking uncontrollably.
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