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Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 19:50
Early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia, says a UK scientist.
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BBC presenter Rachael Bland reveals 'incurable' cancer

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:00
Cancer blogger Rachael Bland says she is now a 'lab rat', as her hopes rest on clinical trials.
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Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:21
At least 11 die and 800 fall ill after eating the deadly fungi in the west of the country.
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Patients lose hip replacement court case

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:43
Judge finds disputed metal-on-metal hip replacement 'not defective' in group action at High Court.
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Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 08:16
Nipah is "top of the list" of 10 priority diseases the WHO has identified for the next major outbreak.
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Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations to begin in DR Congo

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 07:45
Some 4,000 vaccines will be used to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 25 people.
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‘My hip replacement left me in constant pain'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 04:56
More than 300 people have taken the manufacturers of allegedly faulty hip replacements to the High Court.
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Exercising regularly 'can keep heart and arteries young'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 04:53
Four to five sessions a week are needed to stop the main arteries to the heart from furring up.
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Nanoparticles from tea leaves 'destroy lung cancer cells'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:59
Scientists found tiny nanoparticles from the leaves destroyed 80% of cells they were applied to.
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Pepe's story: How I survived Spanish flu

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:14
José Ameal is believed to be the oldest Spanish survivor of the pandemic which followed World War I.
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Period power brings free sanitary towels to school

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:02
Pupils at a school where free sanitary products are available tackle the stigma around periods.
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Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 22:36
Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say.
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Comfort box gives Norfolk cancer patients a 'little lift'

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 00:26
The kindness in a box that is making a huge difference to women undergoing chemotherapy.
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Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 00:25
Is when we eat clashing with our circadian rhythms and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health?
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Mental Health Awareness Week: 'My camera helped me beat anxiety'

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 00:07
A photographer's portraits of strangers helped him to overcome his mental health problems.
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How likely is your e-cigarette to explode?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 14:00
As a man dies from an exploding vape pen, we ask how dangerous are the devices?
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The little girl who can't enjoy the summer

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:58
Seven-year-old Harper Mitchell Hyslop has rare lung condition which makes it difficult to be in any heat.
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DR Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO in emergency talks as cases spread

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 01:53
The World Health Organization mulls a wider response as an outbreak in DR Congo spreads to a city.
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Growing resistance to antifungal drugs 'a global issue'

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 00:28
Scientists warn this could lead to more outbreaks of disease and affect people who are already ill.
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Reality Check

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 23:40
A hospice charity wants people to talk more about dying and bereavement.
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