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What can be done about Scotland's drugs crisis?

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 01:41
Experts back five ways of trying to halt Scotland's rising toll of drug-related deaths.
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'We need to know more on surgery for war-zone children'

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 01:39
A new medical guide aims to improve the chances of saving children's lives, and limbs, in war zones.
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Menstrual cups 'as reliable as tampons'

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 01:04
Scientific review shows they are as leakproof as other sanitary products, say researchers.
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Trieste’s mental health revolution: 'It’s the best place to get sick'

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 00:33
Ideas from a mental health 'revolution' in Trieste in the 1970s are helping patients recover today.
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Tafida Raqeeb: Parents bid to get daughter treated in Italy

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 14:43
Doctors treating Tafida Raqeeb in the UK have said it is in her best interests to be allowed to die.
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Conjoined twins: how doctors separated twins joined at the head

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:04
Exclusive access to Great Ormond Street as surgeons worked to separate two girls who shared a skull.
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Scotland's drug deaths set to top 1,000

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 00:44
New figures are expected to show a record number of people died as a result of drugs last year.
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Essex doctor struck off for writing fake prescriptions

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 18:30
Dr Mohammad Khan was caught when prescribing menopause medication to a pregnant woman.
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Anorexia: Origins are complex mix of mind and body

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:00
Research shows it is not just a disease of the mind, but also of the body's metabolism.
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Knife crime: Doctors see increase in 'punishment stabbings'

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 07:34
Boys as young as 15 are involved in carrying blades having been groomed to sell drugs, police say.
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Ebola in DR Congo: Case confirmed in Goma

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 02:08
It is the first time Ebola has been diagnosed in Goma, a city of more than a million people.
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5G health risks: What's the evidence?

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 00:33
Exposure from mobile networks including 5G fall well below limits set by international regulators.
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Using archaeology as therapy for veterans

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 00:11
Servicemen and women trying to overcome the effects of war are digging at the Battle of Waterloo site.
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Dementia risk linked to healthy lifestyle

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 16:03
Research suggests up to a third of cases may be preventable with lifestyle changes.
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Ministers may advise on how much sleep people need

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 05:27
The advice is expected to form part of a series of proposals aimed at improving public health.
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Warning issued over adrenaline pen fault

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 13:25
Some Emerade pens have blocked needles so patients are advised to carry a spare one at all times.
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'I'm glad I have alopecia'

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:08
Young Reporter Kacey shares her journey of living with alopecia since the age of six.
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East of England 999 software risks missing sepsis

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 04:47
The East of England Ambulance Service says it is working to improve diagnoses by call handlers.
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Babies 'don't need tongue-tie surgery to feed'

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 01:16
Babies with tongue-ties rarely need surgery to help them feed, a US study suggests.
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Good gut bacteria 'helps starving children'

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 01:13
A diet of bananas and peanuts boosted key gut microbes in Bangladeshi children, a study found.
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