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Did my children die because I married my cousin?

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 00:39
Ruba and Saqib both carry a gene for I-cell disorder, which means their children have a one-in-four chance of dying in early childhood.
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Why did Rachel Johnston die after having all her teeth removed?

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 00:02
The families of three people with learning difficulties tell the BBC all their teeth were taken out.
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Meat or two veg? Find out your food’s climate footprint

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 16:47
Check the environmental impact of what you eat and drink.
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Lack of evidence for teething gels, medicines regulator says

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 14:42
Parents are advised to massage their child's gums or use a teething ring before trying the gels.
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Luca Campanaro: Mother 'in awe' of football death son

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:25
The mother of a 14-year-old boy who died while playing football says she is "in awe" of her son.
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Hospitals 'overcrowding risk' ahead of Christmas

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:23
Winter pressures are beginning to bite as hospitals report too many patients are on wards and ambulances face delays at A&E.
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Norovirus: Children banned from Northumbria hospital visits

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:37
Northumbria Healthcare bosses say they want to stop norovirus rates reaching "critical numbers".
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Halo brace boy from Long Stratton puts on brave face

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 06:26
A mother from Norfolk has said how scared her family was when doctors said her son needed a halo brace
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Restaurant dishes 'contain more calories than fast-food meals'

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 00:52
Only one in 10 meals was classed as healthy which is a cause for concern, say researchers.
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Organ donors to be asked if they are religious

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 00:04
It is hoped the measure can boost the low proportion of donors from black and Asian backgrounds.
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Dying woman's wedding wish at Berkhamsted hospice answered

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 17:01
The terminally ill bride married her fiance after it was arranged for her in just 36 hours.
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Temporary clinical waste measures put in place

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:45
Temporary storage is being put in place at sites across Scotland to prevent a potential backlog.
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'Lost' new mother dies in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:24
Amanda Cox was found in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary hours after she was reported missing.
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Teenage victims 'more likely to self-harm'

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 00:53
Schemes to stop adolescents becoming victims may lower the likelihood of them self-harming, a study says.
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Royal Cornwall Hospital on Opel 4 highest alert for 134 days

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 00:13
A woman's hysterectomy was postponed four times at a hospital experiencing extreme pressures.
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Cervical screening error: More women affected

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 17:02
An additional 3,591 women have not received information after a failure to send out letters, says Capita.
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Ex-minister Norman Lamb urges cannabis legalisation

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:05
Norman Lamb calls for government regulation of the production, distribution and sale of cannabis.
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Laser pointers should be thrown away, say safety experts

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 14:35
Parents are being warned that their children's eyesight could be at risk.
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Gene study unravels redheads mystery

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:57
Researchers at Edinburgh University carry out out the largest genetic study of hair colour to date.
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'I was aged 24, and dead for five minutes'

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 07:02
More than 80,000 young people in the UK could be living with undiagnosed heart conditions.
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