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Rory Cellan-Jones: 'My proton beam therapy diary'

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 00:07
Rory Cellan-Jones kept a video diary of the proton beam therapy he received for his eye tumour.
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Little girl treated with brain electrodes

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 18:31
A young girl has undergone surgery to have electrodes implanted deep into her brain.
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Need to ring your GP? Where not to live

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:54
Half of patients in some areas reporting problems getting hold of their local doctor's surgery.
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Olympic champion Barker reveals struggle with endometriosis

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 06:46
Olympic champion cyclist Elinor Barker tells BBC Sport Wales the pain caused by endometriosis almost forced her to quit the sport.
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Are sugary drinks causing cancer?

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 01:00
A study suggests a link for both fizzy pop and and fruit juices, although the reason is not clear.
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'I gave my daughter something which killed her'

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 00:18
Annie McVey’s teenage daughter died in 2000 from the human form of mad cow disease, vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease).
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Pollution warning over car tyre and brake dust

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 00:02
Even going electric won't stop cars polluting city streets, government advisers say.
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Terminally ill Jayne Rae invites village to 'last' birthday party

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:44
Jayne Rae says terminal breast cancer is "not the end of the line", as she has "a lot to give".
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Anaesthetic devices 'vulnerable to hackers'

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:30
The machines, which have been used by the NHS, were recently found to have a security vulnerability.
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Why you can't fake a blush

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 10:02
We’ve all been there, you get embarrassed, your cheeks become hot, you want the ground to swallow you up but what happens to your body when you blush and why do we do it?
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Australian seagulls carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 08:40
At least 20% of the most common gulls carry the bacteria, which scientists fear can be passed on to humans.
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Waiting lists: 'Shock and distress' at 166-week doctor wait

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 06:24
A nurse told she will wait three years over chronic pain underlines NI's worsening waiting lists.
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NHS fees: 'Couple couldn't take baby's body home'

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 01:35
Opposition growing to policy of charging overseas patients upfront for NHS care in England.
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It means he's not left out: How radio aids helped my deaf son

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 01:24
Radio aids can help young children with hearing loss - but not everyone can access them.
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Amazon Alexa offering NHS health advice

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 01:20
The voice-assisted technology is going to provide health advice direct from the NHS Choices website.
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Vaginal bacteria linked to ovarian cancer

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 01:04
Women with fewer "friendly" vaginal bacteria appear to be at greater risk, study finds.
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Plus-size bloggers fighting 'gym-timidation'

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 00:52
Plus-size bloggers Jess and Laura are encouraging others to feel comfortable exercising in public.
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Yemen conflict: Six-year-old Yusra’s new eye

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 00:50
A six year old who had an aggressive tumour in her eye has been fitted with a prosthetic in Jordan and is returning to home to Yemen.
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How a fake hand test can help the study of empathy

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 00:49
People with a rare condition called mirror-touch synesthesia could help scientists understand empathy.
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The blind dressage rider competing against sighted people

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 00:48
How does blind dressage rider, Nicola Naylor, compete nationally and internationally in para and non-disabled events if she can't see?
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