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'Weigh-ins help prevent piling on pounds at Christmas'

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 05:13
Researchers said self-weighing and other simple tips were effective at helping to beat the Christmas bulge.
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Young highly sceptical of social mobility

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:16
Many young adults think your social background gets you further in life than talent, a survey says.
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Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:14
A new study suggests that doing intellectual activities throughout life is best.
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Breastfeeding and formula feeding mums share stories

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:12
From breastfeeding to formula, five mums tell us how they found their way - and shunned mum shaming,
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Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 00:00
Two leading chat apps also struggled with questions about drugs and bulimia.
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Muckamore Abbey seclusion room was 'dark dungeon'

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:27
One mother describes Muckamore Abbey hospital's seclusion room in which her son was locked.
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Transplanted organs gave patients cancer

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:03
Two people developed cancer after organ donations from a woman who had the undetected disease.
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Bionic 3D-printed arm 'gives confidence' to young amputees

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 00:27
Open Bionics has developed the world's first medically-certified 3D-printed artificial arm
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Dunkeld chippy offers deep-fried Christmas dinner

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 18:15
The owners of Dunkeld Fish Bar in Perthshire say the sale proceeds will go to the local community.
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Push for more take-up of flu vaccine before Christmas

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 05:39
PHE is urging more pregnant women and over-65s to get the flu jab after a fall in uptake.
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The athletes starving themselves for success

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 00:54
Extreme dieting is leading to cases of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport among men and women.
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‘I’ve got two months to find a donor’

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 00:49
Last Christmas, mum-of-twins Meena looked the picture of health. Now she urgently needs to find a stem cell match.
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Government bans fax machines in the NHS

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 00:37
Almost 9,000 fax machines are currently used by the NHS in England - but that is set to change.
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Nichola has created an app to help others with alopecia meet new friends

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 00:03
Nichola, who’s had alopecia for fifteen years, has launched an app to help others with the condition make friends.
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Vicky Phelan: The woman who exposed an Irish health scandal

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 07:50
Vicky Phelan exposed a health scandal in Ireland after discovering her smear test for cervical cancer had been misread.
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Meet the talking and crying childlike manikin

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 01:47
Students at the University of South Wales are learning from a childlike doll which has a pulse
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The photographer who puts disabled and severely ill children in fantasy scenes

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 00:12
Angela Forker photographs babies with disabilities and terminal illnesses, placing them in fantasy scenes.
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No-deal Brexit: Disruption at Dover 'could last six months'

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:43
The government steps up warnings about Channel ports, four days before MPs vote on the PM's Brexit deal.
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Zainab Mughal: Toddler with cancer spurs hunt for rare blood

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:01
Doctors are searching for donors with a rare blood type to help two-year-old girl in Florida battle cancer.
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The blind woman developing tech for the good of others

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 00:06
Chieko Asakawa, blind since 14, develops groundbreaking technology for the visually impaired.
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