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Kelliyah was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 14 years old

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:13
The most deadly gynaecological disease, less than 2% of cases affect women under 20.
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'Why me? I had ovarian cancer at 14'

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:02
Kelliyah thought she was putting on weight - and was shocked to find her condition was much more serious.
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More schoolchildren 'rejecting cigarettes'

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 10:47
The proportion of surveyed pupils who have ever smoked tobacco drops to a record low of 16%.
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Essex dad's pollution superhero tale for life-limited son

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:54
He hopes the children's book will create a legacy for his son, 5, who has a degenerative condition.
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Ambulance 999 target times 'should be reinstated for stroke victims'

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 07:33
Mair Gore was told she would have to wait two-and-a-half hours for an ambulance after having a stroke.
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Why is the UK seeing a rise in measles cases?

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 00:39
Three years after eliminating the infection, Britain has lost its 'measles-free status'. How?
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Call for crackdown on junk food price deals to tackle obesity

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 00:14
Health groups want restrictions on multi-buy promotions in a bid to tackle obesity.
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Edinburgh Fringe: Tourette's charity wants apology over award-winning joke

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 18:27
People with the condition are angered after Olaf Falafel's gag won an award following a public vote.
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The little-known spinal injury 'costing the NHS millions'

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 12:00
Cauda equina syndrome requires decompression surgery within hours to avoid catastrophic damage.
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Boris Johnson orders action to stop measles spread

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 09:36
A fall in uptake of the MMR vaccine means the UK has lost its measles-free status.
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The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 00:55
Eduard Pernkopf created an "atlas" of anatomy by dissecting the bodies of Nazi political prisoners.
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Papworth marks first 'successful' UK heart transplant

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 00:10
Keith Castle was the first UK heart recipient to live for more than five years afterwards.
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Organ donation: 'My hero, he gave me his liver'

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:45
Tom Wilson died after an accident during a hockey match, but his organs and tissues have saved more than 50 people.
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Candida auris: The new superbug on the block

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 01:49
The fungus was only discovered 10 years ago, but is now a problem in hospitals across the world.
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Clatterbridge Cancer Centre 'may lose proton beam therapy'

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 16:47
Aging proton beam technology at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre may not be replaced, health bosses warn.
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Women take legal action over breast implant cancer link

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:02
Twenty UK women are taking legal action over a rare type of breast implant-related cancer.
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'Hundreds' seek private clinics for medical cannabis

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 00:53
Private cannabis clinics have now opened in the UK, charging up to £800 per month for prescriptions.
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Patients who cannot eat food 'fear for lives'

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 00:52
Problems making "liquid nutrition" have led to a national emergency, the NHS says.
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Ipswich Hospital blackout caused by faulty battery

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 21:26
Ipswich Hospital was affected during the UK-wide power outage last Friday.
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Nuneaton man loses 14 stone after refusing surgery

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 16:38
Jason Anderson had high blood pressure and was offered a gastric band but refused.
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