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Sugar 'not necessary' for a good cuppa

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 00:38
Cutting it out does not affect people's fondness for tea, according to new research.
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Opioid painkillers 'must carry prominent warnings'

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 10:25
The health secretary announces a plan to tackle a dramatic rise in the use of addictive prescription drugs.
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Obesity and depression 'hand-in-hand' in children

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 00:09
From the age of seven, obesity and emotional problems are closely linked, a UK study suggests.
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Cosmetic procedures: Firms warned over 'duty of care'

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 00:50
Too many providers are "operating as a law unto themselves", England's top doctor says.
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Taking HIV drug PrEP 'doesn't mean you're promiscuous'

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 00:07
A study will look at whether use of the HIV drug increases infection rates for other STIs.
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Syndrome without a name: The boy who baffles doctors

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 00:06
Working out what makes Charlie Parkes ill is like fitting together "little pieces of a puzzle", his mum says.
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London Marathon runner: 'I've never surrendered to blindness'

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 16:27
A former army interpreter, blinded by an explosion in Afghanistan, prepares for the London Marathon.
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Malaria: Africa pilots world's first vaccine in major trial

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:50
Initial testing of the vaccine, developed over 30 years, has shown a prevention rate of nearly 40%.
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Measles: 500,000 UK children missed jab

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 01:12
Globally, 169 million children were not given a first dose of measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017.
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Cancer test treats patients with precision

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 01:09
The medical team are able to extract huge amounts of information from tiny fragments of DNA.
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Incontinence: 'Lack of support' for older children

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 01:04
Campaigners say children who wet the bed and have daytime accidents are "suffering in silence".
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How much screen time should children be allowed?

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 19:55
New World Health Organization guidelines say under twos should not have any sedentary screen time.
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'Exhilarating' implant turns thoughts to speech

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 18:00
The technology could eventually help those who have lost their voice to speak again.
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No sedentary screen time for babies, WHO says

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 14:31
Children under two should not be given screens or TV to keep them quiet, new guidelines say.
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Coventry neurosurgeon gave patient 'appalling' surgery

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 09:18
Doctors say his work on a woman now "virtually unable to walk" is deeply flawed.
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'My hands and legs needed to go when I got meningitis'

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 06:51
Mike Davies spent 70 days in intensive care with meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia.
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The Lego bricks designed for children with sight loss

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 00:26
Children at one UK school have been testing them out. Some say other approaches should also be taught.
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Teenage albino model: 'I'm thankful for my skin tone'

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 00:03
Kimberley Leech, 15, has appeared in the Italian edition of Vogue magazine.
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Self-injecting fillers 'a slippery slope'

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 11:28
A campaign to highlight the dangers of cosmetic procedures is to be launched shortly by the government in England.
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Dorset stroke survivor hopes to inspire others

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:25
Paul Lambert had three strokes in 15 months but is not letting it stop him from taking on new physical challenges.
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