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Drug deaths soar to highest level on record

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 12:02
A government adviser blames cuts to treatment programmes as the death toll hit 2,917 in 2018.
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Lyme disease: Older white women 'at highest risk'

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 01:22
White older women in south-west England appear most likely to contract the disease, a study suggests.
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Dental surgeons urge England's schools to go sugar-free

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 01:21
They say tackling tooth decay - which affects a quarter of five-year-olds - is a priority.
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Hair removal can be a struggle for some trans women but this electrologist can help

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 00:18
Trans women often struggle with hair removal, so Siobhan set up her own clinic in Manchester providing electrolysis - the only form of permanent hair removal.
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The lengths Americans go to for cheap medicine

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 00:14
With drug prices soaring in the US, people are travelling to Canada to buy life-saving medication.
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Stop cuts to adult social care, petition urges

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 18:14
More than 1.4 million over-65s in England lack vital support, campaigners say.
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Drugs firm to pay NHS £8m after competition probe

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:53
Aspen will make the payment after a competition probe into a life-saving treatment for thousands of patients.
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Simon Armitage pens poem on cancer pill

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 08:01
The Poet Laureate has his work micro-engraved on to a tablet to honour a new research centre.
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Social-media use 'disrupting teen sleep and exercise'

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 01:05
Checking sites multiple times a day means less time is spent on healthy activities, a UK study suggests.
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Deaths by suicide and drugs highest among Generation X

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 17:16
People born in the 1960s and 70s stand out as the generation most likely to die by suicide or drug poisoning, data shows.
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The son giving the gift of his voice to his father

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 17:08
Bob Alderman, 70, lost his voice to motor neurone disease - until his son stepped in to help.
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Israeli flight attendant dies from measles

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 14:15
The woman fell ill during an El Al flight in April, amid a worldwide rise in cases of the disease.
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False teeth found in patient's throat a week after op

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:13
The patient thought he had lost his dentures during a hospital stay for routine abdominal surgery.
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FGM ‘no longer just an African problem’

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 01:38
Former first lady of Somaliland Edna Adan Ismail looks at female genital mutilation among women in the UK.
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Ebola drugs show ‘90% survival rate’ in breakthrough trial

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 01:18
Scientists say the breakthrough trial suggests the disease may soon be “preventable and treatable”.
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Inside the village that caters for its ageing population

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 00:30
Pescueza in Extremadura, western Spain, is adapting to provide for the needs of its older population.
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Chlamydia sex infection vaccine passes safety test

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 00:05
The first human trial of a jab to tackle the sexually transmitted disease shows promise, say experts.
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Cystic fibrosis drugs rejected for use by NHS in Scotland

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 16:09
The two drugs, Orkambi and Symkevi, had been described as "life-changing" by campaigners.
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'Brexit carving into cosmetic surgery market'

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 10:53
Two "leading" providers have gone into administration amid "a lack of Brexit clarity".
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Smart sensors listen to healing wounds

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 00:44
Researchers are developing a new technique that can hear what is going on below a patient's bandages.
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