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How we became part of a kidney swap chain

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 00:15
Mandy Murray's husband Graham gave his kidney to someone in Belfast so his wife got a transplant in return.
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Statins 'don't work well for one in two people'

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 23:59
Fresh research questions the merit of the cholesterol-lowering pills taken by millions of Britons.
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Measles cases triple globally in 2019, says UN

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 19:29
The World Health Organization says the latest figures paint "an alarming picture".
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Israeli scientists ‘print 3D heart using human tissue’

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 18:01
Israeli scientists say they have created the world’s first 3D-printed heart using human tissue.
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Spina bifida womb op baby back home in Essex

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:34
Two-week-old Elouise Simpson is home after "foetal repair" surgery following a spina bifida diagnosis.
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Is it really worth injecting vitamins?

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:34
There is a growing trend for intravenous "vitamin" drips - but what are the risks? And do they even work?
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200 hospital patients died while waiting to be discharged in 2018

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 09:18
Delayed discharges also resulted in patients spending thousands of extra days in hospital.
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Call to end ban on producing immune therapy from UK blood

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 02:56
Eight-year-old Megan Steadman's immune system is like that of a newborn without the treatment, her mum says.
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Gene-silencing: 'New class' of medicine reverses disease porphyria

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 05:46
Gene silencing drugs spared women from the crippling pain caused by porphyria, in a clinical trial.
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More GP appointments available due to success of pilot scheme

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 02:04
Time For Care saved the equivalent of 1.23m GP appointments last year and is now being expanded.
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Yoga 'eases my Irritable Bowel Syndrome'

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 00:06
Sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome describe how tailored yoga classes are helping their condition.
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Ebola outbreak 'not global emergency yet'

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 18:42
World Health Organization says Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo will become an emergency without more support.
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Dutch fertility doctor used own sperm to father 49 children, DNA tests show

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 16:56
DNA tests confirm doctor Jan Karbaat used his own sperm to impregnate women at his clinic.
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Bounty pregnancy club fined £400,000 over data handling

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 12:54
The club shared the personal data of more than 14 million people without proper consent.
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Fewer people injured in violent attacks - A&E data study

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 05:08
Admissions of patients injured in violent attacks in England and Wales dropped in 2018.
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Give women more consistent abortion service, NHS told

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 01:39
Appointments within a week and a choice of medical or surgical abortions are being recommended.
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Doctors call for transparency over no-deal drug risk

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 17:37
The BMA says government "must be transparent", after Newsnight reveals certain drugs cannot be stockpiled.
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Spring brings no respite for NHS in England

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:23
Long waits still being seen in A&E in England as other parts of the health system continue to struggle.
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Web therapy 'calmed my irritable bowels'

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:21
People with irritable bowel syndrome could have fewer symptoms after web-based therapy, research suggests.
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‘Three-person’ baby boy born in Greece

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 05:04
The baby was conceived using an experimental form of IVF that has been criticised by some experts.
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