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One in 10 child asthma cases 'linked to traffic pollution'

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 04:33
Current pollution guidelines should be reviewed to improve children's health, a global study says.
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‘I’m 35, with two young children – and Parkinson’s’

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 00:11
Ellie Finch Hulme is a translator and a busy mum of two children. And she also has a disease associated with people decades older.
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Dad delivers own baby in Oxfordshire pub

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 00:08
A 999 call operator has met the family that she talked through childbirth.
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'Dismantling cancer' reveals weak spots

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 17:59
Research has thrown up 600 new cancer vulnerabilities and each could be the target of a drug.
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Umbilical cord art - would you do it?

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 13:13
Some mothers are making their baby's umbilical cord into artwork, but are getting mixed reactions.
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How physical activity supports children with SEND

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:29
Research shows that being active improves children's mental well-being and academic achievement. It can also be particularly valuable in terms of developing confidence and social skills. Dr Anthony Maher of Edge Hill University explains the benefits for children with SEND.
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Cocaine injecting and homelessness 'behind Glasgow HIV rise'

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 09:38
Figures show Glasgow city centre is seeing the UK's largest outbreak of HIV in more than 30 years.
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Taiwan doctor finds four sweat bees living inside woman's eye

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 08:40
The small sweat bees flew into her eyes and may have been drinking her tears as a source of food.
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Third baby dies after contracting hospital infection

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 08:13
The death at Glasgow's Princes Royal Maternity Hospital is connected to a rare blood infection.
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Private hospitals 'must do more to keep patients safe'

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 03:07
Rogue surgeons like Ian Paterson must not be able to harm anyone again, surgeons' leaders say.
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Children's mental health services 'postcode lottery'

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 02:48
Spending on children's mental health services is up 17% but some areas have missed out on extra funds.
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'My bowel cancer was missed because I'm young'

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 01:15
Linzi Page thinks her bowel cancer was missed because doctors do not expect people under 50 to get the disease.
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Thousands of patient files left in Westbury House Nursing Home

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 00:42
Unsecured, sensitive personal information has been left on full display at a former nursing home.
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Oregon women lived until 99 with organs in the wrong places

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 19:24
Oregon woman Rose Marie Bentley's condition made her a one in 50 million case, researchers say.
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New York measles emergency declared in Brooklyn

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 17:36
The order covers parts of Brooklyn, which have seen 285 cases since 30 September.
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Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba: Struck-off doctor can return to work

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 16:19
Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence after Jack Adcock's death.
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'Steep rise' in patients struggling to get epilepsy drugs

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 12:28
The Epilepsy Society is calling for an urgent review of how medicines are stocked and supplied in the UK.
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Aphantasia: Ex-Pixar chief Ed Catmull says 'my mind's eye is blind'

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 00:52
Ed Catmull has aphantasia, as do some of the world's best animators at Pixar.
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The long-term impact for babies born with brain injuries

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 00:52
Wilder's brain was injured due to a lack of oxygen at birth, now researchers want to find out the long-term impact.
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The city where children are learning to love mosquitoes

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 00:25
Millions of mosquitoes carrying bacteria are being released in Medellin to stop viruses spreading.
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