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Precise brain stimulation boosts memory

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 17:00
People in their seventies were given the working memory of someone in their twenties, say scientists.
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Medicinal cannabis: Mike Penning calls for prescriptions

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 16:56
MPs should be ashamed that prescriptions for medicinal cannabis are not being honoured, says Sir Mike Penning.
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Medicinal cannabis oil: Emma Appleby on drugs for Teagan

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 13:57
A mother travels to the Netherlands for for medical cannabis for her daughter, who has a rare and severe form of epilepsy.
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Use a 'greener' inhaler if you can, patients told

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 13:55
Five doses of some inhalers are the equivalent of a nine-mile car journey, NHS advisory body says.
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Jeremy Bowen thanked for bowel cancer 'bounce'

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 13:34
Thousands more people visited the NHS website after he talked about his diagnosis on TV.
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Spying on cell eating habits 'may help cancer diagnosis'

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 12:01
Edinburgh scientists set up an experiment using transparent fish embryos which enable them to watch cell-eating habits.
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Websites to be fined over 'online harms' under new proposals

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 08:04
Apps and websites that do not protect their users may be fined or blocked under new proposals.
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Pembrokeshire girl, 10, dies waiting for lung transplant

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 11:47
Belle Curran won numerous bravery awards as she battled with rare Interstitial Lung Disease.
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Migraine sufferer says sea swimming 'helps ease' her illness

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 07:19
Beth Francis takes a dip in the cold sea for the 100th time today as she seeks a Migraine cure.
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Northampton dad running 1,600 miles for disabled son

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 09:35
He set a target of 100 miles for every year of his son's life.
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Contraception: From fish bladders to home-delivered morning after pills

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 17:31
Today's contraceptives are a far cry from the condoms made of animal intestines and Coca-Cola "douche".
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Sydney Brenner: Molecular biology pioneer dies

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:58
He taught himself to read from newspapers but went on to win a Nobel Prize.
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Chemotherapy doses review after 14 NHS Tayside patients die

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:48
An independent doctor will look at cases after NHS Tayside gave lower chemotherapy doses than elsewhere in Scotland.
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Ian Paterson: 'Sheer volume' of victims delays breast surgeon report

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 08:38
A report from an inquiry into disgraced Ian Paterson is delayed because of the "sheer number" of victims.
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Why measles keeps coming back

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 01:28
Almost 100 countries have reported an increase in cases, despite it being highly preventable.
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Parents being misled over kids' snacks, says child health expert

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 01:00
Snacks said to contain one portion of fruit may not live up to these claims, researchers say.
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Even one drink a day increases stroke risk, study finds

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 00:56
This goes against previous claims that moderate drinking might protect the heart, researchers say.
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Countess of Chester Hospital says no to Wales' patients

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 18:57
People in Wales will only be able to use the Countess of Chester Hospital in an emergency or a maternity case.
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The NHS mental health units bringing new mums back from crisis

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 18:14
An expanded network of NHS units is making specialist mental health support available for new mums across England.
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Fourteen hospitals to pilot new A&E targets

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 17:19
A variety of sites has been chosen in a trial which could see the end of the flagship four-hour target.
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