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Shropshire baby and mother maternity deaths review widened

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 14:20
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust says it reviewed 40 cases and has contacted 12 families.
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Numbers of elderly in 24-hour care set to double by 2035

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 00:52
The social care system is "at breaking point", a local government official warns.
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New asthma treatment set for wider NHS distribution

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 00:43
The new 'melting muscle' treatment has proved to be safe and effective.
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High suicide risk for 'men in construction'

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 21:27
The suicide rate among low-skilled male labourers is three times higher than the national average for men, according to figures by the ONS.
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Gene-editing hope for muscular dystrophy

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 19:26
The technique was used to restore a protein that people with the condition are unable to make.
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Carers not 'glorified bottom wipers'

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 17:29
Beth Sturgis posted a letter on social media with a message to those who "undervalue" her work.
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Dentists say fines deterring poor patients

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 15:09
Dentists say a fear of unfair fines is causing a sharp fall in low-income families receiving treatment.
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Idiopathic hypersomnia: When 40 winks turns into 48 hours of sleep

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 00:24
Lucy Taylor lives with idiopathic hypersomnia, a rare condition that makes her excessively sleepy.
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Government proposes energy drinks ban for children

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 00:16
High levels of sugar and caffeine have been linked to obesity and other health issues.
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Teenagers who smoke and drink suffer ill effects by age of 17

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 01:33
Signs of stiffening arteries show up by that age and can lead to heart problems in later life.
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Contraception app advert banned by UK regulator

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 00:47
Complaint about advert offering to replace traditional contraception with natural methods is upheld.
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'I was misled by the Natural Cycles app'

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 00:47
Rebecca Woodhead, 26, fell pregnant while using the Natural Cycles app, which has been criticised by the advertising watchdog.
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Quarter of 14-year-old girls in UK 'self-harmed in last year'

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 00:39
Stereotypes around gender and worries about looks contribute to children's unhappiness, a report says.
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Making Australia care about 'silent epidemic'

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 16:05
Syl Freedman's petition for an endometriosis drug went viral - then she helped to change policy.
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The bladders made from other body parts

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 10:27
A surgeon wants to raise the profile of a procedure that replaces the organ when it is diseased.
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Spice Girl singer Mel B entering rehab for PTSD

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 10:09
The Spice Girl says she's been drinking "to numb my pain".
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Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba: GMC boss told position is 'untenable'

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 08:00
A union leader claims doctors' confidence in the GMC has collapsed over the Hadiza Bawa-Garba case.
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Air pollution 'may harm' cognitive intelligence, study says

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 06:36
Chronic exposure to poisonous air has a bigger negative impact on older men, a new study reveals.
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Cystic fibrosis mothers' plea over 'life-changing' drug

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:11
Two mothers call on a drug firm and ministers to reach a deal over a 'life-changing' treatment.
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Cystic fibrosis mum's drug plea for 'deserving' daughter

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:09
Ivy, aged three, has cystic fibrosis and her mum wants a £100,000-a-year to help control Ivy's condition.
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