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Obesity 'causes more cases of some cancers than smoking'

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 01:53
Some common cancers are now more likely to be caused by obesity than tobacco, a charity is warning.
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'I spotted a lump when preparing for my ritual bath'

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 00:10
Why female mikveh or ritual bath attendants are being trained to look out for signs of cancer and domestic violence.
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MPs 'staggered' by NHS fines 'complacency'

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 17:32
Serious concerns are raised by MPs about penalty fines for vulnerable people going to the dentist.
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'I had two abortions in seven months'

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 14:44
UK attitudes towards abortion are becoming more liberal, a poll suggests.
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Scotland to prioritise Scottish medical students

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 13:20
Scottish universities are to recruit more medical students from Scotland at the expense of those from elsewhere in the UK.
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Get A Drip 'fertility' IV that costs £250 withdrawn from sale

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 12:36
Experts say the company's unproven vitamin drip therapy could have exploited "vulnerable women".
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Paul Gascoigne v Snoop Dogg: Is cannabis or alcohol worse for you?

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 12:07
An debate has broken out after Snoop Dogg posted a photo of himself and Paul Gascoigne on Instagram.
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Group B Strep: NI parties call for mothers-to-be screening

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 08:15
Northern Ireland's politicians have jointly called for Group B Strep screening for all pregnant women.
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Boys more likely to need help for 'back to school asthma'

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 01:20
Data from GPs and hospitals shows a three-fold increase in appointments for the condition in September.
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Smoking 'damages eyes as well as lungs'

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 01:19
Millions of people in the UK are putting their sight at risk by continuing to smoke, warn specialists.
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Vision loss: 'I couldn't see as I walked down the aisle'

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 00:17
Charities claim a shortage of specialist staff for visually impaired people risks their safety.
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Vision loss: 'I couldn't see faces on my wedding day'

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 00:14
Charities warn a lack of staff to help people adapt to sight loss is putting them at risk of falls.
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Contaminated blood inquiry: Scots victims to give evidence

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 00:00
A UK-wide inquiry is looking at how thousands of patients were infected with HIV and hepatitis C.
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Leg fat 'better than belly fat' for older women

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 00:55
Carrying fat on legs instead of the belly protects postmenopausal women from heart disease, a study suggests.
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Lesbian women cervical screening myth is 'dangerous'

Sat, 06/29/2019 - 00:40
Women who have sex with women can still get HPV during sex, and should be tested, say health experts.
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Are you burning out?

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 09:51
The World Health Organisation has officially recognised burnout - but how do you know if you're suffering from it?
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Warning of NHS Wales dentist crisis

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 08:12
Only one in six practices are taking on new adult NHS patients, the British Dental Association says.
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Are you happy to share your health data?

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 00:11
Artificial intelligence could help tackle many of the world's health problems, experts say.
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Prescription drugs 'contributed to Theresa Feehan's death'

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 00:10
Theresa Feehan died with toxic levels of prescription drugs in her body two days after a GP visit.
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Prosthetic limbs: An invention for amputees in the developing world

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 00:00
It's high-tech, it's cheap, and it's been designed for amputees in the developing world.
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