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Provide sanitary products free in all hospitals, says doctors' union

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 00:38
The BMA says pads and tampons are a basic need and should be freely available to in-patients.
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Fighting 'all you can eat' waste

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 00:30
The UN wants to halve the amount of food we waste. Here's how one hotel in Norway is helping out.
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French rugby players' deaths raise concern over safety

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 00:29
French rugby is currently under a shadow cast by the deaths of four players in the past eight months
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Pharmacists call for regular reviews of medicines

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 11:49
Patients taking 10 or more medicines should have regular reviews of their prescriptions with a pharmacist or GP.
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Opt-out organ donation shift wins backing

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 01:14
A change to an "opt-out" system for organ donation is back by MSPs on Holyrood's health committee.
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More over-75s should take statins, experts say

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:45
Thousands of lives could be saved each year if more took the cholesterol-lowering drugs, researchers say.
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Health screening 'not meeting targets', report finds

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:44
Cervical screening saw delays in sending out results, affecting half of women, a report says.
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Januhairy: What I learned when I stopped shaving

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:29
Four people on what happened when they grew out their body hair.
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Saving my daughter from Instagram self-harm

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 17:51
Ian said photos he saw on the social media platform were more graphic than things he had seen in the Army.
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Ibuprofen: Dr Stewart Adams who helped discover drug dies at 95

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 15:09
Dr Stewart Adams, who got a clear head to deliver a speech after taking the drug he helped find, dies aged 95.
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Is breakfast always a good idea?

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 13:51
Research suggests eating breakfast won't help adults lose weight, but it can be a good source of nutrients.
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Dentist 'unfair' fines investigated by watchdog

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:53
The watchdog is to investigate 400,000 penalty fines from visits to dentists.
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Baby death infection source may not be found

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 11:54
Two premature babies died and a third is being treated after contracting the blood infection in a Glasgow maternity hospital.
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Neighbourhood Midwives closure: Mothers-to-be left 'high and dry'

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:07
One women says she was "devastated" when an NHS midwifery service ended with just a week's notice.
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Northern Ireland child heart fears over Brexit

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 06:13
Children with heart defects who travel from NI to Dublin for treatment rely on a swift transfer.
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The GP substitute will see you now

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 00:56
Some 20,000 physios, pharmacists and paramedics are to be recruited to work with under-pressure GPs.
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Regulate social media to protect children, MPs urge

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 00:14
A cross-party committee says social media companies should have a legal "duty of care" to children.
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‘Meeting the stranger who saved my life’

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 00:07
Liv Pontin had decided to take her own life, when a train driver stopped her. Now they are reuniting.
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E-cigarettes 'much better for quitting smoking'

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 23:02
The devices are almost twice as effective as nicotine replacements for helping smokers quit, a study suggests.
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Inflatable puffer fish pill 'could track patient's health'

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 15:10
US scientists say it could be used to monitor tumours or ulcers for a month in the stomach.
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