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Woman 'joyous' after sister donates womb in UK first

Wed, 08/23/2023 - 00:44
The 34-year-old hopes to now become a mum as older sister donates her womb in pioneering transplant.
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Boots infant formula adverts broke rules - watchdog

Wed, 08/23/2023 - 00:03
Advertising watchdog found Boots promoted infant milk formula in adverts, which is prohibited.
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Autistic man should not be forced to have dialysis, judge rules

Tue, 08/22/2023 - 16:01
A judge says the man, who has "chronic" kidney disease, should not be made to undergo treatment.
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Pregabalin: Bereaved mother warns of drug abuse dangers

Tue, 08/22/2023 - 09:14
Pauline Duddy's 21-year-old daughter, Jasmin, died with pregabalin in her system in February.
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Lucy Letby: NHS managers must be held to account, whistleblower doctor says

Tue, 08/22/2023 - 08:15
The lead consultant where Lucy Letby worked tells BBC there is "no apparent accountability" for hospital managers.
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Parkinson's disease could be detected early with AI scans, scientists say

Tue, 08/22/2023 - 07:06
The study detected physical differences in the eyes of people with Parkinson's and those without the condition.
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Workplace sexual-harassment clampdown for doctors

Tue, 08/22/2023 - 04:00
Updated guidance spells out expected behaviour and how to raise concerns about colleagues, amid concerns of abuse.
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MRI scan could screen men for prostate cancer

Tue, 08/22/2023 - 03:58
The scans pick up some cancers that would be missed by PSA blood tests alone.
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Cuts to PE hours should be immediate national concern, say charity

Tue, 08/22/2023 - 03:24
New figures show 4,000 hours of PE have been lost from the curriculum in state schools in England.
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Endometriosis: How do you keep exercising with the condition?

Tue, 08/22/2023 - 02:44
Fitness influencer Stef Williams says she struggled to find help online when she was diagnosed.
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Could decriminalisation solve Scotland's drug problem?

Mon, 08/21/2023 - 23:01
Can lessons be learned from Portugal, which relaxed its drugs laws more than 20 years ago?
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Alison Kelly: Former nursing manager at Letby hospital suspended

Mon, 08/21/2023 - 16:11
Alison Kelly is suspended from her current role after information emerged in the Lucy Letby trial.
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BBC science correspondent has heart age assessed by AI

Mon, 08/21/2023 - 16:02
BBC science correspondent Pallab Ghosh has the age of his heart assessed by artificial intelligence.
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‘Cruel, calculated’ Lucy Letby to spend rest of life in prison

Mon, 08/21/2023 - 15:57
Giving the nurse a whole-life sentence, the judge says there was "a malevolence bordering on sadism".
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What the babies' parents told Lucy Letby as she was sentenced

Mon, 08/21/2023 - 13:48
The dad of two murdered boys says "it destroyed me", and a mum says she relives an attack "every day".
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Mother of Lucy Letby victim horrified by evilness

Mon, 08/21/2023 - 12:27
The serial killer is being sentenced after being found guilty of murdering seven babies at a hospital.
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Chris Evans: Radio DJ reveals skin cancer diagnosis

Mon, 08/21/2023 - 10:36
The broadcaster, 57, urged his Virgin Radio listeners to get themselves checked.
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New test could speed up child illness diagnosis

Mon, 08/21/2023 - 09:24
Looking at gene patterns in blood could reduce the overuse of antibiotics, say researchers.
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Nurse Lucy Letby to be sentenced for murdering seven babies

Mon, 08/21/2023 - 05:30
The conviction on Friday made Lucy Letby the UK's most prolific child serial killer in modern times.
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Morrisons' bras and pants carry NHS cancer check label

Mon, 08/21/2023 - 04:28
Underwear labels urge people to contact their GP if they spot symptoms of breast or testicular cancer.
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