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Kellogg's gives in on government's 'traffic light' labels

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:03
The maker of Coco Pops and Corn Flakes will start to roll out new nutritional labelling in January.
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Suicide man 'let down' by Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 18:19
Karen Smith said her husband was "desperate" after hearing of a five-week wait for treatment.
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Some locum doctors costing hospital trust £100 an hour

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 16:41
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has called off plans to shut Telford's A&E overnight.
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Restaurant chain bans mobile phones

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:24
Kids will eat free at Frankie & Benny's this week if their parents surrender their phones to staff.
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'World's oldest rebel' Harry Leslie Smith dies

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 09:51
The World War Two veteran was a vocal advocate for social justice and the NHS.
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Chinese scientist He Jiankui defends 'world's first gene-edited babies'

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 06:29
He Jiankui shocked the world by claiming he had created the world's first genetically edited children.
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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust remains 'inadequate'

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 02:01
Inspectors say patients were repeatedly failed as a charity calls for the government to intervene.
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Post-natal PTSD: 'I relived childbirth over and over again'

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 01:38
A woman who suffered PTSD from a traumatic birth shares her story, as experts warn about misdiagnosis.
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NHS crackdown on silk garment prescriptions

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 01:21
There is limited evidence they are effective for patients with eczema and dermatitis, draft guidance says.
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Cancer survivor dances with Nutcracker Royal Ballet stars

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 01:08
Charlie, 11, became an aspiring ballerina when she took it up to build up her strength after chemotherapy.
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'I was addicted to celebrity diet tea'

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 01:03
Jameela Jamil is campaigning on social media against influencers claiming they lost weight by with tea.
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'Period poverty' sanitary products 'improve school attendance'

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:40
A school says attendance has risen after providing pupils with free menstrual products.
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Terminally-ill Noel Conway loses Supreme Court appeal

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 15:02
Noel Conway said he was "extremely disappointed" as his court battle for assisted dying ends.
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Boy, 10, meets his 'superman' life-saver

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 02:40
Rupert Cross has made a full recovery from a rare blood disease thanks to a bone marrow donor.
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Nurse had menopause symptoms twice before turning 40

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 02:36
Cardiac nurse Nicky Williams says she wants to break the taboo over the menopause.
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Cancer care: England still lagging behind the best

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 01:17
Experts say 10,000 lives a year could be saved if England was as good as the best-performing nations on cancer.
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Fentanyl in cocaine: The deadly truth of new drugs cocktail

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 21:59
A surge in cocaine deaths is being blamed on fentanyl, a synthetic opioid far stronger than morphine.
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Safety concerns raised over breast implants

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 17:00
Some makers of textured implants did not carry out adequate tests, an investigation finds.
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Transplant patient develops cancer from donated kidney

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 15:42
Pauline Hunt, from Ayrshire, feels she is "fighting someone else's cancer" after receiving a "death sentence".
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Urgent neurology referrals take 68 weeks

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 13:44
The wait for a routine first outpatient appointment with a neurologist is 246 weeks, trust says.
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