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Smear tests: Actress writes play based on own experiences

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 00:00
Gabrielle wrote a play about her experiences of smear tests so more women can understand how much of a difference they can make.
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Select batches of Parkinson's and epilepsy medicines recalled

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 17:53
The affected drugs came from Italy but any risk to their effectiveness are low, patients are told.
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Hospitals spend millions to remove flammable cladding

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 17:04
Hospitals spend millions to remove flammable cladding amid concerns for patient safety.
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'Shocking' fake takeaway sold on Uber Eats

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 12:00
A BBC News team set up a fake takeaway restaurant on Uber Eats and started selling burgers.
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Give children 'less sugar and more veg in baby food'

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 01:49
There should be mandatory limits on sugar and parents should offer more bitter vegetables when weaning, a report says.
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'Every suggestion' HPV vaccine will cut cervical cancers

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 01:16
There is "every suggestion" HPV vaccination will lead to a fall in cervical cancers, say scientists .
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'I was suspected of causing my child's illness'

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 00:46
The women whose world was turned upside down by being wrongly suspected of Fabricated or Induced Illness.
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Care cuts inevitable in 'fragile and failing' system

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 17:41
Councils plan to spend £22.5bn on services but tough decisions will still have to be made.
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E-cigarettes: How safe are they?

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 13:29
They are much less harmful than smoking, despite a ban on sales of e-cigarettes in one US city.
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Prostate cancer: New urine test hope

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 03:32
The test sorts early cancers according to risk, so many men might be spared over-treatment, researchers say.
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San Francisco becomes first US city to ban e-cigarettes

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 23:11
The US city, home to market leader Juul, is the first to ban sales in-store and from online retailers.
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'Why we're using a male contraceptive gel'

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 15:06
A couple from Edinburgh describe what it's like to use a male contraceptive gel.
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MMR vaccination rates in slight fall among children in Scotland

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 14:27
Uptake rates from children receiving the vaccine by five years of age have dropped slightly but remains high at 96.6%
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Pret allergy death: Parents 'delighted' by 'Natasha's law' plan

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 02:33
The new rules follow teenager Natasha Ednan-Laperouse suffering a fatal reaction to a sandwich in 2016.
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Do you know the hygiene hot spots in your home?

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 02:14
Where and when you should be cleaning to avoid infections and illness in your family, according to experts.
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Child obesity drive 'stalled by Brexit'

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 02:10
Slow progress is being made on junk food advertising restrictions and calories labelling, it is claimed.
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Twelve died in Essex Strep A outbreak

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 00:35
A total of 32 people were infected with the Group A streptococcal infection, a report reveals.
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Judges overturn 'forced abortion' ruling

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 21:22
Three Court of Appeal judges overrule an earlier decision to allow an abortion to be carried out.
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Hundreds more cases in Shropshire baby deaths review

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:22
New cases are understood to include still births and baby deaths in the final stages of labour.
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Aneurin Bevan: Trusts apologise after death of NHS founder's great-nephew

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:50
The great-nephew of Aneurin Bevan died after a delay in him being offered radiotherapy.
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