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Gene modified chickens 'lay medicines'

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 00:17
Researchers at the Roslin Institute are breeding chickens which produce human proteins in their eggs.
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Fitness trackers 'overestimate' calorie burning

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 00:12
Products such as Fitbits overestimate the amount of calories burned while walking, research finds.
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Mental health: Social media firms 'should purge' distressing content

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 10:15
Firms must remove harmful content, insists the health secretary in wake of links to girl's suicide.
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Mersea Island homeless grandparents living in car

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 00:31
Grandparents Tina and Winston Reid have been moving around Mersea Island, in Essex.
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PMS sufferer, 29, says women 'shouldn't be embarrassed'

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 00:23
Emily Fazah says she wants to "get the world" talking about premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
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Plus-size beauty queen: 'Pageants rebuilt my life'

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 00:06
Lady Mya Amarise is a British Muslim mother-of-four who wants more women like her to compete in beauty pageants.
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NHS to offer paid-for DNA tests if patients share data

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 15:00
Patients will receive a health report, but experts caution over the accuracy of any predictions.
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Chicken therapy helps 'to calm' autistic children

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 00:05
A learning centre uses chickens to teach autistic children trust and behaviour skills.
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Running from endometriosis: 'I feel in control again'

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 00:02
Cecile lived with painful symptoms of endometriosis for years. Then she found running.
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Cervical smear: The 30 second test that could save your life

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 11:42
Chloe Delevingne had a cervical smear test live on the Victoria Derbyshire programme, to help raise awareness.
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HPV vaccine take-up varies widely

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 09:34
Thousands of girls did not get full immunisation for HPV, which can cause cervical cancer, at school.
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How 'Dad's scar tweet' restored my self-confidence

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 09:20
After a father posted on Twitter his daughter did not like her scar, she was overwhelmed with support.
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Food allergies: Tougher labelling law to prevent deaths

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 03:34
The tougher rules are being called "Natasha's law" after a girl who died from a Pret a Manger sandwich.
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'What my dad's dementia taught me'

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 02:52
Many South Asians in the UK do not seek help for dementia, the BBC's Rajan Datar has discovered.
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Rocking like a baby promotes better sleep in adults

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 02:05
Slow rocking at night stimulates deeper and longer sleep in adults, suggests a new study.
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Skinny genes the 'secret to staying slim'

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 01:55
Healthy thin people stay slim because they are genetically different, scientists say.
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The one thing that makes you 30 times more likely to laugh

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 01:52
Laughter has a powerful purpose far beyond just reacting to jokes.
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'Majestic waves' deep beneath the surface of Loch Ness

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 00:21
Scientists are fascinated by the movement of warm and cold water deep below the loch's surface.
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Mother's appeal after boy diagnosed with autism when he just needed antibiotics

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 00:18
A mother was told her child had autism and mental health issues when he was suffering from a treatable infection.
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Iceland removed own label from 17 products rather than palm oil

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 15:06
The supermarket giant promised to remove palm oil from all of its own-brand products by the end of 2018.
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