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Our son took his own life after gambling addiction

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 09:48
Jack Richie started gambling at school and took his own life at 24. His parents say the addiction is 'not unlike a heroin addiction'.
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Gambling addiction clinic first to target vulnerable young

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 01:17
The NHS is to open its first gambling addiction clinic for young people.
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Residents in care homes 'missing out on dental care'

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 00:02
Inspectors warn care homes and the NHS to do more to look after the teeth of vulnerable residents.
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Conor Devine - the Ironman with MS

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 13:36
Conor Devine, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007, is fighting back against his illness.
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Shiyenze Khasoha: 'My designs fund my cancer treatment'

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 02:59
Kenyan Shiyenze Khasoha sells clothes she designs to pay for her ovarian cancer treatment.
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Power and endurance training 'key to all-round fitness'

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 01:25
Blend of strength and endurance training makes team sport players the fittest of all, a study finds.
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Dwarfism drug aims to boost healthy growth

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 05:23
Nine-year-old Sam is taking part in a trial of a new drug researchers hope can boost healthy bone growth.
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Healing young and old with a singalong

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 03:58
How a cross-generational therapeutic knees-up can help old and young alike.
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The medical student who died of measles

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 01:28
The death of a student doctor from a preventable disease shows how Ukraine has become the measles capital of Europe.
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Family of MND patient: End assessments for terminally ill

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 00:29
Susan Hill had to undergo an assessment before getting a benefit to help pay for carers.
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Family brand terminal illness assessments 'degrading'

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 00:25
Susan Hill had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease when she had "bizarre" benefit claim tests.
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Postpartum psychosis: 'We take it one day at a time'

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 00:06
Postpartum psychosis meant Kimberley Beavan's baby had to be raised by her grandparents.
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Vaccines: Your questions answered

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 13:39
Prof Beate Kampmann answers your questions on vaccines and the risks of not immunising children.
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Who do you trust for health advice?

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:45
Doctors and nurses are the most trusted for advice, but attitudes differ globally, a survey finds.
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'Living drug' offers hope to terminal blood cancer patients

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 05:31
Doctors say some lymphoma patients are being completely cured in a way "never been seen before".
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'I want to be a guinea pig to help others'

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 00:20
How one amputee is helping scientists improve the lives of other people who rely on prosthetic limbs.
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Inside Italy's war over vaccines

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 00:10
Fake news fuels the anti-vaccine movement and one government's vaccination efforts may be making it worse.
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Mariners Park Care Home: Failings blamed on 'Brexit uncertainties'

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 15:41
Residents had to "bawl and shout" for help and some were left in bed until midday, inspectors find.
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Christie cancer hospital's £4.5m proton beam therapy donation

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 15:20
The money will support a proton beam therapy clinical trial for patients with mouth and throat cancer.
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Listeria outbreak: Derbyshire man named as victim

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 13:40
Ian Hitchcock died after eating a contaminated sandwich at the Royal Hospital Derby, it is claimed.
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