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Call to screen newborn babies for 22q genetic condition

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 06:17
Researchers say 22q is "massively misdiagnosed" but can cause serious physical and psychological issues.
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'I was devastated by my husband's assisted death'

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 02:07
Deborah Binner respected her husband's decision to die at a Swiss clinic but says it felt like abandonment.
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'I partied all night to hide from my PTSD'

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 02:03
Phil Riding felt fine when he returned from Helmand - the crisis hit five years later. Partying in gay nightclubs helped, but only for a while.
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Type 2 diabetes affects 7,000 under-25s in England and Wales

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 01:44
Most are being treated by GPs and the figure is 10 times the number reported previously, a charity says.
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Reality Check: How effective is the flu jab?

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 01:29
Millions of people are vaccinated against flu each year. But just how effective is the jab at protecting us against the virus?
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The Nigerian patients being held over unpaid bills

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 01:26
Thousands of Nigerian patients are being held in extreme circumstances over unpaid medical bills.
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'Vast gap' in child mental health support in England

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 00:59
England's young are being failed, children's commissioner warns, as a major report is set to come out.
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NHS Wales aims to speed up cancer diagnosis for all

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 00:10
It will become the first UK nation to introduce a new single waiting-time target for cancer patients.
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Why catching cancer earlier is so important

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 00:10
A cancer expert says making treatment more straightforward for patients is key to catching tumours early.
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Could HoloLens tech help save babies’ lives?

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 00:01
Students are shown virtual reality images to teach them about obstetric emergencies.
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Sugary supplement mannose could help fight cancer

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 18:00
Mannose can slow the growth of cancers and enhance the effects of chemotherapy in mice, experts say.
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Gosport hospital deaths: Whistleblowers promised support

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 15:02
More than 450 patients died after being prescribed painkillers at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
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'Asking about suicide doesn’t cause suicide'

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 01:29
Suicide rates in America are rising, particularly among white, middle-aged men. This summer camp helps families deal with their grief.
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Mexican tetra fish may offer heart repair clues

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 00:43
A fish that can repair its own heart may hold clues for future treatments in people, according to a study.
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Yemen crisis: 85,000 children 'dead from malnutrition'

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 00:31
Many thousands of under-fives have died from deprived diets due to the war, a leading charity warns.
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E. coli outbreak: Romaine lettuce probed in US and Canada

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:36
At least 50 people in the US and Canada have been infected, health officials say.
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Terror survivors: Mental health services must improve 'dramatically'

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 21:50
Terror survivors say there is a severe lack of long-term support to process psychological trauma.
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Parents 'not wholly to blame for child weight gain'

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:44
A study suggests parents adapt their feeding styles in line with a child's natural weight and size.
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Harvey's gang: Haemophilia patient trades places with doctor

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:49
James McGleenan, 11, swaps places with his doctor to find out what happens when blood is taken.
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William talks of being 'tipped over the edge'

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:30
The Duke of Cambridge said he "felt things" he "never felt before" following 999 calls as a pilot.
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