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Can traditional healers help fight HIV?

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 16:25
Once condemned as witch-doctors, traditional healers are now joining forces with medics in parts of rural South Africa.
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'Black box' call for medical devices to detect errors

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:33
An IT expert believes bugs in medical devices and computers could be contributing to patient deaths.
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Can a full Moon really affect your sleep?

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:35
One small study suggests it might be the case - but is it just another moon-based old wives' tale?
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Jaw 'scaffolding' operation helps our baby breathe

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:52
Noah Connell, who turns one this weekend, is the youngest person in the UK to have had the surgery.
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Jamie Oliver calls on Theresa May to act on childhood obesity

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:47
Jamie Oliver and fellow celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall are giving evidence to MPs.
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Trust recalls 2,500 patients over treatment fears

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 09:57
The recall comes after a review of a neurology consultant at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.
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Critical window for learning a language

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 09:52
Scientists say there is a cut-off age for learning a language fluently.
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Jamie Oliver: 'I don’t ban junk food at home'

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 09:50
The celebrity chef says snacks like biscuits and chocolate are a "treat" in his house.
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Scotland ends cheap booze as minimum price starts

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 02:10
The new law sets a minimum price at which alcohol can be sold in a bid to tackle problem drinking.
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Man who lost six stone in a year shares weight loss tips

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 01:12
Aaron James from Bodmin says his anxiety has improved because of his weight loss.
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Cancer researchers need phones to process data

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 01:09
British researchers want to build a huge network of personal smartphones to process data overnight.
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How your diet could influence the age of your menopause

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:31
A study finds a diet rich in oily fish may help to delay natural menopause, while carbs hasten it.
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The people fighting pollution with plastic-free periods

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:07
Disposable tampons and menstrual pads can contain plastics and are often flushed into water systems.
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Menstrual cup: Meet YouTube's plastic-free vloggers

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:06
Kim and Amanda are dedicated to educating women about plastic-free reusable period products.
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Debut novelist reveals how sickle cell disease inspired her book

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 16:31
Debut novelist Adebayo Ayobami reveals how sickle cell disease inspired her book.
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Plogging fitness trend sees runners picking up litter

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 16:01
Joggers are picking up litter in a fitness trend that has come to the UK from Sweden.
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'He started going blue so we had to give CPR'

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 15:00
Alec Brown saved his baby son's life using recently-acquired CPR skills.
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Ruaridh Brown: Father saves baby son's life with CPR

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 08:21
Just weeks after taking a first aid course, Alec Brown had to put his new skills into practice on his son.
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'The NHS treatment that caused my cancer'

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 01:38
Thousands want answers after being infected with hepatitis C and HIV from contaminated blood products.
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Body cameras deter attacks and abuse at Welsh hospitals

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 00:45
Security staff at five of Wales' health boards now wear recording devices to try to deter violence.
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