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Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine

3 hours 11 min ago
It should prevent four in 10 cases of the disease, but it is the first "real world" trial.
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Patient waits four years to leave hospital

7 hours 2 min ago
The patient was declared fit for discharge more than 1,300 days ago, but hasn't left hospital.
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'The grief can damage your mental health'

9 hours 15 min ago
Survivors say the pain of bereavement can easily push people into mental illness without proper support.
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'I've given up everything to care for mum'

11 hours 43 min ago
Sue Jenkins says she has given up her life to care for her 88-year-old mother who has dementia.
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Sixteen-year-old's revolutionary heart surgery idea

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 19:57
A teenager on work experience came with a way for surgeons to see who has previously had surgery.
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Shrewsbury trust warned over baby heart monitoring in 2007

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 18:13
Since then, failures to monitor foetal heart rates have contributed to the deaths of five babies.
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Brain Tumour Charity cautious about Italy mobile phone ruling

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 17:39
Charity urges caution after a ruling in Italy about mobile phone use and brain tumour growth.
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Princes open up about Diana for mental health campaign

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:43
Prince William, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge spoke frankly about Diana's death.
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'Thousands of people read about my testicular cancer'

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:20
After Andrew Lowden's blog was shared widely, he launched #testicletuesday to raise awareness.
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Global plan to wipe out hepatitis

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:32
Viral hepatitis is killing as many people worldwide as HIV and TB, says the World Health Organization.
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Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 03:12
The NHS in England wants to reduce sugar intake by patients and staff to reduce health problems.
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Balloon emergency surgery treatment gets £1.1m Aberdeen study

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:36
Initial treatment for life-threatening bleeding injuries is trialled by the University of Aberdeen.
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Early hip fracture surgery will save hundreds of lives

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 18:12
A report shows 8% fewer patients die within 30 days if they get surgery within 24 hours.
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New evidence in France of harm from epilepsy drug valproate

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 17:21
A preliminary French study suggests valproate caused serious malformations in up to 4,100 children.
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Tennant and Colman support selfie mental health campaign

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:53
The stars of Broadchurch are among celebrities posting selfies to support a mental health initiative.
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Serena Williams

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:49
Most women struggle to get out of bed when eight weeks' pregnant. How did Serena win a Grand Slam title?
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Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 04:10
Study of 250,000 UK commuters shows walking is good too but suggests two wheels are best.
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Experts excited by brain 'wonder-drug'

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 04:05
A drug for depression could stop all neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, scientists hope.
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Controlled amino acid diet 'could help cancer treatment'

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 04:01
Tests on mice found restricting some amino acids slowed the development of tumours.
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Molecule link to diabetic kidney disease

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:34
Edinburgh University scientists say the findings could lead to new therapies.
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