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'Acne does not define me'

7 hours 19 min ago
Abigail has faced abuse from strangers because of her cystic acne but is now fighting back using social media.
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MRI scan death of Torbay teenager investigated

14 hours 22 min ago
Alice Sloman's heart had grown to twice the normal size due to growth hormone treatment.
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Decriminalise prostitution, say nurses

16 hours 3 min ago
Nurses are worried sex workers are risking their health and safety because of the laws around prostitution.
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'Broken' care system for most vulnerable

21 hours 38 min ago
Patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down, a report says.
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Don't be complacent over laughing gas risks, say nurses

21 hours 44 min ago
Nurses are warning drug use can cause breathing and heart problems - and sometimes death.
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Baby loss: The hospital helping bereaved families

23 hours 13 min ago
As a hospital plans to build a safe haven for those experiencing baby loss, mums tell their stories.
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Mum whose baby died speaks of pain of hearing others cry

23 hours 18 min ago
Lynette Parkes lost her baby at seven months and spoke of the added pain of hearing other newborns cry nearby.
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Heart scan 'could pick up signs of sudden death risk'

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:20
Researchers used detailed images of the heart to look for signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
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Hoddesdon dental patients offered HIV tests

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 18:29
Hundreds of dental scaling patients are offered blood tests over fears about unsterilised equipment.
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Stress from poverty 'over-medicalised'

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 17:37
Community support groups are a powerful way of tackling mental distress - but they are being lost, a report says.
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Artificial intelligence diagnoses lung cancer

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 17:26
AI appears better than specialist doctors at diagnosing the disease from lung scans, say researchers.
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Harri Stickler: Transplant joy for baby with rare cancer

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:08
Harri Stickler is "doing great" after a donor was found following an appeal.
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Liposuction rise linked to gym wear trend

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:09
More women are seeking surgery, possibly to get a body that looks good in trendy gym clothing, says surgeon.
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Contaminated blood inquiry: 'Infection has ruined my life'

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:36
A Belfast woman speaks ahead of the contaminated blood inquiry hearing evidence in Belfast.
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Migraine: What happens in the brain when you have one?

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 07:17
It's estimated that one in seven people are affected by migraines.
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Autistic dad shares his struggles with being a parent

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 06:44
Jude Morrow has Asperger's syndrome and found becoming a dad for the first time very difficult.
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Too many children in mental health hospitals, says report

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:15
A lack of support in schools and the community in England is contributing to the problem, says a report.
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Type 1 diabetes: Baby given insulin powder in trial

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 01:03
A mum agrees to her baby taking part in a medical trial because of the risk of diabetes.
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Staff shortages 'abusing good will of nurses'

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 00:49
The Royal College of Nursing wants tougher safe staffing rules as 40,000 posts are vacant.
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Chiari malformation: ‘I went from travel-obsessed to bedridden'

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 00:23
Hailey wanted to travel the world as a doctor, until a mystery condition left her shaking uncontrollably.
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