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Thousands run in Delhi 'smogathon'

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:20
Air pollution levels were eight times the safe level and doctors wanted the half marathon postponed.
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Why Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis every day for a month

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 15:06
Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis every day for a month to help tackle his depression.
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Social care: MPs seek cross-party group to 'sustain' NHS

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 02:04
Ninety MPs write to the PM, saying patients are being "failed" by strained NHS social care services.
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Why an 'epidemic' of loneliness affects health

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:30
A former US surgeon general warns there is a growing "epidemic" of loneliness threatening our health.
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Are grandparents spoiling kids?

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:08
A study says grandparents tend to give high-sugar snacks as treats - so we tracked some down.
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Dog owners have lower mortality, study finds

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:02
Researchers found a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, especially hunting breeds.
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Autism concern over home schooling rise in Wales

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:25
Many autistic children are struggling to cope in schools and are being removed, a charity warns.
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Boots 'breaking' morning-after pill promise, say Labour MPs

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:27
MPs urge the pharmacy to complete its roll-out of cheaper contraception across all of its stores.
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First gene-editing in human body attempt

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:40
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.
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Dying mother's bid to raise funds to keep her children out of care

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:02
Sam Kyme has motor neurone disease and wants her two sons to live with her sister in Australia.
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Children join people with dementia in interactive light game

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 06:23
The game sees images projected on to a table that residents and children can interact with.
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'Breakthrough' breast cancer drugs get NHS approval

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 05:19
Research shows the two new treatments can slow the cancer down and delay the need for chemotherapy.
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Depression link between fathers and teenage children, says study

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:46
Men who don't seek help for depression could have an impact on their children, a study suggests.
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Tia has epidermolysis bullosa - known as 'butterfly skin'

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:23
Four-year-old Tia is hoping for pioneering treatment for her fragile skin condition.
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Mental health trusts restrain patients 'every 10 minutes'

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:19
More patients and staff are being injured during incidents of restraint, according to new figures.
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Young people out of love with their own bodies, says report

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:32
Body dissatisfaction can start in children as young as six, warns the Youth Select Committee.
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Hormone pregnancy test 'no link to harm'

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:41
The use of a controversial hormonal pregnancy test between the 1950s and 1970s did not damage unborn children, an independent inquiry has found.
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Simon Dobbin: BBC's DIY SOS to transform home of football attack victim

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:32
Simon Dobbin was left with severe brain damage in an attack after a football match.
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Main motivation for steroid use 'to enhance image'

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:02
More than 680 people who use image and performance-enhancing drugs took part in the survey.
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Commuters urged to help stop suicides through small talk

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 04:27
The "Small Talk Saves Lives" campaign aims to prevent suicides on the UK's rail network.
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