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£13.4m claw back over NHS Wales waiting time failures

4 hours 5 min ago
Three health boards fail to qualify for a share of £50m extra cash for improving waiting times.
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Blitz on sweet treats sees slow start

5 hours 14 min ago
The sugar hit in puddings, biscuits and chocolate remains high despite a crackdown.
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Lini Puthussery: India's 'hero' nurse who died battling Nipah virus

7 hours 48 min ago
Lini Puthussery is among 10 people who died in the viral outbreak in India's southern Kerala state.
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Hundreds of ambulance staff work days lost due to abuse

10 hours 15 min ago
There have been 2,278 reported incidents of abuse on ambulance staff since 2012/2013, figures show.
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Dementia-friendly lunches served at Norwich restaurant

10 hours 26 min ago
A restaurant aims to give diners with dementia and their carers the "best possible time".
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Doctors explain Michael Jackson's impossible dance move

15 hours 54 min ago
Spine experts reveal the improbable dynamics of the "Smooth Criminal" lean.
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An egg a day to keep the doctor away?

19 hours 18 min ago
A study in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of a stroke
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Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly

19 hours 26 min ago
A genetic study reveals the secrets of how malaria evolved to be deadly killer of humans.
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Drug addicts in Scotland 'waiting up to six months' for treatment

20 hours 45 min ago
Experts say more people with drug and alcohol problems should be fast-tracked for treatment.
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Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 19:50
Early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia, says a UK scientist.
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BBC presenter Rachael Bland reveals 'incurable' cancer

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:00
Cancer blogger Rachael Bland says she is now a 'lab rat', as her hopes rest on clinical trials.
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Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:21
At least 11 die and 800 fall ill after eating the deadly fungi in the west of the country.
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Patients lose hip replacement court case

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:43
Judge finds disputed metal-on-metal hip replacement 'not defective' in group action at High Court.
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Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 08:16
Nipah is "top of the list" of 10 priority diseases the WHO has identified for the next major outbreak.
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Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations to begin in DR Congo

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 07:45
Some 4,000 vaccines will be used to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 25 people.
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‘My hip replacement left me in constant pain'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 04:56
More than 300 people have taken the manufacturers of allegedly faulty hip replacements to the High Court.
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Exercising regularly 'can keep heart and arteries young'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 04:53
Four to five sessions a week are needed to stop the main arteries to the heart from furring up.
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Nanoparticles from tea leaves 'destroy lung cancer cells'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:59
Scientists found tiny nanoparticles from the leaves destroyed 80% of cells they were applied to.
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Pepe's story: How I survived Spanish flu

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:14
José Ameal is believed to be the oldest Spanish survivor of the pandemic which followed World War I.
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Period power brings free sanitary towels to school

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:02
Pupils at a school where free sanitary products are available tackle the stigma around periods.
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