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Origin of 'six-inch mummy' confirmed

3 hours 48 min ago
Scientists investigate an unusual, small, mummified skeleton from Chile to establish is medical history.
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James Dunmore lost his two sisters to cystic fibrosis

7 hours 4 min ago
Made In Chelsea star James Dunmore has told BBC 5 live that he lost two sisters to cystic fibrosis.
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Muffin sugar measured out in teaspoons

10 hours 13 min ago
BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire measures out the sugar that can be found in a typical muffin.
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Wales A&E performance worst on record

10 hours 26 min ago
Around a quarter of patients in A&E departments last month waited longer than four hours.
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A blueberry muffin 'could have day's worth of sugar'

20 hours 42 min ago
Health experts say the researchers' findings show how easy it is to consume "huge" amounts of sugar.
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Chronic fatigue trial results 'not robust', new study says

20 hours 43 min ago
A new analysis of the controversial PACE trial suggests the effects of exercise therapy have been exaggerated.
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Tai chi recommended to fight fibromyalgia

20 hours 44 min ago
A study suggests the martial art has benefits similar to or greater than aerobic exercise.
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Many back pain patients 'getting wrong care'

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 17:18
Experts are asking the medical profession to stop offering ineffective and potentially harmful treatments.
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Surgeon David Nott: Hack led to Syria air strike

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 14:25
David Nott had helped Syrian surgeons via the internet - weeks later, their hospital was destroyed.
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Essex hospital exits special measures

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 11:08
However, inspectors conclude it still "requires improvement" in some areas.
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Things people with chronic illness are sick of hearing

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 09:15
Rose and Alex have set up a project encouraging people to write and draw about their chronic illness. The best friends have drawn up a list of things they're sick of hearing.
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NHS pay: Increase for 1.3 million staff expected

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:18
Unions are poised to back a deal which could see a million staff get 6% average increases over three years.
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IVF egg donor use rises sharply, HFEA figures show

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 00:35
Experts say it may be down to a greater awareness of egg donation and more donors coming forward.
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Robotic dog in Dorset care home helps elderly residents

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 00:32
Biscuit the robotic dog responds to touch and speech to help people with dementia.
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Patient and medics tackle Sahara race for Air Ambulance

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:28
Medics and a former patient take on a gruelling Sahara race to raise funds for London Air Ambulance.
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'My 3,000 calorie-a-day addiction to energy drinks rules my life'

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:21
Emma Forrest gets up five times a night to satisfy her cravings and stockpiles cans of the drinks.
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Call for Alfie Dingley to be allowed medicinal cannabis

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 14:55
A mother shows the bruises from her "aggressive and angry" six-year-old son in the campaign for a special licence to use medicinal cannabis to treat his epilepsy.
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Llandough Hospital: Barry woman's 'let my daughter home' plea

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:48
Laura Clode has been at a mental health unit at Llandough Hospital since last June.
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Water bacteria probe extended to Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:18
Four patients at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow are now being treated for infections.
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Children drawing more women in science

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 08:52
A US study shows that more children draw women scientists than they did in the 1960s and 1970s.
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