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Calls for abortion clinic buffer zones rejected

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:39
The home secretary says protest-free areas around clinics "would not be a proportionate response".
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Cancer waiting times 'at worst level ever' in England

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:51
The key 62-day target for treatment to start has not been hit since December 2015 in England.
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Second patient may have drunk toilet cleaner

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 09:57
The inquest into the death of Joan Blaber, 85, who died after drinking Flash hears she may not be the first.
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Rachel Day died of sepsis 10 days after diagnosis

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 08:02
Rachel Day was 29 when she contracted sepsis which ravaged her body killing her 10 days later.
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Can cold water swimming treat depression?

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 01:19
One young woman stopped all her medication after taking up swimming in cold water every week.
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Experts attack health watchdog ties to drink industry

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 00:46
Public Health England's decision to work with Drinkaware damages its credibility, experts say.
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Busting the myths around sex virus HPV

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 00:44
It doesn't necessarily mean your partner cheated, and you can get it from safe sex.
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Sex, body image, disability: Can you be hot and disabled?

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 00:18
Social media star and wheelchair user Annie Segarra started #hotpersoninawheelchair after being constantly discriminated for being disabled.
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'Miracle' recovery for boy after meat skewer goes through head

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 23:09
The Missouri boy fell from a tree house and landed face first on a foot-long meat skewer.
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E. coli 'caused Egypt hotel couple's deaths'

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 18:06
Egyptian authorities say E. coli caused the deaths of a British couple, a claim dismissed by their daughter as "rubbish".
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Why women struggle to get coils and implants

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:33
Woman are having to wait longer and travel further to get coils and implants, doctors warn.
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Cancers 'rising around the world'

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 14:29
One in five men and one in six women will get cancer in their lifetime, a global report suggests.
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Women 'struggling to access contraception'

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 13:04
Doctors warn that contraceptive access is at a "crossroads", with services being cut across England.
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Labour's Tom Watson 'reversed' type-2 diabetes through diet and exercise

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:24
Labour's deputy leader says he lost seven stone by cutting out sugar, fatty foods and beer.
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Egg freezing in your 40s 'not sensible'

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 00:44
Regulator says providers should make it clear that the chances of success dwindle once a woman reaches 35.
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Enhanced flu jab to save 'hundreds of lives'

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 00:43
It's designed to help elderly immune systems develop a stronger defence against flu.
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How can you get enough iron from your diet?

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 00:19
How can you ensure you're getting the iron you need from your food, without eating too much red meat?
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Cheshire couple spend £12k for labrador's open heart surgery

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 18:33
The Royal Veterinary College said the double bypass was the first operation of its kind on a dog.
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Blackpool monkeypox case confirmed as second in UK

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 18:04
A patient in Blackpool tested positive for the disease, just days after the first case in Cornwall.
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NHS vacancies a 'national emergency'

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 12:12
Figures show one in 11 NHS posts in England is unfilled.
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