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Women missing from breast implant register

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 01:13
NHS Digital says all cases should be logged by clinics to help them keep tabs on any safety issues.
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Wed, 03/14/2018 - 00:03
How Mexican entrepreneur Ixchel Anaya launched a reusable nappies business that exports around the globe.
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Philip Hammond hints at 'headroom' for more NHS spending

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 21:05
The chancellor gives the clearest indication yet he is prepared to find more cash for the health service.
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So terrified of eating I stopped growing at 11

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 13:35
Allergies made a young dancer afraid of food and she was the size of a six-year-old at the age of 11.
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NHS homeopathy ending in London

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 01:57
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine will stop NHS homeopathy in April.
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Chinese takeaway can bust your salt allowance

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 01:56
Some takeaway dishes have half an adult's recommended daily allowance in just one dish, an analysis finds.
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Meet Wales' first profoundly deaf midwife

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 01:26
At 14 Sian Preddy was told she was profoundly deaf but she has not let it get in the way of her job.
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Alcohol price law 'important tool' in tackling drinking

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 01:01
Wales' health secretary urges assembly members to back the bill ahead of a Senedd debate.
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The country where more than 70% of people are obese

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 00:20
Qatar is taking drastic action to help people lose weight and fight diabetes.
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Australia fights drug addiction with plane flying lessons

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 00:19
A moment of fear in the air is part of a rehab programme in Australia.
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Sugar tax: The Norwegians travelling to Sweden for sweets

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 22:59
Here's why some Norwegians are making a day trip to Sweden to get their sugar fix.
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A boy’s creative response to his mother’s illness

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 20:47
When Noah's mother was diagnosed with cancer, he came up with an idea to express his grief. Now his idea is being made into a book.
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Mesh surgeon removed ovaries without prior consent

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 18:03
Tony Dixon is currently under investigation by North Bristol NHS Trust and the General Medical Council.
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Girls' guide to what a 'normal' vulva looks like

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:27
The online reference tool, designed by health experts, aims to stem the cosmetic surgery "designer vagina" trend.
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Why is spitting so bad?

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:14
Why are people so upset at the video of football pundit Jamie Carragher spitting?
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Crossing the border for a sugar fix

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:51
Norway has led the way in introducing a sugar tax - but not everybody in the country is a fan.
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Why two sisters are both having double mastectomies

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 08:01
A faulty gene means two sisters are at a higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
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Concerns over Coventry brain surgeon's operations

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 04:36
Two patients operated on by consultant neurosurgeon Hussien El-Maghraby went on to die.
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Muscle loss in old age linked to fewer nerve signals

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 01:25
Research finds that nerves controlling the legs decrease by around 30% by the age of 75.
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Genes have a role in empathy, study says

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 01:24
Scientists say empathy is not just something we learn - it is also affected by our genes.
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