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Pharma giant pulls out of research into neuroscience

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:00
Alzheimer's charities call the news a "heavy blow" to those living with dementia.
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Sister shares graveside photo to encourage smear tests

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:29
A cancer victim's sister has shared a graveside picture to highlight the importance of smear tests.
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Churchill Hospital chemotherapy treatment 'unsustainable'

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 09:07
A memo from the head of chemotherapy said patients face treatment delays because of staff shortages.
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Bath hospital's giggle doctor making children smile

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 08:42
Dr Ding Dong entertains children in Bath's Royal United Hospital.
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South Wales Police want mental health lessons for young people

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 06:14
It comes as one force sees a significant rise in young people being detained under the Mental Health Act.
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Most people who try one cigarette become daily smokers, study says

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 03:04
The study's authors say the research shows the "remarkable hold" cigarettes can establish after one experience.
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Double amputee teen racing driver makes comeback

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 02:08
Having his legs amputated below the knee hasn't stopped Billy Monger getting back in the driving seat.
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Hearing hints

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 01:41
The signs you have a problem - and what you can do about it.
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They wouldn’t let sister die

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 01:40
A car crash left Polly Kitzinger with devastating brain injuries. Her family was unable to persuade doctors to let her die.
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Is Worthing man the UK's fittest 76-year-old?

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 00:56
Ted Pollard once competed against Arnold Schwarzenegger in Mr Universe.
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Basildon, Southend and Broomfield hospitals discuss merger plans

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:21
Basildon, Southend and Broomfield hospitals could combine to become one of the largest NHS trusts.
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Danielle Lloyd on why she wants to gender select her next child

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 17:37
Danielle Lloyd has told BBC 5 live she wants to pick the gender of her next child.
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Once-a-week pill for HIV shows promise in animals

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 17:31
Trials could begin in humans after successful tests of a slow-release oral tablet in pigs, claim US researchers.
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What's the air quality like near you?

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 14:01
Enter your postcode to see what the air quality is like where you are living in Britain.
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Scottish A&E waits at highest level in final week of 2017

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:26
More than 1,000 people spent more than eight hours waiting in emergency departments over the festive break.
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'True gent' lorry driver gets pregnant woman to hospital in Essex

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:55
A low-loader driver carries a pregnant woman's car through flood water while she is in labour.
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Women 'more likely' to suffer winter depression and mood changes

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:31
A University on Glasgow study suggests low mood and tiredness are not linked to lifestyle factors.
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'10-dummy trick' to help baby sleep a social media hit

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 06:08
How an Essex couple used the "10-dummy trick" to help their daughter sleep.
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Singing 'speeds up' recovery from post-natal depression

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 01:04
Mothers in group singing sessions with babies have faster improvement in symptoms, a study suggests.
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Coconut oil

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:52
Coconut oil sales are rocketing, but is it a cholesterol-busting wonder food, or is this dangerous hype?
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