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Wales' organ donation opt-out law has not increased donors

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 06:26
Adults in Wales are presumed to have consented to organ donation unless they have opted out.
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India doctors fired for mistakenly declaring newborn dead

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 03:44
The hospital which employed the doctors said the "strict action" was taken after an initial inquiry.
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Asthma sufferers urged to wear scarves in cold to stop attacks

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 00:57
This can help to warm up winter air before it is breathed in and reduce the risk of an attack.
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Co-op sells food after best before date

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 00:02
Stores in East Anglia will sell expired dried and tinned items for 10p in a bid to cut food waste.
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Mental health: 'I was offered help two years later'

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 15:04
George Hodgson tells the BBC he sought treatment for his mental illness, but faced a long wait.
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Frontline battle

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 02:14
5 live Investigates speaks to officers struggling to cope with some of the disturbing things they've experienced while on duty.
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Pledge to boost mental health support in schools

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 00:51
The government promises to improve waiting times and bring in new mental health support teams.
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Fresh heart

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 00:18
It is 50 years since the first heart transplant took place, ushering in a new era of media attention and medical celebrity.
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'A ticking time-bomb'

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 08:55
When Carla Atherton found she had the faulty BRCA gene, she did everything to save her life.
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Migraine is 'not just a headache'

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 08:41
Tania suffers from extreme migraines that cause vomiting. A new treatment could ease that.
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My brain 'exploded'

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 00:23
A brutal attack changed Colin Robertson's life and he is now helping brain injury victims.
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Completely blind backpacker travelling around the world

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 00:07
Mr Giles’s first solo trip was to New Orleans in 2000 - he has now visited more than 120 countries.
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Welsh and Scottish health ministers call for folic acid in flour

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 15:21
The Welsh and Scottish health ministers want Jeremy Hunt to act to reduce neural tube defects in babies.
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'We aim to hit the charts'

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 14:30
Pete Hirst has bipolar disorder and was sectioned after a spell of psychosis.
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Anger as India doctor mistakenly declares newborn dead

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:52
The error was found when the baby's parents saw him move en route to the funeral in India.
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Adults being diagnosed with the wrong diabetes, study finds

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 03:57
Many might think type 1 diabetes is a "disease of childhood", but new research has found it has similar prevalence in adults.
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World Aids Day: The pioneering work of a Brighton gynaecologist

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 01:32
A gynaecologist from Brighton was the first doctor in the UK to enable a HIV-positive man to conceive a child who was HIV-free.
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Portsmouth hospital missed lung cancer cases

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 01:14
A national review is taking place after the failings were uncovered by the health watchdog.
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The autistic dance group body popping in Europe

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:38
Autism With Attitude (AWA) will be representing the UK at next year's European dance championships in Germany.
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