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The world's most obese man's attempt to lose weight

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 01:45
Juan Pedro Franco was declared the heaviest man alive in 2017, but he has lost weight since.
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Proton beam cancer treatment to start in Manchester in 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:43
The first NHS-run unit of its kind in Manchester will improve treatment for cancer patients.
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Heart attack care dangerously unequal for women, study finds

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:15
Fewer women heart attack victims would die if they were given the same treatments as men, says a study.
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Long A&E waits triple in Northern Ireland

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 16:13
Some 928 patients waited longer than the target waiting target over Christmas, compared to 348 in 2016.
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Thai penis whitening trend raises eyebrows

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:01
A hospital said dozens of men had tried the service, though the health ministry says it's "unnecessary".
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Breast size dissatisfaction 'affects self-examination'

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:09
Women unhappy with their breast size are less likely to carry out regular self-examinations, a study suggests.
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NHS ambulance A&E delays: Stroke patient's hospital wait filmed

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 21:15
Two relatives tell us about their experiences both inside and outside A&E departments this winter.
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Sharp rise in flu hospital admissions in England

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 17:17
The increases are expected at this time of year but experts said they were "significant".
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Ambulance A&E delays affect one in eight

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:21
Ambulances delayed queuing over 75,000 times this winter - with the worst waits lasting up to five hours.
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Waitrose bans sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to under-16s

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:17
Customers buying drinks with more than 150mg of caffeine per litre will be asked to prove their age.
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NHS Wales chief executive apologises for cancellations

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:45
The chief executive said the NHS received the highest month of life-threatening calls in December.
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Offer transgender patients egg freezing, experts say

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:25
More women and girls should be offered fertility preservation treatment for medical reasons, experts say.
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'Twice as many die' in Africa after surgery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:13
Surgery is a "silent killer" because of a lack of medical staff for aftercare, researchers say.
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Theresa May sorry for NHS difficulties

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 13:18
The Prime Minster says she knows hospital problems are "disappointing" and "frustrating" for people.
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Irn Bru panic as fans stockpile before recipe change

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 11:54
Angry fans have started a petition as AG Barr prepares to halve the sugar content ahead of the "sugar tax".
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I turned it around

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:58
Dropping out of university felt like the end of the world, but Ben managed to start again and make a life for himself.
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Common virus used to help fight incurable brain cancer

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 00:41
UK patients are being treated with the novel therapy that ramps up the body’s own defence systems.
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'I was in a really negative terrible place'

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 23:54
Anxiety, depression, eating disorders, OCD and bipolar disorder are among problems reported by a study.
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What a woman with a bionic hand can feel

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 18:33
Scientists have unveiled the first bionic hand with a sense of touch that can be worn outside the laboratory.
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Grandma Nia Ceidiog, 63, is first-time bodybuilder

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 13:42
Nia Ceidiog took up the sport "just to see how far a 63 year-old body could go".
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