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Tramadol emboldens vigilantes to fight Boko Haram

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 13:37
Tramadol is meant to treat severe pain - but in Nigeria it's being used by fighters.
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Five tips for your fussy eaters

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:45
Here's some advice from a psychologist based on scientific research.
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Rise in 'preventable' emergency readmissions to hospital

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 03:32
Undiagnosed pneumonia and pressure sores are behind the rise in hospitals in England.
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Bereaved parents 'let down at work by lack of support'

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 03:15
Three out of five parents said no-one talked to them about the loss of their baby when they went back to work.
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Educate children to tackle ethnic minority donor crisis, MPs say

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 02:48
MPs say teaching children about organ donation could boost donor numbers and bust some common myths.
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Comedian Mike King: 'My comedy has been a mask my whole life'

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:56
New Zealand has the developed world's worst teenage suicide rate. One comedian is trying to change that.
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Kia Gott: Quadruple amputee girl is welcomed home

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 20:25
A one-year-old girl who had her limbs amputated after contracting meningitis C has been allowed home.
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'I can't walk uphill': Man's two-year wait for new hip

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 17:23
Meuris Willams from Llanrwst is in pain and wonders how much longer the wait will be.
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Perfecting the pout: Which city is the UK's lip filler capital?

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 07:20
More searches for lip filling are made in one northern city than anywhere else in Britain, research suggests.
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Boy, 12, helps father fight anxiety and depression

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 07:09
Stuart Gumm often suffers panic attacks, no longer drives, and rarely leaves the house.
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Study casts doubt on 'healthy obesity'

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 00:51
Fat but otherwise healthy women are still likelier to have a stroke or heart attack, a study says.
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Deficit for NHS trusts in England double the amount planned

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 00:29
Higher patient demand and staff costs are blamed for a total deficit of £960m for trusts in England.
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Vaping - the rise in five charts

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 00:27
Spending on e-cigarettes is increasing. The BBC looks at what's behind the rise.
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Why breastfeed a child until the age of five?

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 14:53
Advice in the UK is that women can breastfeed for as long as they and their child want to.
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Hertfordshire hospital operated on wrong finger

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 13:22
The NHS trust involved has also recorded three incidents of "foreign objects" being left in patients.
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Misconduct doctor's 'force made pregnant woman scream'

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 12:48
Dr Abdelkarim Mohamed was suspended for nine months for misconduct.
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Aberdeen sanitary product pilot to start across Scotland

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 12:10
The Scottish government pilot for free sanitary products for women on low incomes began in Aberdeen.
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'Ban cartoon characters' on unhealthy food, MPs say

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 06:34
Tony the Tiger and the Milky Bar Kid should no longer be used to promote items to children, MPs say.
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'Ban cartoon characters' on unhealthy food, MPs say

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 06:34
Tony the Tiger and the Milky Bar Kid should no longer be used to promote items to children, MPs say.
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Ex-football stars with dementia 'forgotten' by authorities

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 06:09
A psychiatrist says he is in "no doubt there is a big problem" and more needs to be done.
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