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Mitochondrial disease: Death of boy 'has to be for something'

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 00:55
Parents of a three-year-old who died from a rare illness said they want to "learn" from his death.
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MBE for author of 'instruction manual' for autism

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 22:31
Deborah Brownson's experience as the parent of two autistic boys inspired book and support campaign.
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Organ donation campaigner, 18, in New Year Honours

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 22:31
Lucia Mee, who has had three transplants, wants organ donation to be taught in schools.
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Take three steps before visiting GP, public urged

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 14:59
Patients are being urged to consider other options before making an appointment with their family doctor.
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World first for dog's broken leg

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:35
A new treatment that has saved a dog's broken leg is to be tried on humans.
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Drunk tanks may become norm, NHS boss warns 'selfish' revellers

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 01:21
Simon Stevens says a plan is needed to keep "selfish revellers" from clogging up A&E at weekends.
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Immunotherapy: Using our immune system to fight cancer

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:38
Immunotherapy is a breakthrough technology that scientists hope will one day lead to cures for previously untreatable cancers.
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Crohn's 'felt like I'd eaten knives'

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:22
Chris Barker hasn't let a diagnosis of Crohn's disease stop him from becoming a personal trainer.
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The little girl who got toilet roll igloo for Christmas

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 16:08
All Maggie wanted for Christmas was toilet roll to play with, so her family got creative.
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NHS parking charges: Hospitals made £174m in a year

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 11:35
Record sum comes as more hospitals charge disabled people and issue fines for non-payers.
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Myanmar Rohingya crisis: UK medics to help tackle diphtheria

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 08:27
British medical staff are travelling to Bangladesh where diphtheria is affecting refugee camps.
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Why spending time outdoors could help your child's eyesight

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 00:52
Worried about the impact of screens on your child's eyesight? Get them outdoors, say doctors.
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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Woman starts hospital navigation website

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:09
A woman starts a website to help disabled people navigate hospitals and flag up their facilities.
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Are surgery weight restrictions on the rise?

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 01:05
The use of patients' weight to limit surgery has been rising in recent years.
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'My restless legs were like bees biting under my skin'

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 00:23
How restless leg syndrome made one woman severely sleep deprived.
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Breakthroughs put diseases on the back foot

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 00:24
Once incurable diseases are now in the sights of doctors.
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Parents with cancer at Christmas: 'It's exhausting'

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:30
Parents tell of the challenges of Christmas with cancer: "I hold it in for the kids' sake, but it's exhausting".
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Miniature donkeys visit care home to spread Christmas cheer

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:27
Christmas came early for these care home residents when they were visited by two little donkeys.
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Winter flu: Should we expect the worst?

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:26
If speculation based on the recent flu outbreak in Australia is to be believed, then yes - but what do scientists say?
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MOBO choir sings for sickle cell disease

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:13
Singers with sickle cell disease take over London St Pancras.
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