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Abortion pill will be allowed to taken at home in England, under new plan

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 02:09
The change means women will be able to take the second abortion pill at home rather than in a clinic.
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No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 09:16
The researchers say that the health risks of drinking outweigh any possible benefits.
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Why people with autism love this hair stylist

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 02:08
People with autism have travelled across the country to get their hair cut by Jenine Dixon.
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Leukaemia survivor Kate Stallard 'can't have children'

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 16:15
A woman who survived after being told she had days to live calls for more support for women with cancer.
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Rise in diabetes 'to cause surge in heart disease and strokes'

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 01:21
A rise in diabetes cases linked to lifestyle will cause a surge in heart disease and strokes, a charity warns.
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Use honey first for a cough, new guidelines say

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 01:16
Antibiotics should rarely be given for coughs - in most cases they do little to help, officials say.
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Patient waited 62 hours for ambulance

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 00:50
Four ambulance trusts report taking at least 24 hours to reach some people who called for help.
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BRCA gene: Double mastectomy for mum and daughter

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 00:28
Mary and Colette Moore are both getting ready to go to hospital to have the surgery.
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NHS invite for newsreader's dead wife

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 20:54
Sky's Colin Brazier says letter received weeks after his wife died from breast cancer "needs noting".
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Radiologist shortage 'affecting cancer care' in the UK

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 18:00
These specialist doctors can't keep up with the increasing workload of reading and interpreting scans.
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I sang opera while surgeons removed my brain tumour

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 15:06
Comedian Sarah-May Philo sang and told jokes while a surgeon removed her life-threatening brain tumour
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Say 'menopause' three times a day, academics urged

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 14:21
University staff are being encouraged to say the word "menopause" three times a day to remove the stigma.
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Drug cocktail can 'shrink cancer tumours'

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 10:38
It stops cancer growth and can shrink some hard-to-treat ovarian and lung tumours, researchers say.
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Children 'getting sight problems because of eye test delays'

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 00:34
A quarter of school-age children have not had a test, putting them at risk of sight problems, a survey finds.
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'Why I drink 100 units of alcohol a week'

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 17:26
Heavy drinkers share their boozing habits - including spending £500 a month on wine.
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The alternative therapist who steams women's vaginas

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 16:28
Claire Stone is an alternative therapist and steams women's vaginas, in the hope the treatments will help with periods and fertility.
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Gut bug enzyme turns blood into type-O

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 15:29
Scientists hope their discovery could ease shortages of "universal" donor blood.
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Adrian Chiles 'horrified' at drinking 100 alcohol units a week

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 12:24
The TV and radio broadcaster revealed he sometimes drank more than 100 units a week.
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Steam treatment for big prostates approved on NHS

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 10:09
NHS hospitals can start offering it to men with benign prostate enlargement, says regulator.
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Autism: 12-year-old boy misses five years of school

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 06:13
Callum has tried mainstream and special schools without success, his mother says.
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