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Updated: 2 hours 56 min ago

NHS to save 'hundreds of millions' in landmark drug ruling

11 hours 3 min ago
Doctors say the savings could amount to significant improvements in patient care.
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Knife crime: Can Chicago's model cure London's violence?

20 hours 8 min ago
London is following Chicago's lead in tackling violent crime like it is an infectious disease.
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'I gave birth, and got Hepatitis C'

20 hours 24 min ago
When Jackie Britton was given a blood transfusion during childbirth, it could have killed her.
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Turning around the lives of dementia patients

20 hours 36 min ago
Confronting the stigma and isolation people with dementia face in some communities around the world.
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Why is IVF so popular in Denmark?

21 hours 17 min ago
It has the biggest proportion of babies born through assisted reproductive technology in the world.
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Periods 'keeping girls out of school'

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:26
Some 350,000 girls say they have missed school at some point because of being on their period, research from YouGov suggests.
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Pre-sex HIV drug should be made available on NHS, MPs say

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:11
The Prep drug is cost-effective and proven to work, three MPs say.
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'Don't go cold turkey' to quit smoking

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 02:55
The annual Stoptober campaign launches with a warning to seek help when trying to kick the habit.
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'We're in love but never have sex'

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 01:48
A survey of 2,000 Mumsnet and Gransnet users finds 29% have had sex fewer than 10 times in the past year.
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'We haven't had sex in three years'

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 01:44
A survey of 2,000 Mumsnet and Gransnet users finds 29% have had sex fewer than 11 times in the past year.
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Jelly treats for dementia sufferers

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 00:11
After his grandmother was hospitalised, Lewis invented a hydrating treat for people with dementia.
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Shropshire hospitals baby deaths review cases rise to over 100

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:00
Baby and mother deaths, as well as birth injuries, are being reviewed at hospitals in Shropshire.
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Are drink-driving limits too high?

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:30
How are the limits on how much alcohol you can drink set?
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Making sure you get the right type of calorie

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:01
Meet the latest dietary idea being used in the battle against the bulge - the "quality" calorie.
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Grenfell: Back to the school

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:56
15 months after Grenfell, the school below the tower reopens its doors - what's it like to return?
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Bacteria disrupts Northern Ireland breast milk service

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 06:32
Donated breast milk held in the County Fermanagh facility is destroyed after a bug is found in the water supply.
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Yoghurts (even organic ones) 'full of sugar'

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 01:19
Public told not to be lulled into thinking yoghurts are as healthy as many assume.
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South Africa's highest court legalises cannabis use

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:39
Pro-marijuana activists in South Africa cheer in court following the landmark ruling.
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Ultra runner Sophie Power on breastfeeding during a 103-mile race

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:37
An ultra runner mother on why she breastfed her baby during a 103-mile marathon race.
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Pregnancy weight gain 'going unmeasured'

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:59
Midwives want clear advice about how much weight is healthy for women to put on during pregnancy.
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