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Insomnia: 'No link' between sleepless nights and early death

5 hours 31 min ago
A new report says there's no link between lack of sleep and early death, but does that come as any comfort?
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YouTube stunts lead to rise in Swansea hospital burns victims

16 hours 11 min ago
Surgeons issue a warning as more young people suffer injuries performing stunts for social media.
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Flu vaccine delays for over-65s 'resolved by weekend'

17 hours 14 min ago
Patients and GPs have been frustrated by shortages caused by the staggered supply of the new vaccine.
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NHS bosses look to overhaul cancer screening

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:19
The announcement comes the day after an "appalling" cervical-screening blunder hits more than 40,000 women.
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'New mums need to be given better health education'

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:21
George Roach's wife Michelle died from a pulmonary embolism six weeks after giving birth.
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Pollution linked to 'stunted lung capacity' in London schoolchildren

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 01:04
Exposure to diesel fumes was linked to an approximate 5% reduction in lung capacity in London children.
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Should we pay people for donating blood?

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 00:15
Worldwide sales of blood plasma are increasingly strongly, but is it ethically right that people should be paid to donate it?
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'I avoid kissing as my peanut allergy could kill me'

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:56
Oli Weatherall has to go to extreme lengths to keep himself alive because of a severe peanut allergy
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Thousands caught up in 'appalling' cervical screening blunder

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:34
More than 40,000 women have not received information after a failure to send out letters.
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Shropshire baby deaths: Review cases rise to 215

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:09
More than 200 families seek answers about their maternity care amid a review into baby deaths.
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Devon mother in fight with NHS for cystic fibrosis drug funding

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 08:57
Sarah Burgwin wants the NHS to pay for Orkambi to treat her six-year-old daughter's cystic fibrosis.
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The beautiful islands that could stop killer diseases

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 01:33
Might this living laboratory hold the key to controlling malaria and other conditions?
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Fighting heroin addiction: Bobby's story

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 00:10
Bobby was injecting heroin and crack cocaine up to six times a day. He's spoken to the BBC about what made him turn his life around.
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Diabetes glucose monitors 'available to thousands more'

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 00:07
The decision comes after patients in some areas of England were denied access to the device.
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Rachael Bland's husband discusses loss

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 17:21
BBC presenter Rachael Bland's husband reveals moving words of their son, Freddie, after her death.
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Northern Ireland child post-mortem examinations to be done in England

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:12
From January 2019 post-mortem examinations on children from Northern Ireland will have to be carried out in Liverpool.
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Rugby protective headgear 'cuts impact by almost half'

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:55
A new Dundee University study calls for mandatory protective headgear to prevent injuries in the sport.
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'Fake ambulance' pulled over by Swansea police

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:57
The estate car was covered in paintwork and logos that made it look like an operational ambulance.
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Britain's first specialist wound hub to open

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 09:39
Terror attack victims and injured soldiers are to benefit from research at the Birmingham centre.
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'I do my school work from my hospital bed'

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 07:58
Ashleigh tells us how she copes with kidney disease
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