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High sport drink use among young teens 'risk to health'

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 12:43
High numbers of younger teenagers are risking tooth decay and obesity by regularly having high-sugar sport drinks, dental experts say.

Euro 2016: Football alcohol adverts seen 'once a minute'

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 06:41
People who watched Wales' Euro 2016 game against England on television saw alcohol marketing almost once every minute during play, a study finds.

Unpaid carers support group launched

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 22:30
A support group for unpaid carers is set up so people can finally know their rights.

EU referendum: UK science wakes up to new future

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 13:15
UK science must fight to make sure it is not an after-thought as Britain renegotiates its relationship with the EU, say research leaders.

Office cake culture is 'danger to health'

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 01:38
Having cake at work to celebrate colleagues' birthdays, engagements or just surviving the week is a danger to health, warns a senior dentist.

Testicle removal surgeon struck off

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 16:55
A surgeon is struck off for mistakenly removing a patient's testicle and then trying to cover up his error.

Abortion demand 'soars' amid Zika fear

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 00:05
Fears over the Zika virus have contributed to a "huge" increase in number of abortions in Latin America, researchers suggest.

Healthy option?

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 15:44
The future of the NHS under different scenarios, perhaps unexpectedly, became one of the central issues of the campaign.

My arthritis pain

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 01:02
Don't be offended if TV presenter Julian Worricker doesn't want to shake hands - as he explains, he has an arthritic condition.

Let workers self-certify illness for 14 days, say GPs

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:56
Workers should be able to self-certify sickness for up to two weeks to help reduce unnecessary GP appointments, doctors say.

Ginger and acupressure 'options for morning sickness'

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:56
Taking ginger or using acupressure on the wrist may help some women with morning sickness, experts say.

Butterfly effect

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 12:20
How a mother campaigns to get people talking about babies who die.

Yellow fever fight

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 07:56
Angola is struggling to contain a yellow fever outbreak that has killed more than 300 people since December and is threatening other countries.

Up to half of UK people living in pain

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 00:57
Around 28m people in the UK are living in chronic pain from conditions such as arthritis, researchers estimate.

Hard-and-fast prostate radiotherapy 'a win-win for NHS'

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 00:57
The NHS could save money and patients' time by giving fewer but stronger doses of radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer, say experts.

Endless winter in NHS 'puts patients at risk'

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 00:54
The NHS is stuck in an "endless winter" with hospitals left in chaos struggling to cope, doctors and nurses say.

Falklands widow fights for frozen embryos

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 23:04
The widow of a Falklands veteran is going to the High Court to try and prevent their frozen embryos being destroyed.

Second baby for womb transplant mum

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 18:04
One of the first women to receive a womb transplant is expecting a second child, a medical conference has heard.

Margaret Gleeson inquest: Weekend staffing 'affects care'

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 15:42
Weekend staffing levels affect the care patients receive at a Wigan hospital, one of its surgeons tells an inquest.

Mother: 'We need more dialogue around drugs'

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 10:24
Three 12-year-old girls who became seriously ill after taking ecstasy on Saturday are now said to be in a stable condition.