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Blitz on sweet treats sees slow start

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:32
The sugar hit in puddings, biscuits and chocolate remains high despite a crackdown.

Lini Puthussery: India's 'hero' nurse who died battling Nipah virus

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:58
Lini Puthussery is among 10 people who died in the viral outbreak in India's southern Kerala state.

Hundreds of ambulance staff work days lost due to abuse

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:31
There have been 2,278 reported incidents of abuse on ambulance staff since 2012/2013, figures show.

Dementia-friendly lunches served at Norwich restaurant

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:20
A restaurant aims to give diners with dementia and their carers the "best possible time".

Doctors explain Michael Jackson's impossible dance move

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 04:52
Spine experts reveal the improbable dynamics of the "Smooth Criminal" lean.

An egg a day to keep the doctor away?

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 01:28
A study in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of a stroke

Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 01:20
A genetic study reveals the secrets of how malaria evolved to be deadly killer of humans.

Drug addicts in Scotland 'waiting up to six months' for treatment

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 00:01
Experts say more people with drug and alcohol problems should be fast-tracked for treatment.

Germ clue to childhood cancer

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 18:00
Researcher believes early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia.

BBC presenter Rachael Bland reveals 'incurable' cancer

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:00
Cancer blogger Rachael Bland says she is now a 'lab rat', as her hopes rest on clinical trials.

Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:21
At least 11 die and 800 fall ill after eating the deadly fungi in the west of the country.

Patients lose hip replacement court case

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:36
Judge finds disputed metal-on-metal hip replacement 'not defective' in group action at High Court.

Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations to begin in DR Congo

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 09:25
Some 4,000 vaccines will be used to try to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 25 people.

Period power brings free sanitary towels to school

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 09:16
A group of teenagers at a school where free sanitary products are available tackle the stigma around periods.

Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 08:16
Nipah is "top of the list" of 10 priority diseases the WHO has identified for the next major outbreak.

‘My hip replacement left me in constant pain'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 04:56
More than 300 people have taken the manufacturers of allegedly faulty hip replacements to the High Court.

Exercising regularly 'can keep heart and arteries young'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 04:53
Four to five sessions a week are needed to stop the main arteries to the heart from furring up.

Nanoparticles from tea leaves 'destroy lung cancer cells'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:59
Scientists found tiny nanoparticles from the leaves destroyed 80% of cells they were applied to.

Pepe's story: How I survived Spanish flu

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:14
José Ameal is believed to be the oldest Spanish survivor of the pandemic which followed World War I.

Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 22:36
Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say.