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 Alec Baldwin slammed by disabled groups for playing blind 33m Updated Alec Baldwin slammed by disabled groups for playing blind
Alec Baldwin is being criticized for portraying a blind man in his most recent film, Blind, which came out in theaters on July 14.
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 WHO antibiotics advice contradicted by specialists 1h 4m Updated WHO antibiotics advice contradicted by specialists
Doctors fear that continuing with a course of treatment after a patient feels better could increase antibiotic resistance – where superbugs evolve that are immune to drugs (file image).
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 Toronto baby boy born healthy after surgery in the WOMB 1h 32m Toronto baby boy born healthy after surgery in the WOMB
On May 23, Sebastian was born pink and screaming in Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital - days after undergoing groundbreaking surgery on his heart valves while he was still in the womb.
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 Diabetes rate hits all-time high in the US 1h 33m Diabetes rate hits all-time high in the US
Diabetes rates in the United States have climbed to an all-time high, with some groups showing astronomical levels, a new study has found.
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 Test differentiates between different types of dementia 3h Updated Test differentiates between different types of dementia
Researchers from the University of Brescia in Italy found that placing a coil on patients' scalps tells the difference between Alzheimer's disease or frontotemporal dementia with 90 per cent reliability.
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 Harvard robotic exosuits could help stroke sufferers walk 3h Updated Harvard robotic exosuits could help stroke sufferers walk
Lightweight robotic machines have been created that could help patients walk after experiencing a stroke, new prototypes developed at Harvard University have revealed.
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Case of Zika Virus, Likely Spread by Mosquito, Is Reported in Texas3h Case of Zika Virus, Likely Spread by Mosquito, Is Reported in Texas
For the first time this year, health officials have documented a case of local mosquito transmission of the virus within the contiguous United States.
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Health Care Showdown: Health Care Vote: Senate Rejects Repeal Without Replace3h Updated Health Care Showdown: Health Care Vote: Senate Rejects Repeal Without Replace
The legislative showdown will continue Wednesday as the Senate considers various measures to replace the health law.
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 Playing video games improves our focus at work says UCF 4h Updated Playing video games improves our focus at work says UCF
Researchers from the University of Central Florida found that relaxing makes people feel less negative and distressed, but sitting silently makes them feel disengaged from work and causes worry.
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 Could out-of-body experiences be caused by EAR damage? 4h Could out-of-body experiences be caused by EAR damage?
New research by neuroscientists in France offers an explanation: it is caused by a disconnect between our normal visual system and damaged vestibular (ear) system.
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Health Care Showdown: Senate Health Care Vote: Where the Debate Left Off and What Happens Next4h Updated Health Care Showdown: Senate Health Care Vote: Where the Debate Left Off and What Happens Next
The legislative showdown will continue Wednesday as the Senate considers various measures to replace the health law.
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 HIV experimental injection could offer hope for patients 5h Updated HIV experimental injection could offer hope for patients
Scientists at the US Military HIV Research Program tested the effects of 'broadly neutralising antibodies' on a small study of 18 people - including the unidentified man.
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 High-fat diet in pregnancy causes irreversible depression 5h Updated High-fat diet in pregnancy causes irreversible depression
A fatty diet during pregnancy impairs the brain development of children, researchers from Oregon found. It lowers serotonin levels, resulting in mood disorders. The effect cannot be reversed.
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 The worst sports for damaging your knees 5h Updated The worst sports for damaging your knees
Long distance running, football, weightlifting and wrestling are worst on our joints, a team of researchers from US universities found. Osteoarthritis is rising in young and middle-aged.
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Quantifying the Benefits of Owning a Dog6h Quantifying the Benefits of Owning a Dog
Dog owners spent 30 fewer minutes a day being sedentary than those who didn’t own a dog.
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 Why Celine Dion is not alone in sensing her dead husband 6h Updated Why Celine Dion is not alone in sensing her dead husband
'Bereavement hallucinations' are normal and a helpful way of dealing with grief says Trinity College Dublin professor. But people fear ridicule and often don't tell anyone.
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 You can be too fat for weight loss surgery 6h Updated You can be too fat for weight loss surgery
Research by the University of Michigan has suggested surgery might be more effective in patients who have the procedure while their BMI is 39 or less.
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Charlie Gard parents hold private talks about his end of life care7h Charlie Gard parents hold private talks about his end of life care
Both sides are discussing arrangements for the terminally-ill baby's end of life care.
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Charlie Gard: No agreement over where baby moved for final days7h Updated Charlie Gard: No agreement over where baby moved for final days
His parents want to take their son home for his final days but doctors say it is impractical.
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Health Care Showdown: Senate Health Care Vote: Where the Debate Left Off and What to Watch7h Health Care Showdown: Senate Health Care Vote: Where the Debate Left Off and What to Watch
The legislative showdown will continue Wednesday as the Senate considers various measures to replace the health law.
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 Columbia Uni says Britain unprepared to care for elderly 8h Columbia Uni says Britain unprepared to care for elderly
Researchers at New York's Columbia University developed a barometer to assess how nations are adapting to ageing populations. Britain is 11th in the world, America is third.
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 Soldiers twice as likely to attempt suicide if others have 9h Soldiers twice as likely to attempt suicide if others have
Psychiatrists at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Maryland analyzed data on all 9,512 active-duty soldiers who attempted suicide between 2004 and 2009.
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 Stretch away aches and pains with anti-ageing yoga 9h Stretch away aches and pains with anti-ageing yoga
Today, in the final part of this series on anti-ageing yoga, BARBARA CURRIE shows you how it’s never too late to rejuvenate your body, and explain how it can help your health, mood and mind.
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 East Kilbride soldier stuck in foetal position for 2 years 9h East Kilbride soldier stuck in foetal position for 2 years
Billy Barclay, 60, from East Kilbride, was 'left to rot' when social workers couldn't find the MS sufferer a care home. His daughter has released a harrowing picture in a desperate plea for help.
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New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK10h Updated New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK
Ministers have also unveiled a £255m fund to help councils introduce steps to deal with pollution.
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 Expert on how diet is sabotaging your fitness routine 10h Expert on how diet is sabotaging your fitness routine
Australian personal trainer Cristian Angeli has shared how your diet could be sabotaging your well-intentioned workouts.
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 Hungary blogger beat baby blues by exercising with kids 10h Hungary blogger beat baby blues by exercising with kids
Juca Csíkos Andrásné, from Hungary, suffered from depression after giving birth to her first daughter. To keep active after her second child was born, she began using her tots as exercise weights.
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 Pakistani man, 56, with hundreds of bubble-like tumours 12h Pakistani man, 56, with hundreds of bubble-like tumours
Habib Ullah Khan, 56, from Karachi, has had his body ravaged by the small lumps - believed to be a form of neurofibromatosis. He said: 'People have ridiculed me throughout my life.'
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 Manchester anorexic whose weight plummeted now recovers 13h Manchester anorexic whose weight plummeted now recovers
Victoria Spence, 22, from Worsley, Manchester, dropped to six stone (39kg) in an attempt to get into 'better shape' for dancing auditions.
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Phys Ed: How Tattoos Might Affect Your Workout14h Phys Ed: How Tattoos Might Affect Your Workout
The amount and saltiness of sweat changed in skin areas that had been dyed.
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 BBC reveals anti-depressants linked to 28 murders in UK 14h BBC reveals anti-depressants linked to 28 murders in UK
A BBC Panorama documentary airing tonight looks at the link between SSRIs and psychosis and murder. it claims 28 cases were referred to the UK medicines regulator.
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 NCA offers teenage hackers rehab classes in Bristol 14h NCA offers teenage hackers rehab classes in Bristol
Seven young men were the first to take part in rehab workshops held in Bristol, aimed at reforming would-be cyber criminals and teaching them legitimate ways to use their skills (stock image)
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 Hospitals that puts the sick at risk face court 16h Hospitals that puts the sick at risk face court
The Care Quality Commission was handed new powers to prosecute NHS trusts follwoing the Mid Staffordshire Hospital scandal. The CQC said they are considering action against several trusts.
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 Asda sparks price war on hair loss drug used by Trump 17h Updated Asda sparks price war on hair loss drug used by Trump
Asda is offering a month's supply of the 1mg tablets, which have been used by US President Donald Trump, for £28 - the equivalent of £1 a day.
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 Conjoined twins Rabia and Rukia set to undergo surgery 17h Conjoined twins Rabia and Rukia set to undergo surgery
Doctors at Banghabandhu Sheik Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, will be monitoring the health of the girls before putting them under the knife, local reports suggest.
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How to Boost Resilience in Midlife21h How to Boost Resilience in Midlife
There are active steps you can take during and after a crisis to speed your emotional recovery.
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A Drug Maker Spends Big in Washington to Make Itself Heard21h Updated A Drug Maker Spends Big in Washington to Make Itself Heard
Mallinckrodt’s spending on political donations and lobbying comes as the drug industry as a whole beefs up its Capitol Hill presence.
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 Are juice cleanses REALLY healthy? 22h Are juice cleanses REALLY healthy?
Many turn to quick fixes like juice cleanses to detox their body and shed unwanted weight. But are they actually a healthy choice? Here, FEMAIL looks at what Australian dietitians think.
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New C.D.C. Chief Saw Coca-Cola as Ally in Obesity Fight23h Updated New C.D.C. Chief Saw Coca-Cola as Ally in Obesity Fight
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said she would consider taking money from Coke for C.D.C. programs despite the agency’s having cut ties with the company in the past.
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Celgene to Pay $280 Million to Settle Fraud Suit Over Cancer Drugs23h Celgene to Pay $280 Million to Settle Fraud Suit Over Cancer Drugs
The lawsuit accused the pharmaceutical company of marketing Thalomid and Revlimid for unapproved use on a broader range of cancers.
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 Ketamine halved depression in elderly people, study claims 23h Ketamine halved depression in elderly people, study claims
The results from the University of New South Wales provide preliminary evidence suggesting ketamine's effectiveness as an antidepressant when delivered in repeated IV doses.
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 Love Island fuels demand from children for lip fillers 24h Love Island fuels demand from children for lip fillers
Amid the popularity of the ITV2 series, a growing number of youngsters are undergoing the non-surgical procedure, which involves injecting lips with acid, in a bid to get ‘larger than life lips’.
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 UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Sir Steve Redgrave 24h UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Sir Steve Redgrave
In the latest Under The Microscope, Sir Steve Redgrave, Olympic gold medallist, answers our health quiz. He reveals his worst illness and his biggest phobia.
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 Turmeric helped a dying woman beat cancer 24h Updated Turmeric helped a dying woman beat cancer
Dieneke Ferguson, 67, of North London, was diagnosed with the blood cancer myeloma in 2007 and underwent three rounds of chemotherapy as well as four stem cell transplants.
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 Bacteria on the penis raises the risk of HIV by up to 63% 25h Updated Bacteria on the penis raises the risk of HIV by up to 63%
Researchers from George Washington University found that a 10-fold increase in certain bacterial species raises the risk of the virus' infection in uncircumcised men by 54 to 63 percent.
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 Cassandra Barns makes a lifetime nutrition plan 27h Updated Cassandra Barns makes a lifetime nutrition plan
Cassandra Barns is a nutritionist who specializes in energy, sleep and digestion. She explains how nutrients affect people in different ways at different ages.
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Health Care Briefing: Senate Health Care Decision: Pence Breaks Senate Tie27h Updated Health Care Briefing: Senate Health Care Decision: Pence Breaks Senate Tie
The G.O.P. health effort narrowly advanced after Vice President Mike Pence broke a Senate tie.
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 Dozens of US clinics pushing unapproved stem cell therapy 29h Updated Dozens of US clinics pushing unapproved stem cell therapy
Researchers found 61 clinics are currently offering the treatment in the US - often charging thousands of dollars for procedures that may not be safe or effective.
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Charlie Gard: Court hears hospice best option for baby29h Updated Charlie Gard: Court hears hospice best option for baby
The judge will rule by 14:00 BST on Wednesday whether his parents can take Charlie home to die.
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Health Care Briefing: Senate Health Care Decision: Critical Republicans to Vote Yes29h Updated Health Care Briefing: Senate Health Care Decision: Critical Republicans to Vote Yes
Senator John McCain of Arizona, jetting to Washington after a diagnosis of brain cancer, arrives in the Senate at 2:45 p.m. for a vote to begin the health care debate.
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 Woman says paraplegic SHEEP helped her battle Lyme disease 30h Woman says paraplegic SHEEP helped her battle Lyme disease
Zooloist Stacey Venzel, 29, from Seattle, suddenly became ill and too weak to lift her arms or stand but vowed to continue her animal sanctuary work after being spurred on by paralyzed sheep Rocky.
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More than 86,000 NHS posts vacant, says report30h Updated More than 86,000 NHS posts vacant, says report
An official report suggests the NHS in England is short of thousands of staff - particularly nurses and midwives.
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Health Care Briefing: Senate Health Care Decision: McCain to Arrive for Afternoon Vote31h Health Care Briefing: Senate Health Care Decision: McCain to Arrive for Afternoon Vote
Senator John McCain of Arizona, jetting to Washington after a diagnosis of brain cancer, arrives in the Senate at 2:45 p.m. for a vote to begin the health care debate.
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 Pressure mounts to curtail surgery on intersex children 31h Updated Pressure mounts to curtail surgery on intersex children
The American Medical Association is considering a proposal to ban genital surgery on intersex children.
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Disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson struck off by tribunal31h Disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson struck off by tribunal
Ian Paterson performed unnecessary surgery and asked to be struck off without the need for a hearing.
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Health Care Briefing: Senate Health Care Vote: McCain to Arrive for Crucial Vote31h Health Care Briefing: Senate Health Care Vote: McCain to Arrive for Crucial Vote
Senator John McCain of Arizona, jetting to Washington after a diagnosis of brain cancer, arrives in the Senate at 2:45 p.m. for a vote to begin the health care debate.
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 Athletes who have experienced adversity perform better 32h Athletes who have experienced adversity perform better
Research involving Nottingham Trent University has found that athletes, such as Jessica Ennis, who have faced moderate levels of adversity benefit from a psychological 'challenge’.
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 NHS job vacancies have rocketed by 30% in 2 years 32h NHS job vacancies have rocketed by 30% in 2 years
In total, the experimental statistics, collected by NHS Jobs, shows there were 30,613 unfilled vacancies in England in March this year. Of these, 38 per cent were for nurses or midwives.
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Health Care Briefing: Senate Health Care Vote: John McCain Set to Arrive in Senate at 2:45 for Health Showdown32h Health Care Briefing: Senate Health Care Vote: John McCain Set to Arrive in Senate at 2:45 for Health Showdown
Senator John McCain of Arizona, jetting to Washington after a diagnosis of brain cancer, arrives in the Senate at 2:45 p.m. for a vote to begin the health care debate.
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Scientists Report a Rare Case of H.I.V. Remission32h Updated Scientists Report a Rare Case of H.I.V. Remission
A girl in South Africa, born infected with the virus, was given early treatment and remained free of the infection eight years later, scientists reported on Monday.
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 HIV control injection could scrap the need for daily drugs 32h Updated HIV control injection could scrap the need for daily drugs
Dr David Margolis, from the US pharmaceutical company ViiV Healthcare, said: 'Adherence to medication remains an important challenge in HIV treatment.
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 HIV spread is almost zero among gay men being treated 32h Updated HIV spread is almost zero among gay men being treated
Researchers from the University of New South Wales found that no new cases of HIV arose among gay men with infected partners despite them having regular sex without condoms for four years.
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Cutting Out the Bris32h Updated Cutting Out the Bris
For parents who choose not to circumcise, can a son still be Jewish?
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Health Care Showdown: Insurance Company’s Profit Indicates Obamacare Isn’t Dead33h Updated Health Care Showdown: Insurance Company’s Profit Indicates Obamacare Isn’t Dead
Centene, one of the largest insurance companies offering coverage under the Affordable Care Act, defied Republican talking points with its tidy profit.
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 Teenager left bald by trichotillomania is a beauty queen 33h Updated Teenager left bald by trichotillomania is a beauty queen
Sarah Pennington, 18, from Philadelphia started pulling out her hair, eyelashes and eyebrows at the age of 11 and was left almost totally bald, but now she's embraced her shorter hair.
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 Increasing marijuana use with age is linked to depression 33h Updated Increasing marijuana use with age is linked to depression
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that dramatically increasing cannabis use from the age of 15 to 19 significantly affects a person's ability to experience pleasure.
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 Chris Warton reveals bum toning moves for bikini bottoms 34h Updated Chris Warton reveals bum toning moves for bikini bottoms
Personal trainer and director of the Better Body Group, Chris Wharton, has revealed the moves you need to sculpt the perfect rear for each of this summer's most popular bikini styles.
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Eating for two? What to eat when pregnant34h Eating for two? What to eat when pregnant
How much should you eat when you're pregnant? And what nutrients do you need?
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 Amazon set to enter US drug store market 34h Updated Amazon set to enter US drug store market
The online giant could grab as much as $50 billion in prescription sales. There is speculation on the move after the Seattle-based company has reportedly hired a health tech team.
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 Spin class can make cells burst and cause kidney failure 34h Updated Spin class can make cells burst and cause kidney failure
In the Brisbane area alone, cases have increased from a maximum of six a year a decade ago to more than 40 today, according to Dr Rob Eley, academic research manager at the University of Queensland.
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 Zebrafish molecules could help repair damaged nerves 35h Updated Zebrafish molecules could help repair damaged nerves
University of Edinburgh researchers say they have uncovered a 'vital mechanism' in the damaged spines of zebrafish that helps nerve connections to regrow (stock image)
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 Damp homes increase risk of breathlessness by 90% 35h Updated Damp homes increase risk of breathlessness by 90%
Around 11 per cent of modern homes have visible signs of being damp, Swedish researchers estimated. And the worse it is, the higher the risk of having breathing difficulties.
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Vaginal implants: Report recommends recording complications35h Vaginal implants: Report recommends recording complications
Better communication is needed over the use of vaginal mesh implants, says NHS report.
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More than 80,000 NHS posts vacant, says report37h Updated More than 80,000 NHS posts vacant, says report
An official report suggests the NHS in England is short of thousands of staff - particularly nurses and midwives.
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HIV-prevention ring a hit with teen girls38h HIV-prevention ring a hit with teen girls
A vaginal ring to prevent HIV infection is popular with teenage girls, US scientists say.
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Health Care Showdown: Senate Health Care Vote: What to Expect39h Health Care Showdown: Senate Health Care Vote: What to Expect
The Senate is expected to hold a procedural vote on health care as early as Tuesday afternoon.
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 Women damaged by surgical mesh furious at NHS report 40h Women damaged by surgical mesh furious at NHS report
The report, which is unpublished but has been seen by Good Health, is the result of a three-year investigation by NHS England.
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 Children of divorce more likely to be obese in later life 40h Children of divorce more likely to be obese in later life
Psychologists at Florida State University investigated how unpredictable childhood experiences - such as violence, divisions, and moving house - affects their weight.
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 Canberra mother on how pregnancy changed her body 40h Canberra mother on how pregnancy changed her body
A mother of three, from Canberra, has opened up about how her latest pregnancy has changed her body - and why she's not in a rush to regain her pre-baby physique.
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 US imported chicken may come with health concerns 41h Updated US imported chicken may come with health concerns
Liam Fox has dismissed health concerns about importing chlorine-washed chickens from the US after Brexit. He said there are bigger concerns for a good UK-US free trade agreement.
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 Indoor pollution driving an asthma epidemic, experts warn 41h Indoor pollution driving an asthma epidemic, experts warn
A new study by British researchers has shed light on the damaging impact of central heating, gas cookers, cleaning product chemicals, and mold on our lungs.
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 Breads for nutrition and taste revealed 41h Breads for nutrition and taste revealed
Australian consumer watchdog CHOICE has sliced up the bread market to see which supermarket loaf rose above the rest for nutrition, taste and value.
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 Can depression pills turn you into a killer? 42h Updated Can depression pills turn you into a killer?
David Carmichael, 59, from Toronto, Canada, killed his son Ian, 11, during a psychotic episode. A judge ruled he was ‘not criminally responsible on account of a mental disorder’.
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