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7 Oct 9:19pm Secondary Sisters: Friends with incurable breast cancer set up support group
Nicky Newman and Laura Middleton-Hughes have cancer that has spread around their bodies.
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7 Oct 6:15pm Updated NI abortion: Guidelines issued as October deadline looms
The Northern Ireland Office publishes new guidelines on abortion for the medical profession ahead of the 21 October deadline.
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Vaginal fluid transplants could cure women of severe bacterial vaginosis 7 Oct 1:07pm Vaginal fluid transplants could cure women of severe bacterial vaginosis
Results of the trial in Israel showed the transplant successfully treated four of women with severe bacterial vaginosis, leaving them in remission for up to 21 months.
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The US wastes over $800 BILLION on bad health care, study finds 7 Oct 11:22am The US wastes over $800 BILLION on bad health care, study finds
The amount of money 'wasted' on health care - that spent on things that don't better patients' health - is greater than the budge for Medicare and Medicaid, new University of Pittsburgh research found.
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New blood test could spare thousands of lung cancer patients from chemo 7 Oct 11:14am New blood test could spare thousands of lung cancer patients from chemo
As part of Cancer Research UK's £14million TRACERx project, scientists looked at more than 750 patients from 13 UK hospitals across three separate scientific papers.
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Twice as many children now have high blood pressure than they did a decade ago 7 Oct 11:07am Twice as many children now have high blood pressure than they did a decade ago
Scientists at University of Oxford pooled data from studies between 1994 and 2018. They found three per cent of children had hypertension in the 2000s.
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Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 3 for Work on How Cells Manage Oxygen 7 Oct 10:45am Updated Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 3 for Work on How Cells Manage Oxygen
The prize was awarded to William G. Kaelin Jr., Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their work in discovering how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.
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Boy, five, with leukaemia crowdfunds £500,000 for life-saving treatment in Singapore 7 Oct 10:17am Boy, five, with leukaemia crowdfunds £500,000 for life-saving treatment in Singapore
Oscar Saxelby-Lee, from Worcester, desperately needs a CAR-T clinical trial in Singapore after a previous stem cell transplant was unsuccessful.
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Hypertension in Pregnancy May Portend Cardiovascular Ills in Mothers 7 Oct 10:10am Hypertension in Pregnancy May Portend Cardiovascular Ills in Mothers
Pre-eclampsia was tied to a higher risk of stroke, heart attacks and other problems in mothers.
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Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 3 for Work on Cells and Oxygen 7 Oct 9:52am Updated Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 3 for Work on Cells and Oxygen
The prize was awarded to William G. Kaelin Jr., Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their work in discovering how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.
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Twin Births in the U.S. Are Dropping, and Experts Have a Theory 7 Oct 9:27am Updated Twin Births in the U.S. Are Dropping, and Experts Have a Theory
Researchers believe that the decline may be connected to advances in embryo transfers during in vitro fertilization.
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From the right bedding to quality mattresses, follow these tips to aid a decent night sleep 7 Oct 9:06am Updated From the right bedding to quality mattresses, follow these tips to aid a decent night sleep
A U.S. study recently reported that if students really want to gain perfect grades they'll need a whole month of perfect slumber. Here are some of the latest advances in the basics of bedtime.
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Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 3 for Work on Cells 7 Oct 8:44am Updated Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 3 for Work on Cells
The prize was awarded to William G. Kaelin Jr., Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their work in discovering how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.
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7 Oct 7:12am Updated How cells sense oxygen wins Nobel prize
British scientist Sir Peter Ratcliffe shares the 2019 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
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Regeneration: A Miracle, Against the Odds 7 Oct 7:05am Updated Regeneration: A Miracle, Against the Odds
Months after I’d shaved my head for cancer treatment, my old hair dropped out of the sky.
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Man, 22, has three-inch long tweezers removed from his urethra 7 Oct 6:14am Updated Man, 22, has three-inch long tweezers removed from his urethra
The man had not suffered any problems since he inserted the forceps himself. Surgeons in Saudi Arabia had to close the forceps with pressure in order to pull them out.
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Take the mental health test promoted by Princes Harry, William, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton 7 Oct 6:13am Updated Take the mental health test promoted by Princes Harry, William, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton
Relaxing your muscles and mind, trying tai chi and keeping a 'mood diary' are among wide-ranging advice offered by Public Health England to most people.
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Is Your Child Struggling in School? Talk to Your Pediatrician 7 Oct 5:00am Is Your Child Struggling in School? Talk to Your Pediatrician
A new report advises pediatricians to give academic failure the same attention as any other complex problem affecting a child.
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Relief for Children’s Migraine Headaches 7 Oct 5:00am Relief for Children’s Migraine Headaches
New guidelines for therapies for children and adolescents can reduce or eliminate attacks of migraine and greatly shorten their duration.
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In a Race Against Death, No Way to Call a Doctor 7 Oct 3:00am In a Race Against Death, No Way to Call a Doctor
Medical personnel in Kashmir say preventable deaths are happening because of blocked streets, medicine shortages, and a phone and internet blockade by India.
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Number of elderly on anti-depressants doubles in 20 years 7 Oct 2:35am Number of elderly on anti-depressants doubles in 20 years
Experts warned that many patients end up hooked on the pills because they are worried about withdrawal symptoms and their GPs fail to review their medication.
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