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Ex-minister Norman Lamb urges cannabis legalisation

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:05
Norman Lamb calls for government regulation of the production, distribution and sale of cannabis.

Laser pointers should be thrown away, say safety experts

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 14:35
Parents are being warned that their children's eyesight could be at risk.

Gene study unravels redheads mystery

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:57
Researchers at Edinburgh University carry out out the largest genetic study of hair colour to date.

'I was aged 24, and dead for five minutes'

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 07:02
More than 80,000 young people in the UK could be living with undiagnosed heart conditions.

'Weigh-ins help prevent piling on pounds at Christmas'

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 05:13
Researchers said self-weighing and other simple tips were effective at helping to beat the Christmas bulge.

Young highly sceptical of social mobility

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:16
Many young adults think your social background gets you further in life than talent, a survey says.

Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:14
A new study suggests that doing intellectual activities throughout life is best.

Breastfeeding and formula feeding mums share stories

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:12
From breastfeeding to formula, five mums tell us how they found their way - and shunned mum shaming,

Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 00:00
Two leading chat apps also struggled with questions about drugs and bulimia.

Muckamore Abbey seclusion room was 'dark dungeon'

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:27
One mother describes Muckamore Abbey hospital's seclusion room in which her son was locked.

Transplanted organs gave patients cancer

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:03
Two people developed cancer after organ donations from a woman who had the undetected disease.

Bionic 3D-printed arm 'gives confidence' to young amputees

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 00:27
Open Bionics has developed the world's first medically-certified 3D-printed artificial arm

Dunkeld chippy offers deep-fried Christmas dinner

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 18:15
The owners of Dunkeld Fish Bar in Perthshire say the sale proceeds will go to the local community.

Push for more take-up of flu vaccine before Christmas

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 05:39
PHE is urging more pregnant women and over-65s to get the flu jab after a fall in uptake.

The athletes starving themselves for success

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 00:54
Extreme dieting is leading to cases of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport among men and women.

‘I’ve got two months to find a donor’

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 00:49
Last Christmas, mum-of-twins Meena looked the picture of health. Now she urgently needs to find a stem cell match.

Government bans fax machines in the NHS

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 00:37
Almost 9,000 fax machines are currently used by the NHS in England - but that is set to change.

Nichola has created an app to help others with alopecia meet new friends

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 00:03
Nichola, who’s had alopecia for fifteen years, has launched an app to help others with the condition make friends.

Vicky Phelan: The woman who exposed an Irish health scandal

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 07:50
Vicky Phelan exposed a health scandal in Ireland after discovering her smear test for cervical cancer had been misread.

Meet the talking and crying childlike manikin

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 01:47
Students at the University of South Wales are learning from a childlike doll which has a pulse