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Will new obesity measures make your life easier?

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 14:42
New rules aiming to tackle child obesity have been broadly welcomed - with some reservations.

NHS use of 'unsafe' syringes to be examined

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 14:30
It follows claims the devices, used to give powerful painkillers, could have caused widespread deaths.

Child obesity plan targets sweets at checkouts

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 00:32
New measures also target junk food ads and aim to halve childhood obesity by 2030 in England.

Artists create Supershoes for children with cancer

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 00:19
The custom-made shoes feature characters and designs to suit the child's tastes.

Sophie Gradon: Friend says 'Love Island needs to offer more aftercare'

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 08:05
Malin Andersson - who was on the show with Sophie Gradon - says people don't see the downside to reality TV.

Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 01:15
Adding or removing the colour cyan can have an impact on sleep, according to biologists.

How to manage your hay fever this summer

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 00:09
After a Met Office warning about unusually high pollen levels, here are some top tips for sufferers.

'Refusing my guide dog is not just illegal, it's wrong'

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 00:00
Taxi drivers are not allowed to say no to guide dogs, but that doesn't stop them.

WHO gaming disorder listing a ‘moral panic’, say experts

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 18:34
Experts say the WHO's decision risks "pathologising" a behaviour that is harmless for most people.

Stem cell match brother 'denied visa for life-saving op'

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:32
Shirley Kordie's brother Joseph is a "perfect" stem cell match and is ready to donate.

Sex, drugs and A&E: 10 charts on how the under-30s use the NHS

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 03:23
Debates about the NHS often focus on the pressures of an ageing population, but how do younger patients use the service?

Drug 'reduces hearing loss' after childhood cancer treatment

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 01:44
Given hours after chemotherapy, it showed promising results in children with a rare cancer.

Cases of cancer in elderly to surge by 2035, report says

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 01:33
By 2035 about 234,000 over-75s will get cancer each year - up from 130,000 now, a report estimates.

Hospitalised toddler gets 'lifeline' nursery care

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 00:08
A charity that provides nursery care for children who have to stay in hospital has been set up.

'Charlie changed our lives completely'

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 18:38
The parents of Charlie Gard say they want a change in the law and 'will try and help anyone else who is in the same boat as us'.

Charlie Gard's parents want 'Charlie's Law'

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 18:26
The parents of Charlie Gard want to change the law so other cases like theirs don't end up in court.

Billy Caldwell: Campaigner's company sells cannabis oil

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:44
Charlotte Caldwell has been treating her severely epileptic son, Billy, with cannabis oil since 2016.

Cough syrup recall over mould risk from ingredients

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:15
Eight products are affected and the advice is to return bottles to where they were bought.

Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers 'shortened 456 lives'

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:44
There was "disregard for human life" in prescribing drugs at the Gosport hospital, a report finds.

Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed opioids 'shortened 456 lives'

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:11
An inquiry found that painkillers were prescribed without medical justification to older patients.