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Average age of first stroke in England falls, figures show

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 02:42
It dropped from 71 to 68 for men and 75 to 73 for women between 2007 and 2016, data for England shows.

Teenage campaigner challenges 100-calorie snack advert

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 02:34
A campaign to tackle childhood obesity draws criticism from those living with eating disorders.

Dying in agony

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:26
While the US suffers an overdose epidemic, most of the world misses out on painkillers.

Endometriosis: 'My vagina tried to kill me'

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:13
Comedian Amy Vreeke has endometriosis and has written a comedy show about her condition.

Folic acid: Why scientists want it added to flour

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 20:32
Scientists hope folic acid in flour could lower the number of babies born with birth defects.

Jack Adcock death: Call to charge Leicester Royal Infirmary

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 18:36
Jack Adcock died of septic shock at Leicester Royal Infirmary after a "catalogue" of mistakes.

Done Veganuary?

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 18:28
How people have managed to give up alcohol for Dry January and animal-derived products for Veganuary

Blood test finds toxic Alzheimer's proteins

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 18:06
The development is an early step towards a blood test for Alzheimer's disease.

Hyponatraemia inquiry: Children's hospital deaths were avoidable

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:26
A 14-year inquiry into the deaths of five children delivers damning criticism of medical professionals.

Can you freeze your body?

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:49
Arizona-based company Alcor offers cryonic preservation in the hope of reviving you in the future.

The campaign to break the taboo around periods at school

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 07:53
The government is consulting on reviewing the sex and relationship education curriculum in schools.

Children's hyponatraemia deaths report to be published

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 06:56
The hyponatraemia inquiry into how hospitals managed the fluids of five children who died has taken 14 years.