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Processed meats and ready meals 'still too high in salt'

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 01:28
Average salt reduction targets set for these foods have not been met, a Public Health England report finds.

Banning sweets at supermarket checkouts 'works'

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 19:06
Removing the temptation stops unhealthy impulse buying, a large UK study suggests.

Facebook bans mastectomy reconstruction tattoo pictures

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 14:57
Gemma Winstanley's nipple tattoos for mastectomy patients were deemed "sexual content" by Facebook.

Skin creams can lead to fire deaths

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 12:18
Products for conditions such as eczema can leave people at risk of setting themselves ablaze, experts warn.

Doctor turns author after having strokes

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 10:09
A rare condition robbed Dr Louise Lightfoot of her dream job but has given her a new purpose.

'Why I tried to cut off my breast'

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 02:14
Peter explains how his breast cancer treatment affected him.

Gently stroking babies 'provides pain relief'

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 01:25
A study monitored the brain activity of babies when they had a blood test while being stroked.

NHS Fife offers patients hip replacement day surgery

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 01:19
NHS Fife is the first health board in Scotland to perform hip replacements as day surgery for suitable patients.

Dingwall Pupils fall ill after drinking vaping fluid

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 16:15
Young people and their parents are being warned that ingesting the toxic substance can be fatal.

Royal Marines' Christmas gift for arthritis boy

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 14:54
Malachi Neat, 14, is given the chance to take on their assault course at their training base in Devon.

E-cigarette use among US teens rises

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 14:50
Discreet versions of e-cigarettes and different flavours may be some of the reasons behind the surge.

Psychiatric nurse jailed for patient punch

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 14:48
Patrick Maguire struck a patient three times in the face in retaliation for being being hit.

Loughborough woman who lied about brain cancer jailed

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 10:44
Jasmin Mistry convinced friends and family she was terminally ill, and they raised £250,000 for treatment.

Are parents prepared for holiday hangovers?

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 08:37
Christmas parties are upon us, but how many parents think about how a hangover will affect their parenting?

'Why I chose to have my leg amputated'

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 02:30
Victoria Snell, who has a prosthetic limb, has just run a 5k race. She explains why she chose to have her leg amputated.

Overactive immune system 'may trigger ME-like symptoms'

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 02:12
Researchers say the study is a "light in the fog" in the search for the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome.

Fury's message on mental health

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 21:43
Tyson Fury speaks at Sports Personality of the Year about his recovery from mental health problems and his return to the boxing ring.

Court rules Obamacare is unconstitutional

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 06:47
The challenge from a coalition of 20 US states is now likely to go to the US Supreme Court.

Do autistic people 'get' jokes?

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 01:21
A new BBC podcast, 1800 Seconds on Autism, aims to dispel that no-humour myth, among other assumptions, with razor-sharp wit.

'Miracle' six-day-old baby survives Ebola

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 16:12
It took five weeks of round-the-clock treatment to keep Benedicte alive after her mother died.