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Epilepsy drug warnings 'not reaching women', survey shows
22 Sep 2017 00:47
Sodium valproate risks harming unborn babies, but 70% of women say they were not told of the risk.
New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains
22 Sep 2017 00:45
It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.
Mental health staff on long-term stress leave up 22%
22 Sep 2017 05:19
The number of staff taking long-term leave has risen steadily over the past five years.
Epilepsy drug's safety reviewed over pregnancy risk
21 Sep 2017 18:01
Women whose children have been harmed by sodium valproate will give evidence to a European panel.
Papworth Hospital granted royal title by Queen
22 Sep 2017 00:50
Papworth Hospital opened as a tuberculosis colony and celebrates its 100th year in 2018.
Quit smoking campaign Stoptober backs e-cigs for first time
21 Sep 2017 07:53
Stoptober promotes vaping for the first time, as studies suggest a record for successful quit attempts.
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ACE inhibitor use may be linked to kidney failure
Are private patients 'too posh to push'?
Aspirin at bedtime 'cuts' morning heart attack risk
Being bilingual may slow the onset of dementia
Buffet layouts could influence what we eat
Can autism really be detected in babies?
Claims pregnancy exercise boosts baby brain power
Dilute bleach 'refreshes aged skin' in the lab
Drug may help Parkinson's disease psychosis
Effects of a fizzy drink tax on obesity rates estimated
Even afternoon coffee disrupts sleep, study finds
Excess deaths rose by a third last winter
Experts argue that ADHD is 'overdiagnosed'
Experts with links to drugs industry 'hyped swine flu'
Facial flushing is a sign of 'alcohol intolerance'
'Fat gene' could make you 'eat more and move less'
'Field of gold' scanner cuts children's radiation risk
Footballers 'no more likely' to get Alzheimer's disease
High salt levels in soluble drugs may raise heart risk
HPV vaccine could be offered to boys
Is Christmas weight gain harder to lose?
Is it harder to detect autism in girls?
New pre-eclampsia test 'shows promise'
NHS 111 pilot scheme 'had teething problems'
Nut eaters may have a longer life expectancy
Probiotic pickled turnip touted as ‘flu wonder cure’
Recession may lead to unhealthy diet
Results of UK sex survey published
Role of fungal mould in Parkinson's investigated
Scan could detect those on brink of heart attack
Snoring when pregnant linked to low birth weight
Some girls may have a 'sweet tooth' gene
Steroid use in premature babies linked to ADHD
Study 'casts doubt' on the need for a Y chromosome
Study identifies marker for high-risk prostate cancers
Synaesthesia may be 'more common' in autism
Test checks severity of prostate cancer
The return of the 'proper' family doctor?
'Two-tier A&E' reforms announced
Type 2 diabetes 'more likely' with high acid levels
Vaccination 'a civic duty' according to new report
Weight loss could affect the way couples interact
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