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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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Appetite for apples? How fruit sugars may not suppress hunger
Bioengineering advances raise fears of 'home-brew heroin'
Cannabis-extract pills 'not effective' for dementia symptoms
Children of the 90s more likely to be overweight or obese
Claims a 'sweet tooth' increases your Alzheimer’s risk too simplistic
Combined contraceptive pills 'increase risk of blood clots'
Could testing grip strength predict heart disease risk?
Did the English smoking ban stop 90,000 children getting ill?
Doctors issue warning about overtreating patients
Does holding your breath during an injection make it less painful?
Drug combination for cystic fibrosis looks promising
Eating little and often 'no better for dieters than fewer feasts'
Heart failure drug digoxin linked to premature death
Holidays and parties mean we may drink more than we think
Hormone oestrogen linked to male breast cancer
Infection clue points to causes of rheumatoid arthritis
Is gut bacteria responsible for the 'terrible twos' in toddlers?
Is paracetamol use in pregnancy harmful for male babies?
Links between hay fever, asthma and prostate cancer inconclusive
Media hypes molecular blood pressure regulation discovery
Media reckons science now proves 'carbs' are fine again
Mildly cold weather 'more deadly' than heatwaves or very cold snaps
Minor ailment scheme doesn't provide free Calpol for all
Modified herpes virus 'could combat skin cancer'
New discovery about how breast cancer spreads into bones
New test could improve diagnosis of ovarian cancer
No proof orange juice boosts brain power
Obesity in teen boys may increase bowel cancer risk in later life
Overweight diabetics 'live longer' than slimmer diabetics
Probiotic yoghurts 'may help' hay fever
Quarter of sun-exposed skin samples had DNA mutations
Replacing sugary drinks with water may reduce diabetes risk
Scientists 'amazed' at spread of typhoid 'superbug'
Single mothers have 'worse health in later life'
Smartphone app used to scan blood for parasites
Stem cells could provide a treatment for a 'broken heart'
Study finds seasons may affect immune system activity
Texting may help relieve pain during minor surgery
Traffic and aircraft noise linked to bigger bellies
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