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YouTube stars 'might encourage kids to eat more calories'
26 May 2018 09:24
Social media stars Zoella and Alfie Deyes feature in a study into the protection of children online.
Boots owner denies overcharging NHS for cancer mouthwash
26 May 2018 14:03
A Times newspaper investigation found the NHS was charged £3,220 for a mouthwash used by cancer patients.
Breast screen error 'could have been spotted earlier'
25 May 2018 09:02
A leading cancer expert says the problems date back to 2005, but no one was properly checking the data.
Cancer patient feels 'privileged to be alive' after NHS trial treatment
25 May 2018 00:40
Taking part in clinical trials can bring enormous benefits, but few people are signing up
BBC presenter on finding out her cancer is incurable
25 May 2018 14:01
5 live's Rachael Bland says she got the call from her doctor when she was on a day out with her son.
Smoking ban plan for Welsh playgrounds
25 May 2018 10:11
A strengthening of laws to ban smoking in public places in Wales is being put forward.
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Antidepressant link to heart changes confirmed
Are 'turbocharged' immune cells key to cancer cure?
'Baseless claims' its harder for women to lose weight
Body shape stories fail to kill off myths
Breast cancer drug studies 'subject to spin'
Breast cancer drugs set for preventative use
Can children 'grow out' of autism?
Cancer death rates are a third higher in men
Claims ginseng is 'new Viagra' just don’t stand up
Claims whistling can potty train babies 'far-fetched'
Cleaning jobs linked to adult asthma
DIY depression therapy - self-help books 'effective'
Do epilepsy and migraine share a genetic link?
Does a veggie diet lead to a healthier heart?
Does getting more sleep reduce memory loss?
Does the 5:2 intermittent fasting diet work?
Dubious claims that crying babies 'self-soothe'
Early lunchers lose more weight, study finds
Eating your 5 A DAY 'could make you more optimistic'
Fast-food 'link' to child asthma and eczema
Fatness in older women 'may not be their fault'
Global consensus on safe drinking limits 'required'
Going bald by 40 'raises prostate cancer risk'
Health benefits of holidays 'exaggerated'
Is blinking a sign of a 'brain nap?'
Is children's asthma made worse by inhalers?
Is Viagra a new wonder diet pill?
IVF pregnancies 'increase blood clot risk' in mothers
Jabs 'more upsetting' for babies of first-time mums
Lightning may cause 'thunderous headaches'
Long-term aspirin use 'increases blindness risk'
New meningitis B vaccine approved for UK use
New strain of norovirus detected
Nine out of 10 sunbeds have 'unsafe' UV levels
One million Brits can 'dump deodorant'
Overweight people 'live longer' study claims
Passive smoking link to dementia
Pill-size camera may make cancer diagnosis easier
Plastic plates and kidney stones claim 'overcooked'
Pollen in pregnancy could be linked to infant asthma
Quitting smoking 'reduces anxiety levels'
Sex using condoms is 'just as good'
Spirituality 'link' to mental illness
Twitter diet? Tweeting can 'aid weight loss'
Women's smoking death risk 'highest ever'
Wrong fat in pregnancy diet 'may make kids fatter'
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