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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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11 genes newly implicated in Alzheimer's disease
Air pollution associated with low birthweight
Aircraft noise linked with stroke and heart problems
Are five meals a day key to tackling teen obesity?
Awareness campaign about care.data launched
Babies may remember music heard in the womb
Big breakfast 'boosts fertility' for some women
'Breakthrough' trial brings baldness cure closer
Breast cancer more likely to reoccur in black women
Cabbage compound may 'protect against radiation'
Call to ban additives in children's medicines
Call to delay school for premature babies
Can DIY and gardening help you live longer?
Can sleeping too much cause chronic diseases?
Can washing your hands make you happier?
Carrots and lettuce linked to better sperm quality
Chief medical officer calls for free vitamins for kids
Could cognitive therapy treat hypochondria?
Curved soles 'no better than flats' for back pain
Does housework 'count' as exercise?
Does mental illness make you more likely to kill?
Double chins banished with 'fatburner injections'?
Exercise 'effective as drugs' for 'top killers'
Global stats show rise in strokes in younger people
'Historic breakthrough' in Alzheimer's research
Irregular bedtimes make children 'naughtier'
Is sex better exercise than a stroll?
Levels of aluminium in infant formulas 'too high'
'Mad cow protein' carried by 1 in 2,000 people
Memory lapses may still be a sign of dementia
Midlife stress may raise women's dementia risk
Mother's depression linked to depression in offspring
New cholesterol drug shows promise
NICE say GPs 'should be nicer' to fat people
Obesity may be linked with slow metabolism for some
PIP breast cancer link ruled out
Premature claims of a cannabis addiction 'cure'
'Reawakened' ovaries and infertility cure claims
Researchers claim that sleep detoxes the brain
Saturated fat link with heart disease questioned
Sprite and Pepsi tested as hangover cures
Study identifies poorly performing doctors
Swaddling may damage babies' hips, expert warns
Tight belts are unlikely to give you throat cancer
Vitamin D supplements may not strengthen bones
Walking ‘could save 37,000 lives a year’ report claims
Walking an hour a day may help cut breast cancer risk
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