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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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Central heating could be contributing to obesity
Claims of a universal cure for cancer 'misleading'
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DDT pesticide exposure may up Alzheimer's risk
Do diet drinks really make you fatter?
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Does marriage make your bones grow stronger?
Early animal research into blocking breast cancer
Experts say sadness is wrongly being medicalised
Gastric balloon pill launched in UK
Gene therapy offers hope for sight loss
Genes and diet may influence lifespan
Genetic effects of shift work examined
'Good' cholesterol can turn 'bad', study finds
Heart failure patients may have higher cancer risk
Is sugar the cause of our obesity epidemic?
Lingonberries claimed to prevent weight gain
Little proof sunbathing cuts heart attack risk
Medical 'superglue' shows promise for heart surgery
More Brits than ever are living with cancer
MPs criticise Tamiflu secrecy and stockpiling
New strains of the Black Death could emerge
New warnings issued over deadly DNP 'diet drug'
NICE approves migraine magnet therapy
Peanut allergy therapy shows promise
'Piggy-backing proteins' could kill cancer cells
Pregnant binge drinking 'affects child's behaviour'
Report warns of a looming UK obesity crisis
Risks of infertility treatments 'overhyped'
Spoon-feeding link to child obesity 'not proven'
Study examines quick and simple 'dementia test'
UK gout rates rise 30%
US recession saw more Google stress searches
Vit D in pregnancy may help child muscle strength
Wine and chocolate may not 'beat diabetes'
Women over 50 warned not to skip smear tests
Women who spend too long sitting may die earlier
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