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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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Adding fluoride to water does prevent tooth decay
Alcohol at end of aisles linked to 'boosted sales'
Angry outbursts may up heart attack risk
Antibiotic resistance 'toolkit' launched
Are e-cigarettes a 'gateway to nicotine addiction'?
Back pain 'leading cause of disability,' study finds
Breast cancer exercise advice may change
Call for changes to infant organ donation guidelines
Childhood nightmares link to psychotic experiences
Children's diets contain 'too much salt'
Claims new blood test can detect Alzheimer's disease
'Couch potato' lifestyle linked to bigger bums
Could a DNA test predict obesity risk in children?
Could Botox be used to treat severe asthma
Could spinal fluid test give early Alzheimer’s warning?
Do short people also have smaller IQs?
Doctors launch new tool to measure your 'heart age'
Easy access to takeaways 'increases obesity risk'
First cat-to-human TB infections reported
High protein diet not as bad for you as smoking
HIV 'gene hack' offers new treatment hope
How seaweed could slow the obesity tidal wave
Low-level drinking in early pregnancy 'harms baby'
New fast track drug scheme to help severely ill
NICE cancer email hoax warning
NICE: 'schools should provide morning-after pill'
No evidence that plain cigarette packs work, says industry funded study
No proof that high-dose cannabis is more addictive
Obese 11-year-old girls 'get lower school grades'
Oxytocin nasal spray tested for anorexia
Parental smoking 'ages' children’s arteries
'Peeing' in pool may create harmful byproducts
Rapid breathing 'better' for premature babies
Reliability of stem cell 'breakthrough' questioned
Saturated fats and heart disease link 'unproven'
Scarlet fever cases on the rise in England
Should people with 'fat genes' avoid fried food?
Smoke-free laws linked to improved child health
Statins may slow progression of MS
Statins side effects are minimal study argues
Study fails to prove effects of stress on fertility
Three-quarters of people with flu have no symptoms
WHO says halving sugar target has extra benefit
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