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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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A magnet for mosquitoes? Blame your genes
Air pollution linked to silent strokes
Athlete's foot cream could also treat multiple sclerosis
Brain’s 'hunger hub' could be switched off
Breath test shows promise in diagnosing stomach cancer
Bullying may have worse long-term effects than child abuse
Can a facelift make you more likeable?
Can plucking hairs stimulate new hair growth?
Coffee could make breast cancer drug tamoxifen more effective
Concerns raised about increased e-cigarette use in teenagers
Diet swap study highlights bowel effects of Western-style diet
Discovery could 'boost immune system's cancer fighting ability'
DNA changes in sperm may help explain autism
Do diet soft drinks actually make you gain weight?
Does happiness have a smell and is it contagious?
Gene editing technique could prevent inherited diseases
Having a spine similar to a chimp could lead to back pain
How dogs could sniff out prostate cancer
'Marathon men' make better sexual partners, media claims
Middle age 'starts at 60' claims media
Middle-age spread 'seems to reduce dementia risk'
Mindfulness 'as good as drugs for preventing depression relapse'
Mistreatment of extreme morning sickness 'leading to abortions'
New asthma treatment within five years, researchers hope
New Down’s syndrome test more accurate than current screening
New prostate cancer treatment has promising results in mice
No evidence organic milk in pregnancy lowers a baby's IQ
No proof that bad relationships raise blood pressure
No such thing as baby brain, study argues
Paracetamol may blunt feelings of pleasure as well as pain
Paracetamol 'not effective' for lower back pain or arthritis
Parents 'may pass anxiety on to their children'
Sedentary lifestyle, not watching TV, may up diabetes risk
Short people may have an increased risk of heart disease
Study doesn't prove e-cigs make quitting smoking harder
Superbug 'could kill 80,000 people' experts warn
There are six different types of obesity, study argues
UK life expectancy expected to rise to late 80s by 2030
Vigorous exercise 'may help prevent early death'
Why you should drink (water) before you drive
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