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Parkinson's smell test explained by science

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:11
A woman who can smell Parkinson's disease helps scientists discover what causes the musky odour.

Gestational diabetes: Women left at risk, say researchers

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:03
Left untreated, gestational diabetes can increase the risk of a stillbirth and other complications.

Medicinal cannabis: 'patients still in limbo'

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 18:01
It could take years for patients to get medicinal cannabis on the NHS, a parliamentary committee has heard.

Majorca in drive to rein in boozy tourists

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:52
Tourist haunts that run drink promotions face fines in the resort city of Palma, as do rowdy visitors.

Woman in China nearly dies after injecting herself with fruit juice

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:30
The woman in China suffered liver, kidney, heart and lung damage and spent days in intensive care.

People don't become 'adults' until their 30s, say scientists

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 07:24
Experts say people aged 18 are still going through changes in the brain that can affect behaviour.

First weight-loss surgery unit planned for Northern Ireland

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 07:07
The estimated costs of people being obese and overweight in Northern Ireland is £457m a year.

Egg freezing: Behind the scenes of a fertility clinic

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 02:19
With more and more women considering it, what exactly does egg freezing involve?

Cancer doctor shortage 'puts care at risk'

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 02:07
Despite patients urgently needing treatment, 7.5% of key posts are vacant, a study of NHS staffing finds.

NHS infection and safety inquiry begins at Holyrood

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 00:16
MSPs are investigating all healthcare facilities in Scotland following several deaths related to infection outbreaks.

Ellie Long inquest: Norfolk trust must take action after death

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:45
A coroner calls for changes at a health trust following the death of 15-year-old Ellie Long.

MPs call for tax on social media companies

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 07:35
Their report says the money should be used to fund research into the health impact of social media.

Northern Health Trust staff told to clean own offices

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 07:32
A union says the idea is "absurd" as office staff are asked to vacuum and dust their work areas.

'I was diagnosed with cancer at seven months pregnant'

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 03:06
It felt like Sarah Hanan's life had "come to a screeching halt", but it was only the start of her journey.

McDonald's: Tom Watson urges chain to drop Monopoly campaign

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 09:25
The campaign is a "danger to public health" as it encourages people to eat more, says MP Tom Watson.

Polish Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica returns to the sport after a serious accident

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:16
Polish Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica is returning to the sport after a serious accident in 2011 partially severed his arm.

Children's noses 'hold clues' to serious lung infections

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:05
A study finds the bacteria and viruses in the nose could give clues to improve the diagnosis.

Bradford schoolchildren act as mental health mentors

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 01:02
Children in Bradford are learning how to support each other with mental health.

How long are you going to live?

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 00:10
See how people react when you tell them how long they're going to live.

The human cost of insulin in America

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 18:52
Diabetics in the US are rationing insulin - and dying. How did we get to this point and what's the fix?


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