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HRT: Women told not to be alarmed by Alzheimer's study

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 02:58
The risk is very low and drugs to treat menopause symptoms are safe and effective, doctors say.

Ebola in the DR Congo warzone

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:01
Violent attacks are making treating the worst Ebola outbreak in the history of DR Congo even harder.

'Dads who lose a child are overlooked'

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:00
Lee started an online group for “overlooked” grieving dads after his son was stillborn.

Esketamine: US regulator approves nasal spray to treat depression

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 18:00
Esketamine nasal spray can reportedly work within 24 hours, but critics say more tests are needed.

'Not enough ambulances to cover rural areas'

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 17:02
Specialist paramedics are trying to free up ambulance crews as they struggle to cover huge areas in Lincolnshire.

Transgender teen care 'needs urgent regulation'

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 12:43
Young transgender people are being let down by the "terrible" quality of evidence underpinning their treatment, a leading researcher warns.

Type-2 diabetes: 'Weight loss arrests disease for years'

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 11:46
Type-2 diabetes can sometimes be reversed by a low-calorie diet and losing weight, a study confirms.

Aston University develops E.coli-killing glass

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 11:00
Researchers said the method is similar to medieval stained glass-making.

I'm 15, going through the menopause and won't have kids

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 05:28
Two years ago, Annabelle's periods stopped. This is how she copes with early menopause.

Face blindness: 'I can't recognise my loved-ones'

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 00:23
Boo James has a condition called face blindness - now scientists are trying to find out more about it.

How fast is the ambulance service where you live?

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 00:20
People in rural areas wait over 50% longer for a 999 response to life-threatening injuries.

What do the people of the world die from?

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 00:14
It will happen to all of us, but how and when we die speaks volumes about who we are and where we live.

Cancer crowdfunding 'couldn't save my daughter'

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 00:03
Gemma Nuttall's family raised thousands, supported by actress Kate Winslet. But there was no happy ending.

Spinal muscular atrophy: Families plead for drug to slow disease

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 00:03
Parents with children with a muscle wasting disease are calling for Spinraza to be offered on the NHS.

Ethan Lindenberger: Teen with anti-vax mum speaks to Congress

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 22:55
Ethan Lindenberger hit the headlines after defying his mum and getting himself vaccinated.

Brexit 'likely to cause cancer test delays'

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 21:52
Radiologists warn doctors to prepare for possible drug delays as a result of a no-deal Brexit.

Gamers suggest ways to combat addiction

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 17:38
Gamers give accounts of their addictions as MPs investigate the issue of online addiction.

Raw-meat dog food 'risk to owners'

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 13:40
It can harbour nasty bugs that pose an infection risk, warn vets.

Smear test top tips: How to make cervical screening more comfortable

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 13:09
The smear test, or cervical screening, can make some women nervous. Here's how to make it stress free.

UK patient 'free' of HIV after stem cell treatment

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 07:51
The patient has shown no sign of the virus for nearly 19 months since having the treatment.

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