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Hot summer leading to 'toxic' algae

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 23:00
Blooms have flourished during the warm spell but they pose a health risk to humans and animals.

Heatwave causes spike in insect bite calls to NHS

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 00:59
Horsefly bites are painful and can lead to a skin infection that may require antibiotics, say doctors.

The Cardiff woman who is allergic to water

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 23:26
Cherelle Farrugia, 25, breaks out in a painful rash every time she comes into contact with water.

The eye doctor who could not see the stars

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 01:19
Dr Andrew Bastawrous has invented an app that has been shown in clinical trials to help more children see clearly.

Seven-year-old granted cannabis licence

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 18:13
It's the first time a long-term license for the use of the drug has been granted in the UK.

Mencap wins 'unaffordable' overnight back pay appeal

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 11:27
The charity argued it would be forced out of business by a £400m bill for the past six years.

Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in talc cancer case

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 09:48
It is the largest payout over allegations that Johnson & Johnson's talc-based products cause cancer.

Peter Baldwin: Type 1 diabetes test backed after boy's death

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 06:54
Beth Baldwin campaigned for change after her son Peter died from Type 1 diabetes complications aged 13.

Mental health: Wait for therapy added to teen's anxiety

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 23:47
Naomi Lea was 15 when she needed help to cope with panic attacks and self harm but there was a long wait.

Mental health: Wait for therapy added to teen's anxiety

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 23:45
"Massive" pressure on mental health services for young people is put down to over-referral by schools.

Iceman's last meal was high-fat, high-calorie feast

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 23:39
Mountain goat, red deer, cereal grains and a toxic fern: What our ancestors ate 5,000 years ago.

NHS still reliant on 'archaic' fax machines

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:42
The outdated technology was last widely used in the 1990s.

'Virtual reality cured my fear of heights'

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 09:02
How Fay Nugent beat her phobia by riding Wilber the Whale through a 10-storey tower block.

Brothers spread positive message about Down's Syndrome

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 00:20
Brothers Alex and Nick are making a documentary about Down's Syndrome.

Could artificial intelligence replace doctors?

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 23:53
UK company Babylon Health is testing an artificially intelligent medical chatbot in Rwanda.

Emma's Diary faces fine for selling new mums' data to Labour

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 14:17
UK's data watchdog plans to fine the owner of the Emma's Diary baby advice and gift service £140,000.

TOWIE star: 'I bought cannabis oil for my friend'

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 14:15
Former TOWIE star Danielle Armstrong says she bought cannabis oil for her friend who was dying from breast cancer.

Food and music - caring for people with dementia the Caribbean way

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:04
Valerie Paragon has created an African-Caribbean cultural setting at a Birmingham care home.

Alcohol-related brain damage at 10-year high

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 06:52
The equivalent of two people a day required treatment for brain damage after sustained alcohol misuse.

Cave rescue: The Australian diving doctor who stayed with the boys

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 04:16
The expert caver gave the OK for the boys to dive their way out and was among the last to leave.