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YouTube stars 'might encourage kids to eat more calories'

14 hours 11 min ago
Researchers are calling for more protection for children online, particularly on social media channels.

BBC presenter on finding out her cancer is incurable

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 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

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 10:11
A strengthening of laws to ban smoking in public places in Wales is being put forward.

Sheffield student with cleft lip bullied for the way he looked

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 08:25
A 13-year-old boy bullied because of his cleft lip is working with a charity to help others like him.

Why NHS costs just keep going up

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 06:19
Economists warn the NHS will need an extra 4% a year - £2,000 per UK household - for the next 15 years.

Cancer patient feels 'privileged to be alive' after NHS trial treatment

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 00:40
Taking part in clinical trials can bring enormous benefits, but few people are signing up

Breast screen error 'could have been spotted earlier'

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 00:39
A leading cancer expert says the problems date back to 2005, but no one was properly checking the data.

Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 00:35
Despite its vast size and dilapidated health system, DR Congo is confident that it can contain the current outbreak of Ebola, which is thought to have killed 27 people.

'I took 57 painkillers a day to get high'

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 00:31
Cheap and easy to obtain, the painkiller Tramadol has millions of Egyptians hooked on getting high.

Small NHS funding rise would be 'disastrous'

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:08
Health committee chair Sarah Wollaston says rise of 3% will 'not be high enough'

Collapsed carrot? Pathetic potato? Tips to keep food fresh beyond 'best before' date

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 06:24
Five tricks to help perishables last longer than their recommended 'best before' date.

Bank holiday warning over gardening and DIY accidents

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 01:24
Surgeons say this time of year can bring a spike in accidents with gardening and DIY equipment.

Tax rises needed 'to prevent NHS misery'

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 01:23
Influential economists argue 4% extra a year is needed - and tax rises are the only way to pay for that.

Water resistant sunscreen claims ‘meaningless’, says Which?

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 01:03
The creams work much less well after they have been worn in the sea, warns consumer group Which?.

High levels of screen time linked to cancer and heart disease

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 00:51
Researchers in Glasgow analysed the amount of time 390,000 people spent looking at TV and computer screens.

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: Patients 'taken to church'

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:53
Two of the three patients who were taken from the treatment centre for prayers have died.

Mum helps stop daughter being bullied for birthmark

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:44
Sophie Parker shares her story of being bullied for having a birthmark on her face.

Campaigners in court over NHS policy

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 07:39
Group - backed by Prof Stephen Hawking before his death - are challenging creation of new health management bodies.

GPs call for more help to tackle 'epidemic of loneliness'

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 06:09
Doctors in Northern Ireland say loneliness has become a "public health epidemic".

Is UK biggest exporter of legal cannabis?

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 02:42
The families of two children are seeking medical cannabis to help stop their seizures.