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Exercising regularly 'can keep heart and arteries young'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 04:53
Four to five sessions a week are needed to stop the main arteries to the heart from furring up.

Nanoparticles from tea leaves 'destroy lung cancer cells'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:59
Scientists found tiny nanoparticles from the leaves destroyed 80% of cells they were applied to.

Pepe's story: How I survived Spanish flu

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:14
José Ameal is believed to be the oldest Spanish survivor of the pandemic which followed World War I.

Period power brings free sanitary towels to school

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:02
Pupils at a school where free sanitary products are available tackle the stigma around periods.

Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 22:36
Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say.

Comfort box gives Norfolk cancer patients a 'little lift'

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 00:26
The kindness in a box that is making a huge difference to women undergoing chemotherapy.

Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 00:25
Is when we eat clashing with our circadian rhythms and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health?

Mental Health Awareness Week: 'My camera helped me beat anxiety'

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 00:07
A photographer's portraits of strangers helped him to overcome his mental health problems.

How likely is your e-cigarette to explode?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 14:00
As a man dies from an exploding vape pen, we ask how dangerous are the devices?

The little girl who can't enjoy the summer

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:58
Seven-year-old Harper Mitchell Hyslop has rare lung condition which makes it difficult to be in any heat.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO holds crisis talk as cases spread

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:48
The World Health Organization will decide whether the disease is likely to spread internationally.

Growing resistance to antifungal drugs 'a global issue'

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 00:28
Scientists warn this could lead to more outbreaks of disease and affect people who are already ill.

Reality Check

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 23:40
A hospice charity wants people to talk more about dying and bereavement.

Singapore's measures to reduce short-sightedness

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:42
As global rates of short-sightedness - or myopia - increase around the world, Singapore is hoping to buck the trend with three simple but innovative solutions.

Young encouraged to speak out over mental health

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:07
"Mental health is really hard to express in words" - one of the reasons See Me Scotland is launching a survey about young people's mental health.

Mum wants postnatal depression awareness after dad's suicide

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:17
Vicky Clayton cannot give her son the thing he wants most in the world - his dad.

Chorley and Royal Preston hospitals on high alert almost '6 out of 7 days'

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:59
The rest of the north west had 32 high alerts compared to 169 at Chorley and Preston hospitals.

Vape pen explosion pierces Florida man's cranium killing him

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:44
The Florida man's death is believed to be the first in the US caused by a vape pen.

US birth rates drop to lowest since 1987

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:08
Births decreased among young women and teenagers but increased among those aged between 40 and 44.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 08:01
Forty-two people have now been infected and 23 people are known to have died.