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Ollie Gardiner's cancer treatment fund reaches £425k

Tue, 2017-04-04 13:25
More than £400,000 is raised for 12-year-old Ollie Gardiner, who is undergoing pioneering treatment for a brain tumour.
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'Firefighters have higher heart attack risk due to heat'

Tue, 2017-04-04 09:13
A University of Edinburgh study says working in hot temperatures increases the risk of heart attack.
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'Electronic skin' to monitor your health

Tue, 2017-04-04 08:16
Researchers in Japan have developed electronic skin with an organic circuit that can be worn on the human body.
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Actor Richard Mylan and son, Jaco, on life and autism

Tue, 2017-04-04 06:03
Actor Richard Mylan and son, Jaco, 11, visit Cardiff Market at closing time more than 500 times.
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Jump in junior doctors training as GPs in Wales

Tue, 2017-04-04 05:11
A campaign to attract more doctors to work as GPs in Wales is starting to work, new figures suggest.
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Firefighters have higher heart attack risk 'because of heat'

Mon, 2017-04-03 20:11
Research links the heat faced by firefighters with a greater risk of suffering a heart attack.
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Anti-abortion charity defends receipt of tampon tax grant

Mon, 2017-04-03 10:56
Life's Director of Education Anne Scanlon defends the receipt of a £250,000 government grant as Labour MP Paula Sheriff questions it.
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Victoria Derbyshire cancer diary: 'Taking my wig off'

Mon, 2017-04-03 10:20
BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire removes the wig she has worn for 16 months following chemotherapy.
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More than 20 million Britons 'physically inactive'

Mon, 2017-04-03 08:32
They are risking their health by failing to do enough exercise, says the British Heart Foundation.
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Millions of Brits are physically inactive

Mon, 2017-04-03 01:31
As a new survey reveals that millions of Britons are physically inactive, BBC News talks to Harriet Mulvaney who had a heart attack when she was 44.
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Row as tampon tax cash goes to anti-abortion charity Life

Sun, 2017-04-02 14:02
MPs criticise £250,000 grant raised from VAT charged on sanitary products.
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NHS operations: Waiting times to rise in 'trade-off', boss says

Fri, 2017-03-31 10:01
Cancer care and A&E to be prioritised as health service leader in England says something has to give.
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GP-led keep fit classes for those with chronic illness

Fri, 2017-03-31 00:37
A new scheme is offering boxing and 'chair-obics' to those who want to fight off chronic illnesses.
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Surgeon: 'How many more children like Kayden must die?'

Thu, 2017-03-30 20:12
Surgeons say they tried to warn of dangerous delays to emergency surgery at a children's hospital.
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Medic suspended for 'dishonesty' over Ebola temperature

Thu, 2017-03-30 17:05
Dr Hannah Ryan has been suspended for a month after misleading health experts over an Ebola nurse's temperature.
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Remembering Kayden

Thu, 2017-03-30 16:58
The death of a much-loved 20-month-old boy has left his family in trauma.
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Lung probe 'to help cut the unnecessary use of antibiotics'

Thu, 2017-03-30 15:13
Researchers hope the technology could stop the emergence of bacteria that are resistant to the drugs.
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Right-to-die case: Shrewsbury's Noel Conway loses court bid

Thu, 2017-03-30 11:38
The 67-year-old, who has terminal motor neurone disease, says he will appeal against the ruling.
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999 call-out trauma

Thu, 2017-03-30 10:40
Paramedic Dan Farnworth felt unable to talk about his mental health problems, caused by a 999 call.
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Cut sugar in cakes, chocolate by 20%, industry told

Thu, 2017-03-30 01:33
The guidelines for everyday foods are aimed at helping to reduce childhood obesity.
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