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Pesticide maker used 'weak' data on Parkinson's

Tue, 02/13/2024 - 04:57
A UK pesticide producer did not look at key health records in its Parkinson's study, legal papers show.
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NHS 'not ready' for new Alzheimer's drugs

Mon, 02/12/2024 - 09:00
A leading charity says the NHS is unprepared for the rollout of innovative new drugs.
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Wegovy, the weight-loss drug flying off the shelves

Mon, 02/12/2024 - 02:59
How did Danish weight-loss treatment Wegovy become a global sales sensation?
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'There is no right or wrong way to have alopecia'

Sat, 02/10/2024 - 00:17
Gail Porter has shown people that bald is beautiful - but she can wear wigs too, says campaigner.
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Junior doctors to strike over five days, BMA says

Fri, 02/09/2024 - 14:46
They will walk out on 24-28 February in a dispute with the government over pay.
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Measles cases continuing to rise

Thu, 02/08/2024 - 19:03
A sharp rise in numbers over the past six weeks is being driven by cases in Birmingham.
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Cancer waiting times in 2023 worst on record

Thu, 02/08/2024 - 16:53
Proportion starting treatment within 62 days in England drops to new low after 11 years of decline.
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Men on Viagra may reduce Alzheimer's risk - study

Thu, 02/08/2024 - 04:18
A study suggests a link, but more research is needed to prove the drugs benefit the brain.
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Primodos victims 'airbrushed' from financial help

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 21:44
Families are heartbroken to be left out of a scheme proposing support for other patients.
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'Where I live, many people don't have teeth'

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 20:40
As the government unveils its NHS dentistry plan, people in England speak about their fight to get seen.
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Health scandal victims need payouts soon - report

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 13:03
Patient watchdog calls for payouts for those left disabled by an epilepsy drug or hurt by pelvic mesh.
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Dentist shortages to be tackled with cash incentive

Wed, 02/07/2024 - 12:45
Dental leaders say new measures to improve access to care in England do not go far enough in meeting needs.
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How common is King's incidental cancer diagnosis?

Tue, 02/06/2024 - 16:42
Being diagnosed with cancer during treatment for another condition is something many experience.
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Parents of sudden-death children 'let down by NHS'

Mon, 02/05/2024 - 08:59
Sudden unexplained death in childhood claims 50 lives in the UK every year - some parents get no support.
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Did bodybuilding bring on my early perimenopause?

Sun, 02/04/2024 - 12:34
Adele Johnston was 33 when she developed painful symptoms such as heart palpitations and itchy skin.
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Can Musk's Neuralink brain chip really change the world?

Sun, 02/04/2024 - 03:33
The world's richest man is betting heavily on his brain chip, but he has ground to make up.
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Improvement in cancer survival rates slowing down

Fri, 02/02/2024 - 03:03
The number of people beating the disease was rising five times faster in the 2000s.
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What is the UK Covid inquiry and how does it work?

Wed, 01/31/2024 - 14:46
The second round of public hearings examined how ministers made decisions during the pandemic.
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How dangerous is vaping and what is the disposable vape ban?

Tue, 01/30/2024 - 16:22
Vaping is far safer than smoking but the government wants to stop the sale of vapes to children
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Disposable vapes to be banned over fears for children's health

Mon, 01/29/2024 - 20:17
Rishi Sunak announces the plan, saying "we must act" to tackle a rise in vaping among children.
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