UK 'eliminates measles' for first time

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The elimination of measles has been achieved in the UK for the first time, the World Health Organization says. The global health body classes a country as having eliminated the... Read More

'Instant' blood test for heart attacks

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A blood test that could rule out a heart attack in under 20 minutes should be used routinely, say UK researchers. A team from King’s College London have tested it... Read More

We've had no help – epilepsy drug victims

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Families with children who have been harmed by the epilepsy drug sodium valproate are demanding a public inquiry and compensation, saying they have been left with no help. They voiced... Read More

'Ban tackling in school rugby' for safety, experts demand

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The UK’s chief medical officers (CMOs) are being urged to protect children from the risks of rugby injuries by removing contact from the school game. Prof Allyson Pollock, from Newcastle... Read More

Bath Spa University 'blocks transgender research'

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A therapist says he is “astonished” by a university’s decision to stop him studying people who decide to reverse gender reassignment operations. James Caspian wanted to write a thesis on... Read More

£1.4m mental health project to help school pupils

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Pupils who are showing early signs of anxiety, depression or self harm will be able to receive specialist help at school. A pilot scheme is being launched in Wales where... Read More

Abortion should not be a crime, says doctors' body

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Abortions should be treated as a medical issue and not a crime, the UK’s leading pregnancy doctors say. Currently in England, Wales and Scotland it is illegal to have a... Read More

'My baby is allergic to milk'

'My baby is allergic to milk'

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Tammy worries that her baby’s allergy to milk protein damaged their bond. BBC News – Health... Read More

Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia

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The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the... Read More

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

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Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus – making... Read More