Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

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Healthy baby mice have been born using freeze-dried sperm stored in the near-weightless environment of space. The Japanese team behind the gravity-breaking experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) say... Read More

Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust

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Up to 20 deaths at an NHS-run mental health unit are being investigated as part of a police inquiry, the BBC has learned. It follows fresh investigations into the death... Read More

UK's first proton beam machine arrives at Newport clinic

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A key component of the UK’s first high-energy proton beam machine has been delivered to its new home in Newport. Proton Partners International (PPI) received the part that will fire... Read More

Cigarettes sold in plain green packs under new rules

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New rules have come into force which mean cigarettes and tobacco must be sold in plain green packets and carry graphic health warnings. The rules, which also end the sale... Read More

NHS performance data delay 'disappointing', regulator says

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The publication of key financial performance data from the NHS in England will be delayed until after the election, the BBC understands. Regulator NHS Improvement had wanted to publish data... Read More

Instagram 'worst for young mental health'

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Instagram is rated as the worst social media platform when it comes to its impact on young people’s mental health, a UK snapshot survey suggests. The poll asked 1,479 people... Read More

Exercise programme 'can reduce concussion' in youth rugby

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A 20-minute exercise programme for young rugby players to improve their strength and balance could help to reduce concussion injuries, according to a study from the University of Bath. In... Read More

Chester hospital baby deaths to be investigated by police

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Baby deaths at a neonatal unit with a “higher than usual” mortality rate are to be investigated by police. Countess of Chester Hospital reported “a greater number of baby deaths... Read More

Private surgery 'needs better patient safety regulation'

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The Royal College of Surgeons has called for a review of the way private hospitals are regulated, following the case of Ian Paterson. The surgeon was convicted last month of... Read More

'Fat but fit is a big fat myth'

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The idea that people can be fat but medically fit is a myth, say experts speaking in Portugal. Their early work, as yet unpublished, involved looking at the GP records... Read More