HEALTH

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The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?

Image copyright Getty Images A diet has been developed that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage to the planet. Scientists have been trying to figure out how we are going to feed billions more people in the decades to come. Their answer – “the planetary health diet” […]

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Teenage cancer survival ‘on the up’ in England, report finds

Image copyright TEENAGE CANCER TRUST Image caption Aggie is now working as a management consultant five years on from her cancer diagnosis Survival rates for teenagers and young adults with cancer in England are improving, particularly for those with leukaemia and bone cancer, says a report by Teenage Cancer Trust and Public Health England. But […]

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Liver transplant ‘game changing’ treatment approved

Image copyright David Nasralla Image caption The normothermic perfusion machine pumps oxygenated blood and nutrients into livers outside the body A new procedure for storing livers donated for transplant has been hailed a “game changer” and approved for use on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) say perfusion machines could […]

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What is the right age to lose your virginity?

Image copyright Getty Images Having sex too soon is the biggest regret of young people losing their virginity, a survey of British sexual behaviour suggests. More than a third of women and a quarter of men in their teens and early 20s admitted it had not been “the right time” when they first had sex. […]

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James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race

Image copyright EPA Image caption James Watson, seen here in 2009, apologised in 2007 after making similar remarks Nobel Prize-winning American scientist James Watson has been stripped of his honorary titles after repeating comments about race and intelligence. In a TV programme, the pioneer in DNA studies made a reference to a view that genes […]

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Lens replacement led to ‘blind patches’, says artist

Image caption Landscape painter Denise Di Battista says her sight is both her life and her livelihood An artist whose vision deteriorated after lens replacement surgery is one of dozens of people considering legal action against manufacturer, Oculentis. Denise Di Battista claims she has “blind patches” in her right eye. The BBC has been told […]

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Clinical waste ‘backlog’ pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

Image caption The waste was piled on top of containers at health centres in Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld Photographs showing bags of clinical waste piled at three health centres in North Lanarkshire have been posted on social media. The images – from Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld – showed bags of waste on top of large […]

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Ella Kissi-Debrah ‘pollution’ death: Backing for new inquest

Media captionRosamund, Ella’s mother, says she wants to help other families with children who are affected The family of a nine-year-old girl who died from asthma has been given permission to apply for a fresh inquest into her death. It comes after the government’s chief lawyer heard new evidence her death could be linked to […]

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Global fight against killer diseases seeks £11bn

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Malaria cases are rising, after years of steady declines A key fund which finances the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria is seeking fresh investment worth £11bn. The French President Emmanuel Macron is launching the latest round to replenish the Global Fund in Paris. It is being called “a […]

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The lifesaving food 90% aren’t eating enough of

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Is there something in your cupboard that could extend your life? If I offered you a superfood that would make you live longer, would you be interested? Naturally it reduces the chances of debilitating heart attacks and strokes as well as life-long diseases such as type-2 diabetes. And it […]

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