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Book suggests taboos held back knowledge of female body

Image copyright PA Image caption A page in the book has had a triangular section removed A censored, 16th Century book suggests that scientific knowledge of the female body was held back by social taboos, researchers have said. The copy of the 1559 Thomas Gemini anatomy book is going on display at a University of […]

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Drug 'reverses' ageing in animal tests

Image copyright Getty Images A drug that can reverse aspects of ageing has been successfully trialled in animals, say scientists. They have rejuvenated old mice to restore their stamina, coat of fur and even some organ function. The team at Erasmus University Medical Center, in the Netherlands, are planning human trials for what they hope […]

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Africa health: Rotavirus vaccine could save 500,000 children a year

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A new vaccine could save half a million children a year. Pictured: A Somali child being treated in a ward dedicated to diarrhoea patients Hopes are growing for a new, inexpensive, heat-proof vaccine to protect against a disease which kills 1,300 children a day following a successful trial in Niger. […]

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The heroes who helped

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nurses from St Thomas’ Hospital brought blankets and supplies to those who were injured In the wake of the London attack many people have been quick to praise the bravery of the city’s “heroes” – the emergency services and members of the public who rushed to help those in […]

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Bed delay transfer figures reveal areas worst affected

Image copyright Getty Images More than 2,500 hospital beds a day are taken up by patients whose release has been delayed due to problems in the social care system. Analysis of official so-called “bed-blocking” statistics reveals the areas where the NHS is worst affected. The Local Government Association said under-funded authorities had placed care providers […]

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'Role model' nurses inspire cancer survivor

A woman who was diagnosed with cancer when she was four has been inspired to take up nursing. Clara Markiewicz says she was so affected by the “role model” nurses that she wanted to become one. And now she’s working at Southampton Children’s Hospital – alongside one of the nurses who looked after her 15 […]

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Luke Jenkins death: Family receive £100,000 settlement

Image copyright Jenkins family Image caption Luke Jenkins suffered a cardiac arrest after being moved from intensive care onto a ward The parents of a seven-year-old boy who died following heart surgery at Bristol Children’s Hospital have been awarded £100,000 in compensation. Luke Jenkins, from Cardiff, suffered a cardiac arrest days after an operation in […]

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Teenage pregnancies down to record low

Image copyright Science Photo Library Fewer teenagers are getting pregnant than ever before in England and Wales, according to new figures. Among under-18s, the conception rate has halved in eight years, to 21 per 1,000 women in 2015, data from the Office for National Statistics shows. This may be due to young women staying in […]

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Baby separated from parasitic twin in risky operation

A baby girl whose twin failed to develop properly and fused to her growing body in the womb is recovering after a successful operation in the US. In this extremely rare case, Dominique’s parasitic twin was attached to her back and shoulder, making her look like she had two extra legs and feet. A team […]

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How a life model uses nudity to explain his disability

Kevin French poses as a nude life model to explain more about his disability. The 53-year-old has severe cerebral palsy and a speech problem and communicates through an iPad by using his nose or a head-pointer. He was the first severely disabled person to do a dance theatre BA degree at Plymouth University and is […]

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Risky operation removes parasitic twin from baby

Media captionSurgeons explain the challenges of the complex operation to separate Dominique from her parasitic twin A baby girl whose twin failed to develop properly and fused to her growing body in the womb is recovering after a successful operation in the US. A team of five surgeons at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Chicago removed […]

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Down's syndrome teenager addresses the UN in Geneva

A teenager with Down’s syndrome has addressed the United Nations in Geneva to call for more equality. Kathleen Humberstone spoke out against discrimination during the event marking World Down’s syndrome day. The 17-year-old travelled from her home in Surrey to Switzerland with her mum Denise and dad Andy to give the talk in front of […]