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Spider venom may offer stroke therapy

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Funnel web spiders are milked using a pipette that sucks up their venom A protein in spider venom may help protect the brain from injury after a stroke, according to research. Scientists found a single dose of the protein Hi1a worked on lab rats. They said it showed […]

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Online care home bed booking system aims to cut hospital bed blocking

An online system is aiming to reduce hospital bed blocking by allowing real time bookings of care home beds. Bed Finder is being used by Hertfordshire County Council and is thought to be the first system of its kind to streamline referral processes and make searching for and booking beds more efficient. One of the […]

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Baby teeth removals 'up 24% in a decade'

Media captionSinging dentist Dr Milad Shadrooh gives his top tips for keeping children’s teeth healthy Hospitals in England are seeing thousands of very young children each year needing baby teeth removed. The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, which compiled the data, blames tooth decay linked to sugary diets. Figures show […]

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'Wide awake drunk' on energy drinks and alcohol mix

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mixing vodka with energy drink Red Bull is a popular option in bars and clubs Mixing energy drinks with alcohol could be a risky combination, leading to a greater risk of accidents and injuries, research from Canada suggests. The caffeine contained in energy drinks can make people feel wide […]

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Doctor admits misleading over Ebola

Image copyright Megan Bramall A doctor has admitted she misled other medics about the health of a colleague returning to the UK from West Africa with Ebola in 2014. Dr Hannah Ryan told a disciplinary hearing she had been in a state of “disbelief, fear and panic” after finding out nurse Pauline Cafferkey had had […]

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Hot chocolate serving 'has more salt than packet of crisps'

Image copyright Getty Images A mug of hot chocolate can have more salt than a packet of ready salted crisps, a campaign group says. Consensus Action on Salt and Health found salt targets were exceeded in all but one category of packaged food. Galaxy Ultimate Marshmallow Hot Chocolate powder had just over 0.6g of salt […]

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Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Happy Norwegian fans at an international football game in 2009 Norway is the happiest place on Earth, according to a United Nations agency report – toppling neighbour Denmark from the number one position. The World Happiness Report measures “subjective well-being” – how happy the people are, and why. Denmark, […]

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Mother and son in double organ donation plan

Image copyright Sarah Lamont Image caption Joe Lamont has spent his life in and out of hospital with a rare genetic disease known as autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease Everyone knows what it feels like to spend days waiting for an important call, but what if that call was the difference between life and death? […]

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Fast track

Image caption Diamo and his younger brother Lu’ay Diamo Parvez was born with cerebral palsy and died from complications when he was nine years old. During his life his parents were constantly struggling to get him the braces and splints he needed to support his body – and have channelled the pain of their loss […]

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Dementia diary: 'When your mother doesn't know who you are'

Molly Daley was diagnosed with dementia two years ago. Her son, Joey, is making a series of videos documenting how her memory loss is affecting their lives. The series went viral after he captured one particularly heartbreaking moment. Video journalist: Natalia Zuo You can follow BBC Trending on Twitter @BBCtrending, and find us on Facebook. […]

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Swimming technique of sperm 'all down to simple maths'

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Millions of sperm set off but only a few will complete the journey How an individual sperm swims, against all the odds, through fluid to reach the fallopian tubes has been revealed – and it’s all about rhythm. Researchers from the UK and Japan found that the head […]