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Child amputees get new sport prosthetics fund

Pollyanna Hope lost her leg in a bus crash. She loves to dance and has been helped by a government fund giving sports and activity prosthetics to children. Her mum Sarah was a major force behind the campaign for the 2016 fund, which is now getting a further £1.5 million. Video journalist: Nick Raikes Source […]

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Why do people enjoy taking part in chilli-eating contests?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A contestant takes part in a chilli pepper-eating competition in China For some people putting chillies in a meal can ruin it completely, while for others they’re necessary for food to be as tasty as can be. But there’s also a third category of people who seek out the […]

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Man ends up in A&E after eating world's hottest chilli

Image copyright Spl A man who ate the world’s hottest chilli pepper in a chilli-eating contest ended up in A&E after experiencing “thunderclap” headaches. The 34-year-old man had eaten one Carolina Reaper chilli in the contest in New York State. The “crushingly painful” headaches came on in the next few days. His experience has been […]

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More than half your body is not human

More than half of your body is not human, say scientists. Human cells make up only 43% of the body’s total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists. Understanding this hidden half of ourselves – our microbiome – is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson’s. The field is even asking questions of […]

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MasterChef finalist Nawamin aims to rid world of tuberculosis

Nawamin Pinpathomrat is a finalist in 2018’s MasterChef, but while he has a passion for cooking, his day job is trying to rid the world of tuberculosis. He’s a doctor who’s researching a cure at Oxford University after he witnessed how the disease affected patients in his native Thailand. He hopes to open a restaurant […]

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Record number of organ donors in 2017

Image copyright Karen Glean Image caption Ben Glean, who died aged 18, helped make two sight-saving transplants happen A record number of people donated organs in the UK last year, with the highest increase in 28 years. There were 1,575 donors, an 11% increase on the previous year. Ben Glean from Grimsby, who died aged […]

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Prostate cancer: Four in 10 cases diagnosed late, charity says

Image copyright Science Photo Library Four in 10 prostate cancer cases in the UK are diagnosed late, a study suggests. The report by charity Orchid found a “worrying trend” of late diagnosis with 37% of prostate cancer cases diagnosed at stages three and four. The report found one in four cases of prostate cancer was […]

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Ipswich Hospital reviews policy after Ed Sheeran visit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sheeran had to pull out of a number of dates of his Asian tour after “a bit of a bicycle accident” A hospital launched a review of care given to “high profile” patients after singer Ed Sheeran was treated there for a broken arm, it has emerged. The BBC […]

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Reclassify cancers to improve treatment, researchers say

Image copyright Getty Images Cancers should no longer be categorised by where they are first formed in the body, but instead by similarities in tumour types, researchers say. A US-led study of 33 cancer types from more than 10,000 patients found they could be reclassified into 28 clusters that shared similar molecules. Reclassification would ultimately […]

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NI delays led to patient's spinal surgery in Turkey

Almost eight times more NHS patients in Northern Ireland compared to those in England are waiting more than a year for non-urgent operations or treatments. Aspiring dancer Megan Fleming was extremely pleased after having the surgery in Turkey because she “wanted to get it over and done with”. Read more here. Source link

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Long NHS waits: My child flew to Turkey for op

Image caption Megan’s family had to pay privately for surgery “I was really sore. It was really painful. And I felt really drowsy and sick, and just wanted to go back to bed,” says Megan, watching a video of her first steps after major spinal surgery. Wearing pyjamas and fluffy slippers, she treads carefully, held […]