106081938 gettyimages 919536292 - People don't become 'adults' until their 30s
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People don't become 'adults' until their 30s

Image copyright Getty Images Have you ever been told to “grow up” in your 20s or need an excuse as to why you still find cat videos on the internet really funny? Well now you might have an official reason as to why you’re not acting like a mature adult. People don’t become fully “adult” […]

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Cancer doctor shortage 'puts care at risk'

Image copyright Ridofranz/Getty Images A shortage of cancer doctors will hamper the ability of the NHS to provide cutting-edge care, experts are warning. A Royal College of Radiologists census of 62 major UK cancer centres found more that 7.5% of consultant posts were vacant, with services maintained only by large amounts of overtime. It said […]

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Ellie Long inquest: Norfolk trust must take action after death

Image caption Ellie Long was a “beautiful, intelligent and wonderful young lady”, her mother said A mental health trust has been called on to take urgent action following the death of a 15-year-old girl who suffered from anorexia. Ellie Long, of Wymondham, Norfolk, was found hanged in her room in 2017. Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake […]

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Northern Health Trust staff told to clean own offices

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Domestic services will continue to clean communal areas but staff will be responsible for their offices Office staff in the Northern Health Trust have been told they are now responsible for vacuuming, dusting and keeping their own work area clean. A memo seen by BBC News NI said domestic […]

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MPs call for tax on social media companies

Image copyright Getty Images A group of MPs is calling for a tax on social media companies’ profits, saying the firms are operating in “an online wild west”. Its report, which follows a year-long inquiry into the health impact of social media, says the industry should do more to protect children and young people online. […]

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'I was diagnosed with cancer at seven months pregnant'

Image copyright Ben Hanan Image caption Sarah Hanan felt like life had “come to a screeching halt” when she was diagnosed Sarah Hanan was at work when the doctor phoned. She had been expecting the call. A day earlier, seven months pregnant with her first child, the 29-year-old was in a Minneapolis hospital for a […]

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McDonald's: Tom Watson urges chain to drop Monopoly campaign

Image copyright Getty Images A McDonald’s Monopoly campaign which sees customers given the chance to win prizes including food is a “danger to public health”, says MP Tom Watson. He is urging the fast food giant to drop the annual competition, which starts again this week, saying it encouraged people to order more. It comes […]

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Polish Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica returns to the sport after a serious accident

In 2011 Polish Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica was one of the leading drivers in F1 when he suffered a life-changing accident. Now he’s making a comeback. Kubica, who will drive for Williams this season, has only partial movement in his right arm after it was partially severed in the accident. He has been through […]

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Children's noses 'hold clues' to serious lung infections

Image copyright Getty Images Examining the bacteria and viruses in the noses of children could give clues to improve the diagnosis and treatment of severe lung infections, a new study has found. Lung infections are a leading cause of death in under-fives worldwide. The study found the make-up of bacteria and viruses was altered in […]

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Mushrooms may 'reduce the risk of mild brain decline'

Image copyright Getty Images Eating mushrooms more than twice a week could prevent memory and language problems occurring in the over-60s, research from Singapore suggests. A unique antioxidant present in mushrooms could have a protective effect on the brain, the study found. The more mushrooms people ate, the better they performed in tests of thinking […]

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Cancer waiting times breached for 1,126 days in England

Image copyright Ridofranz/Getty Images The NHS in England has now missed its flagship cancer target for more than 1,000 days with one in four patients facing delays getting treatment. Hospitals are meant to start treatment within 62 days of a GP referral – and have been set a target of achieving that for 85% of […]

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Cholesterol-lowering pill 'new option for statin users'

Image copyright Getty Images A new type of drug – called bempedoic acid – could offer another weapon in the fight against bad cholesterol. An international study suggests the pill lowers cholesterol in people who continue to have high levels despite taking other drugs such statins. And scientists suggest the new therapy may also work […]