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Women take legal action over breast implant cancer link

Image caption Linzy developed a rare lymphoma 13 years after breast implant surgery Twenty UK women are taking legal action after developing a rare form of cancer linked to their breast implants. More than 50 women have been diagnosed with the same condition in the UK, and hundreds more worldwide. A top surgeon said there […]

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'Hundreds' seek private clinics for medical cannabis

Hundreds of people in the UK are turning to private clinics for medical cannabis, BBC News has been told. Since its legalisation in November 2018, there have been very few, if any, prescriptions for medical cannabis containing THC on the NHS. And this has led some patients, with conditions such as epilepsy and MS, to […]

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Patients who cannot eat food 'fear for lives'

Image copyright Keith Millen Image caption Keith Millen, from Bridgend, is completely dependent on bags of total parenteral nutrition – but supplies have been disrupted Patients who cannot eat have told BBC News they are petrified and fear for their lives after problems making their replacement nutrition. They are completely dependent on bags filled with […]

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Ipswich Hospital blackout caused by faulty battery

Image caption The power loss affected outpatients, X-rays, scans and pathology for nearly half an hour A faulty battery led to a back-up generator failing to kick in when a hospital lost power during a UK-wide power outage, it has been revealed. When two power stations became disconnected from the National Grid last Friday, power […]

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Nuneaton man loses 14 stone after refusing surgery

Jason Anderson had high blood pressure, diabetes and severe sleep apnoea. Doctors wanted to give the Nuneaton man gastric band treatment within a week of him being seen. But he refused, saying he wanted to lose the weight himself. He lost 14 stone (89kg) within two years and his health has improved. Do you have […]

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Lyme disease: Older white women 'at highest risk'

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The characteristic bulls-eye rash seen in Lyme disease Older women are at most risk of contracting Lyme disease, a study suggests – and parts of southern and south-west England are “hotspots”. There are around 3,000 cases of the disease – a bacterial infection carried by ticks – each […]

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Dental surgeons urge England's schools to go sugar-free

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 40% of under-18s didn’t visit an NHS dentist last year, figures show Dental surgeons are calling for the government in England to encourage all schools to go sugar-free in a bid to combat tooth decay. They say it is essential to cut sugar in school meals to […]

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Stop cuts to adult social care, petition urges

Image caption Adult social care provides help with daily tasks More than 150,000 people have signed a petition calling for urgent action to fix the system that provides care for older and disabled people. It urges the prime minister “to end swingeing cuts”, saying more than 1.4 million over-65s in England have been left without […]

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Social-media use 'disrupting teen sleep and exercise'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Maybe he’s checking social media when he should be sleeping in bed… Using social media isn’t directly harming teenagers – but it can reduce the time they spend on healthy activities, such as sleeping and exercising, a study suggests. Parents should ban phones from bedrooms after 22:00 and encourage […]

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Deaths by suicide and drugs highest among Generation X

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Musician Kurt Cobain, who died when he was 27, belonged to Generation X People born in the 1960s and 70s stand out as the generation most likely to die by suicide or drug poisoning, data for England and Wales shows. The higher rate of fatalities began in the 1980s […]

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Israeli stewardess dies from measles caught on flight

Image copyright AFP Image caption The stewardess caught the disease in April An Israeli air flight attendant has died after contracting measles on a flight from New York to Israel, Israeli media say. The 43-year-old woman caught the disease on the El Al (Israel’s national airline) flight in April. It is the third death third […]