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Skin creams containing paraffin linked to fire deaths

[ad_1] Image caption Sparks from Philip Hoe’s cigarette reacted with a cream he was covered in Skin creams containing paraffin have been linked to dozens of fire deaths across England, the BBC has learned. The products for conditions like eczema and psoriasis can leave people at risk of setting themselves ablaze. If people use the […]

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Restoring my femininity after cancer

[ad_1] A young mother-of-two who was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago says the damage to her hair left her feeling “unfeminine”. Kat Parker, from Plymouth, was 26 when she was diagnosed with the disease and had to have her breasts and ovaries removed. She has been clear of cancer for two years but […]

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'Healthiest hearts in the world' found

[ad_1] Image copyright Michael Gurven The healthiest hearts in the world have been found in the Tsimane people in the forests of Bolivia, say researchers. Barely any Tsimane had signs of clogged up arteries – even well into old age – a study in the Lancet showed. “It’s an incredible population” with radically different diets […]

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'Huge advance' in fighting world's biggest killer

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images An innovative new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol to unprecedented levels, say doctors. The results of the large international trial on 27,000 patients means the drug could soon be used by millions. The British Heart Foundation said the findings were a significant advance in […]

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Suicide rescue

[ad_1] Image copyright Terry Applin Image caption Quad bikes and surfboards are often used to rescue vulnerable people off Brighton and Hove The eight miles of coastline in Brighton and Hove can be a treacherous place and Roger De Casanove and his seafront team are usually the first to identify someone in distress. Equipped with […]

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All Southern Health non-executive directors resign

[ad_1] Image copyright Southern Health Image caption New interim chairman Alan Yates has been appointed for four months All the non-executive directors of an NHS trust criticised for failing to properly investigate hundreds of deaths have resigned. The four board members stood down ahead of a review of services at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, […]

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Schools must do more on mental health, say School Reporters

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption According to the School Report research, 70% of teenagers experience negative feelings Grace, 16, has been bullied for the past nine years, has moved schools twice, struggled with suicidal thoughts and taken medication for anxiety and depression. At one point, she says, “there was no-one to turn to […]

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Three-person baby licence granted

[ad_1] Image copyright Thinkstock Doctors in Newcastle have been given the first UK licence to create babies from two women and one man, the fertility regulator says. The advanced form of IVF will be used to prevent children dying from genetic diseases. The team at the Newcastle Fertility Centre said it was “good news” and […]

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Prescriptions to rise by 20p in England

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library The cost of an NHS prescription in England will increase by 20p to £8.60 from the start of April, the government has announced. Health minister Philip Dunne said prescription charges were expected to rise “broadly in line with inflation”. In other parts of the UK, prescriptions are free. The […]