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New motor neurone brace makes 'substantial difference'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPhilip Brindle says his quality of life has improved A new neck brace for people with motor neurone disease (MND) makes a “substantial difference” to their quality of life, a patient has said. The disease causes muscle wasting, eventually leaving people with the condition unable to support […]

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Seeking a silent retreat from urban life

These days a digital detox is not nearly enough for city dwellers glued to computers, screens and devices. Silent retreats are proving to be an increasingly popular form of escape from the stresses and noise of urban life. Reporter: Rebecca Henschke, Camera: Haryo Wirawan, Series Producer: Pamela Parker. Source link

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Organ donation: Why you may wait longer if you're black

Ashley suffers from kidney failure but a lack of organ donors from BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) communities means her doctors have not found a match yet. To find out more about organ donation in the black and ethnic minority communities, please visit: http://aclt.org/join-the-organ-register/ http://www.nbta-uk.org.uk/ Source link

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What happens to the body when lightning strikes?

There’s been a lot of lightning in the recent storms in the UK. Lightning strikes between 30 and 60 people in the UK each year. Here’s what happens when it hits the human body, cars, houses and the sea. Follow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 every […]

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Woman killed herself after ovaries removed without consent

Image copyright Wales news service Image caption Lucinda Methuen-Campbell had surgery in 2016 A woman whose ovaries were removed without her consent during an operation to mend a bowel disorder killed herself because of the pain, an inquest has heard. Lucinda Methuen-Campbell, 58, from Swansea, was told later by a surgeon her ovaries were “in […]

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One in 25 children aged 10 or 11 'severely obese'

Image copyright Getty Images One in 25 children in England aged 10 or 11 are severely obese, new analysis has found. Height and weight measurements show the number of children classed as severely overweight rose from 15,000 in reception to 22,000 by the time they leave primary school. The Local Government Association, which analysed Public […]

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Boots owner denies overcharging NHS for cancer mouthwash

Image copyright Alliance Boots The owner of Boots has rejected claims it overcharged the NHS for a mouthwash used by cancer patients. An investigation by the Times newspaper said the high street chemist charged the NHS £3,220 for the medicinal mouthwash, which can cost £93. Walgreens Boots Alliance said its businesses complied with the law. […]