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First human eggs grown in laboratory

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘It could be of huge benefit to children having cancer treatment’ Human eggs have been grown in the laboratory for the first time, say researchers at the University of Edinburgh. The team say the technique could lead to new ways of preserving the fertility of children having […]

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Anti-obesity programmes in primary schools 'don't work'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Children were encouraged to do an extra 30 minutes of exercise every day School programmes encouraging children to take more exercise and eat healthily are unlikely to have any real effect on childhood obesity, a study in the British Medical Journal suggests. More than 600 primary school pupils in […]

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Daily chats improve dementia sufferers' lives, study says

Image copyright Getty Images Spending just 10 minutes a day talking to dementia sufferers about their interests or family could help improve their quality of life, according to a study. Researchers carried out a nine-month trial in 69 care homes in England. One-to-one interaction, combined with personalised care, significantly reduced the residents’ anger and agitation, […]

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Manchester hospitals cancelled operations due to water leak

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Manchester Royal Infirmary is one of the hospitals affected Operations were cancelled at four hospitals in Manchester due to a mains leak affecting the water supply. Hospitals affected by Sunday’s leak were the Royal Infirmary, the Royal Eye Hospital, Saint Mary’s Hospital and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Manchester University […]

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Rally in London calls for action on NHS 'crisis'

Thousands of demonstrators, including actor Ralf Little, have been marching through central London calling for more government support for the NHS. The event, called “NHS in crisis – fix it now” – was organised by the People’s Assembly and Health Campaigns Together. In response to the rally, the Department of Health and Social Care said […]

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Players taunted footballer over depression

Image copyright SNS Image caption David Cox previously played for Forfar Athletic A footballer has described being taunted by fellow players and fans after he spoke out publicly about his mental health struggles. David Cox, who plays for Scottish League Two side Cowdenbeath, said he had been called a “psycho” and mocked about “slitting his […]

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Amazon joins up with US firms to enter healthcare sector

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The three biggest private employers in the US are teaming up to offer their employees subsidised healthcare Amazon, JP Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway are joining forces to create a healthcare firm aimed at cutting costs for their US employees. The independent firm would be “free from profit-making incentives and […]

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Isaiah Haastrup: Baby's life-support 'can be stopped'

Image copyright PA Image caption Isaiah, pictured with an aunt, suffered “catastrophic” brain damage, the court was told Doctors can stop life-support treatment to a brain-damaged 11-month-old against his parents’ wishes, a High Court judge has said. King’s College Hospital wanted to give only palliative care to Isaiah Haastrup as staff felt continued life-support was […]