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TVs in children's bedrooms 'increase risk of obesity'

Children who have TVs in their bedrooms are more likely to be overweight than those who do not, a study by University College London scientists suggests. For girls in particular, they found the longer spent watching TV, the more likely … Continue reading

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Police looking at claims of data 'fiddling' at hospital

Claims a hospital’s waiting time figures were ‘fiddled’ to meet targets have been passed to police. It follows a BBC investigation into alleged misconduct at Kettering General Hospital which left thousands waiting over a year for treatment. The trust which … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Welsh children treated for sleep problems

Hundreds of children are being treated for sleep problems in Wales every year. In some cases, babies, infants and teenagers have been admitted to hospital while in north Wales alone, the number being prescribed medication rose by 20% in the … Continue reading

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Global diarrhoea deaths down by a third

The number of children dying worldwide of diarrhoea fell by a third between 2005 and 2015, researchers have found. The Lancet study says better access to clean water and sanitation is key, with fewer weak and malnourished children becoming infected. … Continue reading

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Manchester attack: Lead children's surgeon 'angry'

Child victims of the Manchester bombing had “battlefield wounds”, according to one of the surgeons who fought to save them. Dr Ibrar Majid has spoken to the BBC about operating on young victims through the night – and his feelings … Continue reading

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Twins in sub-Saharan Africa 'more likely to die' in early childhood

One in five children born as a twin in sub-Saharan Africa dies before their fifth birthday, according to new research in the Lancet. The study is the first to analyse death rates among twins in the region. The report suggests … Continue reading

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Freezing my eggs 'helped me after rape'

At the age of 29, Winnie Li was living in London and enjoying a successful career as a film producer, working with film stars like Daniel Craig. She had been to the Oscars where a film she had helped to … Continue reading

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Charlie Gard's life support to be maintained pending appeal decision

Charlie Gard will be kept on life support until his parents’ appeal can be considered, the Supreme Court has ruled. A legal agreement with Great Ormond Street Hospital, where the nine-month-old receives 24-hour care, had been due to run out … Continue reading

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Loose Women's Nadia Sawalha on losing her hair

Loose Women panellist Nadia Sawalha has posted an emotional video online talking about losing her hair at the age of 52. On Facebook, the TV presenter admitted her trademark curls were fake and she was going through the perimenopause, which … Continue reading

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Ian Paterson: How first-known victim's surgery unfolded

A former patient of disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson has described how he nearly killed her on the operating table. Gill Dallow, 54, from Lichfield, underwent a laparoscopy at Good Hope Hospital in Birmingham in 1996. The surgery is a minimally … Continue reading

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