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VIDEO: New research into body image fears

Anxieties about looks and body image are traditionally associated with teenagers and young people as they find their way and try to make their mark in the world. But new research shows a majority of adults think body confidence issues … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The quest for an Ebola vaccine

Authorities in West Africa are struggling to deal with the Ebola outbreak which has already claimed thousands of lives in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Meanwhile, in labs around the world the race is on to try and develop a … Continue reading

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All nations ‘have a stake’ in Ebola

19 October 2014 Last updated at 14:06 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. President Johnson Sirleaf on BBC Newshour: “The time for talking or theorising is over” Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the whole world has … Continue reading

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Gamblers’ brains ‘no endorphin rush’

19 October 2014 Last updated at 00:03 Gambling addictions could be linked to the way the brain processes feelings of euphoria The ‘high’ or feeling of euphoria created by addictive behaviour is less obvious in the brains of problem gamblers, … Continue reading

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Pharmacies ‘could save NHS £1bn’

19 October 2014 Last updated at 06:02 Treating common ailments like coughs and colds at community pharmacies could save the NHS over £1bn a year, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society claims. A study carried out by the body concluded such a … Continue reading

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Sport plan to aid mental health

19 October 2014 Last updated at 00:44 A £2m programme using sport to improve the lives of people with mental health problems has been announced. It is hoped the scheme, run by charity Mind with funding from Sport England, will … Continue reading

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Ebola vaccine ‘will come too late’

17 October 2014 Last updated at 05:00 By Simon Cox BBC Radio 4′s File on Four Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Dr Ripley Ballou, GSK: “It normally takes 7 to 10 years to develop a vaccine” … Continue reading

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Grants for children’s mental health

17 October 2014 Last updated at 16:33 By Judith Burns Education reporter, BBC News Ministers say they take the issue of mental health in children and young people “incredibly seriously” Groups offering mental health support to children and young people … Continue reading

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PE cash ‘can benefit obese pupils’

17 October 2014 Last updated at 15:45 By Judith Burns Education reporter, BBC News Extra funding designed to boost sport in primary schools could be used to tackle childhood obesity, says Ofsted. The watchdog looked at how 22 schools, identified … Continue reading

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Doctors ‘stop seven-day service talks’

17 October 2014 Last updated at 17:30 Doctors and NHS officials had been in talks for 18 months A spat between leading doctors and NHS officials over a seven-day hospital service has led to the breakdown of contract negotiations. The … Continue reading

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