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VIDEO: Vicar who contracted HIV after attack

Two years ago, Reverend Hayley Young, 28, contracted HIV through a non-sexual attack. She told only a few of her closest family and friends about her diagnosis. However, after losing her hair and an obvious decline in her health, rumours … Continue reading

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Mice in space develop thin skin

The animals were kept in the specially built “Mouse Drawer System” A study of three mice that spent 91 days on the International Space Station has found abnormalities in their skin. This is a record stay for any animal in … Continue reading

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Excess caffeine health warning

Drinking more than five espressos worth of caffeine a day may be damaging to health, according to the European Food Safety Authority. Heart problems, insomnia and panic attacks were all linked to excess caffeine consumption. The EFSA said many people … Continue reading

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Canadians face midwife shortages

Kim Goodman says she’s disappointed there won’t be a midwife present when she gives birth A Canadian midwife has helped almost 200 women deliver their babies, but when she gives birth in July, there won’t be a midwife by her … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Why campaigners are giving toys disabilities

A group of parents has launched an online campaign to see a new generation of toys bringing greater diversity to the playroom. Some of the parents of children with disabilities felt so let down by traditional toys, they began to … Continue reading

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VIDEO: My cerebral palsy story

Being the only disabled pupil in a mainstream school can be a lonely experience, especially when classmates are too shy to chat or ask questions. Fourteen-year-old Tegan Vincent-Cooke from Bristol has cerebral palsy and was in this situation but found … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Can this app help teach surgeons?

An app has been created which aims to help trainee medical staff perfect their surgery skills. Touch Surgery allows surgeons to practice procedures ranging from heart surgery to carpal tunnel operations – and scores are awarded for accuracy and knowledge. … Continue reading

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Health board facing GP shortage

Dumfries and Galloway could face a serious shortage of GPs unless 25 new recruits are hired by the end of next year, BBC Scotland can reveal. About 19% of the workforce of 132 family doctors in the region will need … Continue reading

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Health faces ‘financial challenge’

The health service in Northern Ireland is said to be suffering from an “unprecedented financial challenge” The scale of financial difficulty facing Northern Ireland’s five health trusts was so severe in 2013 and 2014 that four failed to break even. … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Smart knife identifies brain tumours

Researchers at Imperial College London are developing a device that could help neurosurgeons to identify cancerous brain tumours in real time. Dubbed the “iKnife” it is hoped that it could allow tumours to be removed more precisely and reduce the … Continue reading

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