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US seeks e-cigarette restrictions

24 April 2014 Last updated at 16:51 The FDA wants the same age restrictions for e-cigarettes in the US as for conventional cigarettes The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants minimum age restrictions and health warnings on e-cigarettes. The … Continue reading

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Dog bites highest in deprived areas

24 April 2014 Last updated at 10:47 Children are most likely to be bitten on the head Hospital admissions for dog bites are three times as high in the most deprived areas of England as in the least, official figures … Continue reading

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Human skin grown in laboratory

24 April 2014 Last updated at 17:37 By Helen Briggs BBC News Skin has a natural barrier that keeps water in and microbes out Skin grown in the laboratory can replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, UK scientists say. … Continue reading

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Worries over young wanting surgery

By Kat Collins Newsbeat reporter 24 April 2014 Last updated at 06:00 Share Plastic surgeons say they are worried about the number of young people who want cosmetic procedures. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) claims younger patients … Continue reading

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Binge drinking ‘link to overeating’

24 April 2014 Last updated at 01:57 By Pippa Stephens Health reporter, BBC News Nearly half of the people asked said they wanted more food after drinking Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a … Continue reading

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Asthma inhalers may go into schools

24 April 2014 Last updated at 01:51 Asthma inhalers are prescribed medications Plans to allow schools to keep spare asthma inhalers could reduce the risk of emergency hospital admission or even death for more than a million pupils, according to … Continue reading

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Violent crime ‘continues to fall’

23 April 2014 Last updated at 11:23 By Dominic Casciani Home affairs correspondent, BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Report author Prof Jonathan Shepherd said the drop was connected to changing alcohol habits Violent crime … Continue reading

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Hospice boss cleared of misconduct

23 April 2014 Last updated at 14:59 The allegations against Jayne Saunders dated back to 2008 The director of care at a children’s hospice has been cleared of professional misconduct over the way she dealt with a dying teenager. Jayne … Continue reading

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Most of Clwyd’s NHS claims rejected

23 April 2014 Last updated at 14:03 The independent report rejected 21 out of 31 of Ms Clwyd’s serious allegations Some serious complaints made by a Labour MP over the hospital care given to her husband before his death have … Continue reading

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Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?

21 April 2014 Last updated at 00:05 Article written by Dominic Casciani Home affairs correspondent More from Dominic Follow Dominic on Twitter Many Western nations have experienced significant declines in crime in recent decades, but could the removal of lead … Continue reading

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