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Many people question the benefits of the LASIK procedure. Some say they are just fine with contacts or glasses, others are afraid of having eye surgery. But regardless, is LASIK worth the cost? Get the facts.
23 October 2014 Last updated at 00:45 The number of convictions for disability hate crime incidents have fallen Prosecutors have pledged to do more to tackle disability hate crime after a drop in the number of convictions. The total number … Continue reading
24 October 2014 Last updated at 00:45 Sunshine is an important element of a healthy lifestyle and could help prevent obesity Exposure to sunshine could slow down weight gain and the development of type 2 diabetes, research on mice suggests. … Continue reading
24 October 2014 Last updated at 00:45 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows. A team at King’s College London and … Continue reading
23 October 2014 Last updated at 13:52 The US government is reported to fear that pacemakers could be hacked US officials have revealed they are investigating about two dozen suspected examples of medical equipment vulnerable to hack attacks, potentially putting … Continue reading
23 October 2014 Last updated at 13:15 Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year in the UK could lead to children getting more exercise every day, say researchers. Their study of 23,000 children found that daily activity … Continue reading
23 October 2014 Last updated at 16:24 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Blood from people who had Ebola could be used as a treatment An international team of scientists has been set up to determine the effectiveness … Continue reading
22 October 2014 Last updated at 23:59 Some travellers in the US will have their temperatures checked for signs of a fever President Barack Obama has expressed cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules … Continue reading
23 October 2014 Last updated at 00:47 Midwives said it was “vital to learn lessons” from tragic events A five-year plan to halve the number of stillbirths, newborn deaths and baby brain injuries in the UK has been launched. About … Continue reading
23 October 2014 Last updated at 00:46 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website The NHS in England has been told to stop being a barrier to infertile couples having children, in new rules by the funding watchdog. The … Continue reading
22 October 2014 Last updated at 08:51 By Pippa Stephens Health reporter, BBC News The study looked at blood tests in more than 1,000 men aged over 70 for Y chromosome loss The male Y chromosome may have a role … Continue reading
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