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The Price of Sight

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.


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Schools ‘should check kids’ teeth’

22 October 2014 Last updated at 00:54 Schools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, the advisory body NICE has said. More than one in 10 three-year-olds in England have rotten … Continue reading

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Mentally ill put in police cells

22 October 2014 Last updated at 00:54 By Pippa Stephens Health reporter, BBC News Being locked in a cell is especially frightening for those in mental health crisis, says Mind Too many people in the middle of a mental health … Continue reading

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NICE conflicts of interests claim

22 October 2014 Last updated at 00:52 By Adam Brimelow Health Correspondent, BBC News A group of leading doctors and researchers has called on MPs to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the watchdog NICE. In a letter to the … Continue reading

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Patients ‘fleeing’ Wales denial

21 October 2014 Last updated at 12:07 Patients from Wales routinely travel to England for treatment, the Welsh government says Claims that thousands of patients from Wales are seeking treatment in England because they are not happy with the Welsh … Continue reading

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Scans reveal cause of winter blues

21 October 2014 Last updated at 02:21 Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). People with Sad have an unhelpful way of controlling the “happy” … Continue reading

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Living with smoker risks highlighted

21 October 2014 Last updated at 00:45 The researchers looked at data taken from four linked studies Non-smokers who live with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a … Continue reading

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NHS radiographers strike over pay

20 October 2014 Last updated at 15:43 Staff joined picket lines outside hospitals across the UK, including in Middlesbrough Radiographers have gone on strike over pay in the latest walkout by NHS staff. Society of Radiographers members were on strike … Continue reading

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Nigeria declared free of Ebola

20 October 2014 Last updated at 16:48 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Son of Nigeria’s hero doctor, who spotted Ebola patient, speaks of pride Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with … Continue reading

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Liver deaths rise linked to alcohol

20 October 2014 Last updated at 12:28 Britain’s drinking culture has sparked a “worrying” rise in liver disease deaths, health officials say. Public Health England says 24-hour drinking and higher levels of alcohol consumption are fuelling the “rapid and shocking” … Continue reading

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Nine hospitals hit by scan strike

20 October 2014 Last updated at 07:09 Scan and x-ray appointments have been rearranged Over 400 scans and x-rays have been cancelled across Wales as radiographers hold a four-hour strike on Monday. The Society of Radiographers’ action over pay will … Continue reading

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