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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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VIDEO: Drinkers try the BBC booze calculator

Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors. But do members of the public know how calories and alcohol units they are consuming on a night out? Sophie Hutchinson spoke to … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Drinkers try the BBC booze calculator

Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors. But do members of the public know how calories and alcohol units they are consuming on a night out? Sophie Hutchinson spoke to … Continue reading

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UN chief defends Ebola aid workers

31 October 2014 Last updated at 18:31 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. UN chief Ban Ki-moon says aid workers dealing with the Ebola crisis are “exceptional people” UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said discrimination against aid … Continue reading

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UN chief defends Ebola aid workers

31 October 2014 Last updated at 18:31 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. UN chief Ban Ki-moon says aid workers dealing with the Ebola crisis are “exceptional people” UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said discrimination against aid … Continue reading

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Some ethnic groups ‘less cancer aware’

1 November 2014 Last updated at 01:56 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News People from black and Asian backgrounds have poorer survival rates for some cancers Black and South Asian people in England are less aware of the warning … Continue reading

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Some ethnic groups ‘less cancer aware’

1 November 2014 Last updated at 01:56 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News People from black and Asian backgrounds have poorer survival rates for some cancers Black and South Asian people in England are less aware of the warning … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The makeshift ‘protection’ for Ebola

The BBC’s Anne Soy reports from Ghana, where health care workers in one hospital serving Liberian refugees have had to use rain coats instead of proper protective gear against Ebola. This is despite Ebola-free West African countries claiming to be … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding photo ‘goes viral’

28 October 2014 Last updated at 18:13 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Emma Bond pleased that Facebook has changed its policy A photograph of a mother breastfeeding her premature baby has gone viral after it was … Continue reading

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Genes ‘play role in Ebola survival’

31 October 2014 Last updated at 00:36 A burial team take away a victim of the Ebola virus Genetic factors could play an important role in whether people survive the Ebola virus, say US scientists. A study of mice infected … Continue reading

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Cancer survival rates ‘improving’

30 October 2014 Last updated at 12:59 Prostate cancer survival rates are expected to improve for patients diagnosed in 2013 Most people diagnosed with cancer in England in recent years are surviving for longer, according to the latest statistics. Eighty … Continue reading

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