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High sport drink use among young teens 'risk to health'

High numbers of younger teenagers are risking tooth decay and obesity by regularly having high-sugar sport drinks, dental experts have said. Cardiff University found 89% of Welsh 12 to 14-year-olds questioned used the drinks – 68% at least once a … Continue reading

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Euro 2016: Football alcohol adverts seen 'once a minute'

People who watched Wales’ Euro 2016 game against England on television saw alcohol marketing almost once every minute during play, a study has found. It found pitch-side alcohol sponsor adverts were seen 78 times per game on average during broadcasts … Continue reading

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Unpaid carers support group launched

A support group for unpaid carers has been launched in Slough to help make them aware of their rights. Among those at the launch event organised by mum and carer Aksa Marshal, was Anisah Kauser, 26, whose boyfriend cares for … Continue reading

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EU referendum: UK science wakes up to new future

UK science will have to fight to make sure it is not an after-thought as Britain renegotiates its relationship with the EU, say research leaders. The science establishment expressed its “disappointment” on Friday with the referendum’s outcome. It had been … Continue reading

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Office cake culture is 'danger to health'

Having cake at work to celebrate colleagues’ birthdays, engagements or just surviving the week is a danger to health, a senior dentist argues. Prof Nigel Hunt, from the Faculty of Dental Surgery, at the Royal College of Surgeons, says “cake … Continue reading

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Testicle removal surgeon struck off

A surgeon who tried to cover up the fact he had cut off a man’s testicle in error has been struck off. The organ was removed at the private BMI Chiltern Hospital in Buckinghamshire in April 2014. The Medical Practitioners … Continue reading

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Healthy option?

Much of the debate about whether Britain stays in or leaves the European Union focuses on the flow of people. So it’s not surprising that there has been discussion of how the NHS might be affected, both in terms of … Continue reading

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Ginger and acupressure 'options for morning sickness'

Taking ginger or using acupressure on the wrist may help some women with mild morning sickness, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) says. Its guidance suggests these therapies could offer alternatives to women who want to avoid medication. … Continue reading

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Butterfly effect

Millie Smith gave birth to twin girls, knowing that one of them would soon die. Skye and Callie were born prematurely at Kingston Hospital on 30 April. Twelve weeks into her pregnancy, Millie discovered one of her babies had anencephaly … Continue reading

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Yellow fever fight

In the green and shaded gardens of the Americo Boavida Hospital in Angola’s capital, Luanda, women in colourful printed dresses wait patiently for visiting hours to begin. It is one of the biggest hospitals in the city, serving almost two … Continue reading

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