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Advertising watchdog rules fake autism ‘cure’ adverts must stop

The advertising watchdog is targeting practitioners of Cease therapy, which has no scientific basis. Read More source

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Weedkiller glyphosate a ‘substantial’ cancer factor

Jury to consider damages after one of the world’s most widely-used weedkillers is blamed for cancer. Read More source

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‘Baby Grady’ gives hope to infertile boys with cancer

New approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment, say scientists. Read More source

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Woman in China nearly dies after injecting herself with fruit juice

The woman in China suffered liver, kidney, heart and lung damage and spent days in intensive care. Read More source

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IVF ethics pioneer Mary Warnock dies

The philosopher Baroness Mary Warnock has died at the age of 94. Read More source

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My one-in-a-million daughter is a ‘human timebomb’

Anya suffers from a one-in-a-million condition that is like having seven serious diseases all at once. Read More source

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Smear test top tips: How to make cervical screening more comfortable

The smear test, or cervical screening, can make some women nervous. Here’s how to make it stress free. Read More…

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Cervical screening: DIY smear test could be ‘game-changer’

Women who miss cervical screening appointments are being given home-testing kits in a pilot scheme. Read More source

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Hancock slammed for DNA test ‘over-reaction’

England’s health secretary said it had saved his life by revealing a “higher risk of prostate cancer”. Read More source

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Assisted dying: Doctors’ group adopts neutral position

The Royal College of Physicians votes to adopt a neutral position on helping terminally ill patients die. Read More source

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‘No consent’ for teeth removal op on woman who later died

Rachel Johnston, who had learning difficulties, died weeks after all her teeth were removed. Read More source

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Testosterone rules for female athletes ‘unscientific’

There is a lack of evidence for the cut-off point adopted by athletics chiefs, a BMJ editorial says. Read More…

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NHS ‘no chance of training enough staff’

Experts are warning nurses and GP shortages will worsen in England, unless radical action is taken. Read More source

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Unprecedented drug shortage linked to Brexit, NHS bosses say

Hospitals in England are experiencing a “spike” in medicine shortages, an NHS leader tells the BBC’s Newsnight programme. Read More…

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Instagram eating disorder content ‘out of control’

Psychiatrists raise concerns as the BBC finds children are swapping extreme images of weight loss. Read More source

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‘My anorexia really loved Instagram’

One woman who has overcome anorexia says Instagram didn’t cause her eating disorder, but it made it worse. Read More…

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Childcare offered for free to smear-test mums

Dozens of childminders are offering an hour of free care so mothers can attend cervical screening appointments. Read More source

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San Francisco moves to ban e-cigarettes until health effects known

The law would halt sales until vaping’s health effects are fully evaluated by US regulators. Read More source

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