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Damien Hirst formaldehyde artworks 'posed no risk to public'

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 16:24
A scientific paper that claimed a 2012 exhibition of Damien Hirst works led to the release of dangerous formaldehyde fumes is retracted by one of its authors after further tests.

FGM is child abuse, says UN Population Fund chief

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:53
The head of the United Nations Population Fund has, for the first time, described female genital mutilation as "child abuse".

Maasai cricketer kicks Kenya tradition to fight FGM

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 08:14
Maasai Cricket Warriors captain Sonyanga Ole Ngais tells the BBC how he is trying to discourage female genital mutilation.

Colchester Hospital chief apologises after CQC report

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 03:42
The new head of Colchester Hospital issues a "heartfelt apology" following the publication of a damning CQC report.

Soldering on

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:53
Meet the growing number of type 1 diabetics who are building their own unapproved, open source monitoring systems.

Zika epidemic will end in three years, study suggests

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 22:01
The Zika epidemic is likely to end within two to three years because there will be too few people left to infect, researchers from Imperial College London predict.

Cambridgeshire's £800m NHS outsourcing contract 'wasted millions'

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:47
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money was wasted on a contract outsourcing the care of older and mentally ill people, investigators find.

Harry gets an HIV test to raise awareness

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:27
Prince Harry has been tested for HIV in an effort raise awareness about the condition and encourage others to get a test.

Prince Harry tested for HIV to raise awareness about condition

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 12:51
Prince Harry gets tested for HIV in a bid to raise awareness about the condition and encourage others to get checked out.

Edinburgh baby born from frozen ovary in UK first

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 12:46
A cancer patient from Edinburgh becomes the first UK woman to give birth following a transplant of her frozen ovary tissue.

Australian man admits to amateur testicle surgery

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:40
An amateur surgeon in Australia pleads guilty to removing the left testicle of a man who could not afford professional medical treatment.

Life-or-death 999 call target missed for year

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:11
Ambulances in England have missed their target for responding to the most life-threatening calls for a whole year, new data shows.

Conquering cancer

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 06:24
A 21-year-old student who fought testicular cancer during his degree studies is to graduate with first class honours.

Breathlessness lung disease warning

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 01:51
Public Health England urges people to seek medical help for persistent coughs or breathlessness in a new campaign aimed at raising awareness of lung cancer and other conditions.

Obesity 'puts men at greater risk of early death'

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 01:50
Being overweight or obese raises the chance of dying early - particularly for men, the largest ever study on obesity and death suggests.

Meningitis B vaccine extension rejected

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 14:41
Health campaigners say they are "hugely dismayed" that the meningitis B vaccine will not be extended to all children in the UK under the age of two.

Sepsis victim's mother: 'We need to be talking about sepsis'

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:49
William Mead died of sepsis in 2014 when he was 12 months old. His mother Melissa spoke to the BBC.

Lingerie firm Amoena wins mastectomy bra tax case

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:41
Lingerie company Amoena wins a legal battle over tax on special bras worn by women who have had a mastectomy.

Over 40s 'have more babies' than under 20s

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 10:48
Women in their forties are having more babies than women two decades younger for the first time in nearly 70 years, official figures for England and Wales show.

Court to hear HIV Prep drug challenge

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 10:04
A judicial review into an NHS decision not to fund a "game-changing" drug that can prevent HIV will be heard in the High Court on Wednesday.

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