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VIDEO: Could cannabis oil cure cancer?

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 16:24
Growing evidence suggests cannabis could cure serious diseases like cancer, but opinions are divided.

'Eat rice cold for fewer calories'

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 15:16
Scientists believe they have found a way to make rice less calorific - boil it with coconut oil and refrigerate before eating.

UK medics 'had humanitarian motives'

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 14:22
Nine British medical students and doctors who are feared to have travelled to Syria were motivated by humanitarian concerns, their parents have said.

VIDEO: Half of children 'not eating healthily'

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:23
Newsround heard from more than 1,400 children across the UK about what they eat and how much they know about how it affects them

VIDEO: Robotic glove used for stroke rehab

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:16
Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire have been working on a robotic glove that could help stroke patients.

The hunters breaking an Ebola ban on bushmeat

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:07
Last year, Sierra Leone banned bushmeat in an effort to stop the spread of Ebola - but has it stopped the hunters? And will it really help? Mark Doyle joins some hunters in the Wara Wara mountains.

VIDEO: Charity slams global Ebola response

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 07:02
The delayed global response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa "increased the spread" of the virus, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres claims.

Hospital staff 'act above pay grade'

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 06:58
A BBC investigation finds hospital healthcare assistants are working without proper training or supervision, putting patients at risk.

Half of kids don't eat veg each day

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 06:50
Half of kids don't eat any greens each day, BBC Newsround finds

Ashya King 'free of brain cancer'

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 04:04
The parents of five-year-old Ashya King, who were detained after taking him abroad for treatment for a brain tumour, say their son is now free of cancer.

Disease-carrying mosquitoes warning

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 03:16
Mosquitoes could bring diseases such as dengue fever and West Nile virus to the UK within the next few decades, disease experts are warning.

How Ebola changed the world

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 02:23
How Ebola changed the world

Early call for Ebola help 'ignored'

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 01:31
A "global coalition of inaction" contributed to world's deadliest-ever Ebola outbreak, the medical charity MSF says a year after it was declared.

VIDEO: Fears over illegal acne drug sales

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:04
BBC Inside Out investigates illegal sales of roaccutane, the powerful prescription-only drug used to help in the treatment of acne.

Asia's deadly secret: The scourge of the betel nut

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 01:11
The cancer legacy of Asia's mind-altering nuts

VIDEO: Hunt 'hopeful' of Men B jab deal

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:48
The health secretary says he is hopeful that a deal on a cost-effective price for a new Meningitis B vaccine can be reached with the manufacturers.

VIDEO: Criticism of Men B vaccine delay

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 08:58
The charity, Meningitis Now, say it's 'deeply concerned' about a delay in introducing a vaccine for meningitis B.

Campaigners make Men B vaccine plea

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 02:57
Health campaigners says they are concerned by the delay in introducing a vaccine that protects against a deadly form of meningitis, called Men B.

VIDEO: Conned IVF husband wins damages

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 14:14
A lecturer whose wife conned him into believing he was the father of her IVF baby wins over £39,000 in damages.

VIDEO: What can make you happy?

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 09:37
The UN's International Day of Happiness hopes to encourage people to find ways of making themselves happier.


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