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    Global fight against killer diseases seeks £11bn

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    Medibears help children at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital

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    US nursing home chief resigns after vegetative patient gives birth

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    Are flexitarians half-hearted vegetarians?

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    Fish fumes blamed for allergy death of Brooklyn boy

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    'I pray our child isn't born with my deformities'

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    Why cheese is no longer my friend

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    Should the NHS pay for transgender fertility treatment?

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    ‘Losing 18st left me uncomfortable in my own skin’

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    How to resist 'drink pushers' during the festive season

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    Vanuatu uses drones to deliver vaccines to remote island

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    Skin creams can lead to fire deaths

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    Gently stroking babies 'provides pain relief'

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    Obamacare: Texas court rules key health law is unconstitutional

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    Teething gels to be taken off supermarket shelves

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    Dying woman's wedding wish at Berkhamsted hospice answered

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    Organ donors to be asked if they are religious

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    Laser pointers should be thrown away, say safety experts

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    Gene study unravels redheads mystery

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    'Weigh-ins help prevent piling on pounds at Christmas'

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    Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'

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    Transplanted organs gave patients cancer

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    Bionic 3D-printed arm 'gives confidence' to young amputees

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    Nichola has created an app to help others with alopecia meet new friends

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    Vicky Phelan: The woman who exposed an Irish health scandal

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    Meet the talking and crying childlike manikin

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    The photographer who puts disabled and severely ill children in fantasy scenes

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    Zainab Mughal: Toddler with cancer spurs hunt for rare blood

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    Mother of monkey dust drug addict warns of dangers

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    Breast milk donors help premature babies

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    Biohackers: ‘My hand could unlock my car door’

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    First baby born after deceased womb transplant

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    'How I deal with having impostor syndrome'

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    'The NHS paid for my new French hip'

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    Welsh scientists hunt down the latest flu strains

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    'I didn't know whitening teeth was illegal'

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    'I don't want to be a burden'

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    Babies' cold recovery 'all in the nose'

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    Sacked man claims discrimination against his 'ethical veganism'

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    The twins who travelled to find a place to play

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    Namibia's success in the fight against HIV

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    Ebola outbreak in DR Congo now second worst in history

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    Measles resurgence 'due to vaccine hesitancy', WHO warns

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    World Aids Day: Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP on HIV positive status

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    Woman's ovarian cyst 'weight of seven newborn babies'

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    'Gene-edited babies': China halts work of He Jiankui

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    Primodos: 'I will die feeling guilty' says mum over test

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    UK meets global HIV targets as diagnoses keep falling

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    How long does it take to poo Lego out if a child eats it?

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    Dundee street valium crisis: The highest rate of drug deaths in Europe

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    Suicide man 'let down' by Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust

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    'World's oldest rebel' Harry Leslie Smith dies

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    'Period poverty' sanitary products 'improve school attendance'

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    Post-natal PTSD: 'I relived childbirth over and over again'

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    Chinese scientist He Jiankui defends 'world's first gene-edited babies'

    He Jiankui shocked the world by claiming he had created the world\'s first genetically edited children.... Read More

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    Nurse had menopause symptoms twice before turning 40

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    Fentanyl in cocaine: The deadly truth of new drugs cocktail

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    Boy, 10, meets his 'superman' life-saver

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    Safety concerns raised over breast implants

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    Spine therapy for children tested only on pigs and corpses

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    China baby gene editing claim 'dubious'

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    Endometriosis diagnosis: 'A relief to know I wasn't mad'

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    How climate change could be causing miscarriages in Bangladesh

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