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Fewer ambulance 999 calls to be classed as "life-threatening" Fewer ambulance 999 calls to be classed as "life-threatening"
Fewer 999 ambulance calls will be classed as life-threatening and needing a super-fast response in the biggest shake-up of the service in 40 years. The move by the NHS in England - and agreed by ministers - will result in about 8% of call-outs being classed as needing the quickest response. Currently half of call-outs are, but many are not serious or could wait longer for paramedics to arrive. NHS bosses said

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Malaria vaccine pilot program coming to Africa in 2018 2017-04-26

Malaria vaccine pilot program coming to Africa in 2018
The first-ever malaria vaccine pilot program will take place in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, the World Health Organization announced Monday. The announcement for the program, which is expected to begin in 2018, comes ahead of World Malaria Day on Tues
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It’s time to stop looking for yourself 2017-04-17

 It’s time to stop looking for yourself
A vast array of books and courses is offered on self-development and self-improvement. Our lives seem to be in a state of flux and change, but legions of coaches, therapists and lifestyle counsellors are on hand to steer us safely through these chopp
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Why the "W" sitting position IS bad for kids - and how to stop your child adopting it 2017-04-11

Why the "W" sitting position IS bad for kids - and how to stop your child adopting it
 As a parent , you may have noticed how your little ones seem to favour one sitting position in particular. The popular W position is when kids (and sometimes adults) sit flat on their bottoms with their legs splayed out to each side, knees b
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How long should you stay on antidepressants? 2017-04-03

 How long should you stay on antidepressants?
According to reports last week, hundreds of thousands of people are hooked on prescription drugs for not only depression but also pain and anxiety. The Daily Mail quoted a recent report from the all party parliamentary group for prescribed drug depen
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Some symptoms should never be ignored 2017-03-27

Some symptoms should never be ignored
Do you always assume the worst when it comes to your health? While certain symptoms should always be checked by your GP, how do you know when you are right to worry?  Is it heartburn or a heart attack? Your odds: More than 20 million peopl
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Access to nature reduces depression and obesity, finds European study 2017-03-21

 Access to nature reduces depression and obesity, finds European study
People living close to trees and green spaces are less likely to be obese, inactive, or dependent on anti-depressants, according to a new report. Middle-aged Scottish men with homes in deprived but verdant areas were found to have a death rate 16%
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Alleviating Fear on the Road to Prostate Cancer Treatment 2017-03-15

 Alleviating Fear on the Road to Prostate Cancer Treatment
Receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis, no matter the "stage" of illness, can be an immediate shake-up to a mans physical and mental well-being and that of his loved ones. Being given such news can carry with it an uncertain timeline or prog
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More children than ever are being admitted to hospital for sleep disorders 2017-03-04

More children than ever are being admitted to hospital for sleep disorders
 The number of children under 14 being admitted to hospital for sleep disorders has tripled in the the last ten years, The Sunday People can reveal. Ten times more prescriptions of the common sleep medication melatonin have also been written
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Parents" poor comprehension tied to more relapses in children with chronic illness 2017-02-18

 Parents" poor comprehension tied to more relapses in children with chronic illness
Even well-educated parents may struggle to comprehend how to manage their childs medications and tests to prevent relapses of a chronic disease, according to Canadian specialists. Children with nephrotic syndrome, a chronic kidney disease, frequen
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5 dental myths that may be hurting your health 2017-01-21

5 dental myths that may be hurting your health
 Research shows that your teeth can speak volumes about your overall health, so it’s important to be informed when it comes to taking care of your mouth.   Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing health editor for FoxNews.com, recently s
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New ranking looks at health of 10 Canadian cities 2016-12-13

New ranking looks at health of 10 Canadian cities
 Saskatoon gets top marks when it comes to the health performance of the city and its citizens, according to a new ranking comparing at 10 Canadian cities. The Conference Board of Canada released its first-ever City Health Monitor report&n
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"It is time to make" three-person babies 2016-12-03

"It is time to make" three-person babies
 It is time to start making babies from three people, according to scientists advising the UKs fertility regulator. The move has been described as "historic", and the regulator will make its decision next month. Doctors want to make
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Arby"s takes a stab at venison sandwiches in select locations 2016-10-26

Arby"s takes a stab at venison sandwiches in select locations
Fast-food chain Arby’s will begin testing venison sandwiches in select markets by the end of the month, the company announced Tuesday. Arbys venison sandwich features a thick-cut venison steak and crispy onions with a berry sauce on a toaste
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Key EpiPen competitor out in 2017 at "very, very low" cost 2016-10-26

Key EpiPen competitor out in 2017 at "very, very low" cost
Allergy sufferers will have at least one more option to treat life-threatening.allergic reactions in the first half of 2017, but its unclear how the price will compare to the EpiPen or its upcoming generic version. Kaleo, which makes the Auvi-Q, w
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Should I Worry About a Cherry Angioma? Get the Facts 2016-08-29

Should I Worry About a Cherry Angioma? Get the Facts
 A cherry angioma is a mole-like skin growth made up of small blood vessels, or capillaries. It is the most common type of angioma, which is a benign tumor that results from an overgrowth of capillaries. It is rare for children to develop these
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All You Need to Know About Nephritis 2016-08-29

All You Need to Know About Nephritis
 To understand kidney problems such as nephritis, its helpful to start with some background on what the kidneys are, and what they do. The kidneys are two bean-shaped, fist-sized organs found just under the ribs on the left and right sides of t
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HIV effort let down by test shortages, says WHO 2016-08-29

HIV effort let down by test shortages, says WHO
 A shortage of HIV testing could undermine global efforts to diagnose and treat people with the infection, warn experts from the World Health Organization. They looked at responses to annual surveys that the WHO had sent to 127 countries betwee
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Persistent insomnia linked to higher risk of death, study finds 2015-02-27

Persistent insomnia linked to higher risk of death, study finds
 While previous studies have already shown links between insomnia and increased risk of premature death, they have not clarified whether the risk differs between persistent and intermittent insomnia. Intermittent or acute insomnia is
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Pancreatic cancer splits into four types, says genome study 2015-02-27

Pancreatic cancer splits into four types, says genome study
 The international team behind the study - including scientists from Cancer Research UK - hopes the findings will lead to improved treatments for pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to treat.
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Should America go vegan to ward off obesity and save the environment? 2015-02-27

Should America go vegan to ward off obesity and save the environment?
 Researchers from the nonprofit organization Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine write in theAmerican Journal of Health Promotion that an 18-week plant-based diet can boost employee productivity and reduce anxiety, depre
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Study reveals extent of impact on health from human trafficking 2015-02-27

Study reveals extent of impact on health from human trafficking
 The study on the health of trafficking survivors, published in The Lancet Global Health, was carried out by researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in the UK and the International Organization for Migration.
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