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Three-person baby licence granted

[ad_1] Image copyright Thinkstock Doctors in Newcastle have been given the first UK licence to create babies from two women and one man, the fertility regulator says. The advanced form of IVF will be used to prevent children dying from genetic diseases. The team at the Newcastle Fertility Centre said it was “good news” and […]

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Prescriptions to rise by 20p in England

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library The cost of an NHS prescription in England will increase by 20p to £8.60 from the start of April, the government has announced. Health minister Philip Dunne said prescription charges were expected to rise “broadly in line with inflation”. In other parts of the UK, prescriptions are free. The […]

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NHS to introduce £20m cap on new drugs

[ad_1] Image copyright Thinkstock A new £20m-a-year cap on the cost of new drugs will be introduced in the NHS in England in an attempt to save money, health chiefs have announced. The new measure could lead to delays of up to three years before new drugs are made available to give NHS bosses the […]

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Manchester shoppers' lung scans 'saved lives'

[ad_1] Image copyright Macmillan Cancer Support Image caption Shoppers with a history of smoking took part in the pilot in Harpurhey, Wythenshawe and Gorton Thousands of lives across the UK could be saved after a scheme in which smokers received CT scans in shopping centres, a cancer charity says. There was a fourfold increase in […]

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Obesity crisis

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Oil was previously used sparingly in cooking A teaspoon of oil, measured out with precision, is how Professor Tim Benton remembers his mother preparing items for frying. When he was growing up in the 1960s, vegetable oil was still a precious commodity and used sparingly. Fast-forward to today […]

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Are skinny jeans really harmful?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images/PA There has been a warning that fashion items may cause posture problems and back and neck pain. The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) says items such as skinny jeans, high heels and handbags can “wreak havoc” on our bodies. However, the research has been rejected by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy […]

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Extreme exercise an 'escape from life', Cardiff Uni says

[ad_1] Media captionExtreme adventure pain ‘helps with modern life’, the study found Extreme adventure challenges can help office workers deal with the “anxieties of modern life” new research suggests. Cardiff University academics looked into the reasons why people participate in the Tough Mudder event. The experience is “deliberately marketed” as painful, with obstacles including wires […]