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Hawking: Did he change views on disability?

[ad_1] Image copyright SPL Stephen Hawking was both one of the world’s most famous scientists and most famous disabled people. His life was a juxtaposition of sparkling intellect and failing body. Prof Hawking was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease when he was 22. The nerves that controlled his muscles were failing […]

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First steps taken for vaccine pills

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images UK scientists have taken the first steps towards creating new vaccine treatments in pill form. The Cardiff team has made a prototype oral flu vaccine, which unlike standard inoculations does not need to be stored in a fridge or freezer. They hope it could pave the way for needle-free inoculations […]

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Women missing from breast implant register

[ad_1] Image copyright SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY About one in three NHS clinics and one in four private ones offering breast implant surgery in England have not submitted any patient data to a national safety registry. NHS Digital set up the service in 2016 after the PIP (Poly Implant Prothese) breast implants scandal. Poor […]

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So terrified of eating I stopped growing at 11

[ad_1] Image copyright Errin Godwin Whalley Image caption Errin refused to eat after an allergic reaction when she was a toddler A talented young dancer was so afraid of food, she stopped growing at 11 years old. Errin Godwin Whalley’s allergies made her terrified to eat, and she was the size of a six-year-old when […]

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NHS homeopathy ending in London

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A major centre of homeopathy will no longer be able to spend NHS money on the controversial practice. The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine – formerly the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital – will stop providing NHS-funded homeopathic remedies in April. Homeopathy is based on the idea that “like cures […]

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Chinese takeaway can bust your salt allowance

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Chinese takeaway meals from restaurants and supermarkets should carry health warnings because they are often high in salt, a campaign group says. Action on Salt analysed more than 150 dishes and found some contained half an adult’s recommended 6g (0.2oz) daily allowance of salt. Main courses, such as beef in […]

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Meet Wales' first profoundly deaf midwife

[ad_1] Image copyright Natasha Hirst Image caption Sian Preddy is Wales’ first profoundly deaf midwife Sian Preddy, from Bridgend is Wales’ first profoundly deaf midwife. Here she explains how she decided to pursue a career she loves and how she has overcome barriers. I was four years old when I was first diagnosed as deaf. […]