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Semi-identical twins 'identified for only the second time'

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 22:29
The boy and girl are identical on their mother's side but share only a proportion of their father's DNA.

'Tiniest baby boy' ever sent home leaves Tokyo hospital

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 10:18
Doctors said the baby, born weighing just 268g, is the tiniest newborn ever to be sent home.

Leamington father's dilemma over children's genetic cancer test

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 10:11
A father must wait years to discover if his children have a cancer gene that led to his wife's death.

GP staff taught self-defence amid patient violence fears

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 01:38
More than 3,000 violent patients in England were barred in 2018 from seeing their local GP.

Autism-anorexia link 'must be acted on'

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 01:14
One in five women presenting to UK clinics with anorexia may also have autism, research suggests.

Radical Parkinson's treatment tested in patients

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 01:09
The drug is delivered to affected parts of the brain via a "port" in the side of the head.

Was Shauna the victim of a rush to develop stem cell technology?

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 22:05
British teenager Shauna Davison died two weeks after an experimental transplant. Was she the victim of a rush to develop stem cell technology?

Organ donation law: How Keira's heart saved Max

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 11:59
The parents of Keira, and Max - the boy who received her heart - tell the story behind the organ donation legislation named after them.

Social care workers face 'unfair conditions'

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 11:59
An inquiry finds many staff in social care face long working hours and job insecurity.

'Rape triggered my Tourette's'

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 09:32
It did not stop Natalie Pearson becoming what is thought to be the world's only teacher with her form of the condition.

Child supplements 'mislead parents' over vitamin D

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 00:40
Few children's multivitamins give the recommended daily vitamin D dose, a study suggests.

Children 'failed in first 1,000 days', says MPs

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 00:37
A group of MPs wants a "revolution" in early years support, including more health visitor contacts.

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