'My son's severe asthma is very distressing'

Five-year-old Oscar’s life has regularly hung in the balance because of severe asthma. On his second birthday, he was so ill he did not respond to any medicines, leaving his parents fearing the worst. “I will never forget how his tiny chest rose up and down in desperate movements, trying to fill his lungs with air,” his mum, Carla, More...

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By SLPundit On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Pharmacists warn of a 'surge' in shortage of common medicines

Pharmacists say they are struggling to obtain many common medicines and paying “vastly increased” prices for them. This is leaving patients complaining of delays in getting hold of drugs such as More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Haemochromatosis: 'Most common' genetic disorder test call

A woman who believes three members of her family died from the UK’s most common genetic disorder wants to see routine testing introduced. New research from Exeter University shows haemochromatosis could More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Teenage cancer survival 'on the up' in England, report finds

Survival rates for teenagers and young adults with cancer in England are improving, particularly for those with leukaemia and bone cancer, says a report by Teenage Cancer Trust and Public Health England. But More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?

A diet has been developed that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage to the planet. Scientists have been trying to figure out how we are going to feed billions More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved

A new procedure for storing livers donated for transplant has been hailed a “game changer” and approved for use on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) say perfusion More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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Can drinking collagen slow down aging and boost other functions?

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to take just one daily supplement that boosted your cognitive function, physical performance, heart health, bone density, natural healing processes and, on top of it all, slowed More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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Rebecca Henderson: Transplant hope for rucksack heart woman

Media playback is unsupported on your device A woman who carries an artificial heart in a rucksack after her own organ was removed because of cancer has been added to the transplant list. Rebecca More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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Breast cancer risk test 'game changer'

Experts have developed a potentially “game-changing” test to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer. It combines information on family history and hundreds of genetic markers with other factors, More...

By SLPundit On Monday, January 14th, 2019
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What is the right age to lose your virginity?

Having sex too soon is the biggest regret of young people losing their virginity, a survey of British sexual behaviour suggests. More than a third of women and a quarter of men in their teens and early 20s admitted More...