Ex-minister Norman Lamb urges cannabis legalisation

Media playback is unsupported on your device A former health minister has called on MPs to legalise the possession and consumption of cannabis. Norman Lamb backed introducing regulation of its production, distribution and sale. But his 10-minute-rule bill in the House of Commons was rejected by 66 votes to 52. Mexico and Luxembourg More...

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Cervical screening error: More women affected

An additional 3,591 women have not received information about NHS cervical cancer screening, it has emerged. Capita, the company contracted to send out the screening invitations, made the discovery while investigating More...

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Gene study unravels redheads mystery

Eight genes linked to red hair have been discovered by scientists, helping to shed light on how redheads inherit their distinctive locks. The Edinburgh University-led research has been described as the largest More...

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Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse

Two mental health chatbot apps have required updates after struggling to handle reports of child sexual abuse. In tests, neither Wysa nor Woebot told an apparent victim to seek emergency help. The BBC also found More...

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'Weigh-ins help prevent piling on pounds at Christmas'

Regular weigh-ins at home, plus simple weight-loss tips, could prevent people from piling on the pounds at Christmas, according to a new study. The Universities of Birmingham and Loughborough divided 272 volunteers More...

By SLPundit On Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'

Doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku does not protect against mental decline, according to a new study. The idea of “use it or lose it” when it comes to our brains in later life has previously been More...

By SLPundit On Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Do I still need a physical?

By Dr. Lisa Del GiudiceUniversity of Toronto Mon., Dec. 10, 2018 The traditional annual physical exam may be a thing of the past but there are other regular visits it’s important to book with your family More...

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Transplanted organs gave patients cancer

The family of a man who died after receiving a liver transplant from a donor with undetected cancer has called for more thorough tests. Tom Tyreman, 63, from Stockton, initially recovered after the operation at More...

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Push for more take-up of flu vaccine before Christmas

Public Health England (PHE) is urging pregnant women and those over 65 to get the flu jab, after a fall in take-up compared to this time last year. PHE said it was best to get the jab ahead of Christmas, before More...

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Updated mammography guidelines in Canada consider woman’s preference, not only age

By Sheryl UbelackerThe Canadian Press Mon., Dec. 10, 2018 New guidelines for breast cancer screening are intended to give women more of a voice in their health care decisions, taking into account their personal More...