Do you know what potential dangers are lurking in your makeup bag?

When Toronto film director Phyllis Ellis heard about a suspected link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder, she grew concerned about her own health. Why? Because, unlike most of us, who probably have vague recollections of talc in our childhood, she was also an athlete and recalled using an “inordinate amount” of baby powder when training More...

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By SLPundit On Saturday, April 20th, 2019
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The profoundly deaf girl who found her voice after brain surgery

Seven-year-old Leia Armitage lived in total silence for the first two years of her life, but thanks to pioneering brain surgery and years of therapy she has found her voice and can finally tell her parents she More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 19th, 2019
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Targeted checks ‘prevent one-in-10 heart attacks’

Nearly one-in-10 heart attacks and strokes in England and Wales could be prevented if routine check-ups were better targeted, say researchers. Currently, people aged 40 and over are eligible to have their heart More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 19th, 2019
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Sore knee? Maybe you have a fabella

A little bone in the knee scientists thought was being lost to evolution seems to be making a comeback, say experts from Imperial College London. The fabella is found in some people buried in the tendon just More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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Mother ‘felt suicidal’ after baby death news reports

A mother who lost her son to cot death says she wants a change in how such cases are reported after misleading headlines left her feeling “suicidal”. Holly Eastall, 23, from Kingston, south-west London, More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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Learning disability ‘trapped’ in hospitals as NHS target missed

An NHS target to reduce the number of people with learning disabilities being treated in long-stay hospitals has been missed, resulting in more than 2,200 remaining in-patients in England. Charities say they More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
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Ipswich ‘murder-suicide’: Crisis team ‘missed opportunity’

A mental health trust has been criticised for failing to prevent a patient killing his wife and then taking his own life. Thomas and Katherine Kemp were found dead in Ipswich on 6 August. An inquest heard Mrs More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
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Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

US scientists have partially revived pig brains four hours after the animals were slaughtered. The findings could fuel debate about the barrier between life and death, and provide a new way of researching diseases More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
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The Priory fined £300k over death of 14-year-old girl

The Priory healthcare group has been fined £300,000 over the death of a child at one of its hospitals. Amy El-Keria, 14, was found hanged in her room at the Priory in Ticehurst, East Sussex, in November 2012. The More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
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A rasher of bacon a day ‘ups cancer risk’

Even small amounts of red and processed meat – such as a rasher of bacon a day – can increase the risk of bowel cancer, according to research. The latest study led by Oxford University and funded More...