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Officials seize thousands of faulty STI and HIV test kits
Officials seize thousands of faulty STI and HIV test kits

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, which polices the safety of medical products in the UK, revealed it has seized 10,000 of the home-testing kits since 2015.

10 hours ago

How healthy will YOUR country be in 2040?
How healthy will YOUR country be in 2040?

Researchers from Washington University have predicted the average lifespans of countries around the world and predict more people will die of non-contagious diseases like cancer.

11 hours ago

Canada is ready to open the door wide to legal marijuana
Canada is ready to open the door wide to legal marijuana

At least 111 legal pot shops are planning to open across the nation of 37 million people on the first day, according to an Associated Press survey.

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Obituary for mom who died of drug overdose goes viral
Obituary for mom who died of drug overdose goes viral

A family’s open and honest obituary for their 20-year-old daughter who died of a drug overdose earlier this month has reached thousands online, with many sharing their own stories of addiction while thanking the parents for not hiding their child’s struggles.

yesterday

Georgia woman nearly died after botched tummy tuck left her with life-threatening infections
Georgia woman nearly died after botched tummy tuck left her with life-threatening infections

A woman who lost nearly 100 pounds and had a tummy tuck to remove the resulting folds of saggy skin has told how she was left dicing with death after a flesh-eating bug ate huge chunks of her stomach.

yesterday

Conjoined twins are preparing to celebrate their birthday after doctors gave them 24 hours to live
Conjoined twins are preparing to celebrate their birthday after doctors gave them 24 hours to live

Callie and Carter Torres, of Blackfoot, Idaho, were born in January 2017 attached at the pelvis. Their parents shun separation surgery, insisting the sisters are stronger together.

yesterday

Scientists say runners only get about 1% slower each year between the ages of 40 and 80
Scientists say runners only get about 1% slower each year between the ages of 40 and 80

Researchers at Yale University in Connecticut have used marathon records from people of different ages to work out how much age slows runners down and whether fitness can be maintained.

yesterday

Vaccine that protects against anthrax and plague has been developed amid fears of terror threats
Vaccine that protects against anthrax and plague has been developed amid fears of terror threats

Researchers from The Catholic University of America created a single vaccine that could provide protection against the two diseases, even if someone is infected with a deadly dose.

yesterday

Mother-of-two's anger over her 'unbearable' botched tattoo removal
Mother-of-two's anger over her 'unbearable' botched tattoo removal

Stephanie Lynn, 28, had a skull and roses inked on her left arm but wanted to get the art removed before her wedding next year. Now Miss Lynn said she may be forced to postpone her big day.

yesterday

Nurse, 22, lands a job at the same hospital where she was treated for leukaemia
Nurse, 22, lands a job at the same hospital where she was treated for leukaemia

Brooke Evans, from Redditch in Worcestershire, has started work as a haematology nurse at Queen's Hospital in Birmingham, where she had chemo in 2013.

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