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Miscarriages: Calls for better care for women in Wales

Image caption Jessica Evans lost four pregnancies but was refused a referral to a specialist There are calls for better support for women who have multiple miscarriages. Jessica Evans, who has lost six babies, had to seek specialist care in England and is calling on the Welsh Government to action recommendations from a report. They […]

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Fat found in overweight people’s lungs

Image copyright Getty Images Fatty tissue has been found in the lungs of overweight and obese people for the first time. Australian researchers analysed lung samples from 52 people and found the amount of fat increased in line with body mass index. They said their findings could explain why being overweight or obese increased asthma […]

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Suspected mumps among south Wales university students

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Students have been encouraged to make sure they have had two doses of the MMR jab Almost 30 suspected cases of mumps – a contagious viral infection that causes swelling of the glands – have struck students at universities in Wales. Public Health Wales (PHW) is investigating a series of […]

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Genetic tests: Experts urge caution over home testing

Image copyright Getty Images People should not make health decisions based on genetic tests they do at home, experts have warned. The University of Southampton team, writing in the British Medical Journal, warn results can be unreliable. The geneticists said the tests could be wrongly reassuring – or lead to unnecessary worry. 23andMe, one of […]

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Microphone could diagnose ‘noisy’ arthritic knees

Image copyright Lancaster UniversityImage caption A tiny microphone records the “noises” produced by the knee Technology used by engineers to listen for faults in bridges could be used to diagnose ‘noisy’ arthritic knees, a study suggests. It involved a tiny microphone being attached to participants’ knees to pick up high-frequency sounds. Although not audible to […]

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Cardiac arrest in fitness class caught on camera

Mark Kingsland was sparring in a fitness class when he went into cardiac arrest, and it was caught on camera. Now he has recovered he spoke to presenter Victoria Derbyshire and the man who gave him life-saving CPR. Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC Two and BBC News Channel, 10:00 to 11:00 GMT – […]

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Tafida Raqeeb: Brain-damaged girl arrives in Italy

Image copyright Press AssociationImage caption Mohammed Raqeeb and Shelina Begum (centre) were given an official welcome outside Gaslini paediatric hospital A brain-damaged girl has arrived in Italy after her parents won a High Court battle to take her abroad for treatment. Five-year-old Tafida Raqeeb had been on life support at the Royal London Hospital since […]

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Mental health sick leave rises for emergency workers

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption There has been a rise in emergency service workers needing time off for reasons including post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression More emergency service staff are taking sick leave due to poor mental health, figures suggest. Data for 57 fire, police and ambulance services in England, Wales and Northern […]