‘Virtual reality cured my fear of heights’

‘Virtual reality cured my fear of heights’

Image copyright Fay Nugent Image caption Fay celebrating her achievement at a rooftop bar Fay Nugent developed a fear of heights in her 30s. “It began after I went on a girls’ weekend away,” she says. “We had gone on...
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Emerging sex disease MG ‘could become next superbug’

Emerging sex disease MG ‘could become next superbug’

Image copyright Getty Images A little known sexually transmitted infection could become the next superbug unless people become more vigilant, experts are warning. Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) often has no symptoms but can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which...
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Immediate stop to NHS mesh operations

Immediate stop to NHS mesh operations

Image caption The mesh implants are used to ease incontinence and to support organs NHS England is putting an immediate curb on mesh operations after safety concerns. It has accepted the advice of a new review looking at harm reported...
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Carseview patients ‘pinned to the floor’ and ‘bullied’

Carseview patients ‘pinned to the floor’ and ‘bullied’

Image caption Carseview Centre is already the focus of an independent inquiry Patients at a mental health unit have told the BBC they were pinned to the floor in agony and bullied on wards where illegal drugs were rife. Former...
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Womb cancer: ‘I could have suffered less with earlier diagnosis’

Womb cancer: ‘I could have suffered less with earlier diagnosis’

Image copyright Genevieve Chapman – Miss Gen P Image caption Faith and her husband were trying for a baby when she was diagnosed with womb cancer Womb cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women in the UK but...
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HIV vaccine shows promise in human trial

HIV vaccine shows promise in human trial

Image copyright Getty Images An HIV vaccine that has the potential to protect people around the world from the virus has shown promising results. The treatment, which aims to provide immunity against various strains of the virus, produced an anti-HIV...
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Top 5 sports and activities that land Canadians in the hospital

Top 5 sports and activities that land Canadians in the hospital

Canadians love to spend time outdoors, but unfortunately, being active comes with some risks: you might get hurt. In 2016-17, 17,655 Canadians were hospitalized for sports-related injuries, according to data released on Thursday by the Canadian Institute for H...
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Parents’ smartphone addiction means kids are more likely to have behavioral issues: study

Parents’ smartphone addiction means kids are more likely to have behavioral issues: study

Children of parents that spend too much time on their smartphones are more likely to have behavioural problems later on, according to a new study out of the University of Michigan and Illinois State University that surveyed almost 200 families....
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‘I never thought I’d be alive to pay back my huge debt’

‘I never thought I’d be alive to pay back my huge debt’

Image copyright Chris Lynch Image caption Chris had manic episodes of spending during his student years Chris Lynch, 41, was a hard-drinking student when his debts began to build up and his life started to spiral out of control. At...
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‘I’ve been an NHS patient for 70 years’

‘I’ve been an NHS patient for 70 years’

Image copyright Jean Jones Jean Jones was only a toddler when the NHS came kicking and screaming into life on 5 July 1948. But she immediately became one of its first patients as she had what turned to be a...
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