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Government proposes energy drinks ban for children

Image copyright Science Photo Library The sale of energy drinks could be banned in England to anybody under 18, amid fears they are damaging children’s health, the prime minister has said. The government has launched a public consultation on its plans to make it illegal to sell the drinks to children. Energy drinks contain high […]

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Making Australia care about 'silent epidemic'

Image copyright Syl Freedman Image caption Lesley (L) and Syl Freedman’s petition for a medication drew a massive response Australia recently launched its first “national action plan” targeting endometriosis. It followed the advocacy of many – not least a mother and daughter who used viral success to fuel a wider conversation, writes Gary Nunn in […]

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The bladders made from other body parts

James Bullett has cancer of the bladder and needs surgery. But instead of having a bag fitted to collect his urine, his bladder is being replaced – using tissue from other parts of his body. It is carried out at the Alexandra Hospital in Worcestershire where take-up of the procedure is much higher than the […]

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'I vomit 30 times a day' – Caitlin's dilemma

Image caption Caitlin White, 19, suffers from severe gastroparesis A teenager with a rare gut condition that causes her to vomit up to 30 times a day has described the difficult choices she faces. Caitlin White, 19, from Perth, suffers from severe gastroparesis. Her current treatment includes daily hospital-based infusions which can take up to […]