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Can’t sleep? Perhaps you’re overtired

Can’t sleep? Perhaps you’re overtired

Nerina Ramlakhan remembers when her daughter was a toddler, and how if she got too tired she would be unable to switch off. “There was a healthy level of tiredness,” she says. “But if she…

HEALTH

Philip Morris accused of hypocrisy over anti-smoking ad

Philip Morris accused of hypocrisy over anti-smoking ad

One of the world’s biggest tobacco firms, Philip Morris, has been accused of “staggering hypocrisy” over its new ad campaign…

Same-sex mice have babies

Same-sex mice have babies

Baby mice have been made with two mums and no dad, say researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It…

Zimbabwe cholera outbreak: Anger at crowdfunding scheme

Zimbabwe cholera outbreak: Anger at crowdfunding scheme

Zimbabwe has launched a crowdfunding campaign to deal with an outbreak of cholera that has so far killed 25 people,…

Gene-editing hope for muscular dystrophy

Gene-editing hope for muscular dystrophy

Scientists have for the first time used gene-editing to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy in a large mammal, a significant step…

No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms

No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms

Bad news for those who enjoy what they think is a healthy glass of wine a day. A large new…

Measles cases hit record high in Europe

Measles cases hit record high in Europe

Cases of measles in Europe have hit a record high, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 41,000…

Vagina rejuvenating therapies ‘pose serious risk’

Vagina rejuvenating therapies ‘pose serious risk’

Women are being warned against risky cosmetic “rejuvenating” procedures to reshape and tighten the vagina. Experts say the “therapies”, offered…

First malaria drug in 60 years given approval

First malaria drug in 60 years given approval

A drug to treat malaria – the first such pill to get approval in 60 years – has been given…

Brain damage ‘more likely in cardiac arrest patients given adrenaline’

Brain damage ‘more likely in cardiac arrest patients given adrenaline’

Cardiac arrest patients who are treated with adrenaline are significantly more likely to have severe brain damage if they survive,…

Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in talc cancer case

Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in talc cancer case

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.7bn (£3.6bn) in damages to 22 women who alleged that its talc…

Emerging sex disease MG ‘could become next superbug’

Emerging sex disease MG ‘could become next superbug’

A little known sexually transmitted infection could become the next superbug unless people become more vigilant, experts are warning. Mycoplasma…

Give your bones a workout, public told

Give your bones a workout, public told

Too many of us are neglecting to do exercises for strong muscles and bones, says Public Health England (PHE). It’s…

Revamped drug could save lives of many new mothers – WHO

Revamped drug could save lives of many new mothers – WHO

A revamped drug that can withstand extreme heat and stay effective for 1,000 days could “revolutionise the ability” to keep…

Papua New Guinea polio outbreak declared

Papua New Guinea polio outbreak declared

An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, 18 years after the country was declared free of…

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New York police body-worn cameras recalled after explosion

New York police body-worn cameras recalled after explosion

Police in New York have been told to stop using some of their body-worn cameras after one of them exploded.…