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Children ‘become less active during primary years’

Image copyright Getty Images Children’s physical activity levels drop significantly during their primary school years, research finds. The Bristol University study found that between the ages of six and 11, children became 17 minutes less…



Cancer patient is first in Wales to get gene treatment

Image caption John Davies had his blood cells taken on Monday A patient has become the first in Wales to start on a revolutionary new genetic treatment for blood cancer. CAR-T therapy involves genetically modifying…


Vaping nearly killed me, says British teenager

Image copyright Ewan Fisher A teenage boy nearly died after vaping caused a catastrophic reaction in his lungs, doctors in Nottingham say. Ewan Fisher was connected to an artificial lung to keep him alive after…



Why being kind could help you live longer

Image copyright Getty Images What can kindness do for you? Give you a warm glow perhaps, or a feeling of well-being? While that may be true, scientists and academics at a new research centre say…


Cannabis-based medicines: Two drugs approved for NHS

Two cannabis-based medicines, used to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, have been approved for use by the NHS in England. It follows new guidelines from the drugs advisory body NICE, which looked at products for…


Two cases of deadly diphtheria detected in Lothian area

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Diphtheria vaccination programmes protect most people in the UK Two people are being treated in Scotland for the potentially deadly diphtheria infection. NHS Lothian has confirmed the two cases…