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Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A cat in Morocco (file picture) A Briton has died after contracting rabies while on holiday in Morocco, health officials have said. Public Health England said the victim became infected after being bitten by a cat. PHE issued a reminder to travellers to avoid coming into contact with animals […]

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Cancer treatment patients get beauty workshops

Learning you have cancer is traumatic and daunting. Losing your eyebrows, eyelashes and hair because of chemotherapy is demoralising and overwhelming. A cancer charity is providing practical support for people struggling with the visible side effects of their treatment. The free Look Good Feel Better workshops, led by volunteer beauticians at Royal Berkshire Hospital, are […]

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'I was in excruciating pain from excess iron'

Image copyright Katherine Hough Image caption Katherine Hough suffers from hair loss, IBS, and joint pain For years, Katherine Hough, 27, suffered from a series of mystifying symptoms. “I had unexplained stomach pains. Then when I got to university I began to faint frequently, my hair was falling out, I had severe joint pains and […]

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NHS outpatients service 'stuck in the 18th Century'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There are 127 millon outpatient appointments every year The way hospitals in the UK run outpatient clinic appointments is stuck “in the 18th Century”, leading doctors say. Every year millions of people travel to hospitals, where doctors check up on their health and discuss their care. The Royal College […]

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'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates

Image copyright Getty Images There has been a remarkable, global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. Their report found fertility rate falls meant nearly half of countries were now facing a “baby bust” – meaning there are insufficient children to maintain their population size. The researchers said the findings were […]