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How diet is changing – the good and the bad

Image copyright Getty Images Children are turning their backs on sugary drinks, with the numbers drinking them falling by a third over the past nine years, a survey suggests. About half of children do not drink them – and those that do are drinking fewer than children in 2008-09 did. The shift has contributed to […]

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Teen one of first UK proton-beam NHS patients

Image copyright PA Image caption Mason is studying for his GCSEs Fifteen-year-old Mason Kettley, who has a rare brain cancer, is about to become one of the first NHS UK patients to have proton-beam therapy, at a new dedicated treatment centre. He is starting treatment at the £125m centre at Manchester’s Christie hospital. Previously, most […]

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Women’s frozen eggs ‘should be stored for longer’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Women who freeze their eggs should be allowed to keep them for longer than 10 years, fertility experts are telling the government. Legislation says frozen eggs must be destroyed after this time, unless a medical condition has left the woman prematurely infertile. Experts told the Victoria Derbyshire programme that the […]