YouTube stars ‘might encourage kids to eat more calories’

YouTube stars ‘might encourage kids to eat more calories’

Image copyright energyy Image caption Junk food is often promoted to kids on social media Social media stars might be encouraging children to eat more unhealthy snacks, a new study suggests. It found children who saw popular vloggers consuming sugary and fatty snacks went on to eat 26% more calories than those who did not. […]

Boots owner denies overcharging NHS for cancer mouthwash

Boots owner denies overcharging NHS for cancer mouthwash

Image copyright Getty Images The owner of Boots has rejected claims it overcharged the NHS for a mouthwash used by cancer patients. An investigation by the Times newspaper said the high street chemist charged the NHS £3,220 for the medicinal mouthwash, which can cost £93. Walgreens Boots Alliance said its businesses complied with the law. […]

Breast screen error ‘could have been spotted earlier’

Breast screen error ‘could have been spotted earlier’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Breast cancer screening is offered once every three years to women aged 50 to 70 in England Tens of thousands more women in England may have missed out on breast screening invitations dating back further than previously thought, according to a leading cancer expert. Earlier this month, the health secretary […]

Cancer patient feels ‘privileged to be alive’ after NHS trial treatment

Cancer patient feels ‘privileged to be alive’ after NHS trial treatment

Image copyright NIHR Image caption Cathy Perkins was given only months to live before starting a NHS trial A musician from Manchester has spoken of her joy at the NHS clinical trial which has given her the chance of an extended life. Professional viola player Cathy Perkins, 63, who has melanoma in her finger, was […]

Irish abortion referendum: Why people voted how they did

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Ireland abortion referendum: Quiet revolution – Irish PM

The taoiseach (Irish prime minister) has hailed his country’s “quiet revolution” as early results point to a “resounding” vote for overturning the abortion ban. Leo Varadkar was speaking after exit polls suggested a landslide vote in favour of reforming the law. “The people have spoken. They have said we need a modern constitution for a […]

Korean leaders in ‘Hollywood’ meeting

South Korea has made a movie-style video showing its president, Moon Jae-in, meet his North Korean counterpart, Kim Jong-un, for only the second time. It comes as the two sides continue efforts to put a historic US-North Korea summit back on track. On Thursday US President Donald Trump cancelled the summit, scheduled for 12 June, […]

Kilauea volcano: Hawaii homes destroyed by lava

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Cycling through Africa: Turkish Hasan Söylemez’s adventure of a lifetime

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Uganda bus crash kills at least 22, including children

Uganda bus crash kills at least 22, including children

At least 22 people, including three children, have been killed in a bus crash in northern Uganda, police said. The bus hit a tractor that was driving with no lights at night and then a truck, police spokeswoman Emilian Kayima told the AFP news agency. The accident happened on Friday night in Kiryandongo, about 220km […]

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