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Athletes have poor teeth despite brushing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Great Britain celebrate after winning the Women’s Hockey final against the Netherlands in 2016 Elite athletes have bad teeth despite putting more effort into looking after them than other people, a study shows. UCL scientists interviewed 352 British athletes, including those preparing to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games […]

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West Lane Hospital in Middlesbrough to be closed

Image copyright Family photo Image caption Nadia Sharif was a “really bright girl”, her family said A mental health unit where two girls died in two months is to close, a watchdog has said. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated Middlesbrough’s West Lane Hospital as inadequate and said patients were at high risk of “avoidable […]

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Why is the UK seeing a rise in measles cases?

Image copyright Getty Images The UK has lost its measles-free status three years after the virus was eliminated in the country. Cases of the potentially deadly infection have been going up, with too few people being vaccinated. Measles can be prevented through two doses of the MMR vaccine – something that is offered free by […]

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The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons

Image copyright Erich Lepier Image caption An illustration from the atlas shows a man’s partially dissected cheek When nerve surgeon Dr Susan Mackinnon needed help to finish an operation, she reached, as she often does, for a mid-20th Century book of anatomy. Thanks to the complex hand-drawn illustrations – showing the human body peeled back […]