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Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by government

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Common sense has bust the system wide open’ The use of medicinal cannabis is to be reviewed, which could lead to more prescriptions of drugs made from the plant, the home secretary has said. The decision was prompted by recent high-profile cases of children with severe epilepsy […]

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Emotional eating ‘learned by children not inherited’

Image copyright Getty Images Children who eat more or less when stressed or upset have learned the behaviour rather than inherited it, a study suggests. A study by University College London found home environment was the main cause of emotional eating. And this was due to parental behaviours including giving upset children their favourite food […]

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HPV vaccine cuts cancer-causing infection

Image copyright jarun011Image caption The HPV vaccine was introduced in 2008 There has been a significant fall in the number of cases of HPV, the virus that causes cervical cancer, following the introduction of a vaccine for young women, a new study says. The Human Papilloma Virus vaccine fights high-risk infections which cause the majority […]

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Cannabis oil row: Epileptic boy has supply returned

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCharlotte Caldwell says “history has been made” after the Home Office allowed her son to use cannabis oil A severely epileptic boy has been given back medicinal cannabis oil that was confiscated from his mother at customs, the home secretary has said. Billy Caldwell, 12, received the […]

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Over 40s health check to include dementia advice

Image copyright Getty Images People over 40 in England will be given advice on dementia as part of their free NHS health check. Guidance on how to reduce the risk of dementia will be given to patients at GP surgeries and through community health programmes. Public Health England (PHE) said up to one-third of dementia […]