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Dr Stewart Adams, who invented ibuprofen , dies at the age of 95

World-renowned chemist Dr Stewart Adams, who helped develop the painkiller ibuprofen has died at the age of 95.  He went on to study Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham and a PhD in Pharmacology...

Switch off their screens an hour before bedtime, child health experts tell parents

Children should switch off screens an hour before bedtime according to the first expert UK guidance aimed at helping parents prevent smartphones and console use becoming harmful. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) review of screen time...

Millions of people failing to take free test that could spot deadly diseases. NHS...

A free health check that could spot deadly diseases has been taken by less than half of over-40s, NHS England has warned. The free screening tests for many of Britain's biggest killers, such as heart problems, kidney...

Kathy Griffin reveals her beloved mother Maggie, 98, has dementia

Kathy Griffin announced on Thursday that her 98-year old mother, Maggie Griffin, has dementia. 'As heartbreaking as this is, I feel the need to share some important info about my mom Maggie,' she began in...

May to promise NHS mental healthcare boost for under-18s

Theresa May is to promise a major expansion of NHS mental healthcare for children and young people in an attempt to tackle the “scandal” of most under-18s not receiving treatment. Health service managers said they hoped the...

Patients forced to wait twice as long when GP calls for paramedics

Patients are being forced to wait twice as long for an ambulance when their family doctor has called for it, an investigation suggests. GPs said heart attack victims and those with life-threatening conditions such as...

Worry less about children’s screen use, parents told

There is little evidence screen use for children is harmful in itself, guidance from leading paediatricians says. Parents should worry less as long as they have gone through a checklist on the effect of screen...

Hospital patients who smoke or drink to be helped to quit

Smokers and problem drinkers who are admitted to hospital in England will be given help to quit or cut down, to reduce demands on the health service. The measures are part of a long-term plan to be...

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