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E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

E-cigarettes are much less harmful than tobacco and shouldn’t be treated the same way, MPs warn.

‘Lost’ contact lens removed from woman’s eyelid after 28 years

A 42-year-old woman was hit by a shuttlecock when she was 14 and thought the lens had fallen out.

Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

Moderate carbohydrate consumption is best for health and longevity, researchers say.

NYU offers free tuition for all its medical students

The New York medical school will fund all students, due to fears of graduates’ “overwhelming” debt.

‘Painful wait’ for miscarriage support on Welsh NHS

A mother who lost four babies in four years says she went through a “harrowing experience” trying to get help.

Lena Dunham marks nine months since hysterectomy

It has been nine months since the actress had a total hysterectomy to remove her womb.

Opt-out donation plan ‘will not increase donors’

It is harder to judge the deceased’s wishes if there is no free choice in the decision, a study claims.

Liver transplants ‘may be unnecessary thanks to new drug treatment’

A cancer drug can unlock the liver’s ability to regenerate, early stage research suggests.

Sick babies at risk from lack of breathing tube monitoring

Half of neonatal units lack equipment to check babies are breathing properly, a study suggests.

Judge throws out Scotland abortion pill challenge

A legal challenge against letting women take abortion pills at home in Scotland is thrown out.