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‘I saved my teenage son’s life with a defibrillator’

[ad_1] Image copyright Askew Family Image caption Ethan has no memory of what his dad Stuart did for him When 15-year-old Ethan Askew started to feel ill in a sports class, he went to tell his teacher and collapsed into his arms - he'd stopped breathing. And it was his Dad who used the school's newly installed defibrillator to help save his life. At 15, Ethan was a fit and
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No going back: The two sides in Argentina’s abortion debate

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The green kerchief is worn by pro-choice activists of all ages It is the middle of winter in Buenos Aires, but a spring-like green has blossomed in the city in recent months. Everywhere you go, you see women wearing emerald pañuelos (bandanas) around their necks, wrapped around their wrists, or tied to their bags. The bandanas are the symbol of the National Campaign for
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Top 7 most curable cancers based on 5-year relative survival rate

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Coaching parents may reduce child’s obesity

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parents were advised food wasn't always what a baby needed Changing the way that parents interact with their infants could help combat child obesity, a US study suggests.New mothers were offered ways of responding to babies' needs, including avoiding comforting with food.By the age of three, children exposed to so-called "responsive parenting" had lower body mass index (BMI).A UK child health expert said
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Too much sleep could be worse for health than too little

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Early symptoms and when to take a pregnancy test

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UK among worst for life expectancy rises

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Increases in life expectancy in the UK have stalled and the slowdown is one of the biggest among 20 of the world's leading economies, ONS data shows.Rises in life expectancy in the UK dropped from 17.3 weeks per year from 2006 to 2011 to 4.2 weeks per year from 2011 to 2016, its report found.This rate of improvement was the lowest of the 20, apart
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Women doctors ‘best for female heart patients’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Women who have a heart attack are more likely to survive if they are treated by a female doctor in hospital, a major US study suggests.An analysis of 580,000 heart attack cases over 19 years found 13.3% died after being treated by a man compared with 12% who were cared for by a woman.Their chances were also improved if treated by a male doctor who