The Microlife device is the first in the world that can detect whether a woman is likely to go into shock after blood loss during childbirth

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The device is the first in the world that can detect whether a woman is likely to go into shock after blood loss

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Similar patterns were found in women, but with less dramatic results

The link between an optimistic outlook on life and better heart health is well-established

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The most positive patients are half as likely to suffer another heart attack

850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK

Gout could help prevent Alzheimer's, research shows

Gout is usually caused by eating too much red meat and other rich foods

We are likely to be genetically more similar to our dads than our mums

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Paternal genes have been found to be more dominant than the maternal ones

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Professor David Nutt says a distinction must be made between traditional varieties of cannabis and new types known as 'skunk'

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Expanding patients lists and problems with recruiting new doctors are among the main challenges for many general practices in England

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169 GP surgeries contacted NHS England between April and December last year for advice on closing

James Titcombe’s son Joshua died nine days after his birth at Furness General

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Scientists claim adults over 30 might get it twice a decade

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Morecambe Bay hospital report finds 'lethal mix' of failures led to 11 baby deaths

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Runners wore face masks to combat the effects of heavy smog

China's 'Inconvenient Truth': video exposing country’s smog crisis watched 100 million times

Chinese government has committed to confront the company’s deepening environmental problems

Drinking three to five cups of a coffee a day could reduce risk of heart attacks, study finds

People drinking high levels of coffee are less likely to develop clogged arteries, which can lead to a heart attack

Studies into long-term use of paracetomol have found it can have adverse effects on the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system and the kidneys

Paracetamol should come with warnings about possible long-term health risks, say scientists

Paracetamol is widely considered to be a safe pain killer

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