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3D printed cast could replace plaster

If you’ve ever had to wear a cast, you will be familiar with the discomfort of not being able to scratch that itch on your leg or arm.

If you’ve ever had to wear a cast, you will be familiar with the discomfort of not being able to scratch that itch on your leg or arm.

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Former French President in hospital with lung infection

83-year-old former head of state Jacques Chirac "will remain in hospital for the next few days" according to his son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux.

83-year-old former head of state Jacques Chirac "will remain in hospital for the next few days" according to his son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux.

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17-year-old becomes first minor to die by euthanasia in Belgium

It is the first time rules adopted in Belgium in 2014 have been applied. They allow for the doctor-assisted deaths of minors with incurable conditions.

It is the first time rules adopted in Belgium in 2014 have been applied. They allow for the doctor-assisted deaths of minors with incurable conditions.

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Trump shares limited medical info with TV celebrity 'Dr. Oz'

With health now an election issue, both US presidential candidates have moved to show their medical fitness, and in an act of classic showmanship Donald Trump did it on a chat show.

With health now an election issue, both US presidential candidates have moved to show their medical fitness, and in an act of classic showmanship Donald Trump did it on a chat show.

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Israel's Peres showing improvement, say doctors

Doctors treating former Israeli President Shimon Peres for a stroke say his condition has slightly improved.

Doctors treating former Israeli President Shimon Peres for a stroke say his condition has slightly improved.

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Ex-Israel President Shimon Peres 'critical but stable' after stroke

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres remains in a “critical but stable” condition following a stroke, according to his doctor who is also his son- in-law.

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres remains in a “critical but stable” condition following a stroke, according to his doctor who is also his son- in-law.

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Obama takes up the fight for Hillary in Philly

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has had previous health episodes similar to Sunday’s near collapse, according to her husband, former President Bill…

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has had previous health episodes similar to Sunday’s near collapse, according to her husband, former President Bill…

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Clinton campaign regroups over health scare

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign team has admitted mishandling the weekend’s health scare concerning the Democratic candidate.

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign team has admitted mishandling the weekend’s health scare concerning the Democratic candidate.

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Clinton's pneumonia 'feeds narrative that she is secretive'

Donald Trump has pledged to release details of his own health record after Hillary Clinton’s malaise at the weekend and the news that she had been diagnosed with…

Donald Trump has pledged to release details of his own health record after Hillary Clinton’s malaise at the weekend and the news that she had been diagnosed with…

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Sanofi and Verily pair up to improve diabetes treatment

French drugmaker Sanofi and the US firm Verily are to invest around $500 million (445 million euros) in a joint venture to help people with diabetes.

French drugmaker Sanofi and the US firm Verily are to invest around $500 million (445 million euros) in a joint venture to help people with diabetes.

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Pneumonia forces Hillary Clinton to cancel California campaign trip

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has cancelled a two-day campaign trip to California, after being diagnosed with pneumonia.

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has cancelled a two-day campaign trip to California, after being diagnosed with pneumonia.

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US: Hillary Clinton cancels California trip after falling ill

It has emerged that Hillary Clinton’s been treated for pneumonia, after leaving a 9/11 commemoration in New York early and heading to her daughter Chelsea’s…

It has emerged that Hillary Clinton’s been treated for pneumonia, after leaving a 9/11 commemoration in New York early and heading to her daughter Chelsea’s…

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Zika spreads in Malaysia

Malaysia confirms first pregnant woman has contracted Zika.

Malaysia confirms first pregnant woman has contracted Zika.

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'Use a condom or avoid sex for 6 months after visiting Zika areas'

The World Health Organisation has advised that anyone returning from areas affected by the Zika virus should practice safe sex for at least six months.

The World Health Organisation has advised that anyone returning from areas affected by the Zika virus should practice safe sex for at least six months.

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Dozens more Zika cases identified in Singapore

Singapore is the only Asian country with active transmission of the mosquito-born virus, which generally causes mild symptoms but can lead to serious birth defects in unborn children.

Singapore is the only Asian country with active transmission of the mosquito-born virus, which generally causes mild symptoms but can lead to serious birth defects in unborn children.

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Dead or alive: confusion over Uzbek President Islam Karimov's condition

While diplomatic sources have indicated that Uzbekistan’s longstanding president, Islam Karimov has died, Uzbek officials are yet to confirm the news.

While diplomatic sources have indicated that Uzbekistan’s longstanding president, Islam Karimov has died, Uzbek officials are yet to confirm the news.

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Poland: Free prescription medicine for over-75s

Senior citizens aged 75 and over are entitled to free prescription drugs in Poland from September 1 under a new law.

Senior citizens aged 75 and over are entitled to free prescription drugs in Poland from September 1 under a new law.

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What next for Uzbekistan? President Karimov stable, but in intensive care

Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s daughter has confirmed he is in a stable condition, but remains in intensive care, after suffering a brain haemorrhage on…

Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s daughter has confirmed he is in a stable condition, but remains in intensive care, after suffering a brain haemorrhage on…

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Uzbek President Islam Karimov in hospital

Uzbekistan’s president Islam Karimov has been taken to hospital, prompting rumours that he is seriously ill.

Uzbekistan’s president Islam Karimov has been taken to hospital, prompting rumours that he is seriously ill.

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Egyptian boy travels alone to Italy to 'save' his sick young brother

Ahmed Mahmoud, a thirteen-year-old boy, has travelled alone from his hometown in Egypt to seek medical treatment for his little brother who suffers from the blood disorder…

Ahmed Mahmoud, a thirteen-year-old boy, has travelled alone from his hometown in Egypt to seek medical treatment for his little brother who suffers from the blood disorder…

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Zika cases in Miami Beach bring new warning for pregnant women

Confirmation that the Zika virus has infected several people in Miami Beach has led US authorities to warn pregnant women not to travel to the Florida resort’s affected…

Confirmation that the Zika virus has infected several people in Miami Beach has led US authorities to warn pregnant women not to travel to the Florida resort’s affected…