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Professional footballers suffer more from depression and anxiety than the general public, with more than a third of current and former players reporting symptoms, according to a study by the world players’ union FIFPro. Of 826 players surveyed, 38 percent of current players and 35 percent of former professionals said …

Prince Harry was in his element tonight as he charmed – and was charmed by – some of the bravest sick children in the country. After being hilariously mistaken for a balloon-modelling clown, the prince looked visibly touched as he was given a beautifully-made pottery penguin by another young admirer. …

A man who was born without a penis hopes to have one surgically constructed using skin, blood vessels and nerves from his arm. Andrew Wardle, 40, from Greater Manchester was born with bladder exstrophy, which is where the bladder forms outside of the body. As a result, he was born …

Sugar-packed non-alcoholic soft drinks in Brighton will be getting a little bit more expensive this autumn with the proposal of a voluntary 10p ($0.15) levy across the city. Businesses have been invited to join Jamie Oliver’s crusade against sugary drinks by charging the tax, with proceeds going to the Children’s …

Pregnant women who are diagnosed with cancer do not need to delay treatment or end their pregnancy, a new study found. The study included 129 children in Europe whose mothers were diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy, as well as a control group of 129 children born to women without cancer. …

Actress Terri Dwyer has warned against the use of sunbeds and believes her former obsession with tanning gave her cancer. The 42-year-old star, who found fame playing barmaid Ruth Osborne in Hollyoaks, has spoken frankly about her health ordeal for the first time, which she blames on her extensive sunbed …

To increase collaboration in the area of medicines and medical devices, UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) today signed a MoU with its counterpart body in India. With an aim of improving public safety in the two countries, a MoU was signed between the Central Drugs Standard Control …

Smoking has been linked to almost half the fatal fires in Northern Ireland over the past five years. The Fire and Rescue Service said this applied to 22 of the 53 accidental fire deaths since 2010. Alan Walmsley, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, said: “Smoking materials remain the biggest cause of …

As Autumn begins, millions of horse chestnut conkers will tumble to the ground at the same time as wild mushrooms sprout up all over forests, parks and even people’s gardens. While this abundance of flourishing fungi and cascading conkers can be a spectacular sight, and in some cases an edible …

According to a recently updated set of medical diagnostic codes called the ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition), there are now over 70,000 ways to get hurt, become ill, or die — as opposed to just 14,000 ways in the previous edition. Preparations for the transition from the ICD-9 …