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Syndrome without a name: The boy who baffles doctors

Image caption Charlie Parkes has autism, sensory processing issues, hypermobility, allergies, digestive problems, anxiety and attachment disorder When five-year-old Charlie Parkes was in the womb, a scan revealed a problem with his brain. He spent his first two years of life in hospital having tests. His parents were desperate for …

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Measles: ‘My baby’s eyes were swollen shut’

Media captionJilly Moss’s one-year-old daughter contracted measles weeks before she was due to be vaccinated The mum of a baby who had measles so severely that “her eyes were swollen shut for four days”, says “parents should know what can happen to vulnerable babies”. Jilly Moss’s daughter Alba spent eight …

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Measles: Half a million UK children missed vaccine

Image copyright Jovanmandic Image caption Experts say children should have two doses of the measles vaccine to fully protect against the disease More than half a million children in the UK were not given a crucial measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017, an analysis by charity Unicef reveals. It comes …

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Measles: Half a million UK children missed jab

Image copyright PA Image caption Experts say children should have two doses of the measles vaccine to fully protect against the disease More than half a million children in the UK were not given a crucial measles jab between 2010 and 2017, an analysis by children’s charity Unicef reveals. It …

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Measles: 500,000 UK children missed jab

Image copyright LOWELL GEORGIA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY More than half a million children in the UK were not given a crucial measles jab between 2010 and 2017, an analysis by children’s charity Unicef reveals. It comes as NHS chief, Simon Stevens, warned measles cases had almost quadrupled in England in just …

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‘Exhilarating’ implant turns thoughts to speech

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Electrodes read the electrical activity in the brain Scientists have developed a brain implant that can read people’s minds and turn their thoughts to speech. The team at the University of California, San Francisco says the technology is “exhilarating”. They add that their findings, published …

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No sedentary screen time for babies, WHO says

Image copyright Getty Images Babies and toddlers should not be left to passively watch TV or other screens, according to new World Health Organization guidelines. Sedentary screen time, including computer games, should not happen before a child is two, the WHO says. The limit for two- to four-year-olds is an …

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Coventry neurosurgeon gave patient ‘appalling’ surgery

Image caption Judith Mills says she is incontinent and virtually unable to walk A woman struggling to walk after an operation by a neurosurgeon had unacceptable treatment, doctors say. Since 2014, the care of Hussien El-Maghraby has been scrutinised, with an inquiry ruling three years later he should no longer …

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Innovative child malaria vaccine test starts in Malawi

Image copyright D Poland/PATH Image caption The vaccine has already been tested in smaller trial programmes A large-scale pilot of what has been called the world’s first malaria vaccine to give partial protection to children has begun in Malawi. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria …

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