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Meet the talking and crying childlike manikin

[ad_1] He can cry, turn his head, talk, has the body of a five-year-old boy and even has a pulse. But Hal is not a child, he is a manikin designed for training undergraduate nurses at the University of South Wales. Tutors said he takes teaching to the "next level" as it allows students to practice realistic treatments and make mistakes without the pressure of a real-life situation. [ad_2] Source
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Zainab Mughal: Toddler with cancer spurs hunt for rare blood

[ad_1] Image copyright OneBlood Image caption Zainab Mughal was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer A two-year-old US girl who needs several blood transfusions to fight cancer has spurred a global campaign to search for compatible donors.Zainab Mughal has one of the rarest blood types in the world, which makes it difficult to treat her condition.Campaigners say more than 1,000 people have been tested, but only three so
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One in three children ‘not active enough’, finds sport survey

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images One in three children in England does fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a day - half the amount recommended by government guidelines, a report by Sport England suggests.Girls are less likely to be as active as boys, with 13 to 16-year-olds the least active age group.The online survey of 130,000 five to 16-year-olds found children from poorer families did least exercise.Sports Minister Mims
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Woman’s Botox party warning after lip filler swelling

[ad_1] Image copyright Rachael Knappier Image caption Rachael Knappier did not leave her house for more than a week after her lips swelled dramatically as a result of lip filler being "incorrectly administered" A woman's lips swelled up so much they touched her nose after she had filler injected at a Botox party.Rachael Knappier, from Leicestershire, said she "shouted out in pain" after she was given the treatment by a
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‘How I deal with having impostor syndrome’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Michelle Obama's remarks about impostor syndrome - a term used to describe feelings of insecurity or self-doubt, despite there being no evidence to support such a belief - have inspired others to share their experiences.When Sophie Montagne applied to be a part of the Ice Maiden expedition in Antartica, she didn't think she would make the cut.She applied whilst working in marketing, and saw a
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Namibia’s success in the fight against HIV

[ad_1] Image caption In Namibia, organised groups of people with HIV provide essential support for each other Harvey Davis comes to open the gate to his dusty, wind swept compound in the remote part of northern Namibia. "Welcome, welcome, it's been so long since we've had visitors," he exclaims at the two health workers.The 79-year-old summons his wife, Ruth Nasidengo, who is 40, from their home. She emerges with two
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Girl, 4, saves mum with 999 ambulance call

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKaitlyn Wright, 4, called 999 when her mum was taken illA four-year-old girl has been praised for her actions in calling for an ambulance when her mum was taken ill.Kaitlyn Wright from Askerswell, Dorset, dialled 999 earlier this month when she was at home with her mother Charlene, who began having a seizure.South Western Ambulance Service (SWAS) said she showed "wisdom
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Excess winter deaths highest since 1970s, says ONS

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library There were around 50,100 excess winter deaths in England and Wales in 2017-18 - the highest since the winter of 1975-76, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.The increase is thought to be down to the flu, the ineffectiveness of the flu vaccine in older people and spells of very cold weather last winter.Most excess deaths occurred in women and the over-85s.Similar peaks