Tredegar health centre: Park land sale could boost £10m project

Part of a public park could be sold to a health board developing a £10m health and wellbeing centre. The so-called “super surgery” on the site of the former Tredegar General Hospital would take over land currently used for sport at Bedwellty Park. Blaenau Gwent council officers say most people welcomed the plans in consultation, […]

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Facebook Bravely Limits Nonsense Health ‘Cures’ and Misinformation to Just Some People

Facebook’s track record for tackling misinformation on its platform is, well, you might say not exactly great. It’s not just limited to dumb or misleading political memes either—it also includes seriously dangerous health misinformation and alleged “cures.” Realizing the error of its ways and their potential for harm, Facebook has finally decided to delete this information altogether so it can no […]

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Dwarfism drug aims to boost healthy growth

Scientists hope a new type of medication could boost healthy growth in children born with dwarfism. Sam Short, nine, from south London has been on the treatment for three years as part of an international trial. It is experimental but experts hope the drug can stop some of the medical complications linked to stunted growth. […]

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Is Ghee Healthy? Here’s What the Science Says

Ghee is a type of clarified butter used in the cuisines of India and the Middle East. Traditionally, it’s made by gently heating cow’s-milk butter until its water content evaporates and its milk solids can be skimmed and strained away, leaving behind only the liquid fat. “Clarified butter is very similar [to ghee], but it’s sometimes made using high heat, […]

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Emilia Clarke says response to health battle revelation has been ‘overwhelming,’ ‘profoundly moving’

‘Game of Thrones’ star posts emotional farewell to hit show Emilia Clarke took to Instagram Friday to share a video thanking fans for their “overwhelming” response to her recent New Yorker essay where she revealed she underwent two brain surgeries and had a close call with death. “I had to put a video up to say thank you,” the […]

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