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Footballers in new concussion study

Former Liverpool keeper Loris Karius sustained a concussion in the 2018 Champions League finalPremier League footballers are taking part in a "ground-breaking" new concussion study this season that could lead to pitch-side diagnosis.The…

‘I’m just ill – respect me for who I am’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEllen has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a condition that affects connective tissue and joints"You're too pretty to be disabled, you're too young to be disabled, you're too smart to be…

The ultrasound scan you can do yourself

US company Butterfly Networks has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and is on sale for $2,000 (£1,555).Its inventor, Jonathan Rothberg, claims it will have as much impact on healthcare as the stethoscope did 200 years…

Contact lens recycling scheme launched across UK

Image copyright Getty Images Contact lens wearers will be able to recycle their lenses for free in a new UK-wide scheme launching this week.Wearers can dispose of their waste at public drop-off points, offered by Boots Opticians and other…