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BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Care cuts inevitable in 'fragile and failing' system

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 16:41:10 GMT

Councils plan to spend 22.5bn on services but tough decisions will still have to be made.


Dwarfism drug aims to boost healthy growth

Sat, 22 Jun 2019 04:23:41 GMT

Nine-year-old Sam is taking part in a trial of a new drug researchers hope can boost healthy bone growth.


'Shocking' fake takeaway sold on Uber Eats

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 11:00:05 GMT

A BBC News team set up a fake takeaway restaurant on Uber Eats and started selling burgers.


Conor Devine - the Ironman with MS

Sun, 23 Jun 2019 12:36:08 GMT

Conor Devine, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007, is fighting back against his illness.


Child obesity drive 'stalled by Brexit'

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 01:10:39 GMT

Slow progress is being made on junk food advertising restrictions and calories labelling, it is claimed.


Our son took his own life after gambling addiction

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 08:48:01 GMT

Jack Richie started gambling at school and took his own life at 24. His parents say the addiction is 'not unlike a heroin addiction'.


Do you know the hygiene hot spots in your home?

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 01:14:10 GMT

Where and when you should be cleaning to avoid infections and illness in your family, according to experts.


Essex Strep A outbreak: Twelve people dead

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 15:06:40 GMT

A total of 32 people were infected with the invasive Group A streptococcal infection, a report says.


E-cigarettes: How safe are they?

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 12:29:42 GMT

They are much less harmful than smoking, despite a ban on sales of e-cigarettes in one US city.


Prostate cancer: New urine test hope

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 02:32:38 GMT

The test sorts early cancers according to risk, so many men might be spared over-treatment, researchers say.


'I want to be a guinea pig to help others'

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 23:20:10 GMT

How one amputee is helping scientists improve the lives of other people who rely on prosthetic limbs.


'I was suspected of causing my child's illness'

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 23:46:52 GMT

The women whose world was turned upside down by being wrongly suspected of Fabricated or Induced Illness.


MMR vaccination rates in slight fall among children in Scotland

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:27:12 GMT

Uptake rates from children receiving the vaccine by five years of age have dropped slightly but remains high at 96.6%


Give children 'less sugar and more veg in baby food'

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 00:49:00 GMT

There should be mandatory limits on sugar and parents should offer more bitter vegetables when weaning, a report says.


'My bulimia was hidden by my normal weight'

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:34:32 GMT

Lee Donald says eating disorders can go unnoticed because too many associate them with being underweight.


The medical student who died of measles

Sat, 22 Jun 2019 00:28:28 GMT

The death of a student doctor from a preventable disease shows how Ukraine has become the measles capital of Europe.


Crossing Divides: Healing young and old with a singalong

Sat, 22 Jun 2019 02:58:36 GMT

How a cross-generational therapeutic knees-up can help old and young alike.


Pret allergy death: Parents 'delighted' by 'Natasha's law' plan

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 10:20:43 GMT

The new rules follow the death of teenager Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who had a fatal allergic reaction.


'Why we're using a male contraceptive gel'

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:06:03 GMT

A couple from Edinburgh describe what it's like to use a male contraceptive gel.


Hopes raised of cervical cancer eradication

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 07:11:19 GMT

The success of the HPV vaccination offers the hope of ending cervical cancer, say scientists.


Postpartum psychosis: 'We take it one day at a time'

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 23:06:29 GMT

Postpartum psychosis meant Kimberley Beavan's baby had to be raised by her grandparents.


Shiyenze Khasoha: 'My designs fund my cancer treatment'

Sun, 23 Jun 2019 01:59:15 GMT

Kenyan Shiyenze Khasoha sells clothes she designs to pay for her ovarian cancer treatment.





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