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BBC Health News
Alfie Evans: Sick toddler’s life support ‘can end’
20 Feb 2018 17:13
Doctors can stop providing life support to Alfie Evans against his parents' wishes, a court rules.
WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe
20 Feb 2018 15:26
There was a four-fold increase in cases in 2017 compared with the previous year.
Ovarian cancer: Persistent tummy bloating can be sign, charity warns
20 Feb 2018 01:30
Only a third of women would see a doctor despite it being a major symptom, a survey suggests.
Mitsutoki Shigeta: 'Baby factory' dad wins paternity rights
20 Feb 2018 09:45
The Japanese man can now pursue custody of 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers.
A third of UK adults 'underestimate calorie intake '
19 Feb 2018 14:02
A new analysis of the nation's diet reveals we are generally poor on judging how much we eat.
Woman pleads guilty after Tunstall ambulance abuse note
20 Feb 2018 14:53
Kirsty Sharman admits a public order offence after leaving a foul-mouthed note on an ambulance.
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Alcohol has no effect on breast cancer survival
Balding on the crown linked to heart disease
Beetroot's effect on blood pressure is uncertain
Benefits of brain training for dementia uncertain
Bowel cancer up 30% for men in 35 years
Brain’s appetite circuits could be 'rewired'
Can belief in God help with depression?
Can music help premature infants sleep and feed?
Can potassium in bananas cut your stroke risk?
Celebrity chefs can’t be blamed for obesity rates
Community treatment orders 'don't reduce psychiatric readmissions'
Cosmetic treatments need new regulation report finds
Do organic labels make us think food is healthy?
Does eating fish really extend your life?
Does fish in Mediterranean diet combat memory loss?
Does tough love work?
Don't take paracetamol for emotional pain
E-cigarette 'vapers' using them to quit smoking
Even 'light' smoking may raise women's arthritis risk
Gene that prevents heart regeneration discovered
Hard times in Cuba linked to better national health
Have taller women evolved to have more babies?
Hormone drugs can cut breast cancer
Is exercise to blame for Andrew Marr's stroke?
Is mental health harmed by earlier emotional stress?
'Lab-grown' rat kidney successfully transplanted
MMR catch-up campaign targets a million children
Negative parenting linked with kids being bullied
No credible evidence that people are 'born lazy'
No evidence that kilts improve sperm quality
No evidence that price of fame is early death
No proof found that depression is 'contagious'
Parasite genes drive up antimalarial resistance
Prostate cancer screening for older men 'unlikely'
Red meat chemical link to heart disease
Report finds children's units lack 24/7 care
Running and walking both good for your heart
Scientists map structure of brain disease molecule
Statins may help impotence – but only to limited extent
Study adds little to tonsil surgery debate
Study examines penis size and male attractiveness
Sugary soft drinks linked to raised risk of diabetes
Today's adults 'unhealthier than their parents' were
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