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BBC Health News
Epilepsy drug warnings 'not reaching women', survey shows
22 Sep 2017 00:47
Sodium valproate risks harming unborn babies, but 70% of women say they were not told of the risk.
New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains
22 Sep 2017 00:45
It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.
Mental health staff on long-term stress leave up 22%
22 Sep 2017 05:19
The number of staff taking long-term leave has risen steadily over the past five years.
Epilepsy drug's safety reviewed over pregnancy risk
21 Sep 2017 18:01
Women whose children have been harmed by sodium valproate will give evidence to a European panel.
Papworth Hospital granted royal title by Queen
22 Sep 2017 00:50
Papworth Hospital opened as a tuberculosis colony and celebrates its 100th year in 2018.
Quit smoking campaign Stoptober backs e-cigs for first time
21 Sep 2017 07:53
Stoptober promotes vaping for the first time, as studies suggest a record for successful quit attempts.
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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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