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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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Antidepressant link to heart changes confirmed
Are 'turbocharged' immune cells key to cancer cure?
'Baseless claims' its harder for women to lose weight
Body shape stories fail to kill off myths
Breast cancer drug studies 'subject to spin'
Breast cancer drugs set for preventative use
Can children 'grow out' of autism?
Cancer death rates are a third higher in men
Claims ginseng is 'new Viagra' just don’t stand up
Claims whistling can potty train babies 'far-fetched'
Cleaning jobs linked to adult asthma
DIY depression therapy - self-help books 'effective'
Do epilepsy and migraine share a genetic link?
Does a veggie diet lead to a healthier heart?
Does getting more sleep reduce memory loss?
Does the 5:2 intermittent fasting diet work?
Dubious claims that crying babies 'self-soothe'
Early lunchers lose more weight, study finds
Eating your 5 A DAY 'could make you more optimistic'
Fast-food 'link' to child asthma and eczema
Fatness in older women 'may not be their fault'
Global consensus on safe drinking limits 'required'
Going bald by 40 'raises prostate cancer risk'
Health benefits of holidays 'exaggerated'
Is blinking a sign of a 'brain nap?'
Is children's asthma made worse by inhalers?
Is Viagra a new wonder diet pill?
IVF pregnancies 'increase blood clot risk' in mothers
Jabs 'more upsetting' for babies of first-time mums
Lightning may cause 'thunderous headaches'
Long-term aspirin use 'increases blindness risk'
New meningitis B vaccine approved for UK use
New strain of norovirus detected
Nine out of 10 sunbeds have 'unsafe' UV levels
One million Brits can 'dump deodorant'
Overweight people 'live longer' study claims
Passive smoking link to dementia
Pill-size camera may make cancer diagnosis easier
Plastic plates and kidney stones claim 'overcooked'
Pollen in pregnancy could be linked to infant asthma
Quitting smoking 'reduces anxiety levels'
Sex using condoms is 'just as good'
Spirituality 'link' to mental illness
Twitter diet? Tweeting can 'aid weight loss'
Women's smoking death risk 'highest ever'
Wrong fat in pregnancy diet 'may make kids fatter'
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