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BBC Health News
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.
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.
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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'Prozac nation' claim as antidepressant use soars
Air pollution linked to lung cancer and heart failure
Blood pressure drug may help treat dementia
Breastfeeding may boost babies' brain power
Can drinking coffee really cut suicide risk by half?
Can gene test screen for postnatal depression?
Casual sex linked to depression and anxiety
Claims blood test predicts lifespan are exaggerated
Condom use linked to better vaginal health
Could lifelong reading protect against dementia?
Could new tests use sugar to help detect cancer?
Cranberries not a proven cure for bladder infection
'Cuddle hormone' oxytocin may play role in fear
Decongestant sprays linked to rare birth defects
Dementia rates dropping
Do fluoride levels in cheap tea pose a health risk?
Does plain packaging help smokers quit?
Eating oily fish may lower anxiety when pregnant
Exercise in a pill is still the stuff of science fiction
Fish oil supplements linked to prostate cancer
Fish oils may be linked to reduced breast cancer risk
Food poisoning warning over fruit and veg
Health has improved among over-90s
Heart disease risk higher in men who skip breakfast
Is eating meat infected with bovine TB harmful?
IVF poses minimal risk of autism and low IQ
Keogh review on hospital deaths published
Little proof gum disease causes Alzheimer's
Long-term shift work 'doubles' breast cancer risk
Media blames 'ladettes' as alcohol-related deaths rise
Media’s talk of a ‘misery molecule’ is misleading
NHS advisers reject meningitis B vaccine
NHS surgeon data may hide poor performance
No proof that singing in a choir is good for heart
People with epilepsy 'have higher risk of early death'
Poor mental health may be more common in gangs
Recession 'impacts people with mental illness most'
Regular 'mini-strolls' may cut chance of diabetes
Scientists grow 'tiny livers' from human stem cells
Scientists unlock cause of cat allergies
Set bedtimes may be good for kids' development
Sleep patterns could be affected by the full moon
Smart knife can tell cancer cells from healthy tissue
Stem cells extracted from urine used to 'grow teeth'
Why 'fat gene' mutation may make you obese
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