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BBC Health News
Cancer blood test ‘enormously exciting’
19 Jan 2018 00:25
Scientists move nearer to one of the biggest goals in medicine - a universal blood test for cancer.
NHS bail-outs could become new normal, National Audit Office says
19 Jan 2018 01:19
Money meant to transform services has been used to shore up finances, the National Audit Office says.
'Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24'
19 Jan 2018 01:21
Delayed marriage and parenthood has pushed back perceptions of when adulthood starts.
UK 'in grip of worst flu season since 2011'
18 Jan 2018 17:43
Latest weekly figures show rise in numbers of patients going to their GP and being admitted to hospital.
Noel Conway: Terminally ill man granted assisted dying appeal
18 Jan 2018 11:54
Noel Conway wins the right to challenge a High Court decision against changing the law on assisted dying.
Angelina Jolie gene testing for all?
18 Jan 2018 01:13
Testing everyone for cancer risk genes would save lives and is cost effective say doctors.
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11 genes newly implicated in Alzheimer's disease
Air pollution associated with low birthweight
Aircraft noise linked with stroke and heart problems
Are five meals a day key to tackling teen obesity?
Awareness campaign about care.data launched
Babies may remember music heard in the womb
Big breakfast 'boosts fertility' for some women
'Breakthrough' trial brings baldness cure closer
Breast cancer more likely to reoccur in black women
Cabbage compound may 'protect against radiation'
Call to ban additives in children's medicines
Call to delay school for premature babies
Can DIY and gardening help you live longer?
Can sleeping too much cause chronic diseases?
Can washing your hands make you happier?
Carrots and lettuce linked to better sperm quality
Chief medical officer calls for free vitamins for kids
Could cognitive therapy treat hypochondria?
Curved soles 'no better than flats' for back pain
Does housework 'count' as exercise?
Does mental illness make you more likely to kill?
Double chins banished with 'fatburner injections'?
Exercise 'effective as drugs' for 'top killers'
Global stats show rise in strokes in younger people
'Historic breakthrough' in Alzheimer's research
Irregular bedtimes make children 'naughtier'
Is sex better exercise than a stroll?
Levels of aluminium in infant formulas 'too high'
'Mad cow protein' carried by 1 in 2,000 people
Memory lapses may still be a sign of dementia
Midlife stress may raise women's dementia risk
Mother's depression linked to depression in offspring
New cholesterol drug shows promise
NICE say GPs 'should be nicer' to fat people
Obesity may be linked with slow metabolism for some
PIP breast cancer link ruled out
Premature claims of a cannabis addiction 'cure'
'Reawakened' ovaries and infertility cure claims
Researchers claim that sleep detoxes the brain
Saturated fat link with heart disease questioned
Sprite and Pepsi tested as hangover cures
Study identifies poorly performing doctors
Swaddling may damage babies' hips, expert warns
Tight belts are unlikely to give you throat cancer
Vitamin D supplements may not strengthen bones
Walking ‘could save 37,000 lives a year’ report claims
Walking an hour a day may help cut breast cancer risk
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