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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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Adult cells turned into stem cells in the body
'Adverse childhood events' linked to premature death
Can a glass of wine a day reduce depression risk?
Can blueberries and red wine boost immunity?
Claim that antidepressants cause diabetes unproven
Clean water does not 'cause dementia'
Controversial call to make 'post-fertilisation pill'
Could a heart attack test save thousands of women's lives?
Death rate 'much higher' in English than US hospitals
Diet and exercise 'cut womb cancer risk'
Do processed baby foods 'lack nutritional value'?
Does testicle size play a role in parental ability?
Doubt cast on the benefits of omega-3 for the brain
E-readers may benefit some with dyslexia
Flu research may lead to universal vaccine
Gene breast test could avoid need for chemo
Healthy living may 'reverse' cellular ageing
Hip replacement deaths drop by a half since 2003
How cigarette packet warnings affect children
Insomniacs 'find it harder to concentrate'
Is being married 'better than chemo' for cancer?
Link between Calpol and asthma 'not proven'
Midday naps may boost toddlers’ memory skills
Misleading claims of 'cure for Down's syndrome'
More data on survival with new skin cancer drug
MPs call for more transparent clinical trials
Mucus in the gut may help relieve bowel inflammation
Neck surgery suggested as cure for blood pressure
New advice on pros and cons of breast screening
New genetic clue in 'puzzle' of anorexia
New heart op could save 'thousands of lives'
New HIV vaccine hope?
NHS hepatitis C infection warning for women
'No link' between nuclear power plants and child cancer
Obesity in England 'rising at a slower rate'
Psoriasis drug tested as type 1 diabetes treatment
Researchers identify 'jet lag gene'
Salt jab not 'a miracle cure' for back pain
Statin use linked to small increase in cataracts risk
Stopping tamoxifen 'ups breast cancer risk'
Treatment of depression in children 'needs improving'
Vaping 'matches patches for stopping smoking'
Warnings issued over deadly DNP 'diet drug'
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