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BBC Health News
Persian shallot 'could help fight TB antibiotic resistance'
20 Jan 2018 00:17
Properties in Persian shallots could boost the effects of antibiotic treatment, a study says.
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.
Church of England warns future of Down's 'under question'
19 Jan 2018 21:59
The Church of England fears new pre-natal tests could lead to a rise in abortions of babies with Down's.
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.
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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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