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BBC Health News
Life-extending lung cancer nivolumab drug approved
20 Sep 2017 00:40
The drug nivolumab, denied to writer AA Gill on the NHS, will be available to patients in England.
Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'
20 Sep 2017 09:43
The findings come from 10,000 young people's views and make worrying reading, say UK researchers.
Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts
20 Sep 2017 15:54
The social network is testing a tool that will let people hide categories of ads for the first time.
Sterilisation implant withdrawn from non-US sale
20 Sep 2017 14:05
Some women needed a hysterectomy to remove the sterilisation device Essure.
MMR vaccine first-dose target met in England
20 Sep 2017 10:34
By the age of five, 95% of children are being vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.
Anger as Brazilian judge backs anti-gay 'therapy'
20 Sep 2017 11:17
Psychologists and celebrities vow to fight a court ruling approving the use of "conversion therapy".
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20% rise in penile cancer
Are energy drinks linked to drug use?
'Boris bikes' may be good for your health
Brain development may be affected by chemicals
Caesareans linked to obesity in offspring
Can pain be 'switched off'?
Charity urges EU to give kids cancer drugs access
Claims of 'anti-ageing pill' may be premature
Commuting 'can lower your sense of wellbeing'
Cycling safety – a special report
Dangers of cat bites overstated by media
Diabetes claim for low-fat yoghurt not proven
Do Tetris weight loss claims stack up?
Donated human eye cells could help restore vision
Draft regulations on 'three parent' IVF published
E-cigs – will EU regulation do more harm than good?
Fears pregnant women are ignoring folic acid advice
Female stroke survivors’ quality of life investigated
Five-year 'death test' provides few answers
Flu jab may cut stroke risk by a quarter
Gene tests for prostate cancer may be possible
Gum disease may be linked to arthritis
Is breast milk really best, American study asks
Is cooked meat linked to increased dementia risk?
Is there such a thing as a 'lazy gene'?
Media hype blood clot risk of birth control pills
Men's and women's brains found to be different sizes
MPs vote to ban smoking in cars carrying children
Nanofibre lined tubes used to 'move' brain tumours
New deadly strain of bird flu may have emerged
NICE drugs policy for the elderly is unchanged
NICE publishes new draft guidelines on statins use
Over a million babies a year die on first day of life
Patients 'safer with better-educated nurses'
Roll-ups 'as hazardous as factory made cigarettes'
Stethoscopes could spread hospital infections
Strokes 'may be linked to temperature', study finds
Study highlights child burns dangers in the home
Sugar intake linked to heart disease deaths
'Talking therapies' could help with schizophrenia
'UK's suicide rate highest among middle-aged men'
Vitamin C not proven to 'boost' chemo
What type of people choose assisted suicide?
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