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BBC Health News
UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos
20 Sep 2017 18:01
Understanding the first moments of life could lead to better IVF and explain why women miscarry.
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Sterilisation implant withdrawn from non-US sale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.
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A magnet for mosquitoes? Blame your genes
Air pollution linked to silent strokes
Athlete's foot cream could also treat multiple sclerosis
Brain’s 'hunger hub' could be switched off
Breath test shows promise in diagnosing stomach cancer
Bullying may have worse long-term effects than child abuse
Can a facelift make you more likeable?
Can plucking hairs stimulate new hair growth?
Coffee could make breast cancer drug tamoxifen more effective
Concerns raised about increased e-cigarette use in teenagers
Diet swap study highlights bowel effects of Western-style diet
Discovery could 'boost immune system's cancer fighting ability'
DNA changes in sperm may help explain autism
Do diet soft drinks actually make you gain weight?
Does happiness have a smell and is it contagious?
Gene editing technique could prevent inherited diseases
Having a spine similar to a chimp could lead to back pain
How dogs could sniff out prostate cancer
'Marathon men' make better sexual partners, media claims
Middle age 'starts at 60' claims media
Middle-age spread 'seems to reduce dementia risk'
Mindfulness 'as good as drugs for preventing depression relapse'
Mistreatment of extreme morning sickness 'leading to abortions'
New asthma treatment within five years, researchers hope
New Down’s syndrome test more accurate than current screening
New prostate cancer treatment has promising results in mice
No evidence organic milk in pregnancy lowers a baby's IQ
No proof that bad relationships raise blood pressure
No such thing as baby brain, study argues
Paracetamol may blunt feelings of pleasure as well as pain
Paracetamol 'not effective' for lower back pain or arthritis
Parents 'may pass anxiety on to their children'
Sedentary lifestyle, not watching TV, may up diabetes risk
Short people may have an increased risk of heart disease
Study doesn't prove e-cigs make quitting smoking harder
Superbug 'could kill 80,000 people' experts warn
There are six different types of obesity, study argues
UK life expectancy expected to rise to late 80s by 2030
Vigorous exercise 'may help prevent early death'
Why you should drink (water) before you drive
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