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BBC Health News
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.
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.
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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Angry Twitter communities linked to heart deaths
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'Bionic' spinal implant helped paralysed rats walk
Blood test may tell you the best way to quit smoking
Body clock may have effect on sporting peak performance
Brown fat may protect against diabetes and obesity
Can eating like a Viking 'reduce obesity risks'?
Child obesity rates are 'stabilising'
Claims that 'men worsen labour pains' are unproven
Could brain protein help people 'sleep off' the flu?
Could 'DNA editing' lead to designer babies?
Could meal-in-a-pill 'trick' body into losing weight?
Does contraceptive jab make HIV more likely?
Does moderate drinking reduce heart failure risk?
Female lung cancer deaths 'may outstrip breast cancer' in 2015
Gift vouchers can help pregnant smokers quit
'Hibernation protein' could help repair dementia damage
How 'baby talk' may give infants a cognitive boost
How therapy and exercise 'may help some with CFS'
Inactivity 'twice as deadly' as obesity
Media dementia scare over hay fever and sleep drugs
Napping 'key' to babies' memory and learning
New 'game-changing' antibiotic discovered
New heart attack test shows promise for women
New skin cancer drugs show promise in lab tests
Nordic IVF outcomes improving - is the same true for the UK?
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Out-of-character criminal actions linked to dementia
People with autism have 'unique' brain patterns
Shell shock remains 'unsolved'
'Social jet lag' linked to obesity and 'unhealthy' metabolism
Statin use may be widening health inequalities in England
Study finds care home residents 'more likely' to be dehydrated
Sugary soft drinks linked to earlier periods in girls
Thousands of UK women could benefit from 'three-person' IVF
Under-80 cancer deaths 'eliminated by 2050' claim
Wearing killer high heels could lead to osteoarthritis, study warns
Wholegrains, not just porridge, may increase life
Why common cold may thrive at low temperatures
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