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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Sterilisation implant withdrawn from non-US sale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 case report about skinny jeans sparks media frenzy
Antidepressant use in menopause linked to broken bones
Being a 'couch potato' linked to increased anxiety risk
Breast cancer screening 'cuts deaths by 40%' expert panel says
Breast cancer 'tumour trigger' that spreads disease discovered
Can a single-shot therapy session cure insomnia?
Can 'sleep training' make people less racist and sexist?
Cats blamed for children’s poor reading skills
Children with autism may be supersensitive to change
Could a smart insulin patch mean no more diabetic injections?
Could avocados hold the key to treating leukaemia?
Could brain-eating cannibals provide the key to treating CJD?
Depression 'starts in the womb' claim is unproven
Does owning a cat put your family at risk of schizophrenia?
Does your birthday affect your disease risk?
Drinking plenty of red wine won’t help you lose weight
'Eat carbohydrates last' advice for diabetics
Eating chocolate may slightly lower your risk of stroke
Elderly living near noisy roads have 'increased stroke risk'
Everyday chemicals may contribute to cancer risk
Facebook and Twitter could be used to help people quit smoking
Five-year 'death test' for older adults launched online
Four out of ten Brits may naturally show fewer flu symptoms
GP receptionists 'could help prevent stroke deaths'
Half a handful of nuts a day 'reduces early death risk'
Immunotherapy drug combo could combat melanoma
Knee surgery 'waste of time', researchers argue
Marriage health claims are inconclusive
Meningitis B vaccine 'available from September'
'Missing link' between brain and immune system discovered
Mushroom supplement could be one way to tackle obesity
New blood test for viral infections shows promise
New chlamydia vaccine shows promise after being tested on mice
Office workers of England - stand up for your health!
Poor sleep quality linked to Alzheimer's disease
Potential breakthrough for osteoporosis announced
Report warns of threat to unborn babies from CMV virus
Smoking causes half of all deaths in 12 different cancers
Some health food brands may 'do more harm than good' claim
Sugary drinks killing 'hundreds of thousands', study estimates
Too soon to say if breastfeeding problems could be genetic
Weighing yourself every day may help with weight loss
Wet wipes may help spread hospital bugs
Woman gives birth using ovaries she had frozen as a child
Women with history of stillbirth at 'high risk of another'
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