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BBC Health News
YouTube stars 'might encourage kids to eat more calories'
26 May 2018 09:24
Social media stars Zoella and Alfie Deyes feature in a study into the protection of children online.
Boots owner denies overcharging NHS for cancer mouthwash
26 May 2018 14:03
A Times newspaper investigation found the NHS was charged £3,220 for a mouthwash used by cancer patients.
Breast screen error 'could have been spotted earlier'
25 May 2018 09:02
A leading cancer expert says the problems date back to 2005, but no one was properly checking the data.
Cancer patient feels 'privileged to be alive' after NHS trial treatment
25 May 2018 00:40
Taking part in clinical trials can bring enormous benefits, but few people are signing up
BBC presenter on finding out her cancer is incurable
25 May 2018 14:01
5 live's Rachael Bland says she got the call from her doctor when she was on a day out with her son.
Smoking ban plan for Welsh playgrounds
25 May 2018 10:11
A strengthening of laws to ban smoking in public places in Wales is being put forward.
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Age is no barrier to an active sex life
Anaesthesia with laughing gas
Are Down’s syndrome tests an unnecessary risk?
Are insulin-resistant men less prone to prostate cancer?
Breast cancer gene
Calcium tablets for over-50s
Can hormone drug treatment cure prostate cancer?
Can statin treatment cut heart risk for some children?
Cold virus link to obesity
Do statins reduce Alzheimer’s risk?
Does junk food during pregnancy give children a sweet tooth?
Early breast cancer: MRI v mammography
Exercise needs to make you sweat
Fish may point way to blindness treatment
Genetic mutation linked to lung cancer
How just a few minutes wait might make a healthier baby
Hypnosis may ease breast cancer surgery
Incurable lung disease levels on the rise
Is exercising three days a week as good as five?
Is hormone the key to desire for food?
Is there a hypertension epidemic on the horizon?
Living near a busy road can increase risk of asthma in children
Long military deployments may affect mental health
Manage stress and reduce stroke risk
Mice respond well to ‘Alzheimer’s vaccine’
Mobile phones and risk of brain cancer
MS vaccine shows promise
Muscle mice offer hope
Obese mums' birth defect worries
Office printers study made no health claims
Ovary removal and the risk of dementia
Pot belly link to heart disease
Researchers claim breast cancer rate is linked to HRT
Smoking cannabis ‘worse than tobacco’
Stem cells might be able to repair hearts
Sterile enviroment has no effect on longevity
Stress at work is a risk factor for depression
Study finds link between Alzheimer’s and glaucoma
Testosterone patches can improve sex drive in post-menopausal women
The overdiagnosis of depression
Too many antioxidants 'bad for your heart'
Too soon to say cauliflower cuts prostate cancer risk
Will vitamin supplements help diabetics?
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