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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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Abortions 'link' to premature births
Are we becoming nation of 'happy pill poppers?'
Avoid obesity to stave off mental decline
Baby talk: survey claims third of infant health websites are 'wrong'
Can cleaning teeth help prevent dementia?
Can dark chocolate help control blood pressure?
Cancer stem cell insight 'could revolutionise treatment'
Cereal bars don't deserve 'healthy image'
Chemotherapy 'encourages cancer' claim researchers
Daily aspirin use 'cuts cancer deaths'
Diabetes genes 'breakthrough'
Do heart benefits of statins outweigh diabetes risk?
Does smoking 'dope' turn you into one?
Eating egg yolks as 'bad as smoking'
Echinacea allergy warning for children under 12
Eve-olution' – natural selection may help women live longer
'Fainting runs in families'
Fertility clue for recurring miscarriage?
First operation of implant for heart failure due
Flu can spread before symptoms show
Government seeks public's views on cosmetic surgery
Grapefruit juice 'boosts cancer drugs' claim
Having aggressive personality 'doubles risk of stroke'
Having baby like 'being in a terror attack'
Healthy lifestyle in your 70s can 'add six years' to lifespan
Improved care for elderly could 'free up 7,000 hospital beds'
Lipstick chemical 'may damage muscles'
'Male pill hope' after mice research
Marmite 'stops spread' of superbugs
Measles cases in England 'almost double'
Mediterranean diet link to stronger bones
More exercise in your 50s 'cuts heart disease risk'
Number of over-65s with cancer 'to triple by 2040'
Nut consumption in pregnancy linked to 'reduced child allergy risk'
Obesity surgery 'rockets'
'Older mothers have healthier kids'
'One million people' with 'undiagnosed' chronic kidney disease
'Oral sex helps women fight depression claim'
Pacing for chronic fatigue syndrome 'not cost-effective'
'Pump iron not insulin' – weightlifting reduces men’s diabetes risk
Recession linked to rise in suicides
'Spray-on-skin' treatment for leg ulcers
Stressed men 'crave curvier women'
Worried to death? – distress linked to early death
'Yo-Yo' diets 'not a no-no'
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