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BBC Health News
NHS funding: Theresa May unveils £20bn boost
17 Jun 2018 17:10
The PM says it will be part-funded by a "Brexit dividend" but Labour says this is a "hypothetical" windfall.
Computer game addiction: 'I spend 20 plus hours a week gaming'
17 Jun 2018 22:02
Gaming addiction is listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organisation.
Billy Caldwell: Senior MP urges reform over medical cannabis
17 Jun 2018 22:42
An MP leading an all-party group looking at medical cannabis calls for 'more fundamental reform'.
Over 40s health check to include dementia advice
16 Jun 2018 04:58
Public Health England wants to give advice to patients to help reduce the risk of the condition.
Teenager's cowpox diagnosis surprises doctors
16 Jun 2018 03:09
A 15-year-old boy is diagnosed with the historical disease now usually only found in animals.
Children in England consuming 'twice as much sugar as recommended'
15 Jun 2018 03:28
Youngsters in England have consumed their recommended 2018 sugar allowance before the end of June.
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Alcohol has no effect on breast cancer survival
Balding on the crown linked to heart disease
Beetroot's effect on blood pressure is uncertain
Benefits of brain training for dementia uncertain
Bowel cancer up 30% for men in 35 years
Brain’s appetite circuits could be 'rewired'
Can belief in God help with depression?
Can music help premature infants sleep and feed?
Can potassium in bananas cut your stroke risk?
Celebrity chefs can’t be blamed for obesity rates
Community treatment orders 'don't reduce psychiatric readmissions'
Cosmetic treatments need new regulation report finds
Do organic labels make us think food is healthy?
Does eating fish really extend your life?
Does fish in Mediterranean diet combat memory loss?
Does tough love work?
Don't take paracetamol for emotional pain
E-cigarette 'vapers' using them to quit smoking
Even 'light' smoking may raise women's arthritis risk
Gene that prevents heart regeneration discovered
Hard times in Cuba linked to better national health
Have taller women evolved to have more babies?
Hormone drugs can cut breast cancer
Is exercise to blame for Andrew Marr's stroke?
Is mental health harmed by earlier emotional stress?
'Lab-grown' rat kidney successfully transplanted
MMR catch-up campaign targets a million children
Negative parenting linked with kids being bullied
No credible evidence that people are 'born lazy'
No evidence that kilts improve sperm quality
No evidence that price of fame is early death
No proof found that depression is 'contagious'
Parasite genes drive up antimalarial resistance
Prostate cancer screening for older men 'unlikely'
Red meat chemical link to heart disease
Report finds children's units lack 24/7 care
Running and walking both good for your heart
Scientists map structure of brain disease molecule
Statins may help impotence – but only to limited extent
Study adds little to tonsil surgery debate
Study examines penis size and male attractiveness
Sugary soft drinks linked to raised risk of diabetes
Today's adults 'unhealthier than their parents' were
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