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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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'Prozac nation' claim as antidepressant use soars
Air pollution linked to lung cancer and heart failure
Blood pressure drug may help treat dementia
Breastfeeding may boost babies' brain power
Can drinking coffee really cut suicide risk by half?
Can gene test screen for postnatal depression?
Casual sex linked to depression and anxiety
Claims blood test predicts lifespan are exaggerated
Condom use linked to better vaginal health
Could lifelong reading protect against dementia?
Could new tests use sugar to help detect cancer?
Cranberries not a proven cure for bladder infection
'Cuddle hormone' oxytocin may play role in fear
Decongestant sprays linked to rare birth defects
Dementia rates dropping
Do fluoride levels in cheap tea pose a health risk?
Does plain packaging help smokers quit?
Eating oily fish may lower anxiety when pregnant
Exercise in a pill is still the stuff of science fiction
Fish oil supplements linked to prostate cancer
Fish oils may be linked to reduced breast cancer risk
Food poisoning warning over fruit and veg
Health has improved among over-90s
Heart disease risk higher in men who skip breakfast
Is eating meat infected with bovine TB harmful?
IVF poses minimal risk of autism and low IQ
Keogh review on hospital deaths published
Little proof gum disease causes Alzheimer's
Long-term shift work 'doubles' breast cancer risk
Media blames 'ladettes' as alcohol-related deaths rise
Media’s talk of a ‘misery molecule’ is misleading
NHS advisers reject meningitis B vaccine
NHS surgeon data may hide poor performance
No proof that singing in a choir is good for heart
People with epilepsy 'have higher risk of early death'
Poor mental health may be more common in gangs
Recession 'impacts people with mental illness most'
Regular 'mini-strolls' may cut chance of diabetes
Scientists grow 'tiny livers' from human stem cells
Scientists unlock cause of cat allergies
Set bedtimes may be good for kids' development
Sleep patterns could be affected by the full moon
Smart knife can tell cancer cells from healthy tissue
Stem cells extracted from urine used to 'grow teeth'
Why 'fat gene' mutation may make you obese
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