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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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Are men's sex drives to blame for the menopause?
Are short, intense exercise bursts enough to stay fit?
Are weekly workouts as good as daily exercise?
Baldness drug finasteride (propecia) 'cuts men's drinking'
Brain scans link high GI diet to food cravings
Breast cancer screening 'may not reduce deaths'
Breastfed babies 'upwardly mobile' study claims
Can antibiotics cause eczema in children?
Can cuddle hormone ease pain of social rejection?
Charity calls for ban of 'face-down restraint'
Childhood obesity-related hospital visits quadruple
Claim that statins damage muscles 'overblown'
Claims angry Lego faces could upset children
Cocktail of skin cancer drugs 'shrinks melanomas'
Controversial advice on chemicals in pregnancy
Could naked mole rats' "gooey" skin stop cancer?
Diabetes drugs may be linked to pancreatic cancer
Do you lose your memory when you lose your teeth?
Drugs to be offered to women at high risk of breast cancer
Earlier breast screening in high-risk women shows 'encouraging' results
Female kidney and bladder cancers diagnosed late
Health inequalities shown in early deaths
Iron pills in pregnancy 'make babies healthier'
Is road traffic pollution really a cause of autism?
Just a few extra pounds increases heart failure risk
Link between going grey and stress uncertain
Michael Douglas, oral sex and throat cancer
Migraine study finds more genes that cause condition
Misguided claims alcohol in pregnancy helps baby
New colour-coded food nutrition labels
New Down’s syndrome blood test 'more reliable'
NICE publishes guidance on cutting down smoking
No evidence speed cameras raise crash risk
No proof heading footballs causes brain damage
Paper towels may be more hygienic than air dryers
Promising news about potential diabetes vaccine
Scientists identify gene pattern linked to autism
Some types of e-cigarettes to be regulated as medicines
Tenofovir halves HIV risk for injecting drug users
UK government backs 'three-parent' IVF
Unborn babies may 'practise' crying
Vegetarian diet linked to longer lifespan
Viagra prices to drop – sales expected to grow
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