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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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ACE inhibitor use may be linked to kidney failure
Are private patients 'too posh to push'?
Aspirin at bedtime 'cuts' morning heart attack risk
Being bilingual may slow the onset of dementia
Buffet layouts could influence what we eat
Can autism really be detected in babies?
Claims pregnancy exercise boosts baby brain power
Dilute bleach 'refreshes aged skin' in the lab
Drug may help Parkinson's disease psychosis
Effects of a fizzy drink tax on obesity rates estimated
Even afternoon coffee disrupts sleep, study finds
Excess deaths rose by a third last winter
Experts argue that ADHD is 'overdiagnosed'
Experts with links to drugs industry 'hyped swine flu'
Facial flushing is a sign of 'alcohol intolerance'
'Fat gene' could make you 'eat more and move less'
'Field of gold' scanner cuts children's radiation risk
Footballers 'no more likely' to get Alzheimer's disease
High salt levels in soluble drugs may raise heart risk
HPV vaccine could be offered to boys
Is Christmas weight gain harder to lose?
Is it harder to detect autism in girls?
New pre-eclampsia test 'shows promise'
NHS 111 pilot scheme 'had teething problems'
Nut eaters may have a longer life expectancy
Probiotic pickled turnip touted as ‘flu wonder cure’
Recession may lead to unhealthy diet
Results of UK sex survey published
Role of fungal mould in Parkinson's investigated
Scan could detect those on brink of heart attack
Snoring when pregnant linked to low birth weight
Some girls may have a 'sweet tooth' gene
Steroid use in premature babies linked to ADHD
Study 'casts doubt' on the need for a Y chromosome
Study identifies marker for high-risk prostate cancers
Synaesthesia may be 'more common' in autism
Test checks severity of prostate cancer
The return of the 'proper' family doctor?
'Two-tier A&E' reforms announced
Type 2 diabetes 'more likely' with high acid levels
Vaccination 'a civic duty' according to new report
Weight loss could affect the way couples interact
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