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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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Adult cells turned into stem cells in the body
'Adverse childhood events' linked to premature death
Can a glass of wine a day reduce depression risk?
Can blueberries and red wine boost immunity?
Claim that antidepressants cause diabetes unproven
Clean water does not 'cause dementia'
Controversial call to make 'post-fertilisation pill'
Could a heart attack test save thousands of women's lives?
Death rate 'much higher' in English than US hospitals
Diet and exercise 'cut womb cancer risk'
Do processed baby foods 'lack nutritional value'?
Does testicle size play a role in parental ability?
Doubt cast on the benefits of omega-3 for the brain
E-readers may benefit some with dyslexia
Flu research may lead to universal vaccine
Gene breast test could avoid need for chemo
Healthy living may 'reverse' cellular ageing
Hip replacement deaths drop by a half since 2003
How cigarette packet warnings affect children
Insomniacs 'find it harder to concentrate'
Is being married 'better than chemo' for cancer?
Link between Calpol and asthma 'not proven'
Midday naps may boost toddlers’ memory skills
Misleading claims of 'cure for Down's syndrome'
More data on survival with new skin cancer drug
MPs call for more transparent clinical trials
Mucus in the gut may help relieve bowel inflammation
Neck surgery suggested as cure for blood pressure
New advice on pros and cons of breast screening
New genetic clue in 'puzzle' of anorexia
New heart op could save 'thousands of lives'
New HIV vaccine hope?
NHS hepatitis C infection warning for women
'No link' between nuclear power plants and child cancer
Obesity in England 'rising at a slower rate'
Psoriasis drug tested as type 1 diabetes treatment
Researchers identify 'jet lag gene'
Salt jab not 'a miracle cure' for back pain
Statin use linked to small increase in cataracts risk
Stopping tamoxifen 'ups breast cancer risk'
Treatment of depression in children 'needs improving'
Vaping 'matches patches for stopping smoking'
Warnings issued over deadly DNP 'diet drug'
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