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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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20% rise in penile cancer
Are energy drinks linked to drug use?
'Boris bikes' may be good for your health
Brain development may be affected by chemicals
Caesareans linked to obesity in offspring
Can pain be 'switched off'?
Charity urges EU to give kids cancer drugs access
Claims of 'anti-ageing pill' may be premature
Commuting 'can lower your sense of wellbeing'
Cycling safety – a special report
Dangers of cat bites overstated by media
Diabetes claim for low-fat yoghurt not proven
Do Tetris weight loss claims stack up?
Donated human eye cells could help restore vision
Draft regulations on 'three parent' IVF published
E-cigs – will EU regulation do more harm than good?
Fears pregnant women are ignoring folic acid advice
Female stroke survivors’ quality of life investigated
Five-year 'death test' provides few answers
Flu jab may cut stroke risk by a quarter
Gene tests for prostate cancer may be possible
Gum disease may be linked to arthritis
Is breast milk really best, American study asks
Is cooked meat linked to increased dementia risk?
Is there such a thing as a 'lazy gene'?
Media hype blood clot risk of birth control pills
Men's and women's brains found to be different sizes
MPs vote to ban smoking in cars carrying children
Nanofibre lined tubes used to 'move' brain tumours
New deadly strain of bird flu may have emerged
NICE drugs policy for the elderly is unchanged
NICE publishes new draft guidelines on statins use
Over a million babies a year die on first day of life
Patients 'safer with better-educated nurses'
Roll-ups 'as hazardous as factory made cigarettes'
Stethoscopes could spread hospital infections
Strokes 'may be linked to temperature', study finds
Study highlights child burns dangers in the home
Sugar intake linked to heart disease deaths
'Talking therapies' could help with schizophrenia
'UK's suicide rate highest among middle-aged men'
Vitamin C not proven to 'boost' chemo
What type of people choose assisted suicide?
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