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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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Aggressive breast cancer protein discovered
Call to tackle maternal blood infection risk
Children’s TV contains unhealthy 'food cues'
Could a blood test screen for suicide risk?
Could new potential treatment mean safer IVF?
Cycling linked to prostate cancer, but not infertility
Deadly MERS 'camel flu' may now be airborne
Eating more than 5 a day 'brings no extra benefit'
Emotions manipulated in Facebook study
'Exercise may help prevent Alzheimer's disease'
Frozen testicle tissue produces mice offspring
Gene mutation linked to distinct type of autism
Headbanging could damage your (Motör)head
HIV 'reservoirs' may form earlier than expected
Kids who know their fast food logos 'grow up fat'
Lab-grown corneas could prevent blindness
Malaria parasites can 'hide' inside bone marrow
'More adults should be taking statins,' says NICE
'Morning sickness' linked to healthier babies
New Alzheimer’s test may help future clinical trials
Obese women may have 'food learning impairment'
Obesity link for siblings
Offer weight loss surgery to diabetics, says NICE
Over-60s exercise claim based on just 12 people
Owning a dog may make older adults fitter
Paracetamol 'doesn’t work' for lower back pain
Parents of autistic kids 'have autistic traits too'
Prediabetes label 'unhelpful', experts argue
Probiotics 'may improve blood pressure'
Protein may help control diabetes symptoms
Running 7 minutes a day 'halves heart death risk'
Sex addiction affects brain in 'same way as drugs'
Should donor blood be screened for hepatitis E?
Sleep deprivation may affect memory
Spoons lead to inaccurate medicine doses for kids
Steroid asthma inhalers restrict children’s growth
Study explores effect of plain cigarette packs
Study links shift work to increased risk of diabetes
Study offers insight into genetics of schizophrenia
Tests can predict teens most likely to binge drink
Tiny area of the brain linked to fear of the future
TV and gaming after work 'leads to feelings of guilt'
Two-question test for alcohol misuse 'effective'
UK Ebola case confirmed but risk remains low
Umami flavouring 'may help you feel fuller faster'
Vasectomy-associated prostate cancer risk 'small'
Warning over waistline link to type 2 diabetes
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