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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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A mug of cocoa is not a cure for memory problems
Agave syrup no better than placebo cough remedy
Antibiotic resistance continues to rise
BMI tests 'miss' over a quarter of obese children
Brain differences linked to chronic fatigue syndrome
Broccoli could 'hold the key' for treating autism
Can we count on counting calories?
Cannabis labelled 'harmful and as addictive as heroin'
Changes in 'Parkinson’s walk' predicts dementia
Concerns raised about late diagnosis of lung cancer
Could sex with 21 women 'cut prostate risk'?
Crash diets 'work best' claim misguided
Details of autism genes uncovered in global study
Does losing your sense of smell predict death risk?
Does paracetamol ease pain of decision making?
Dopamine drug linked to compulsive sex, shopping and gambling
Drugs may work better at certain times of the day
Eating with a fat friend 'makes you eat more'
Ebola could reach the UK, but outbreak risk is low
Exercise data signs could cut sugary drink intake
Fruit juice link to high blood pressure not proven
Genes may play a role in Ebola survival chances
Grapefruit juice may protect against diabetes
Green tea compound may improve cancer drugs
Healthy food 'costs you more' claim
Is a cure for type 1 diabetes 'within reach'?
Lab-grown killer cells could treat brain tumours
Milk may be linked to bone fractures and early death
Minimum alcohol pricing would 'save 100s of lives'
Moderate regular drinking may 'damage sperm'
New way to distinguish between ovarian tumours
NICE wants tooth brushing to be taught in schools
Paralysed man walks again after pioneering surgery
'Poo in a pill' may help treat C. difficile infection
'Putting clocks forward boosts kids' exercise'
Questions about life after death remain unanswered
Scientists look into regenerating retinal cells
'Shift workers should avoid steak' claim mistaken
Smokers' homes 'as polluted as Beijing'
Stem cells used to improve low vision
Study finds clue to why colds trigger asthma
Sunshine isn't slimming and can't halt diabetes
Vaginal orgasm 'doesn't exist', researchers argue
Vegetative patients show awareness during scans
Viagra could double up as heart failure drug
Viagra 'may cause visual disturbance' in some men
Warnings issued over energy drinks
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