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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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1980s fat guidelines 'lacked evidence,' study argues
Anger possibly linked with non-fatal heart attacks
Could a 30-minute 'power nap' make up for a bad night's sleep?
Depression linked to violent crime
Do men have greater chewing power than women?
Does deadly diet drug DNP defeat diabetes?
E-cigarettes may make lungs vulnerable to infection
'Facebook envy' associated with symptoms of depression
Finger length 'not a pointer' for future sexual behaviour
Flu and freezing weather may be driving up winter death rates
Flu jab is not a 'waste of time'
'Game changer' HIV drug cuts infection risk by 86%
Healthy older adults carry leukaemia mutations
HRT increases ovarian cancer risk by small amount
Impact of daytime naps on children's sleep quality uncertain
Is asthma being overdiagnosed?
Longer sleep linked to stroke
Long-term smoking 'may cause' brain shrinkage
Many deaths of mentally ill in custody 'avoidable'
Media heralds the discovery of 'infidelity gene'
Media overstates dementia benefits of Mediterranean diet
Menopausal symptoms 'last longer' than previously thought
Modified bacteria may be useful in treating diabetes
Molecule could protect against Alzheimer's disease
MPs vote to give the go-ahead to three-parent IVF
Nanoparticles used to treat damaged arteries
New HPV vaccine may protect against 90% of cervical cancers
Obesity damage to eggs may be reversible
Over two hours screen time a day may raise a child’s blood pressure
Peanut butter for non-allergic babies may reduce later allergies
Plain packaging 'may help smokers to cut down'
Researchers may have unmasked mystery of cannabis 'munchies'
Shouting 'OW!' may help increase pain tolerance
'Smart insulin' could be used to treat type 1 diabetes
Strenuous jogging 'as bad as doing no exercise' claim
Sunlight UV damage to skin persists even after dark
Super-strength 'skunk' cannabis linked to psychosis
Teen screen time linked to less sleep
Type 1 diabetes 'more dangerous' in women
Unemployment and job insecurity linked to increased risk of suicide
When Minnie met Mickey: is rodent romance all in the mind?
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