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BBC Health News
NHS funding: Theresa May unveils £20bn boost
17 Jun 2018 17:10
The PM says it will be part-funded by a "Brexit dividend" but Labour says this is a "hypothetical" windfall.
Computer game addiction: 'I spend 20 plus hours a week gaming'
17 Jun 2018 22:02
Gaming addiction is listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organisation.
Billy Caldwell: Senior MP urges reform over medical cannabis
17 Jun 2018 22:42
An MP leading an all-party group looking at medical cannabis calls for 'more fundamental reform'.
Over 40s health check to include dementia advice
16 Jun 2018 04:58
Public Health England wants to give advice to patients to help reduce the risk of the condition.
Teenager's cowpox diagnosis surprises doctors
16 Jun 2018 03:09
A 15-year-old boy is diagnosed with the historical disease now usually only found in animals.
Children in England consuming 'twice as much sugar as recommended'
15 Jun 2018 03:28
Youngsters in England have consumed their recommended 2018 sugar allowance before the end of June.
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'4D' ultrasound shows effects of smoking on unborn babies
A diet rich in veg and fish may reduce bowel cancer risk
Adults may only get 'real flu' every five years
All teens should be vaccinated against rare strain of meningitis
Are half of all children's teeth really rotten?
Are power naps a 'five-fold' memory booster?
Autism-related genes linked to cognitive ability
Being optimistic after heart attack may help with recovery
Blood test could provide an early arthritis warning
Breastfed babies 'grow up to be brainier and richer'
Climate change 'might bring rise in UK mosquito-borne diseases'
Coffee can 'cut risks of heart attack' claims
Could epilepsy drug be used to treat Alzheimer's disease?
Crossing your fingers may help reduce pain
Damage to 'heart health' may start in childhood
Diet, exercise and brain training may help keep the mind 'sharp'
Do antibiotics in pregnancy cause cerebral palsy and epilepsy?
Do people with depression perceive time differently?
Does a wife's illness lead to divorce?
Does light at night pose a health risk?
Fit middle-aged men have lower cancer risk
Following UK dietary advice may cut heart disease risk
Frequent antibiotic use linked to higher type 2 diabetes risk
Gene testing could find those who would benefit most from statins
Genetic high cholesterol 'may help protect against type 2 diabetes'
Healthy diet could cut risk of Alzheimer's disease
How alcohol intake can change over a lifetime
HRT review finds increased risk of blood clots and stroke
Immune changes found in people with CFS/ME
Is education the best form of teen contraception?
Is long-term paracetamol use not as safe as we thought?
Loneliness 'increases risk of premature death'
Meningitis B jab to be added to NHS child vaccine schedule
Milk and dairy 'good for the brain' claim unproven
MS stem cell treatment only a 'miracle' for some
New blood test could help prevent antibiotic misuse
News analysis: Angelina Jolie's surgery to 'cut ovarian cancer risk'
No proof 'alcohol will make you more gorgeous'
Obese people 'underestimate how much sugar they eat'
Parents fail to spot that their kids are obese
People with gout have lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Research casts doubt on aspartame sensitivity
Sperm quality pesticides claim 'should be treated with caution'
Study finds link between air pollution and stroke risk
Ultrasound 'breakthrough' in treating Alzheimer’s - in mice
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