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World Hacks: Putting your leftover pills back to work

BBC Health News Feed - 13 hours 27 min ago
An app in Greece is helping people donate their leftover drugs to those who can't afford to buy them.
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Rescue dog gets 'new lease of life' with 3D printed leg

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:06
Duke the Irish retriever is learning to walk on four paws after a 3D printed leg was made for him.
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Stephen Fry recovering from prostate cancer surgery

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:00
The presenter had surgery for prostate cancer and says "it all seemed to go pretty well".
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MPs debate changes to organ donations law

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:19
Up to 500 people a year could get a "second chance" at life with new donor consent laws, MPs are told.
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What you need to know about fruit tea

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:09
Sipping acidic fruit teas between meals can wear away teeth, a study shows – and it's not the only thing.
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Drug errors cause appalling harm and deaths, says Hunt

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:28
Mistakes made by GPs, pharmacists, hospitals and care homes could be a factor in more than 22,000 deaths a year.
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Sipping acidic fruit teas can wear away teeth, says study

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:14
Even unsweetened drinks are acidic and should not be drunk between meals, researchers say.
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Mini-tumours' created to battle cancer

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:22
The lab-grown versions made from a patient's cancer can predict whether drugs will actually work.
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Are sick migrants avoiding NHS doctors over deportation fears?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:12
Should doctors continue to hand over names and addresses to immigration officers, asks the NHS in England.
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On anti-depressants

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:31
People with a history of depression tell the BBC about their experiences of taking anti-depressants
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Warning over fake piercing magnet craze

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:58
One 12-year-old boy had to have part of his bowel removed after swallowing the magnetic balls.
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Consultants criticise 'catastrophic' rise in 12-hour A&E waits

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:13
Hospital consultants warn over patient safety as the longest waits to be seen in emergency units rise.
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'Anti-depressants help me function'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:21
Scientists say more people could benefit from taking pills to reduce the symptoms of acute depression.
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India doctors remove world's 'largest brain tumour'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:43
The patient had been living for three years with the 1.8kg tumour, which was larger than his head.
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Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:11
Scientists hail "good news for patients" as analysis finds 21 drugs reduce symptoms of depression.
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Asthma inhalers recalled in device alert

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:43
Specific batches of Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler do not deliver the full dose.
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NHS 'dangerously' short of 100,000 staff

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:25
Figures show one in 12 posts in England is unfilled - enough to staff 10 large hospitals.
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Boozy brain

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:25
What do we know about the risks of dementia from drinking alcohol?
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Review ordered into epilepsy drug, vaginal mesh and Primodos

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:14
The PM wants concerns over a pregnancy test, vaginal mesh implants and an epilepsy drug to be looked at.
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Red wine compound 'could help tooth decay and gum disease fight'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:09
Polyphenols found in red wine helped fend off harmful bacteria in the mouth, a study finds.
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