Vaginal birth and Caesarean: Differences in babies' bacteria

BBC Health News Feed - 4 hours 48 min ago
New findings may help explain why some Caesarean babies are more at risk of certain diseases.
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'Systemic' failings with 999 call-handling service criticised

BBC Health News Feed - 5 hours 40 min ago
South East Coast Ambulance Service says it has changed its call-handling systems since three deaths.
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India e-cigarettes: Ban announced to prevent youth 'epidemic'

BBC Health News Feed - 8 hours 42 min ago
The government says vaping poses a health risk to the young, rather than an alternative to smoking.
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Gareth Thomas: 'Tabloids took my right to discuss HIV with my parents'

BBC Health News Feed - 8 hours 44 min ago
Former rugby player Gareth Thomas reveals a journalist discussed his HIV status with his parents.
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Belgians raise €1.9m for baby's life-saving drug

BBC Health News Feed - 9 hours 19 min ago
Over 900,000 phone donations are made in Belgium to help treat nine-month-old Pia's rare condition.
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Boris Johnson confronted on east London hospital visit

BBC Health News Feed - 9 hours 23 min ago
The father, who is also a Labour activist, said Whipps Cross Hospital's maternity ward was understaffed and the NHS was being destroyed.
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Can you turn around the health of an entire town?

BBC Health News Feed - 21 hours 54 min ago
Three years on, how is a project aimed at transforming the health of people in Fleetwood faring?
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Inquiry into safety and wellbeing concerns at two hospitals

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 18:00
It follows problems at the new children's hospital in Edinburgh and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.
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Soot pollution particles 'cross the placenta'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 16:11
Particles of black carbon pollution can cross to the fetal side of the placenta, a study finds.
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Does fat shaming help people lose weight?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 08:49
Fat chance - the evidence says fat shaming is more likely to lead people to put on weight.
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Nurse numbers rise 'eclipsed by jump in patients'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 01:24
Hospital admissions are rising at nearly three times the rate of the nurse workforce, the RCN says.
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Prostate drug may slow Parkinson's disease

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 01:21
A medicine for enlarged prostates may benefit brain cells damaged by Parkinson's, scientists find.
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Oscar Saxelby-Lee: Cancer returns after stem cell transplant

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 16:11
Oscar's family aim to raise £500,000 to pay for further treatment they say is not available on the NHS.
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Common cold stopped by experimental approach

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 16:03
It may be possible to make our bodies inhospitable for the cold virus after promising early research.
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Christopher Eccleston: 'I'm a lifelong body-hater'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 13:15
Doctor Who star reveals his "lifelong battle" with anorexia and how he considered suicide.
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What can restaurants do to help customers with allergies?

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 07:45
Some allergy sufferers say they are "terrified" when dining out and have asked eateries to do more to make them safe.
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Meningitis: 'I'm no longer Miss Independent'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 00:37
A survey shows few understand the long-term effects of meningitis for people like Lesley.
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Universities 'in dark' over student mental health needs

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 00:01
A former health minister wants universities to be bound by law to meet students' mental-health needs.
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Gareth Thomas and HIV stigma: 'It takes people like him to fight against it'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 15:46
Gareth Thomas can have a positive impact on HIV stigma, says George, who lives with the virus.
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Vaginismus: 'My body won't let me have sex'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 00:53
Vaginismus is a psychosexual disorder that can destroy people's lives - so why does no one talk about it?
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