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Lord Kerslake resigns as King's College Hospital Trust chair

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 23:46
The House of Lord peer says the government is unrealistic about the challenges facing the NHS.
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Teachers call for ban on energy drinks in schools

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 08:02
A teaching union compares energy drinks to “legal highs” and says pupils are consuming them in “excessive quantities.”
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Vaccination plea after Halesworth boy's meningitis death

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 18:14
The parents of a boy, six, who died from meningitis B have called on all children to be vaccinated.
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Vaginal mesh ban 'a retrograde step', surgeons say

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 18:05
Many women benefit from the use of vaginal mesh and they should have a choice, surgeons say.
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Mum campaigns for disabled toilets with selfies on the loo

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:13
A mum is taking photos of herself on the loo to campaign for disabled toilet facilities.
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'Pimp My Zimmer' reduces falls

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:00
Care home residents in Wales have been decorating their Zimmer frames to make them more identifiable.
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NI town 'has UK's fastest runners'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:39
Fitness app Strava analysed 24.7m runs and 31m bike rides logged across the UK this year.
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Mental health: Jeremy Hunt says the NHS needs to 'be better' at dealing with crisis patients

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:58
The health secretary says the NHS needs to be better at dealing with mental health crisis cases.
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Top five celeb diets to avoid in 2018, according to dieticians

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:13
The British Dietetic Association says: "If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is".
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Dying mother starts petition to lower age of breast screening

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 08:59
A mother dying from breast cancer has set up a campaign to expand a screening programme.
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'£1 saved my life and found me love'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 01:40
Two young stroke survivors meet by chance and fall in love.
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Anorexic student Averil Hart 'let down' by NHS

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:36
University student Averil Hart's family said she starved herself to death in 10 weeks.
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Call for lung health screening in top football clubs

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:04
Three in 10 elite footballers may be affected by exercise-induced asthma, a study has found.
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Teen with anorexia 'failed by every NHS body' before death

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:01
An ombudsman calls for urgent action after Averil Hart died months after starting at university.
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£72,500 social care cap to be scrapped, MPs told

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:16
Labour accuses the government of "a waste of taxpayers' money" over plans to consult on a cap.
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Ian Paterson: Independent inquiry into breast surgeon

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:28
Disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson carried out hundreds of botched operations on his patients.
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A mother's loneliness

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 06:49
When Lauren Thomas, 19, became a mother, she found the experience incredibly lonely.
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'Stark' increase in overweight youngsters

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 01:13
The highest rise in carrying excess weight occurs between the ages of seven and 11, new data suggests.
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Long A&E waits: 3m a year wait over four hours

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 01:11
Nurses and doctors fear patients are being put at risk after numbers waiting over four hours rise by 120%.
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Babies' brains damaged by pollution, Unicef says

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:01
Toxic air is putting the brain development of millions of infants under one at risk, Unicef says.
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