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Heatwave causes spike in insect bite calls to NHS

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 07/15/2018 - 01:59
Horsefly bites are painful and can lead to a skin infection that may require antibiotics, say doctors.
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The Cardiff woman who is allergic to water

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 07/15/2018 - 00:26
Cherelle Farrugia, 25, breaks out in a painful rash every time she comes into contact with water.
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The eye doctor who could not see the stars

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 07/14/2018 - 02:19
Dr Andrew Bastawrous has invented an app that has been shown in clinical trials to help more children see clearly.
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Seven-year-old granted cannabis licence

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 15:44
The seven-year-old suffers from a severe form of epilepsy that can lead to frequent fits.
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Mencap wins 'unaffordable' overnight back pay appeal

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 10:59
The charity argued it would be forced out of business by a £400m bill for the past six years.
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Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in talc cancer case

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 10:48
It is the largest payout over allegations that Johnson & Johnson's talc-based products cause cancer.
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Peter Baldwin: Type 1 diabetes test backed after boy's death

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 07:54
Beth Baldwin campaigned for change after her son Peter died from Type 1 diabetes complications aged 13.
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Mental health: Wait for therapy added to teen's anxiety

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 00:47
Naomi Lea was 15 when she needed help to cope with panic attacks and self harm but there was a long wait.
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Mental health: Wait for therapy added to teen's anxiety

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 00:45
"Massive" pressure on mental health services for young people is put down to over-referral by schools.
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Iceman's last meal was high-fat, high-calorie feast

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 00:39
Mountain goat, red deer, cereal grains and a toxic fern: What our ancestors ate 5,000 years ago.
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NHS still reliant on 'archaic' fax machines

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:42
The outdated technology was last widely used in the 1990s.
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'Virtual reality cured my fear of heights'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:02
How Fay Nugent beat her phobia by riding Wilber the Whale through a 10-storey tower block.
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Brothers spread positive message about Down's Syndrome

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 01:20
Brothers Alex and Nick are making a documentary about Down's Syndrome.
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Could artificial intelligence replace doctors?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 00:53
UK company Babylon Health is testing an artificially intelligent medical chatbot in Rwanda.
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Emma's Diary faces fine for selling new mums' data to Labour

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 15:17
UK's data watchdog plans to fine the owner of the Emma's Diary baby advice and gift service £140,000.
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TOWIE star: 'I bought cannabis oil for my friend'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 15:15
Former TOWIE star Danielle Armstrong says she bought cannabis oil for her friend who was dying from breast cancer.
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Food and music - caring for people with dementia the Caribbean way

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:04
Valerie Paragon has created an African-Caribbean cultural setting at a Birmingham care home.
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Alcohol-related brain damage at 10-year high

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 07:52
The equivalent of two people a day required treatment for brain damage after sustained alcohol misuse.
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Cave rescue: The Australian diving doctor who stayed with the boys

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 05:16
The expert caver gave the OK for the boys to dive their way out and was among the last to leave.
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Stopping type 1 diabetes from birth

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 00:49
Experts believe they may have found a way to prevent the condition from developing in at risk babies.
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