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San Francisco moves to ban e-cigarettes until health effects known

BBC Health News Feed - 5 hours 34 min ago
The law would halt sales until vaping's health effects are fully evaluated by US regulators.
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Potent cannabis increases risk of serious mental illness, says study

BBC Health News Feed - 13 hours 21 min ago
People who use potent cannabis increase their risk of serious mental illness, according to researchers.
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Could you run a marathon in your 80s?

BBC Health News Feed - 14 hours 38 min ago
It's not for everyone, but older athletes are pushing the limits of what the body can do as it ages.
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Weedkiller glyphosate a 'substantial' cancer factor

BBC Health News Feed - 14 hours 45 min ago
Jury to consider damages after one of the world's most widely-used weedkillers is blamed for cancer.
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The good things about ADHD: 'It's my superpower'

BBC Health News Feed - 14 hours 46 min ago
ADHD can sometimes be portrayed quite negatively, so an ADHD parents' support group asked us to make a film looking at some of the good things about it.
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Parkinson's smell test explained by science

BBC Health News Feed - 15 hours 7 sec ago
A woman who can smell Parkinson's disease helps scientists discover what causes the musky odour.
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Gestational diabetes: Women left at risk, say researchers

BBC Health News Feed - 15 hours 8 min ago
Left untreated, gestational diabetes can increase the risk of a stillbirth and other complications.
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Medicinal cannabis: 'patients still in limbo'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 18:01
It could take years for patients to get medicinal cannabis on the NHS, a parliamentary committee has heard.
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Majorca in drive to rein in boozy tourists

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:52
Tourist haunts that run drink promotions face fines in the resort city of Palma, as do rowdy visitors.
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Woman in China nearly dies after injecting herself with fruit juice

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:30
The woman in China suffered liver, kidney, heart and lung damage and spent days in intensive care.
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First weight-loss surgery unit planned for Northern Ireland

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:18
The estimated costs of people being obese and overweight in Northern Ireland is £457m a year.
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People don't become 'adults' until their 30s

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 07:24
Experts say people aged 18 are still going through changes in the brain that can affect behaviour.
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Egg freezing: Behind the scenes of a fertility clinic

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 02:19
With more and more women considering it, what exactly does egg freezing involve?
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Cancer doctor shortage 'puts care at risk'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 02:07
Despite patients urgently needing treatment, 7.5% of key posts are vacant, a study of NHS staffing finds.
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NHS infection and safety inquiry begins at Holyrood

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 00:16
MSPs are investigating all healthcare facilities in Scotland following several deaths related to infection outbreaks.
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Ellie Long inquest: Norfolk trust must take action after death

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 17:03
A coroner calls for changes at a health trust following the death of 15-year-old Ellie Long.
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MPs call for tax on social media companies

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 07:35
Their report says the money should be used to fund research into the health impact of social media.
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Northern Health Trust staff told to clean own offices

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 07:32
A union says the idea is "absurd" as office staff are asked to vacuum and dust their work areas.
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'I was diagnosed with cancer at seven months pregnant'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 03:06
It felt like Sarah Hanan's life had "come to a screeching halt", but it was only the start of her journey.
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McDonald's: Tom Watson urges chain to drop Monopoly campaign

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 09:25
The campaign is a "danger to public health" as it encourages people to eat more, says MP Tom Watson.
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