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Pharmacists warn of a 'surge' in shortage of common medicines

BBC Health News Feed - 5 hours 14 min ago
Patients in England are struggling to get hold of drugs such as painkillers and anti-depressants.
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'My son's severe asthma is very distressing'

BBC Health News Feed - 7 hours 17 min ago
Every three seconds in the UK, someone has an asthma attack which could be life-threatening, a charity says.
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Haemochromatosis 'bigger threat than we thought'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:53
Genetic disorder Haemochromatosis can cause liver failure, diabetes and severe arthritis if untreated.
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'I wanted a black belt at the age of 75'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:46
This group of high kicking, power-punching pensioners prove "it's never too late to learn".
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Teenage cancer survival 'on the up' in England, report finds

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 01:00
But youngsters living in poorer areas of England had lower chances of survival, cancer data found.
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World's coffee under threat, say experts

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:41
Of 124 coffees in the world, we only drink two, but we need to protect all of them, say scientists.
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The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:36
And you don't have to be vegan to follow the "planetary health diet".
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Obesity overtaking smoking as biggest Welsh health risk

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:31
Wales' first obesity strategy wants to make eating healthier food and staying active "normal and easy".
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Footballers in new concussion study

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:09
Premier League footballers are taking part in a "ground-breaking" new concussion study this season that could lead to pitch-side diagnosis.
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'I’m just ill – respect me for who I am'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:03
An Edinburgh student is urging people to be more mindful when they interact with people with disabilities.
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Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:41
It's hoped perfusion machines that "warm livers" will increase the number of viable donated organs.
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The ultrasound scan you can do yourself

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:17
A US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000 (£1,555).
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Clean air: Do low emission schemes improve children’s lungs?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:12
Children in London and Luton are taking part in a study to measure how their lungs are affected by air pollution.
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Contact lens recycling scheme launched across UK

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:10
The programme will give contact lens wearers the opportunity to recycle their lenses for free.
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Rebecca Henderson: Transplant hope for rucksack heart woman

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:27
Scans show Rebecca Henderson has been clear of cancer for a year and is now eligible for a donor heart.
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Family bids to get premature baby home to Wales from Vietnam

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:08
The mother of a baby girl born at 27 weeks says coming home is "the only thing keeping me going".
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Breast cancer risk test 'game changer'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 09:07
GPs would use the online calculator to tell women their risk of getting breast cancer, say scientists.
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What is the right age to lose your virginity?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 00:40
More than a third of women and a quarter of men think they got it wrong, research suggests.
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Student makes bucket list after cancer diagnosis

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 00:04
Laura Nuttall had just started university when a routine eye test discovered several brain tumours.
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Life-extending drug Perjeta approved for secondary breast cancer

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 15:48
The drug can prolong the lives of incurable breast cancer patients by up to 16 months.
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