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Mumps - is it the forgotten disease?

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 02:12
Hippocrates described the classic signs centuries ago, so what else do we know about the ancient illness?
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Ten arrested over Whorlton Hall 'abuse'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 13:42
Ten workers are held over the alleged mistreatment of patients following BBC investigation.
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'Cancer screening should be as easy as booking a flight'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 13:21
Text reminders and after-work appointments are recommended in a report on improving cancer screening.
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Sinikiwe Kademaunga: 'Don't associate disability with poverty'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:38
Blogger Sinikiwe Kademaunga was born with a condition that stopped the growth of her limbs.
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Migraines: Calls for 'life changing' drug Aimovig on NHS in England

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 07:24
The 'life-changing' injection has been approved for use in Scotland, but not yet in England.
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Alex Danson: England captain and Olympic champion on head injury recovery

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 06:29
When Olympic champion Alex Danson hit her head on a wall while laughing, the "most challenging part" of her life began.
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Surgeons warn of serious hand injuries from dog leads and collars

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 01:19
A Cornwall dog owner had the skin torn off her middle finger by a lead wound tightly round her hand.
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Mumps and measles cases in England prompt vaccine call

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 01:16
There were 795 cases of mumps in the first three months of 2019, versus 1,031 in the whole of 2018.
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Whorlton Hall: Hospital abuse missed despite at least 100 official visits

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 17:10
Inspectors, council staff and NHS officials went in twice week on average in the year before Panorama expose.
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Care minister Caroline Dinenage 'deeply sorry' over hospital abuse

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:57
Caroline Dinenage MP calls treatment of vulnerable patients in NHS-funded hospital "appalling".
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Colluding drug firms 'cost the NHS millions of pounds'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 09:09
The competition regulator says that four drugs firms forced the price of an anti-nausea tablet up by 700%.
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The failings in learning disability services in six charts

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 02:03
The government has missed a target of fewer inpatient beds for people with learning disabilities in England.
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Two female loos for every male one, experts recommend

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 01:21
With more urinals than cubicles, men - unlike women - rarely queue, a report says.
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Deborah James: Five symptoms of bowel cancer

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 00:14
The co-host of You, Me and the Big C podcast on her stage 4 bowel cancer.
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Hospital 'abused' vulnerable adults in Durham

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 17:02
Undercover BBC filming shows staff swearing, mocking and taunting patients with learning disabilities.
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Aspirin 'safe' for brain-bleed strokes

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 11:12
Patients can take aspirin without raising their risk of another stroke, a study suggests.
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Cannula sleeves: 'Simple solution for dementia patients'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:40
Thousands of cannula sleeves have been made by a knitting group since it was set up by a Chester singer.
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NHS can beat sepsis, says quadruple amputee

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 01:06
Sepsis survivor Tom Ray wants better awareness and faster diagnosis of the potentially deadly disease.
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We Are Middlesbrough: Pregnant teenagers tell their story

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:52
Robyn used to drink and smoke marijuana, but says her impending little girl changed her life.
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I never met my daughter's dad - she was his dying wish

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:08
Liat Malka was 35 and single when she decided she wanted a child. The sperm donor she found had died five years previously.
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