Health

A day in the life of a 10-year-old patient at Alder Hey

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 00:09
She has cystic fibrosis and shared a day in her life to show what it's like for her.
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New checks to crack down on free prescription fraud

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 00:04
Checking eligibility before drugs are issued could halve false claims, the government says.
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Billy Monger: 'Why I don't want to compete in disabled sport'

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 01:08
Billy Monger, 19, had a crash 18 months ago which resulted in both his legs being amputated.
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Terminal breast cancer patients 'abandoned' in nurse shortage

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 00:00
Thousands of incurable cancer patients are "being denied a dedicated specialist nurse".
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Princess Eugenie's dress showed off her scoliosis scar

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 21:15
14-year-old Georgie says Princess Eugenie’s decision to wear a wedding dress that showed off her scoliosis scar was “an inspirational thing to do.”
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C-section births surge to 'alarming' rates worldwide - study

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:51
A doubling in worldwide cases of the birth procedure in 15 years is "unjustified", a study says.
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Princess Eugenie: 'I wanted my wedding dress to show my scar'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:42
Princess Eugenie had major surgery on her back as a child.
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NHS waste scandal firm has been 'vilified', boss says

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 05:31
It comes after Healthcare Environmental Services was stripped of NHS waste handling contracts.
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Anorexic girl's porridge passion 'saved her life'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 03:18
The hearty breakfast staple became Madeleine Harris's favourite food during her recovery from anorexia.
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Why my bones are crumbling at 27

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 00:55
Lizzie Porter was anorexic throughout her teens, and the years of starvation have left a permanent imprint.
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Age boys start puberty 'linked to mothers'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 00:36
The age at which boys begin puberty is linked to when their mothers started having periods, a study suggests.
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Doctors can prescribe medical cannabis from November in UK

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 18:43
The move follows an outcry over two young epilepsy sufferers being denied access to cannabis oil.
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Same-sex mice have babies

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:00
Scientists break the rules of reproduction, so what does it mean for the future of sex?
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'Obesity discrimination damaged my career'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 14:36
Kathryn Szrodecki says obese people are passed over for promotion and paid less due to their weight.
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Severe obesity four times more likely in poor primary schools

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 12:06
Pupils in England's poorest areas are four times more likely to be severely obese, the latest data shows.
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Are we living in a 'nanny state'?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:37
Is there a backlash brewing against planned government crackdowns on sugary drinks and fatty foods?
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NHS England staff must explain if they refuse to have flu jab

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 06:00
Health workers in England who decline the jab may be moved away from working with vulnerable patients.
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Standing desks 'boost work performance'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 04:25
Employees who use desks that allow them to sit or stand are healthier and happier, research suggests.
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Festival organised in honour of disabled teenager

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 04:18
Unable to attend mainstream festivals, a 16-year-old girl has one organised in her honour.
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What works for treating children's colds?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 00:41
They get twice as many colds as adults but there's no magic cure - or is there?
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