Health

Singapore's measures to reduce short-sightedness

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:42
As global rates of short-sightedness - or myopia - increase around the world, Singapore is hoping to buck the trend with three simple but innovative solutions.
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Young encouraged to speak out over mental health

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:07
"Mental health is really hard to express in words" - one of the reasons See Me Scotland is launching a survey about young people's mental health.
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Mum wants postnatal depression awareness after dad's suicide

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:17
Vicky Clayton cannot give her son the thing he wants most in the world - his dad.
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Chorley and Royal Preston hospitals on high alert almost '6 out of 7 days'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:59
The rest of the north west had 32 high alerts compared to 169 at Chorley and Preston hospitals.
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DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:03
Forty-two people have now been infected and 23 people are known to have died.
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Vape pen explosion pierces Florida man's cranium killing him

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:44
The Florida man's death is believed to be the first in the US caused by a vape pen.
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US birth rates drop to lowest since 1987

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:08
Births decreased among young women and teenagers but increased among those aged between 40 and 44.
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Dementia exercise programmes 'don't slow brain decline'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 01:13
Gym exercise programmes for people with mild to moderate dementia "don't work", researchers say.
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Dementia patients 'abandoned' by system

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 01:09
Thousands of people with the condition are ending up in hospital unnecessarily because of inadequate support, a charity says.
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Patients 'could have been harmed' after Capita outsourcing

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 01:04
Support services run by Capita have been "well below" acceptable standards, a watchdog says.
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Diabetes blood test 'could mean end to daily insulin jabs'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 00:23
Doctors in Edinburgh say a simple blood test has identified previously unrecognised variations in Type 1 diabetes.
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Sleep tips: Six ways to boost the chances of a good night's rest

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:50
How to maximise the chances of a good night's sleep.
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Heavy-period drug can treat brain haemorrhage

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:08
Tranexamic acid can stem dangerous bleeding in the brain, trials show.
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Singing dream for 11-year-old boy living with dementia

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:42
Josh has a rare genetic condition and is losing his memory but feels "positive" about his future.
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Smart SoPhy socks send data to your physiotherapist

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 08:55
The socks have three sensors reading weight distribution, movement and orientation of the foot.
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Male nurse: 'I was told to become a bricky'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 01:38
Nine in 10 nurses are women - but the Royal College of Nursing wants that to change.
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Body clock linked to mood disorders

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 01:34
Researchers say it is a warning to urban societies becoming less in tune with nature.
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Rap producer Steel Banglez opens up about mental health

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 00:02
Rap producer Steel Banglez shares his struggles with depression and how he was able to overcome it.
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Furness hospital baby deaths: Midwifery council criticised

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 00:01
Eleven babies and one mother died at Furness General Hospital in Barrow between 2004 and 2013.
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Polycystic ovary syndrome: Scientists closer to understanding cause

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:00
A common cause of infertility may be due to a hormonal imbalance before birth, researchers say.
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