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Judge rules mentally ill patient must have breast surgery

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:44
The woman in her 60s believes she has a "cyst" and thinks medics treating her are "impostors".
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Superbug-related deaths hit at least 15-year Wales low

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:31
The number of deaths related to MRSA, C. diff and Staphylococcus aureus continue to fall.
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Scottish cancer death rates 61% higher among poor

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:24
NHS report reveals the survival gap of those diagnosed with cancer in Scotland's poorest areas.
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Alzheimer's nutrient drink falters in clinical trial

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 01:45
Study finds no evidence a nutritional 'anti-Alzheimer's' drink being sold online in the UK can slow the disease.
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The £97m bill for 'midwife shortage'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 01:23
Maternity services are relying on expensive overtime and agency staff to fill rotas in the UK, union leaders say.
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Solar suitcase

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:17
The development of solar-powered suitcases is helping babies in Nepal and in other countries without reliable power in rural areas.
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'How my horror make-up looks helped my depression'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:12
Make-up artist Beth's horror looks helped her cope with depression and battle unrealistic beauty standards.
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Paralysed woman's life-sustaining treatment 'can end', judge rules

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:52
A judge rules care can be stopped after relatives were divided over the 72-year-old's condition.
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'Nosy' midwife struck off for viewing friends' records

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 20:02
Vicky Anne Bloxham was sacked by University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.
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Hair dye dangers warning for children

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:06
"Lives at risk" as some salons in Wales offer hair colour appointments for under-16s.
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Gordon Brown reveals fight for eyesight in new memoir

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 07:58
Ex-PM also opens up about his struggle to reach voters in the "touchy-feely" social media era.
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'Radical changes' needed to £1bn stroke care

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 06:16
Costs may triple by 2035 if no action is taken, warns the Stroke Association charity.
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Warning over dangers of smoking around pets

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 05:30
Experts are trying to raise awareness of the impact on animals.
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The nurse hired to combat cancer myths online

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 04:10
A cancer charity said myths online leave patients "scared and at risk of bogus cures".
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Violent outbursts

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 01:45
Parents struggling to cope with their violent autistic children say they are not being supported.
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Knitting 'knockers' for Kenyan breast cancer survivors

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 00:38
Meet the knitting group helping Kenyan women with breast cancer.
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IVF: Patients face postcode lottery for treatment

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 00:23
Figures show just 24 of 208 clinical commissioning groups offer three rounds of IVF treatment.
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Emergency GP service in Somerset 'unacceptable'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 00:21
Heath chiefs have considered scrapping Vocare's contract to supply the service.
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NHS Airbnb-style scheme 'not ruled out' by minister

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 13:44
A minister says the idea of patients being discharged to people's spare rooms must be scrutinised.
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Scars and fears

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 11:26
Becky Morgans is campaigning to raise awareness of heart disease in young people.
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