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The boy who could save your life

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:07
Max Johnson waited seven months for a heart transplant. Now he could change the law.
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Why is there stigma around male baldness?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 02:39
Scientists say an existing drug could one day treat baldness, but why do men try to "cure" themselves of it?
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FGM: Dorset survivor says it shouldn’t be a taboo

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 00:26
Salimata was subjected to FGM in Senegal when she was five years old.
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Cinema fizzy drinks contain 'concerning' bacteria levels

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:10
A BBC Watchdog investigation tested hygiene standards at Odeon, Vue and Cineworld chains.
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David Goodall: 'I no longer want to continue life'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 18:46
The Australian scientist, 104, sets out his reasons for travelling to Switzerland to voluntarily end his life.
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Visa clampdown 'hits cancer patients'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 17:05
Cancer patients are being put at risk by tougher rules on immigration, say specialist doctors.
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Care homes firm Sunrise to refund 'up-front fees' to residents

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:25
Sunrise Senior Living will pay more than £2m after the competition watchdog intervened
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Migration officials' access to NHS records 'to be tightened'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:00
The expected concession comes after pressure from MPs worried about patient confidentiality.
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HPV jab safe and effective, study finds

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 03:03
Trials show the vaccine is low risk and protects girls and young women against a virus linked to cervical cancer.
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Mental health plans 'failing a generation', say MPs

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 02:55
Government's child mental health plan leaves hundreds of thousands without proper care, says report.
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Boy wakes up just before his life support was to end

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 21:32
A 13-year-old boy regains consciousness just after his parents signed paperwork to donate his organs.
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Potential new cure found for baldness

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 19:36
The lead researcher says the discovery could "make a real difference to people".
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Campaigner Rory McGuire highlights abuse he faced over birthmark

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 19:25
A young man who was bullied over his appearance is using his ordeal to help others.
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Ditch cranberry juice for urine infections

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 18:04
There is no overwhelming evidence that it will help, says the health body NICE in new draft guidelines.
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'Big hugs' note left for 'fantastic' ambulance service

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 16:54
Paramedics in Staffordshire returned to their vehicle to find a note saying they do a "fantastic job".
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NHS: How much does it spend on the private sector?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 16:41
NHS spending on the private sector was just over £9bn last year.
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Chronic fatigue syndrome treatment 'should be withdrawn'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 05:30
A leading expert on the illness says some people are being harmed by graded exercise therapy (GET).
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'Not just for naughty boys': The rise in adult ADHD pills

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:46
More than 1.6 million prescriptions for ADHD medication were dispensed last year - double 10 years ago.
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Improved mental health care funding for new mums

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:36
New and expectant mums are to benefit from improved access to mental health services in England.
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Alabama 'miracle' boy wakes before doctors pull plug

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 19:44
A 13-year-old with brain trauma regains consciousness as doctors were about to end his life support.
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