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Namibia's success in the fight against HIV

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 02:15
Namibia's data-driven approach to HIV has helped it become successful in tackling its spread.
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Girl, 4, saves mum with 999 ambulance call

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 18:53
Kaitlyn Wright showed "wisdom beyond her years" talking to the call handler when her mum fell ill.
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Excess winter deaths highest since 1970s, says ONS

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 13:22
The ineffectiveness of the flu vaccine in older people and cold weather were likely factors in 2017-18.
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Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: The effect on children

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 13:15
Campaigners are calling for more research into how many children may be affected by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
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Ebola outbreak in DR Congo now second worst in history

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 12:58
More than 400 people have been hit in eastern DR Congo, where rebel attacks have hampered operations.
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Type 2 diabetes: NHS to offer 800-calorie diet treatment

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 00:10
A diet of soups and shakes that can reverse type 2 diabetes is to be trialled by the NHS in England.
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'People find the vagina hard to talk about'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 00:10
An innovation surge and the lifting of health taboos is giving rise to an industry worth billions.
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Measles resurgence 'due to vaccine hesitancy', WHO warns

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 18:10
There were 110,000 measles related deaths last year, a worldwide report shows.
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World Aids Day: Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP on HIV positive status

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 17:46
A Labour MP revealed he has been HIV positive for nearly 10 years, as the Commons debated World Aids Day.
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Rebekah Vardy praised for 'open legs' smear test photo

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 17:01
Rebekah Vardy's photo has prompted women to have smear tests, a cervical cancer charity has said.
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP announces in Commons he is HIV positive

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 16:36
Lloyd Russell-Moyle reveals he has been HIV positive for nearly 10 years, in a World Aids Day debate.
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'Gene-edited babies': China halts work of He Jiankui

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:55
He Jiankui shocked the world by claiming he had created the first genetically edited children.
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Woman's ovarian cyst 'weight of seven newborn babies'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:01
When Keely Favell's was asked when her baby was due, she thought she was "just fat".
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Primodos: Mum 'will always feel guilty' for pregnancy test drug

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 09:36
A woman whose daughter was born disabled believes the pregnancy test drug Primodos hurt her child.
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Primodos: 'I will die feeling guilty' says mum over test

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 06:52
A mother who took the hormonal pregnancy test still feels guilt for taking the tablets she believes harmed her child.
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'Dad's dementia broke me and I find him hard to love'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 03:34
Hayley, 25, describes her dad as being a different person since he was diagnosed two years ago.
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Shropshire baby deaths: Hospital trust 'has bullying culture'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 02:25
Inspectors say emergency and maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust are unsafe.
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UK meets global HIV targets as diagnoses keep falling

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 01:03
HIV diagnoses are falling in the UK as public health experts say prevention efforts are working.
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How long does it take to poo Lego out if a child eats it?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:51
Parents naturally worry if their child swallows a small object but this experiment means they can relax a little.
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Dundee street valium crisis: The highest rate of drug deaths in Europe

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:31
As Scotland launches its first drugs strategy for a decade, we speak to friends and family of "street valium" victims.
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