Health

Can you freeze your body?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:49
Arizona-based company Alcor offers cryonic preservation in the hope of reviving you in the future.
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The campaign to break the taboo around periods at school

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 07:53
The government is consulting on reviewing the sex and relationship education curriculum in schools.
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Children's hyponatraemia deaths report to be published

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 06:56
The hyponatraemia inquiry into how hospitals managed the fluids of five children who died has taken 14 years.
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'Overwhelming' evidence for adding folic acid to flour

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 03:32
The B vitamin, which can prevent birth defects, will not harm the general public, a study says.
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10,000 steps: Marketing ploy or fit for purpose?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 02:57
Is the daily target of walking 10,000 steps really just a marketing ploy? We put it to the test.
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'Baby brain': Myth or reality?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 02:55
"Four in five" women undergo changes in memory and concentration during pregnancy, new research suggests.
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'Forget 10,000 steps'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 00:15
Experts say there is a better way to get fit than counting your steps.
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Just promising NHS money 'not good enough'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 16:21
More reform - not just extra money - is needed to ensure the NHS stays relevant, says Lord Darzi.
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Amazon joins up with US firms to enter healthcare sector

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 16:08
Amazon, JP Morgan and Berkshire are looking at ways to subsidise healthcare costs for US employees.
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Rochdale ambulance worker's petrol paid for by stranger

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 15:36
The ambulance worker says he was "blown away" by the random act of kindness.
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PIPs: What next for benefit claimants?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 14:58
What will a government review of Personal Independence Payments mean for the people who receive them?
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'Freezing death' man's brother wants answers over 999 call handling

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:48
The brother of a man whose body was found in a garden says someone must be held accountable.
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Vaginal mesh: England review into scale of harm

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:44
The audit will reveal how many women have suffered ill consequences from the controversial treatment.
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Brain 'pacemaker' for Alzheimer's

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:32
Electrical brain stimulation may help dementia patients keep their independence for longer, scientists say.
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Irish abortion referendum: Vote to be held in May

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 08:53
The vote will decide whether to change the constitution to reform a near-total ban.
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Stephen Hawking to take NHS's Hunt to court

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 08:39
A judicial review is granted over government health policy plans.
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Tens of millions of prescription drugs on the black market

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 03:54
Criminal gangs smuggle 160 million tablets out of the UK's protected supply chain over three years.
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Transgender people face two-year wait for NHS appointment

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 03:44
Waiting times for initial consultations for transgender patients soars, despite an NHS pledge.
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'I hope someone gives my life back to me'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:47
The young Asian woman whose life is on hold waiting for a new kidney.
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Hadiza Bawa-Garba: Medics rally behind struck off doctor

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 18:49
Thousands sign a letter criticising the case and more than £200,000 is raised for legal costs.
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