Health

Personal Independence payments: All 1.6 million claims to be reviewed

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 18:10
Around 1.6 million cases will be looked at, with 220,000 claimants expected to receive more money.
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'Period ban is ruining my education'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:48
Ghanaian schoolgirls have been banned from crossing a river to get to school while they are menstruating - and on Tuesdays.
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Handheld device sequences human genome

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:40
Reading human DNA used to take laboratories, a pile of cash and a long time.
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Isaiah Haastrup: Baby's life-support 'can be stopped'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 14:56
Isaiah Haastrup suffered "catastrophic" brain damage due to being deprived of oxygen at birth.
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Boots rolls out cheaper morning-after pill across UK

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 13:47
The pharmacy delivers - three months late - on its pledge to provide a more affordable contraceptive.
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German shock at car exhaust tests on humans and monkeys

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 13:13
The government denounces "abominable" tests of diesel fumes on humans and monkeys.
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Hull hospital office staff asked to volunteer on wards

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:23
Routine operations are also cancelled to help ease winter pressures.
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Scientists discover how giardia parasite makes you ill

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:23
Giardia parasites mimic human cells to help bacteria feed off nutrients in the gut, a study says.
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Concerns over A&E death rates at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 06:15
More than 30 people in every 10,000 died at one unit in 2017, higher than the Welsh average.
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London Underground noise could damage hearing, says academic

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 01:46
A BBC investigation reveals parts of the Underground network exceed noise safety levels.
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'I was addicted to pulling my hair out'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 01/28/2018 - 23:54
Megan Malone says it stopped her doing things she loved.
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Second-hand toys could harm children, scientists discover

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 01/27/2018 - 00:53
The plastic used in many second-hand toys may not meet current safety guidelines, a study finds.
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US flu outbreak is worst since 2009 swine pandemic

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 21:26
Thirty-seven children have died and nearly 12,000 patients been admitted to hospital nationwide.
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NHS England lifts suspension on non-urgent operations

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 18:25
Hospitals had been advised to defer non-urgent operations in a bid to free up hospital staff and beds.
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Jeremy Hunt says doctors must be allowed to discuss mistakes

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 12:40
The health secretary was talking after a doctor was struck off in the High Court.
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'I had to sleep in the outhouse'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 08:09
One woman's story of domestic violence as Welsh Women's Aid marks 40 years of campaigning.
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Calls for mandatory health information on alcohol labels

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 01:17
The Royal Society for Public Health claims an "awareness vacuum" exists about the risks of alcohol.
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Stop prescribing 'precious' antibiotics for sore throats, GPs told

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 01:15
GPs should instead be recommending pain relief drugs like paracetamol, new guidelines say.
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Light nutrition

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 00:21
Too little sunlight can negatively affect our mood, so can clever lighting give us a boost?
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Carer filmed slapping Kettering dementia patient

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:57
The 78-year-old is slapped and told she stinks by the carer, who was given a police caution.
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