BBC Health News Feed

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Dementia and how to change your house to make life easier

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 00:01
Changes have been made to this home to help people stay independent for longer.
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Marina Wheeler urges women to take smear tests

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 13:58
Boris Johnson's estranged wife, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in May, says she is "cancer-free".
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HRT shortage 'adds to the stress of menopause'

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 12:20
With UK supplies of hormone replacement therapy running low, women tell the BBC how it has affected them.
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HRT: UK faces shortage for menopausal women

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 21:29
Many of the most commonly prescribed forms of hormone replacement therapy are out of stock in pharmacies.
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How did Twitter help a sexual abuse survivor brave a smear test?

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 15:58
Support from people on Twitter has helped a woman take a smear test for the first time.
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Women in labour given virtual reality to ease pain of childbirth

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 00:57
Virtual reality headsets, aimed at reducing the pain of women in labour, are being trialled.
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The Cardiff hospital testing virtual reality with labour

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 00:54
The technology has been described as something which can take pregnant women "out of the moment".
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Asthma deaths in England and Wales 'highest in a decade'

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 00:06
Nearly 13,000 people in England and Wales have died from asthma attacks since 2009, figures show.
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Kenya's new breast milk bank in bid to reduce infant mortality

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 00:04
Mums can donate their breast milk to a new milk bank in Kenya in a bid to reduce infant deaths.
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Capita in U-turn over claimant death case

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 17:01
The benefit assessment company stopped Victoria Smith's PIP payments months before she died.
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Milk bank needs dozens of donors to meet demand

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 16:33
Ireland's only milk bank in Enniskillen needs more donors to help premature and seriously-ill newborns.
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'Lack of evidence' holding back cannabis medicines

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 15:07
An official NHS review says the health service should support studies to get better quality evidence.
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Warnings after woman is burned by 'vagina steaming'

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 13:31
Gynaecologists are sharing the story as a cautionary tale about the alternative therapy trend.
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DR Congo medics arrested over death of Ebola doctor

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:08
Cameroonian doctor Richard Mouzoko was shot dead in one of DR Congo's worst-hit cities in April.
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Record high numbers waiting for operations in England

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 11:43
Top surgeons are calling for more hospital beds across the country to clear the backlog.
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Plant-based diet 'can fight climate change'

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 09:00
A major report says the West's high consumption of meat is fuelling global warming.
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Beyoncé diet plan 'could be dangerous'

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 02:53
The US pop singer's 22-day diet could lead to nutritional deficiencies, experts say.
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I'll lose my mental health care when I turn 18. Why?

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 02:14
Around 50% of young people in the UK lose their mental health when they turn 18
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'I was denied cervical screening because of my disability'

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 01:38
A cancer charity says the struggles faced by women with physical disabilities are unacceptable.
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NHS to set up national artificial intelligence lab

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 01:36
AI has enormous power to improve the health service, say ministers.
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