Health

Scientist debunks health hoaxes with viral parody video

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:16
Jonathan Jarry's video about a fake cancer-curing moss has been viewed over nine million times.
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Is heading a football bad for your health?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 17:33
Study of retired players hopes to provide a definitive answer on the risks of repeatedly heading the ball.
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Kent and Medway NHS hernia policy 'may be rationing' surgery

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 01:18
Some hernia patients have to show they have a serious complication to get surgery, doctors say.
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Parents warned over 'toxic' slime

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 00:33
Consumer group Which? is concerned the popular children's products are not being properly vetted.
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Editing human embryos 'morally permissible'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 00:33
An independent inquiry gives go-ahead to genetically altering human embryos, but advises caution.
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Adenomyosis: Pain '10 times worse than childbirth'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 00:01
Three women describe living with the intense pain and heavy periods caused by adenomyosis.
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Bowel cancer screening could shed light on other conditions

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 00:00
Researchers find bowel cancer screening can indicate whether people are at risk of other problems.
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Hot summer leading to 'toxic' algae

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 00:00
Blooms have flourished during the warm spell but they pose a health risk to humans and animals.
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Heatwave causes spike in insect bite calls to NHS

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 07/15/2018 - 01:59
Horsefly bites are painful and can lead to a skin infection that may require antibiotics, say doctors.
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The Cardiff woman who is allergic to water

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 07/15/2018 - 00:26
Cherelle Farrugia, 25, breaks out in a painful rash every time she comes into contact with water.
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The eye doctor who could not see the stars

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 07/14/2018 - 02:19
Dr Andrew Bastawrous has invented an app that has been shown in clinical trials to help more children see clearly.
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Seven-year-old granted cannabis licence

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 15:44
The seven-year-old suffers from a severe form of epilepsy that can lead to frequent fits.
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Mencap wins 'unaffordable' overnight back pay appeal

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 10:59
The charity argued it would be forced out of business by a £400m bill for the past six years.
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Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in talc cancer case

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 10:48
It is the largest payout over allegations that Johnson & Johnson's talc-based products cause cancer.
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Peter Baldwin: Type 1 diabetes test backed after boy's death

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 07:54
Beth Baldwin campaigned for change after her son Peter died from Type 1 diabetes complications aged 13.
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Mental health: Wait for therapy added to teen's anxiety

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 00:47
Naomi Lea was 15 when she needed help to cope with panic attacks and self harm but there was a long wait.
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Mental health: Wait for therapy added to teen's anxiety

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 00:45
"Massive" pressure on mental health services for young people is put down to over-referral by schools.
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Iceman's last meal was high-fat, high-calorie feast

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 00:39
Mountain goat, red deer, cereal grains and a toxic fern: What our ancestors ate 5,000 years ago.
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NHS still reliant on 'archaic' fax machines

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:42
The outdated technology was last widely used in the 1990s.
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'Virtual reality cured my fear of heights'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:02
How Fay Nugent beat her phobia by riding Wilber the Whale through a 10-storey tower block.
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