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Air pollution 'triggers hundreds more heart attacks and strokes'

BBC Health News Feed - 6 hours 52 min ago
People also suffer more strokes and asthma attacks on days when air quality is poor, academics say.
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Cancer research: Scientists seek clues to how disease 'is born'

BBC Health News Feed - 12 hours 25 min ago
Cancer researchers from the UK and US are teaming up to search for the very earliest signs of cancer.
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Measles, mumps and rubella: How do we eliminate them?

BBC Health News Feed - 13 hours 47 min ago
A future free of the three diseases is "within reach" despite recent outbreaks, a health boss says.
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Pica: Pregnancy cravings that make women eat rocks

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 00:24
Brenda suffers from pica, an eating disorder which leads to cravings of non-food items.
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Miscarriages: Calls for better care for women in Wales

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 00:29
Women who have experienced multiple losses say there is not enough support in Wales.
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Essex Strep A: District nurses 'most likely cause' of outbreak

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 00:04
The bacterium has infected at least 33 people in Essex, claiming 15 lives.
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Baby Niamh Williams' wait for Cardiff hospital bed 'horrific'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 15:33
Niamh Williams has been waiting for a specialised assessment since her birth on 1 October.
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Fat found in overweight people's lungs

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 03:18
The findings could explain why being overweight or obese increases asthma risk, researchers say.
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'Mumps' outbreak among south Wales university students

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 01:38
Public Health Wales says it is investigating at least 28 suspected cases among students.
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Genetic tests: Experts urge caution over home testing

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 01:48
People should not make health decisions based on genetic tests they do at home, experts warn.
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Microphone could be used to diagnose 'noisy' arthritic knees

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 01:42
The technology is the same as that used by engineers to listen for faults in bridges.
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Milton Keynes Council: Man 'struggled to feed himself after care cut'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 00:10
The local authority has apologised for the "mistake" which led to a man's care being reduced.
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Cardiac arrest in fitness class caught on camera

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 19:46
Mark Kingsland was sparring in a fitness class when he went into cardiac arrest.
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Tafida Raqeeb: Brain-damaged girl arrives in Italy

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 14:06
Hospital bosses in the UK had tried to block attempts to move Tafida Raqeeb to the hospital in Genoa.
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Mental health sick leave rises for emergency workers

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 09:07
More police, firefighters and ambulance workers are having to take time off for mental ill health.
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Liquid food safety alert leaves woman with no food for 10 days

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 09:05
Jenny Evans is fed intravenously, but says a lack of deliveries left her without essential nutrition.
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Royal Papworth Hospital rated 'outstanding' in all categories

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 08:12
Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge is the first in the UK to achieve the rating in all five areas.
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Cancer survivor's joy at breast milk donations

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 06:52
Mum Emma Rees was unable to breastfeed after having a double mastectomy.
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How dad saved son from 'scalding cuppa' scars

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 02:19
Each year hundreds of young UK children end up in hospital with severe but avoidable coffee and tea scalds, like Archie.
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NHS screening 'needs to fit with busy lives'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 02:18
Mobile clinics and evening and weekend opening could help increase uptake of NHS screening programmes.
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