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Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard on surviving locked-in syndrome

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 01:50
Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard's heart stopped for 40 seconds - and then she developed locked-in syndrome.
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Do you know what you're smoking?

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 00:02
Many shisha bars have been selling illegal tobacco to unsuspecting customers despite authorities' efforts to crack down on the trade.
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Prostate cancer immune system drug results could be 'spectacular'

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 18:58
Immunotherapy treatment could provide "spectacular" results for some patients, doctors say.
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'Virtual brain operation' moves a step closer to reality

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 01:08
Software that can map the structure of an individual human brain is being trialled in tumour patients.
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Better orgasms and no leaks

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 00:25
Physiotherapist and stand-up comedian Elaine teaches women how to sort out their pelvic floors.
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Baby's life saved by five-minute heart test

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 17:49
A five-minute heart test saved the life of a baby born at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry.
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Tramadol emboldens vigilantes to fight Boko Haram

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 13:37
Tramadol is meant to treat severe pain - but in Nigeria it's being used by fighters.
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Five tips for your fussy eaters

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:45
Here's some advice from a psychologist based on scientific research.
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Rise in 'preventable' emergency readmissions to hospital

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 03:32
Undiagnosed pneumonia and pressure sores are behind the rise in hospitals in England.
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Bereaved parents 'let down at work by lack of support'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 03:15
Three out of five parents said no-one talked to them about the loss of their baby when they went back to work.
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Educate children to tackle ethnic minority donor crisis, MPs say

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 02:48
MPs say teaching children about organ donation could boost donor numbers and bust some common myths.
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Comedian Mike King: 'My comedy has been a mask my whole life'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 00:56
New Zealand has the developed world's worst teenage suicide rate. One comedian is trying to change that.
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Kia Gott: Quadruple amputee girl is welcomed home

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 20:25
A one-year-old girl who had her limbs amputated after contracting meningitis C has been allowed home.
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'I can't walk uphill': Man's two-year wait for new hip

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 17:23
Meuris Willams from Llanrwst is in pain and wonders how much longer the wait will be.
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Perfecting the pout: Which city is the UK's lip filler capital?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 07:20
More searches for lip filling are made in one northern city than anywhere else in Britain, research suggests.
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Boy, 12, helps father fight anxiety and depression

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 07:09
Stuart Gumm often suffers panic attacks, no longer drives, and rarely leaves the house.
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Study casts doubt on 'healthy obesity'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 00:51
Fat but otherwise healthy women are still likelier to have a stroke or heart attack, a study says.
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Deficit for NHS trusts in England double the amount planned

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 00:29
Higher patient demand and staff costs are blamed for a total deficit of £960m for trusts in England.
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Vaping - the rise in five charts

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 00:27
Spending on e-cigarettes is increasing. The BBC looks at what's behind the rise.
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Why breastfeed a child until the age of five?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 14:53
Advice in the UK is that women can breastfeed for as long as they and their child want to.
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