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The hospice remembering children in birdsong

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 03:17
Ty Hafan children's hospice is creating a sound installation to remember patients in an inspiring way.
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How your heart age is key to heart attack or stroke risk

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 01:57
Public Health England says about 80% of heart attacks and strokes in people under 75 could be prevented.
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Doctors told to ditch Latin and use 'plain English'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 01:54
Doctors must learn a new skill - writing letters that are easier for patients to understand, guidelines say.
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#Alopeciaisfashion - making hair loss 'fashionable'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 00:14
A campaign called #Alopeciaisfashion aims to make hair loss more accepted and visible in the fashion world.
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Is 'Brazilian butt lift' surgery a risk worth taking?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 00:12
How dangerous is the "Brazilian butt lift" and why are people having this form of cosmetic surgery?
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Cochlear implant: Deaf one-year-old hears sound for the first time

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 17:45
The parents of Max Brett, who had a cochlear implant fitted, wanted to share the "incredible moment".
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BBC presenter Rachael Bland says she has only 'days' to live

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 17:21
BBC Radio 5 Live's Rachael Bland was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2016.
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Payout for man who lost penis to superbug at Southend Hospital

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 17:06
Andrew Lane, 63, lost most of his penis to the flesh-eating bug following a routine operation.
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Belfast woman forced to go to Dublin for urgent eye surgery

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 16:50
Jennifer Shirlow paid to be treated privately in Dublin after two NHS operations were cancelled.
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Doctors' mental health problems 'last taboo'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 06:00
The suicide rate among doctors in England is rising, with concerns about whether they can get help.
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The top surgeon who harmed patients for years

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 04:00
A health board did not have the systems in place to pick up on his mistakes, a BBC investigation finds.
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'Without a heart donor I might not make it'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 01:29
Gareth Evans has needed a new heart for nine years - showing how more donors are needed, the NHS says.
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Gender reassignment joy at the age of 81

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 09/02/2018 - 00:47
Ruth Rose is the oldest person in the UK to have a medical sex change.
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Record demand for sexual health services amid spending cuts

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 09/01/2018 - 15:15
Clinics in England say they are struggling to meet a huge increase in visits.
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Artificial intelligence used to predict cancer growth

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 09/01/2018 - 11:14
A new technique picks out patterns in DNA mutation within cancers to forecast future genetic changes.
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All NHS hospital car parking charges scrapped in Wales

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 09/01/2018 - 01:50
A decade after the Welsh government announced the policy, parking is now free at all Welsh NHS hospitals.
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The pain of living with fibromyalgia

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 09/01/2018 - 01:26
What it's like to live with fibromyalgia.
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Shropshire baby and mother maternity deaths review widened

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 14:20
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust says it reviewed 40 cases and has contacted 12 families.
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Numbers of elderly in 24-hour care set to double by 2035

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 00:52
The social care system is "at breaking point", a local government official warns.
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New asthma treatment set for wider NHS distribution

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 00:43
The new 'melting muscle' treatment has proved to be safe and effective.
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