Health

'I vomit 30 times a day' - Caitlin's dilemma

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 15:11
Perth teenager Caitlin White says all the options of treatment open to her come with health risks.
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Weight-loss drug lorcaserin found to be safe in new study

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:44
Long-term use of the US weight-loss pill is found to be safe for the heart, in a major study finds.
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Procrastination - it's all in the mind

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 03:07
Scans show differences in the brains of those who love to put things offs compared with the "doers".
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Critically-ill children 'need more aftercare'

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 04:02
More NHS clinical psychologists are needed to help children and their families back on their feet after long-term illness.
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Why is there a measles outbreak in Europe?

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 03:40
Thirty-seven deaths have been recorded from the disease already this year.
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Abortion pill will be allowed to taken at home in England, under new plan

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 02:09
The change means women will be able to take the second abortion pill at home rather than in a clinic.
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No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 09:16
The researchers say that the health risks of drinking outweigh any possible benefits.
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Why people with autism love this hair stylist

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 02:08
People with autism have travelled across the country to get their hair cut by Jenine Dixon.
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Leukaemia survivor Kate Stallard 'can't have children'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 16:15
A woman who survived after being told she had days to live calls for more support for women with cancer.
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Rise in diabetes 'to cause surge in heart disease and strokes'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 01:21
A rise in diabetes cases linked to lifestyle will cause a surge in heart disease and strokes, a charity warns.
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Use honey first for a cough, new guidelines say

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 01:16
Antibiotics should rarely be given for coughs - in most cases they do little to help, officials say.
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Patient waited 62 hours for ambulance

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 00:50
Four ambulance trusts report taking at least 24 hours to reach some people who called for help.
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BRCA gene: Double mastectomy for mum and daughter

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 00:28
Mary and Colette Moore are both getting ready to go to hospital to have the surgery.
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NHS invite for newsreader's dead wife

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 20:54
Sky's Colin Brazier says letter received weeks after his wife died from breast cancer "needs noting".
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Radiologist shortage 'affecting cancer care' in the UK

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 18:00
These specialist doctors can't keep up with the increasing workload of reading and interpreting scans.
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I sang opera while surgeons removed my brain tumour

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 15:06
Comedian Sarah-May Philo sang and told jokes while a surgeon removed her life-threatening brain tumour
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Say 'menopause' three times a day, academics urged

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 14:21
University staff are being encouraged to say the word "menopause" three times a day to remove the stigma.
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Drug cocktail can 'shrink cancer tumours'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 10:38
It stops cancer growth and can shrink some hard-to-treat ovarian and lung tumours, researchers say.
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Children 'getting sight problems because of eye test delays'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 00:34
A quarter of school-age children have not had a test, putting them at risk of sight problems, a survey finds.
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'Why I drink 100 units of alcohol a week'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 17:26
Heavy drinkers share their boozing habits - including spending £500 a month on wine.
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