Health

Winter flu: Should we expect the worst?

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:26
If speculation based on the recent flu outbreak in Australia is to be believed, then yes - but what do scientists say?
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MOBO choir sings for sickle cell disease

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:13
Singers with sickle cell disease take over London St Pancras.
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Turkey blunder 'a potential dementia sign'

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:03
Seeing relatives for the first time in a while could be an opportunity to spot signs of confusion.
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Premature twin boys home for Christmas after 20-week hospital stay

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 13:08
Twins who were born more than three months early have finally made it home.
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Mother thanks 999 call handler who helped save her baby

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:54
Jasmin Legg has thanked the 999 call handler who helped save her four-week-old son's life.
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Banbury mother dies after raising £40,000 for sons

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:36
Sam Kyme wanted a new life for her boys with her sister's family in Australia after her death.
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Ysbyty Gwynedd pioneers electronic early warning system

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 06:19
An electronic "scoreboard" can now track any sudden changes in patients' health at a Welsh hospital.
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Vending machines call for STI and HIV test kits

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 06:18
A charity wants to "normalise" testing and reduce the stigma of getting checked out.
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Road to recovery

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 01:08
A teenager is reaching out to young people struggling with depression over the festive period.
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Shingles vaccine 'has cut cases by a third' in England

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 01:03
But Public Health England is urging more people in their 70s to get their free injection.
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Can a mobile device get the better of malaria?

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 00:22
An Oxford firm has developed a device to sequence the genome of malaria parasites to help doctors detect the strain they're dealing with.
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Hospitals to cancel ops to cope with winter surge

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 16:50
Bosses say the move is needed to prepare for the early January spike in demand, but surgeons complain of short notice.
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Kaci Sullivan: 'I gave birth as both genders'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 12:01
Kaci Sullivan's second child came after he began to transition and start living as a man.
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Frozen embryo record parents on 'miracle' baby

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 11:48
Tina Gibson's daughter was born from an embryo that had been frozen for nearly 25 years.
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Son saves Dad thanks to CPR news item

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 11:40
Neil Seviour managed to save his father's life after performing CPR he'd seen demonstrated on TV.
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Community singing 'improves mental health and helps recovery'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 02:38
Singers at free weekly workshops in Norfolk say they are given a sense of belonging.
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Maternity mistakes: 276,000 incidents logged in two years

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 00:53
Thousands of cases of harm linked to lapses in care emerge, as a charity says the system is in crisis.
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Superagers: Could drugs help defy the ageing process?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 18:00
How scientists are working to keep us healthier, for longer.
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Eating disorder care in Northern Ireland under review

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 18:00
Patients battling eating disorders in Northern Ireland often have to leave the country for treatment.
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When being treated for an eating disorder treatment means leaving home

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 16:28
People battling an eating disorder in Northern Ireland face having to travel hundreds of miles to get treatment.
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