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West Lane Hospital patients 'at high risk of avoidable harm'

BBC Health News Feed - 9 hours 15 min ago
Two patients died in two months at the Middlesbrough centre, which has been rated inadequate.
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High blood pressure in mid-30s may pose risk to brain health

BBC Health News Feed - 10 hours 53 min ago
People in their mid-30s need to watch their blood pressure to protect brain health in later life.
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New drug for people who can bleed uncontrollably

BBC Health News Feed - 10 hours 59 min ago
NHS England is funding a new treatment for patients with severe haemophilia A.
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Vitamin D: Add 'sunshine vitamin' to flour, study says

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:42
One in five UK adults doesn't get enough of the "sunshine vitamin", especially in winter.
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Kelliyah was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 14 years old

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:13
The most deadly gynaecological disease, less than 2% of cases affect women under 20.
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'Why me? I had ovarian cancer at 14'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:02
Kelliyah thought she was putting on weight - and was shocked to find her condition was much more serious.
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More schoolchildren 'rejecting cigarettes'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 10:47
The proportion of surveyed pupils who have ever smoked tobacco drops to a record low of 16%.
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Essex dad's pollution superhero tale for life-limited son

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:54
He hopes the children's book will create a legacy for his son, 5, who has a degenerative condition.
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Ambulance 999 target times 'should be reinstated for stroke victims'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 07:33
Mair Gore was told she would have to wait two-and-a-half hours for an ambulance after having a stroke.
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Why is the UK seeing a rise in measles cases?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 00:39
Three years after eliminating the infection, Britain has lost its 'measles-free status'. How?
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Call for crackdown on junk food price deals to tackle obesity

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 00:14
Health groups want restrictions on multi-buy promotions in a bid to tackle obesity.
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Edinburgh Fringe: Tourette's charity wants apology over award-winning joke

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 18:27
People with the condition are angered after Olaf Falafel's gag won an award following a public vote.
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The little-known spinal injury 'costing the NHS millions'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 12:00
Cauda equina syndrome requires decompression surgery within hours to avoid catastrophic damage.
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Boris Johnson orders action to stop measles spread

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 09:36
A fall in uptake of the MMR vaccine means the UK has lost its measles-free status.
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The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 00:55
Eduard Pernkopf created an "atlas" of anatomy by dissecting the bodies of Nazi political prisoners.
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Papworth marks first 'successful' UK heart transplant

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 00:10
Keith Castle was the first UK heart recipient to live for more than five years afterwards.
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Organ donation: 'My hero, he gave me his liver'

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:45
Tom Wilson died after an accident during a hockey match, but his organs and tissues have saved more than 50 people.
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Candida auris: The new superbug on the block

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 01:49
The fungus was only discovered 10 years ago, but is now a problem in hospitals across the world.
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Clatterbridge Cancer Centre 'may lose proton beam therapy'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 16:47
Aging proton beam technology at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre may not be replaced, health bosses warn.
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Women take legal action over breast implant cancer link

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:02
Twenty UK women are taking legal action over a rare type of breast implant-related cancer.
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