Health

Changing the lives of Senegalese people disabled by clubfoot

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/21/2022 - 02:11
As Cape Town hosts Africa's first ever conference on clubfoot, the BBC witnesses a pioneering treatment in Senegal.
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NHS chiefs in Scotland discuss having wealthy pay for treatment

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 11/21/2022 - 00:01
Mention of a "two-tier" service appears in draft minutes of a meeting of NHS Scotland chief executives.
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Staying warm: What does an unheated room do to your body?

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 11/19/2022 - 01:11
The BBC's health and science correspondent undergoes an experiment to find out how a cold home affects him.
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Waitrose sorry after skin cancer charity complaint

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/18/2022 - 15:01
The supermarket apologises after being accused of glorifying sun tans in a Christmas advert.
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Lucy Letby trial: Medical tool may have injured baby, expert says

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/18/2022 - 13:31
A baby's internal bleeding had no innocent explanation, a doctor tells the trial of Lucy Letby.
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Covid-19: New mum leaves Royal Papworth hospital after a year

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/18/2022 - 06:13
Nicoleta Tuna, who was put in a coma after a C-section, is looking forward to her "second life".
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Long Covid: What's changed, and what we know now

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/18/2022 - 01:19
More than two million people say they have symptoms of long Covid. How are they being treated?
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Game-changing type 1 diabetes drug approved in US

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 11/18/2022 - 00:14
It is the first drug to be approved that delays the onset of the condition.
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Autumn Statement: Is money for schools, social care and NHS enough?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/17/2022 - 16:37
Our correspondents analyse what impact additional funding might have in three key areas.
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NHS care backlog push at serious risk - National Audit Office

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 11/17/2022 - 00:49
Inflation and lack of beds and staff could halt bid to cut long waits, National Audit Office says.
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Malta moves to ease EU's last total ban on abortion

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/16/2022 - 18:28
The reform would allow doctors to terminate a pregnancy if a mother's life or health were at risk.
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Health secretary hints NHS will get more money

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/16/2022 - 11:26
Ahead of Thursday's Autumn Statement, NHS bosses had warned services were facing £7bn shortfall.
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Mental health patients sent miles due to bed shortage

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/16/2022 - 06:17
Patients are being sent more than 60 miles (100km) away, which can delay their recovery.
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Mould at home: How dangerous is it and what can be done?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/16/2022 - 02:35
A build-up of mould can lead to respiratory illnesses, allergies and asthma.
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UK zoonotic research site left to deteriorate - MPs

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/16/2022 - 01:30
A lack of government investment in an animal disease lab is a threat to safety, a report says.
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All GPs to receive direct access to cancer tests

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/16/2022 - 00:43
NHS bosses hope more cancer cases will be spotted early, improving survival rates.
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Leprosy: Ancient disease able to regenerate organs

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/16/2022 - 00:41
Bacteria that cause leprosy are shown to safely grow and regenerate the liver, in animal experiments.
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Boots and balls made for men an injury risk to women footballers

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 11/16/2022 - 00:37
Experts in women's sport highlight that most kit and technology is designed for the male body.
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How you're born alters vaccines' power

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/15/2022 - 18:03
The types of good bacteria which colonise our bodies at birth could influence how well vaccines work.
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BMA chief warns Scotland's GPs are at 'tipping point'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 11/15/2022 - 06:21
A shortage of staff and increased demand has left doctors' surgeries at "tipping point", doctors warn.
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