Health

Tai chi v Zumba: Do you have to work up a sweat to get fit?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 13:09
Can we get the benefits of exercise without too much huffing and puffing, with an activity like tai chi?
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Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:39
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations, A&E and mental health treatment.
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Turnbull: For heaven's sake, get tested

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:37
Former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull gives an update on his cancer treatment.
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Under-25s turning their backs on alcohol, study suggests

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 05:30
Young people are rejecting alcohol - with abstinence almost doubling in a decade, a study suggests.
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The NHS in numbers: What the service does in one day

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 03:29
From births to A&E admissions, new figures reveal the work of the NHS across a single day.
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'The injury that made me commit a crime'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 01:26
A head injury left Byron Schofield physically and mentally scarred - and set him on the path to prison.
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World Mental Health Day: Health anxiety 'weighing you down'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 00:59
Philippa Patel has suffered from the mental health disorder for 30 years.
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Prime Minister appoints minister for suicide prevention

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 00:39
Theresa May says "too many lives" are being taken, as she pledges £1.8m in funds for the Samaritans.
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Ghana 'prayer camps' chain residents with mental health problems

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 00:36
The BBC finds religious centres in Ghana using chains to restrain people with mental health problems.
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Loneliness threatens young as well as old

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 17:33
The loneliness minister says there needs to a national conversation to end the stigma about loneliness.
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Disability access: Three things people often don't think about

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 16:56
Actress and disability campaigner Samantha Renke on the things people without a disability take for granted
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Wallingford care home residents 'slapped and verbally abused'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 15:25
Three former employees of Winterbrook Nursing Home are accused of ill-treatment and neglect.
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NHS managers 'used names of U2 members in £700,000 fraud'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 15:12
NHS managers are accused of a £700,000 fraud using fake contracts in the names of Bono and The Edge.
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'I'm a friend at the end - why I became a death doula'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 14:50
Have we passed death on to other people? How one woman has brought the end-of-life care back into the home.
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Murderer Carl Langdell told nurse of 'violent fantasies'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 13:49
Carl Langdell killed Katie Locke and sexually assaulted her body while serving a suspended sentence.
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Pioneering CJD treatment to be used on British patient

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:39
Doctors are given legal permission to use the man-made antibody on a person for the first time.
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NHS waste scandal: handler stripped of contracts

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:14
Healthcare Environment Services has been stripped of NHS contracts.
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Mental health waiting lists 'stole my youth and teenage years'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:50
It took Kerean Watts nearly three years to get the help he needed from the NHS after seeking help at 13.
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Reality Check: Is Scottish A&E outperforming England?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:32
Is it true that Scottish A&E departments have outperformed English ones for three and a half years?
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Medical cannabis: 'False hope' after Home Office decision

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 10:14
"We so desperately want the medicinal cannabis. It could alleviate some of his pain," say parents
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