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'Dismantling cancer' reveals weak spots

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 17:59
Research has thrown up 600 new cancer vulnerabilities and each could be the target of a drug.
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Umbilical cord art - would you do it?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 13:13
Some mothers are making their baby's umbilical cord into artwork, but are getting mixed reactions.
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How physical activity supports children with SEND

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:29
Research shows that being active improves children's mental well-being and academic achievement. It can also be particularly valuable in terms of developing confidence and social skills. Dr Anthony Maher of Edge Hill University explains the benefits for children with SEND.
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Cocaine injecting and homelessness 'behind Glasgow HIV rise'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 09:38
Figures show Glasgow city centre is seeing the UK's largest outbreak of HIV in more than 30 years.
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Taiwan doctor finds four sweat bees living inside woman's eye

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 08:40
The small sweat bees flew into her eyes and may have been drinking her tears as a source of food.
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Third baby dies after contracting hospital infection

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 08:13
The death at Glasgow's Princes Royal Maternity Hospital is connected to a rare blood infection.
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Private hospitals 'must do more to keep patients safe'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 03:07
Rogue surgeons like Ian Paterson must not be able to harm anyone again, surgeons' leaders say.
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Children's mental health services 'postcode lottery'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 02:48
Spending on children's mental health services is up 17% but some areas have missed out on extra funds.
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'My bowel cancer was missed because I'm young'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 01:15
Linzi Page thinks her bowel cancer was missed because doctors do not expect people under 50 to get the disease.
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Thousands of patient files left in Westbury House Nursing Home

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 00:42
Unsecured, sensitive personal information has been left on full display at a former nursing home.
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Oregon women lived until 99 with organs in the wrong places

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 19:24
Oregon woman Rose Marie Bentley's condition made her a one in 50 million case, researchers say.
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New York measles emergency declared in Brooklyn

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 17:36
The order covers parts of Brooklyn, which have seen 285 cases since 30 September.
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Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba: Struck-off doctor can return to work

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 16:19
Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence after Jack Adcock's death.
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'Steep rise' in patients struggling to get epilepsy drugs

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 12:28
The Epilepsy Society is calling for an urgent review of how medicines are stocked and supplied in the UK.
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Aphantasia: Ex-Pixar chief Ed Catmull says 'my mind's eye is blind'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 00:52
Ed Catmull has aphantasia, as do some of the world's best animators at Pixar.
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The long-term impact for babies born with brain injuries

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 00:52
Wilder's brain was injured due to a lack of oxygen at birth, now researchers want to find out the long-term impact.
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The city where children are learning to love mosquitoes

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 00:25
Millions of mosquitoes carrying bacteria are being released in Medellin to stop viruses spreading.
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Precise brain stimulation boosts memory

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 17:00
People in their seventies were given the working memory of someone in their twenties, say scientists.
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Medicinal cannabis: Mike Penning calls for prescriptions

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 16:56
MPs should be ashamed that prescriptions for medicinal cannabis are not being honoured, says Sir Mike Penning.
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Medicinal cannabis oil: Emma Appleby on drugs for Teagan

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 13:57
A mother travels to the Netherlands for for medical cannabis for her daughter, who has a rare and severe form of epilepsy.
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