Health

Differences in GP access across England 'shocking'

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 01:54
A BBC analysis suggests there is a shocking variation in access to GPs across England, doctors' leaders say.
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'Why I wanted a tattoo on my mastectomy scar'

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 00:47
Kris Hallenga was diagnosed with terminal cancer, but beat the odds. Her scar is part of her body art.
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IVF dad 'floored' over baby he did not consent to

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 19:20
The man sued an IVF clinic after his ex-partner forged his signature to use frozen embryos.
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IVF couple have triplets after sex mistake

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 14:10
Betty Bienias said she was shocked to find out she was expecting triplets - two of which had been conceived naturally.
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Carter Cookson 'has hours to find new heart'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 07:35
Doctors say Carter Cookson, who is on life support, needs an organ transplant as soon as possible.
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Pharmacists warn of a 'surge' in shortage of common medicines

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 02:03
Patients in England are struggling to get hold of drugs such as painkillers and anti-depressants.
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The Arab country turning to 'female Viagra'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 00:30
Egypt is the first Arab country to authorise the sale of flibanserin - but how well is it going down?
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'My son's severe asthma is very distressing'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 00:00
Every three seconds in the UK, someone has an asthma attack which could be life-threatening, a charity says.
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Haemochromatosis 'bigger threat than we thought'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:53
Genetic disorder Haemochromatosis can cause liver failure, diabetes and severe arthritis if untreated.
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'I wanted a black belt at the age of 75'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:46
This group of high kicking, power-punching pensioners prove "it's never too late to learn".
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Teenage cancer survival 'on the up' in England, report finds

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 01:00
But youngsters living in poorer areas of England had lower chances of survival, cancer data found.
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World's coffee under threat, say experts

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:41
Of 124 coffees in the world, we only drink two, but we need to protect all of them, say scientists.
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The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:36
And you don't have to be vegan to follow the "planetary health diet".
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Obesity overtaking smoking as biggest Welsh health risk

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:31
Wales' first obesity strategy wants to make eating healthier food and staying active "normal and easy".
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Footballers in new concussion study

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:09
Premier League footballers are taking part in a "ground-breaking" new concussion study this season that could lead to pitch-side diagnosis.
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'I’m just ill – respect me for who I am'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:03
An Edinburgh student is urging people to be more mindful when they interact with people with disabilities.
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Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:41
It's hoped perfusion machines that "warm livers" will increase the number of viable donated organs.
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The ultrasound scan you can do yourself

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:17
A US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000 (£1,555).
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Clean air: Do low emission schemes improve children’s lungs?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:12
Children in London and Luton are taking part in a study to measure how their lungs are affected by air pollution.
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Contact lens recycling scheme launched across UK

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:10
The programme will give contact lens wearers the opportunity to recycle their lenses for free.
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