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'X-factor' golf swing linked to back pain

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 05:13
Going for a supercharged swing could play havoc with your back, according to spine surgeons.
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'Xanax' linked to more than 200 deaths

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 01:51
Counterfeit Xanax bars with a street value of more than £1m have been seized at the UK border since 2016.
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Carers quitting jobs from pressure

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 01:42
More than 600 people a day leave their jobs because of the demands of being a carer for a relative.
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Tube teddies help sick kids understand their illnesses

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 01:28
Fiona Allan creates the soft toys with medical tubes to help their owners and others understand their illnesses.
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Fake Xanax: Anxiety drug deaths an 'escalating crisis'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 17:34
Northern Ireland's chief coroner speaks out over the rising number of deaths linked to the anti-anxiety drug.
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FGM: 'The cruellest thing'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 16:47
A victim of Female Genital Mutilation speaks out about her experience after the UK’s first successful conviction.
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Scottish researchers find 100 genes linked to depression

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 16:01
In the largest study of its kind, experts in Edinburgh studied data from two million people in 20 countries.
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'I wish I could just have a normal life'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 11:31
"Life-extending" drugs for those with cystic fibrosis are unavailable due to a dispute over cost.
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'Deadlock must end' over cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:14
Vertex, which makes Orkambi, has refused a £500m offer for the drug over five years
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Obesity-related cancers rise for younger US generations, study says

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 05:01
The problem could become worse as young people age, the American Cancer Society's study says.
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FGM 'increasingly performed on UK babies'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 02:04
One expert says it is "almost impossible" for authorities to detect it when done at such a young age.
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Which countries eat the most meat?

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 01:02
Many in the West say they are trying to cut down on meat, but the reality is a different story.
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Giving a voice to my friend’s songs

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 01:01
When Bernie was struck by motor neurone disease, a friend helped grant his lifelong wish.
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Dry January: Does it lead to binge-drinking in February?

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 00:56
More and more people are signing up to the challenge.
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More veg, fewer burgers - can a family learn to like the planetary health diet?

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 00:54
One family tell how they adapted to switching their sausages and burgers to tofu and beans.
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Celebrity ads for diet aids should be banned says top doctor

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 00:38
England's top doctor calls on celebrities to be more 'responsible' on social media.
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Provide sanitary products free in all hospitals, says doctors' union

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 00:38
The BMA says pads and tampons are a basic need and should be freely available to in-patients.
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Fighting 'all you can eat' waste

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 00:30
The UN wants to halve the amount of food we waste. Here's how one hotel in Norway is helping out.
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French rugby players' deaths raise concern over safety

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 00:29
French rugby is currently under a shadow cast by the deaths of four players in the past eight months
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Pharmacists call for regular reviews of medicines

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 11:49
Patients taking 10 or more medicines should have regular reviews of their prescriptions with a pharmacist or GP.
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