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Neglect contributed to woman's death after being issued wrong drug

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 16:53
Eileen McAdie died after being given blood-pressure medication instead of pain relief drugs.
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Bowel cancer: Self-testing kit 'saved my life'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 15:04
Doctors say the test is easier and cheaper than a colonoscopy but it is not available everywhere yet.
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Blackpool Victoria Hospital: Four more arrests in poisoning probe

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 13:03
One man and three women are arrested amid allegations of mistreatment and neglect at a hospital.
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Sexism, bullying and the NHS

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 11:29
Female doctors complain of sexism and crude behaviour as the GMC warns of a culture of bullying and rudeness.
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'Should we get our baby vaccinated?'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 01:07
One couple who are considering not vaccinating their child ask experts questions.
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'Unbelievable' failings in Claire Greaves hospital death

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 00:39
Claire Greaves, who had anorexia and personality disorder, killed herself in a psychiatric unit.
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Nebraska grandmother acts as surrogate for gay son

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 21:14
Cecile Eledge of Nebraska tells the BBC it was "an act of kindness" to carry her gay son's child.
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Brazilian identical twins both ordered to pay maintenance

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 21:05
The Brazilian brothers had refused to admit who the father of the baby was, a judge says.
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Does anti-pollution make-up work?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 18:04
Some make-up companies are reporting record sales of products which claim to protect skin from toxic air.
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No Fortnite for a fortnight 'prescribed' by TV GP to 11-year-old boy

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 16:54
Dr Amir Khan said he was concerned about the impact gaming was having on the boy's life.
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Chemsex: Brits more likely to combine drugs with sex, survey finds

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 13:20
Alcohol, cannabis, MDMA and cocaine are the drugs most commonly combined with sex, a survey finds.
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‘My menopause was spotted in an AA meeting’

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 12:09
Campaigner Meg Mathews says she had 24 of the symptoms that can affect women going through the menopause
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Five-minute 'needle' nose job?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 09:02
Tiny needles and an electric current may be all surgeons need to quickly reshape a nose, say researchers.
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Healthcare: When left-right awareness is crucial

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 07:40
Telling left from right can be tricky for some and this can be a serious problem for medical professionals.
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What does air pollution do to our bodies?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 05:44
The countdown begins to the launch of one of the world's boldest attempts to tackle air pollution.
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Miscarriages: Joy for Cardiff mum who lost 10 babies

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:33
Jen Bickel lost 10 babies in 12 years - now she and her husband have finally welcomed a much-longed for son.
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Jen and Andrew Bickel, of Cardiff, suffered 10 miscarriages before having a baby.

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:31
Jen and Andrew Bickel, of Cardiff, suffered 10 miscarriages in 12 years before having their baby boy, Bobi, from a frozen embryo.
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Vaginal mesh ban can be lifted with changes, NICE says

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 01:37
Some women have been left in permanent pain - unable to walk, work or have sex - after having the implants.
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The mums saving each other from a taboo condition

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 00:54
Women in Madagascar who have had life-changing surgery are helping others to get treatment.
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NHS to offer mums-to-be new blood test for pre-eclampsia

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 00:51
It looks for a dangerous condition called pre-eclampsia, which can develop in pregnancy.
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