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Mental health patients missing GP appointments 'at risk'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 01:12
Those who miss two a year are eight times more likely to die in the subsequent 18 months, a study suggests.
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Too many children 'not being treated for mental health problems'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 01:11
An MPs' report found only one in three young people with a condition had NHS treatment last year.
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The lifesaving food 90% aren’t eating enough of

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 01:10
It cuts your chances of heart attacks and keeps your weight and cholesterol down - and tastes good.
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The refuge for children with microcephaly

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 01:01
A school in Kenya is rescuing children with microcephaly, who are considered a curse by many local communities.
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PrEP: Postcode lottery of anti-HIV drug trial

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 00:40
Many at high risk have struggled to get a hold of the drug, which can help prevent people from contracting HIV.
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'I went to Oxford with undiagnosed TB'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 00:03
Tilly Rose challenges people's pre-conceived ideas about her and helps others get a university place.
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CES 2019: Skin printer wipes years from your face

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 17:58
Proctor & Gamble has developed a handheld device that precisely covers blemishes.
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Man died 'in agony' after stroke amid ambulance delays

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:02
Michelle Lane has PTSD and flashbacks of her husband screaming in pain as they went to hospital by car.
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Some HRT tablets 'linked to higher blood clot risk'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 00:01
The overall risk remains low, with patches and gels the safest treatment, BMJ researchers say.
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Quadruple amputee given double hand transplant

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 22:31
Quadruple amputee Corinne Hutton, from Lochwinnoch in Renfrewshire, had been waiting five years for the surgery.
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Super-gonorrhoea spread causes 'deep concern'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 17:04
Two women pick up the hard-to-treat infection, and a European party destination is one line of inquiry.
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PM's pledge to baby Carter Cookson needing heart transplant

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:48
Carter Cookson has been given five weeks to live unless he receives a new heart.
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Cheap common drugs may help mental illness

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:04
Drugs may already exist that could help patients with bipolar, schizophrenia and severe mental illness.
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Sponge offers hope of 'less toxic' chemotherapy

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:01
Scientists are testing a device that removes excess chemo drugs from the body to reduce side-effects.
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Love Island's Chris Hughes says brother has testicular cancer

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 07:10
Chris Hughes says his brother found a lump after he had a live examination on This Morning.
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CES 2019: Can breath-sniffing gadgets improve your diet?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 02:27
Two rival gadgets at CES promise to reveal the secrets of your metabolism - by scrutinising your breath.
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Anorexic girl 'would rather die than eat', inquest hears

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 21:59
Anorexic teenager Ellie Long took her own life after being "failed by everyone", an inquest hears.
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Shropshire midwives' misconduct charges proved

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:27
The workers appeared before the the Nursing and Midwifery Council after a baby died in 2015.
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Woman given impotence cream for eye problem

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 15:44
Its name was similar to one for dry eye and was given by mistake to a woman, who was injured as a result.
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Staff suspended at Middlesbrough mental health hospital

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 14:54
Concerns were raised about the techniques used by healthcare workers to move patients at the unit.
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