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Reclassify cancers to improve treatment, researchers say

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 23:30
Cancers should be classed by similarities in tumour types, not by where they are formed, a study says.
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NI delays led to patient's spinal surgery in Turkey

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 17:43
In Northern Ireland, 14,000 people are waiting more than a year to receive treatment, compared to 1,800 in England.
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Long NHS waits: My child flew to Turkey for op

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 17:03
Fourteen-year-old girl had to go abroad for spinal surgery because of delays in Northern Ireland.
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Soft drink sugar tax starts, but will it work?

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 12:53
Half of manufacturers cut sugar content, with ministers calling it a good start in fight against obesity.
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Cardiff teen goes to Germany for scoliosis surgery on spine

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 01:17
Erin Morgan-Ring is the third Welsh child to go abroad for the operation which is not available on the NHS.
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Patients 'still at risk' at Royal Cornwall Hospital

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 00:24
Inspectors have given the trust until 13 April to make "significant improvements".
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Sugar Tax: George Osborne says it should include milk drinks

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 20:01
George Osborne says if he was still Chancellor he would have expanded the sugar tax.
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Victoria actor on being conceived by a sperm donor

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 17:07
ITV Victoria actor Jordan Waller has told BBC Radio 5 live he was conceived via a sperm donor.
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Love Island's Amber Davies: 'Sex is too casual'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 16:18
Love Island winner Amber Davies says she’s concerned that sex is becoming too casual.
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Women in NHS paid 23% less than men

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 14:39
Official data covers basic pay of more than one million workers, including doctors, managers and nurses.
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Miscarriage law review praised by mum who lost 20 babies

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:53
Salma Mbarouk wants to be able to register the children she lost through miscarriage.
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Sugar tax: Will paying more for fizzy drinks and alcohol make us healthier?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 01:35
Unhealthy drinks are about to get more expensive - in the hope that we will make "better" choices.
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Quarter of children in north Wales overweight or obese

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 00:51
More than a quarter of pupils starting primary school in north Wales are overweight or obese.
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Disabled passengers: 'Don’t even think about going to the toilet'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 00:16
Wheelchair user Jemma Collins recalls how her dream holiday ended in disaster.
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When Uber drivers replace ambulances

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 22:55
Uber drivers in the US are complaining that an increasing number of customers are using them like an ambulance service.
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Boxing and table-tennis help office staff keep fit

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:31
Personal trainer and blogger Alice Liveing investigates how office workers can keep fit.
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West Suffolk Hospital 'closure' considered over blood bank

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:49
A document says an order that would have shut down West Suffolk Hospital was looked at.
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Brain back-up firm Nectome loses link to MIT

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:40
MIT severs ties with a start-up attempting to copy people's memories when they die.
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Obesity-related hospital admissions 'double in four years'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:18
There were 617,000 hospital admissions in England in 2016-17 where obesity was a factor.
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Unspoken UK Punjabi alcohol problem

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:36
Alcohol consumption is glamorised across different aspects of Punjabi culture and shame stops many seeking the help that they need.
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