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Ambulance A&E delays affect one in eight

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:21
Ambulances delayed queuing over 75,000 times this winter - with the worst waits lasting up to five hours.
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Waitrose bans sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to under-16s

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:17
Customers buying drinks with more than 150mg of caffeine per litre will be asked to prove their age.
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NHS Wales chief executive apologises for cancellations

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:45
The chief executive said the NHS received the highest month of life-threatening calls in December.
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Offer transgender patients egg freezing, experts say

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:25
More women and girls should be offered fertility preservation treatment for medical reasons, experts say.
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'Twice as many die' in Africa after surgery

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:13
Surgery is a "silent killer" because of a lack of medical staff for aftercare, researchers say.
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Theresa May sorry for NHS difficulties

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 13:18
The Prime Minster says she knows hospital problems are "disappointing" and "frustrating" for people.
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Irn Bru panic as fans stockpile before recipe change

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 11:54
Angry fans have started a petition as AG Barr prepares to halve the sugar content ahead of the "sugar tax".
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I turned it around

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:58
Dropping out of university felt like the end of the world, but Ben managed to start again and make a life for himself.
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Common virus used to help fight incurable brain cancer

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 00:41
UK patients are being treated with the novel therapy that ramps up the body’s own defence systems.
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'I was in a really negative terrible place'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 23:54
Anxiety, depression, eating disorders, OCD and bipolar disorder are among problems reported by a study.
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What a woman with a bionic hand can feel

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 18:33
Scientists have unveiled the first bionic hand with a sense of touch that can be worn outside the laboratory.
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Grandma Nia Ceidiog, 63, is first-time bodybuilder

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 13:42
Nia Ceidiog took up the sport "just to see how far a 63 year-old body could go".
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Hospital apologises after baby's skull cut in Caesarean

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:22
The baby died three hours after suffering a scalpel cut to the head during a Caesarean.
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'Crohn's disease' patient had Heinz sachet in gut

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:08
Doctors treating a patient with acute abdominal pain find pieces of sachet in her intestine.
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Andrew Cotton: Surfer who broke back on 60-foot wave vows to return to the water

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:47
Devon surfer Andrew Cotton vows to return to the water despite breaking his back trying to ride 'the perfect wave' .
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Struggling hospitals facing 'huge tragedy'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 09:12
Patients left for hours on trolleys and ambulances queuing outside A&E as hospitals run out of beds.
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Fizz equals fat?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:41
We know fizzy drinks are full of calories, but is it the sugar or the bubbles that swell our waists?
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Abortion clinics to be given star ratings by Care Quality Commission

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:24
All healthcare organisations in England offering regulated care will have to publicly display results.
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How to make your lunchboxes healthier

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 23:11
Parents are being urged to provide healthier snacks to children but which snacks are the most calorific?
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AI early diagnosis could save heart and cancer patients

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 19:05
The systems will save billions of pounds by enabling the diseases to be picked up much earlier.
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