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The little girl who got toilet roll igloo for Christmas

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 16:08
All Maggie wanted for Christmas was toilet roll to play with, so her family got creative.
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NHS parking charges: Hospitals made £174m in a year

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 11:35
Record sum comes as more hospitals charge disabled people and issue fines for non-payers.
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Myanmar Rohingya crisis: UK medics to help tackle diphtheria

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 08:27
British medical staff are travelling to Bangladesh where diphtheria is affecting refugee camps.
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Why spending time outdoors could help your child's eyesight

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 00:52
Worried about the impact of screens on your child's eyesight? Get them outdoors, say doctors.
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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Woman starts hospital navigation website

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:09
A woman starts a website to help disabled people navigate hospitals and flag up their facilities.
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Are surgery weight restrictions on the rise?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 12/26/2017 - 01:05
The use of patients' weight to limit surgery has been rising in recent years.
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'My restless legs were like bees biting under my skin'

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 12/25/2017 - 00:23
How restless leg syndrome made one woman severely sleep deprived.
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Breakthroughs put diseases on the back foot

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 12/24/2017 - 00:24
Once incurable diseases are now in the sights of doctors.
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Parents with cancer at Christmas: 'It's exhausting'

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:30
Parents tell of the challenges of Christmas with cancer: "I hold it in for the kids' sake, but it's exhausting".
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Miniature donkeys visit care home to spread Christmas cheer

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:27
Christmas came early for these care home residents when they were visited by two little donkeys.
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Winter flu: Should we expect the worst?

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:26
If speculation based on the recent flu outbreak in Australia is to be believed, then yes - but what do scientists say?
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MOBO choir sings for sickle cell disease

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:13
Singers with sickle cell disease take over London St Pancras.
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Turkey blunder 'a potential dementia sign'

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:03
Seeing relatives for the first time in a while could be an opportunity to spot signs of confusion.
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Premature twin boys home for Christmas after 20-week hospital stay

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 13:08
Twins who were born more than three months early have finally made it home.
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Mother thanks 999 call handler who helped save her baby

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:54
Jasmin Legg has thanked the 999 call handler who helped save her four-week-old son's life.
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Banbury mother dies after raising £40,000 for sons

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:36
Sam Kyme wanted a new life for her boys with her sister's family in Australia after her death.
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Ysbyty Gwynedd pioneers electronic early warning system

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 06:19
An electronic "scoreboard" can now track any sudden changes in patients' health at a Welsh hospital.
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Vending machines call for STI and HIV test kits

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 06:18
A charity wants to "normalise" testing and reduce the stigma of getting checked out.
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Road to recovery

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 01:08
A teenager is reaching out to young people struggling with depression over the festive period.
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Shingles vaccine 'has cut cases by a third' in England

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 01:03
But Public Health England is urging more people in their 70s to get their free injection.
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