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NHS: Over 3,000 more midwifery training places offered

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 03/25/2018 - 00:27
The Royal College of Midwives welcomes the move but says training "is only half of the problem".
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We learn nothing about nutrition, claim medical students

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 03/25/2018 - 00:09
A leading GP estimated that up to 80% of his patients had conditions linked to lifestyle and diet.
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Meningitis survivor beats odds to ski

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 03/24/2018 - 01:39
Charlotte Nott, aged 10, lost all four limbs to meningitis when she was just two years old.
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A day in the life of India's 'tuberculosis warrior'

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 03/24/2018 - 00:36
On world tuberculosis day, Dr Zarir Udwadia talks about his fight against the deadly disease.
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Tuberculosis rates in England fall by third in six years

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 03/24/2018 - 00:20
But England still has one of the highest rates of the disease in Western Europe.
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Woman dies after having bee-sting therapy

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:18
Gwyneth Paltrow is among the people who have backed the bee-venom therapy.
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'Wobbly head' woman fundraising for lifesaving surgery

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:41
Nadine Turnbull struggles with a rare condition where her head is not properly secured to her body.
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Lifestyle changes which could help avoid cancer

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:33
Cancer Research UK says around 38% of all cancers diagnoses could have been prevented.
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MS drug hope for secondary-progressive stage

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 01:12
A large study suggests siponimod may effectively treat the advanced stage of the disease.
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Four in 10 online GP firms not safe, say inspectors

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 01:10
Care Quality Commission warns of inappropriate prescribing and failure to carry out checks.
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Rise in cancers 'caused by weight'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 00:06
Excess weight now causes 6.3% of all cancer cases - up from 5.5% in 2011, a study suggests.
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Origin of 'six-inch mummy' confirmed

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:03
Scientists investigate an unusual, small, mummified skeleton from Chile to establish is medical history.
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James Dunmore lost his two sisters to cystic fibrosis

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 14:47
Made In Chelsea star James Dunmore has told BBC 5 live that he lost two sisters to cystic fibrosis.
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Muffin sugar measured out in teaspoons

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:38
BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire measures out the sugar that can be found in a typical muffin.
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Wales A&E performance worst on record

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:25
Around a quarter of patients in A&E departments last month waited longer than four hours.
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A blueberry muffin 'could have day's worth of sugar'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:09
Health experts say the researchers' findings show how easy it is to consume "huge" amounts of sugar.
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Chronic fatigue trial results 'not robust', new study says

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:08
A new analysis of the controversial PACE trial suggests the effects of exercise therapy have been exaggerated.
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Tai chi recommended to fight fibromyalgia

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:08
A study suggests the martial art has benefits similar to or greater than aerobic exercise.
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Many back pain patients 'getting wrong care'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 17:18
Experts are asking the medical profession to stop offering ineffective and potentially harmful treatments.
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Surgeon David Nott: Hack led to Syria air strike

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 14:25
David Nott had helped Syrian surgeons via the internet - weeks later, their hospital was destroyed.
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