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Opioids: Why 'dangerous' drugs are still being used to treat pain

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 01:17
Despite links to UK hospital deaths and a US addiction crisis, opioids remain the painkiller of choice.
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'I was trapped in my mind for a decade, now I'm going to be a dad'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 00:35
Martin Pistorius had locked-in syndrome for more than a decade. Now he's about to become a father.
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Belfast barber offers haircuts to Liverpool dementia patients

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 18:32
A barber from Belfast has travelled to a care home in Liverpool to offer haircuts to people with dementia.
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What is the sex 'superbug' STD MGen?

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:01
What do you need to know about mycoplasma genitalium, the emerging sexually transmitted "superbug"?
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Model: 'My Brazilian butt lift gave me septicaemia'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 11:42
Model Darcie Russell went to Turkey for a "Brazilian butt lift" but it left her with blood poisoning.
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Egg donation: ‘Will they look like me?’

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 06:20
Ashleigh Kelso, 27, donated some of her eggs to a couple to help them start their own family.
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Zara Holland on Love Island: 'Like being in a posh prison'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 05:52
Former contestant Zara Holland talks about being on the show and how the experience impacted her health.
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Low NHS morale is 'heartbreaking', says Matt Hancock

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 02:23
The new health secretary says technology, the workforce and prevention will be his top priorities.
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Blind dog gave autistic woman 'hope in life'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 01:45
Emma Barker, 18, who has autism and depression, says adopting a dog "saved her life".
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IVF: NHS couples 'face social rationing'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 01:24
Eight out of 10 of CCGs in England do not offer IVF to couples if one partner has previous children.
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Complementary cancer therapies linked to reduced survival

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 00:37
Cancer patients who receive complementary therapies are more likely to shun proven treatments, a study finds.
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'Dangerous complacency' to global HIV epidemic risks resurgence

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 00:01
The response to the global HIV pandemic is risking a resurgence of the disease, experts warn.
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Plan to teach all children first aid

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:40
It comes after an inquiry into the Manchester bombing found that many adults lacked life-saving skills.
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Medicinal cannabis 'should be available on prescription'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:36
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs recommends rules should be changed for these drugs, if safe.
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Morrisons introduces 'autistic shopping hour'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:57
Stores will dim lights, turn music off and avoid using the tannoy on Saturdays from 09:00 to 10:00.
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'Period poverty led me to become homeless'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 01:14
Stevie-Jo Pasing's family could not afford to buy her sanitary products during her school years.
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'Generation Sensible' in five charts

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 01:08
Whether it's drinking or taking drugs, young people in the UK seem to be getting more sensible.
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Women fight back against Peru's national sterilisation scheme

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 00:50
Thousands of indigenous Peruvian women say they were forcibly sterilised in a state family planning scheme.
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The women choosing to love their natural grey hair

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 00:44
As celebrities rush to colour their hair silver, some women with natural greys are ditching dyes.
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Brain damage 'more likely in cardiac arrest patients given adrenaline'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 00:36
It increased the chances of survival but patients were more likely to have brain damage, a study finds.
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