BBC Health News Feed

BBC Health News Feed
BBC News - Health
Updated: 1 hour 9 min ago

'Handful of changes' make cancer

5 hours 18 min ago
It takes between one and 10 mutations to turn a healthy cell cancerous.
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No applicants for GP job at locum-run Pembrokeshire surgery

5 hours 56 min ago
Not a single person applied to work as a GP in the surgery which is currently staffed by locums.
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Lord Steel: We should decriminalise abortion

8 hours 14 min ago
Former Liberal leader Lord Steel says the 1967 Abortion Act is "out of date"
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Health hero

9 hours 59 min ago
The 12-year-old from the Black Country has been announced as one of BBC Radio 1's teen heroes.
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Novelty contact lenses 'can cause sight loss'

11 hours 11 min ago
Eye experts warn of nasty infections and even sight loss if they are not used safely.
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'Steep rise' in self-harm among teenage girls

21 hours 17 min ago
Researchers say it is likely the increase is real and not just down to better awareness from GPs.
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Hundreds of families block organ donation

21 hours 26 min ago
Legally, consent lies with the deceased, but in practice, relatives' wishes are always respected.
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Families block organ donations from potential donors

21 hours 29 min ago
Rachel wants to be an organ donor, but is concerned her family could override her wishes.
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Protein 'can stop viruses developing'

21 hours 44 min ago
Researchers at the University of the West of Scotland had already established the same protein can suppress cancer.
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Sex life 'dead' after mesh implant

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:29
A couple married for 40 years say it's made it "impossible" for them to be intimate.
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Women 'deserve apology' over vaginal mesh implants

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:12
Hundreds of women say the vaginal implants left them in pain and unable to walk, work or have sex.
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Anna Raeburn: I had a backstreet abortion

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:05
Writer and broadcaster Anna Raeburn had an illegal abortion in 1965 when she was 21.
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Government rejects call for vaginal mesh implants ban

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:27
A group of women who say the implants wrecked their lives had called for a public inquiry and a ban.
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Dyslexia link to eye spots confusing brain, say scientists

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:48
Experts say the findings are exciting but unlikely to explain the reasons for all dyslexia.
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Chicken food poisoning levels falling

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:43
The bug campylobacter, present in some chickens, is the leading cause of food poisoning in the UK.
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Children 'embarrassed by tipsy parents'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:36
Adults do not have to drink a lot for children to notice changes in their behaviour, a study says.
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Catwalk debut for Down’s syndrome teen

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:06
Kate, 19, wants to challenge people’s perception of beauty.
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'Go to the dentist and get fined £100'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:36
Dentists warn that thousands of vulnerable people are wrongly being fined over dental treatment.
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Pre-sex HIV drug 'no-brainer" for NHS

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:34
Prep treatment could prevent a quarter of new HIV cases and save the NHS millions, experts calculate.
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'I spent my savings rather than wait for the NHS'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:03
Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.
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