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REFRESHED: August 21, 2017 | 05:42:05

BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

A bacterial infection spread through the former England rugby player's body after he was bitten.
A bacterial infection spread through the former England rugby player's body after he was bitten.
Posted: 20-08-2017
Briar Hickenbottom-Marriott says she doesn't feel lonely any more after her dad's show of support.
Briar Hickenbottom-Marriott says she doesn't feel lonely any more after her dad's show of support.
Posted: 20-08-2017
A health clinic in Thailand is handing out masks to encourage more women to attend their cervical smear tests.
A health clinic in Thailand is handing out masks to encourage more women to attend their cervical smear tests.
Posted: 20-08-2017
The scientist backed the NHS in a speech that was critical of government policy and Jeremy Hunt.
The scientist backed the NHS in a speech that was critical of government policy and Jeremy Hunt.
Posted: 20-08-2017
Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS.
Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS.
Posted: 19-08-2017
These mums had traumatic births, and they want more to see more honesty about the toll it can take.
These mums had traumatic births, and they want more to see more honesty about the toll it can take.
Posted: 19-08-2017
Michelle, who has multiple sclerosis, is going on a trek in the Lake District for the first time in more than 10 years.
Michelle, who has multiple sclerosis, is going on a trek in the Lake District for the first time in more than 10 years.
Posted: 19-08-2017
The letters offer mums a chance to take a second for themselves.
The letters offer mums a chance to take a second for themselves.
Posted: 18-08-2017
Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.
Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Longest serving NHS chief executive Sir Leonard Fenwick called it "an orchestrated witch hunt".
Longest serving NHS chief executive Sir Leonard Fenwick called it "an orchestrated witch hunt".
Posted: 17-08-2017
Theresa May says the UK's mental health services are "patchy" and has told Newsbeat she's going to review them.
Theresa May says the UK's mental health services are "patchy" and has told Newsbeat she's going to review them.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Four years after children in a study took the oral treatment, 70% had no allergic reaction to peanuts.
Four years after children in a study took the oral treatment, 70% had no allergic reaction to peanuts.
Posted: 17-08-2017
A new screening test for bowel cancer in NI is on hold because there is no Stormont health minister.
A new screening test for bowel cancer in NI is on hold because there is no Stormont health minister.
Posted: 16-08-2017
Progress is made at the Shrewsbury and Telford trust but maternity services must improve, the CQC says.
Progress is made at the Shrewsbury and Telford trust but maternity services must improve, the CQC says.
Posted: 16-08-2017
School-leavers are being urged to be immunised against the highly aggressive strain.
School-leavers are being urged to be immunised against the highly aggressive strain.
Posted: 15-08-2017
More care homes are needed as an ageing population puts pressure on services, researchers suggest.
More care homes are needed as an ageing population puts pressure on services, researchers suggest.
Posted: 15-08-2017
A "communication breakdown" meant 100 members of the Indian community were not allowed to give blood.
A "communication breakdown" meant 100 members of the Indian community were not allowed to give blood.
Posted: 15-08-2017
More than 200 patients have been infected, but none has died, Public Health England confirms.
More than 200 patients have been infected, but none has died, Public Health England confirms.
Posted: 15-08-2017
A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.
A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Baby Ella was struggling to breathe after getting her neck caught on the umbilical cord during her birth.
Baby Ella was struggling to breathe after getting her neck caught on the umbilical cord during her birth.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Baby boxes containing essential items are to be delivered to new mothers across Scotland.
Baby boxes containing essential items are to be delivered to new mothers across Scotland.
Posted: 15-08-2017
Even if medical tests don't show up any problems, being overweight is bad for the heart, experts say.
Even if medical tests don't show up any problems, being overweight is bad for the heart, experts say.
Posted: 14-08-2017
Marcus Hutchins was arrested earlier this month on a trip to cyber-security conferences in Las Vegas.
Marcus Hutchins was arrested earlier this month on a trip to cyber-security conferences in Las Vegas.
Posted: 14-08-2017
People have higher life satisfaction if they feel emotions they desire - even if they are unpleasant.
People have higher life satisfaction if they feel emotions they desire - even if they are unpleasant.
Posted: 14-08-2017
Wendy Watson, who was awarded an MBE in 2012, has resigned as a charity trustee over the "error".
Wendy Watson, who was awarded an MBE in 2012, has resigned as a charity trustee over the "error".
Posted: 14-08-2017
A Labour MSP says access to sanitary products should be a basic right for anyone who needs them.
A Labour MSP says access to sanitary products should be a basic right for anyone who needs them.
Posted: 14-08-2017
Action for Children estimates 140,000 children referred to social services do not get the help they need.
Action for Children estimates 140,000 children referred to social services do not get the help they need.
Posted: 13-08-2017
A blog on birth trauma is prompting women to share their own difficult experiences.
A blog on birth trauma is prompting women to share their own difficult experiences.
Posted: 12-08-2017
Actor, director and Grampy Rabbit in Peppa Pig, Brian Blessed reveals Four Things You Don't Know About Me
Actor, director and Grampy Rabbit in Peppa Pig, Brian Blessed reveals Four Things You Don't Know About Me
Posted: 11-08-2017
Flying with a wheelchair is hard enough - it's even harder when it's broken in transit.
Flying with a wheelchair is hard enough - it's even harder when it's broken in transit.
Posted: 11-08-2017
Three women over 60 speak openly to BBC Radio 5 live about their sex lives.
Three women over 60 speak openly to BBC Radio 5 live about their sex lives.
Posted: 10-08-2017
The ex-prime minister, who has spoken about his battle to give up nicotine, is snapped with a cigarette at a festival.
The ex-prime minister, who has spoken about his battle to give up nicotine, is snapped with a cigarette at a festival.
Posted: 07-08-2017
How are the families we've been following for two years facing the future?
How are the families we've been following for two years facing the future?
Posted: 07-08-2017
Elina Berglund Scherwitzl has created an app that offers women a "natural alternative" to the pill
Elina Berglund Scherwitzl has created an app that offers women a "natural alternative" to the pill
Posted: 06-08-2017
The actress says moisturisers probably don't work - but what do the experts say?
The actress says moisturisers probably don't work - but what do the experts say?
Posted: 03-08-2017
Artificial intelligence helping human scientists is promising to slash development times for new drugs.
Artificial intelligence helping human scientists is promising to slash development times for new drugs.
Posted: 31-07-2017